Hillcrest Investment Properties

Hillcrest has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Diego County, acting as a central hub for the city's LGBTQ community and offering diverse culture and rich history alongside attractions for all ages. Just north of the downtown area, Hillcrest still offers a distinct city feel without bringing too much of the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Diego proper.

Welcoming, laidback, and pedestrian friendly, Hillcrest has an estimated population of over 31,000 residents with a diverse range of homes, mainly in craftsman and mid-century styles. However, it's not uncommon to see newer homes built in more modern contemporary styles.

Hillcrest Restaurants and Attractions

The main thoroughfare in Hillcrest is University Avenue, which stretches several blocks west from Normal Street to feature a huge range of restaurants, bars, and clubs for all tastes and interests. Stick at the corner of Normal Street and University Avenue to see the huge Pride flag and travel down Harvey Milk Street to visit the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Following University Avenue will take you past the historic neon Hillcrest sign and into the village area. The eclectic shopping area means you can easily find everything from flower shops to record stores to more mainstream brands within mere blocks of each other. Small boutiques, Flashback, and Buffalo Exchange allow for some unique shopping opportunities to help visitors find the perfect piece to finish off their outfits.

Fifth Avenue is home to vintage clothing stores, bookstores, and the Landmark Cinema movie theater along with world class restaurants and dessert-centric establishments to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Some of the most popular eateries in the area include:

  • Arrivederci
  • Crest Cafe
  • Hash House A Go Go
  • Ichiban
  • 100 Wines Kitchen

Make sure you stop by the Hillcrest Brewing Company, which serves up some frosty beverages and happens to be the only openly gay brewery in the country. If you happen to be in town on a Sunday morning, stay for the farmer's market, which promises plenty of local fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and freshly prepared cuisine.

Head south of Hillcrest to Balboa Park, a hub of arts and culture featuring 16 museums and performing arts venues alongside gardens and the truly breathtaking San Diego Zoo.

Schools in Hillcrest

Hillcrest is home to two main schools served by the San Diego Unified School District. Florence Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior High School both have excellent reputations that ensure great instruction and updated curriculum.

Most high school-aged children in Hillcrest attend San Diego High, which is in the neighboring downtown area. The Francis W. Parker School in Mission Hills is one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in the city, serving children from preschool through the 12th grade.

Hillcrest Home Values

The value of homes in the area had gone up about 7 percent in 2016 with further growth to come. The median home value is estimated at $512,000, while the median price per square foot is about $489. The average square footage value in San Diego County is about $439.

If you are considering investing in a home in Hillcrest, take a look at what's available through Revestor's search, or contact us if you have any questions.

3980 8Th Ave UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-392
40176
3980-8Th-Ave-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013998
19001399892103
($392)/mo
3980 8Th Ave # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$229,900
$600
1972
3980 8th Avenue UNIT 317, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-474
49152
3980-8th-Avenue-317-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007668
19000766892103
($474)/mo
3980 8th Avenue # 317
San Diego
All Other Attached
$279,000
$728
1972
3950 Cleveland Ave UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-495
48285
3950-Cleveland-Ave-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020501
19002050192103
($495)/mo
3950 Cleveland Ave # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$274,999
$524
1987
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-507
45339
2850-Reynard-Way-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009345
19000934592103
($507)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$259,900
$442
1976
3932 9Th Ave UNIT 13, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-539
53798
3932-9Th-Ave-13-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020935
19002093592103
($539)/mo
3932 9Th Ave # 13
San Diego
All Other Attached
$305,000
$570
1990
4180 Cleveland Ave UNIT 12, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753136
-117.149710
-683
56883
4180-Cleveland-Ave-12-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020008
19002000892103
($683)/mo
4180 Cleveland Ave # 12
San Diego
All Other Attached
$324,900
$584
1979
1907 Robinson Ave UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746433
-117.144775
-752
66120
1907-Robinson-Ave-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
170032382
17003238292103
($752)/mo
1907 Robinson Ave # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$372
1970
3022 Horton, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737545
-117.171760
-798
82141
3022-Horton-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011116
19001111692103
($798)/mo
3022 Horton 
San Diego
Townhome
$460,000
$511
1990
3825 Centre UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747630
-117.148254
-900
86411
3825-Centre-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020117
19002011792103
($900)/mo
3825 Centre # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$485,000
$482
1975
3606 1st avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743546
-117.163850
-928
76694
3606-1st-avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008363
19000836392103
($928)/mo
3606 1st avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$434,900
$418
1988
3635 3rd Ave UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743988
-117.162710
-934
84313
3635-3rd-Ave-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016455
19001645592103
($934)/mo
3635 3rd Ave # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$474,900
$482
1992
3687 4Th Ave UNIT 405, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-940
71871
3687-4Th-Ave-405-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006155
19000615592103
($940)/mo
3687 4Th Ave # 405
San Diego
All Other Attached
$410,000
$565
2007
3940 Dove UNIT 319, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-944
84280
3940-Dove-319-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020809
19002080992103
($944)/mo
3940 Dove # 319
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$482
1980
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-949
88844
2701-2nd-Avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020136
19002013692103
($949)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$479
1970
2943 Reynard, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735890
-117.169586
-951
115794
2943-Reynard-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019276
19001927692103
($951)/mo
2943 Reynard 
San Diego
Detached
$640,000
$711
1990
3919 Normal St UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749300
-117.149400
-959
85925
3919-Normal-St-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010156
19001015692103
($959)/mo
3919 Normal St # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$484,000
$556
1994
3310 1St Ave UNIT 3A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739906
-117.164010
-1007
86643
3310-1St-Ave-3A-San-Diego-CA-92103
190012207
19001220792103
($1,007)/mo
3310 1St Ave # 3A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$459
1969
3782 DOVE ST, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.168594
-1018
87737
3782-DOVE-ST-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019111
19001911192103
($1,018)/mo
3782 DOVE ST 
San Diego
Townhome
$495,000
$427
1963
3930 CENTRE ST. UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1044
88369
3930-CENTRE-ST.-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008225
19000822592103
($1,044)/mo
3930 CENTRE ST. # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$399
1986
1601 Chalmers Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742374
-117.178314
-1135
135910
1601-Chalmers-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016400
19001640092103
($1,135)/mo
1601 Chalmers Street 
San Diego
Detached
$750,000
$921
1953
3206 Falcon Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738710
-117.170440
-1150
137555
3206-Falcon-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016974
19001697492103
($1,150)/mo
3206 Falcon Street 
San Diego
Detached
$759,000
$624
1945
3282 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738740
-117.173490
-1160
138649
3282-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007394
19000739492103
($1,160)/mo
3282 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$765,000
$745
1977
1130-32 Sassafras, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738487
-117.174180
-1167
139381
1130-32-Sassafras-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020631
19002063192103
($1,167)/mo
1130-32 Sassafras 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$769,000
1937
3653 3rd Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744267
-117.162710
-1176
112567
3653-3rd-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017712
19001771292103
($1,176)/mo
3653 3rd Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$629,000
$513
1995
3617 Union St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742090
-117.176890
-1177
140458
3617-Union-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190001464
19000146492103
($1,177)/mo
3617 Union St 
San Diego
Detached
$774,900
$594
1940
130 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751865
-117.164635
-1177
140480
130-W-Lewis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010217
19001021792103
($1,177)/mo
130 W Lewis St 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$703
1970
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT E144, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1201
94466
1270-Cleveland-Ave-E144-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019511
19001951192103
($1,201)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # E144
San Diego
All Other Attached
$535,000
$520
1991
1130 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750854
-117.173790
-1219
145050
1130-Fort-Stockton-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019845
19001984592103
($1,219)/mo
1130 Fort Stockton Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$800,000
$1,010
1911
518 Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753815
-117.160260
-1251
148521
518-Arbor-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011005
19001100592103
($1,251)/mo
518 Arbor Dr 
San Diego
Rowhome
$819,000
$493
2005
3450 3rd Avenue UNIT 302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741127
-117.162190
-1267
100641
3450-3rd-Avenue-302-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017552
19001755292103
($1,267)/mo
3450 3rd Avenue # 302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$569,000
$485
1990
440 Sloane Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746160
-117.166930
-1269
150533
440-Sloane-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016758
19001675892103
($1,269)/mo
440 Sloane Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$830,000
$654
1910
3263 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739304
-117.172210
-1285
152347
3263-Hawk-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019075
19001907592103
($1,285)/mo
3263 Hawk St 
San Diego
Detached
$839,900
$360
1939
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1323
92712
3812-Park-Blvd-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190005393
19000539392103
($1,323)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$529,000
$468
2005
3003 1st Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736694
-117.163960
-1326
111050
3003-1st-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010717
19001071792103
($1,326)/mo
3003 1st Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$625,000
$521
1976
3701 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745323
-117.174350
-1351
159492
3701-Jackdaw-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019191
19001919192103
($1,351)/mo
3701 Jackdaw St 
San Diego
Detached
$879,000
$678
1930
4134 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752514
-117.164110
-1351
159492
4134-1st--Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017909
19001790992103
($1,351)/mo
4134 1st Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$879,000
$606
2015
109 W Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752815
-117.164240
-1367
161323
109-W-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013685
19001368592103
($1,367)/mo
109 W Montecito Way 
San Diego
Townhome
$889,000
$486
2005
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1377
162422
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190002769
19000276992103
($1,377)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$336
1908
3912 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748770
-117.144970
-1412
166074
3912-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190001885
19000188592103
($1,412)/mo
3912 Georgia St 
San Diego
Detached
$915,000
$504
2002
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 218, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1468
113018
3740-Park-Blvd-218-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015485
19001548592103
($1,468)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 218
San Diego
All Other Attached
$639,000
$551
2007
3635 7th UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1473
101522
3635-7th-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062034
18006203492103
($1,473)/mo
3635 7th # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$579,000
$475
1976
3675 7th Ave UNIT A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744823
-117.158360
-1485
134160
3675-7th-Ave-A-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016296
19001629692103
($1,485)/mo
3675 7th Ave # A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,999
$502
1980
1620 TORRANCE STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.744950
-117.177510
-1495
175219
1620-TORRANCE-STREET-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190013870
19001387092103
($1,495)/mo
1620 TORRANCE STREET 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$965,000
$727
1911
2585 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732212
-117.164850
-1520
177963
2585-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190014936
19001493692103
($1,520)/mo
2585 Front St 
San Diego
Rowhome
$980,000
$549
2002
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 315, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1526
119593
3650-5Th-Ave-315-San-Diego-CA-92103
180063909
18006390992103
($1,526)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 315
San Diego
All Other Attached
$674,900
$425
2009
416 W Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746914
-117.167440
-1528
178876
416-W-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190014398
19001439892103
($1,528)/mo
416 W Robinson Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$985,000
$1,119
1920
4374 Georgia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756832
-117.145020
-1535
179608
4374-Georgia-San-Diego-CA-92103
190012505
19001250592103
($1,535)/mo
4374 Georgia 
San Diego
Detached
$989,000
$783
1913
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737663
-117.173225
-1541
156822
3184-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058393
18005839392103
($1,541)/mo
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$870,000
$546
2003
1208 Myrtle Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742245
-117.153120
-1584
185096
1208-Myrtle-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015169
19001516992103
($1,584)/mo
1208 Myrtle Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,019,000
$635
1926
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 407, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1620
121056
3812-Park-Blvd-407-San-Diego-CA-92103
190018932
19001893292103
($1,620)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 407
San Diego
All Other Attached
$685,000
$520
2005
4092 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751617
-117.162780
-1637
190760
4092-3rd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003286
19000328692103
($1,637)/mo
4092 3rd Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$510
1924
4092 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751617
-117.162780
-1637
190760
4092-3rd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003250
19000325092103
($1,637)/mo
4092 3rd Avenue 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,050,000
1924
4069 1st Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751205
-117.163895
-1715
152108
4069-1st-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003505
19000350592103
($1,715)/mo
4069 1st Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$849,900
$482
2004
3060 6th Avenue UNIT 31, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737247
-117.159424
-1723
103141
3060-6th-Avenue-31-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013141
19001314192103
($1,723)/mo
3060 6th Avenue # 31
San Diego
All Other Attached
$594,000
$446
1991
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 4E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1772
113583
3634-7Th-Ave-4E-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019466
19001946692103
($1,772)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 4E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$649,900
$428
1976
3638 7th Avenue UNIT G, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744473
-117.158380
-1782
165160
3638-7th-Avenue-G-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017211
19001721192103
($1,782)/mo
3638 7th Avenue # G
San Diego
All Other Attached
$919,900
$427
2019
3873 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748272
-117.178955
-1796
208132
3873-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190018875
19001887592103
($1,796)/mo
3873 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,145,000
$475
1948
308 W Brookes Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
32.743286
-117.166240
-1802
208864
308-W-Brookes-Ave.-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016423
19001642392103
($1,802)/mo
308 W Brookes Ave. 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,149,000
1929
3642 7th Avenue UNIT I, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744510
-117.158380
-1807
167904
3642-7th-Avenue-I-San-Diego-CA-92103
190004604
19000460492103
($1,807)/mo
3642 7th Avenue # I
San Diego
All Other Attached
$934,900
$434
2018
3275 5th Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1818
129049
3275-5th-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
190018483
19001848392103
($1,818)/mo
3275 5th Ave # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$732,000
$547
2008
2868 Brant St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735195
-117.166740
-1838
184188
2868-Brant-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020954
19002095492103
($1,838)/mo
2868 Brant St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,020,888
$501
1977
3535 1st Avenue UNIT 5D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742146
-117.163820
-1850
117418
3535-1st-Avenue-5D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003441
19000344192103
($1,850)/mo
3535 1st Avenue # 5D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$672,000
$457
1973