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.

4077 3rd Ave UNIT 309, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-569
47724
4077-3rd-Ave-309-San-Diego-CA-92103
190035068
19003506892103
($569)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 309
San Diego
All Other Attached
$274,000
$568
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-612
52497
4077-3rd-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028231
19002823192103
($612)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$300,100
$568
2005
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-617
75206
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031191
19003119192103
($617)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$419,000
$540
1973
1740 Upas St UNIT 21, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741184
-117.146630
-640
63620
1740-Upas-St-21-San-Diego-CA-92103
190030810
19003081092103
($640)/mo
1740 Upas St # 21
San Diego
All Other Attached
$359,000
$623
1960
4032 Centre St UNIT 5E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751160
-117.147026
-696
64489
4032-Centre-St-5E-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032320
19003232092103
($696)/mo
4032 Centre St # 5E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$365,000
$588
1981
4271 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754420
-117.160470
-727
55536
4271-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023588
19002358892103
($727)/mo
4271 5th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$319,000
$498
1973
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
-763
78303
3022-Horton-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011116
19001111692103
($763)/mo
3022 Horton 
San Diego
Townhome
$439,000
$487
1990
3290 6th Avenue UNIT 2D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739600
-117.159424
-782
76297
3290-6th-Avenue-2D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024439
19002443992103
($782)/mo
3290 6th Avenue # 2D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$429,000
$582
1973
4060 Centre St UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751503
-117.146850
-788
79322
4060-Centre-St-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031774
19003177492103
($788)/mo
4060 Centre St # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$445,000
$449
1991
4132 Campus Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-789
89644
4132-Campus-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031907
19003190792103
($789)/mo
4132 Campus Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$495
1985
4082 Albatross St UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751427
-117.166160
-803
76383
4082-Albatross-St-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034001
19003400192103
($803)/mo
4082 Albatross St # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$430,000
$444
1984
4239 Cleveland Ave. UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754208
-117.149970
-839
83656
4239-Cleveland-Ave.-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034136
19003413692103
($839)/mo
4239 Cleveland Ave. # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$469,000
$469
1980
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-859
78967
2701-2nd-Avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032056
19003205692103
($859)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$445,000
$427
1970
4118 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752594
-117.145004
-860
105736
4118-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028924
19002892492103
($860)/mo
4118 Georgia St 
San Diego
Detached
$585,000
$830
1918
3963 Eagle St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749218
-117.169550
-890
79579
3963-Eagle-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028356
19002835692103
($890)/mo
3963 Eagle St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$464
1988
140 Walnut Ave UNIT 2D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741467
-117.162994
-892
79760
140-Walnut-Ave-2D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032418
19003241892103
($892)/mo
140 Walnut Ave # 2D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$450,000
$520
1972
4057 1st Ave UNIT 403, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751003
-117.163895
-982
87917
4057-1st-Ave-403-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034629
19003462992103
($982)/mo
4057 1st Ave # 403
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$452
2004
1009 Essex St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747440
-117.155050
-984
88669
1009-Essex-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032400
19003240092103
($984)/mo
1009 Essex St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$513
1986
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT 231, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1016
84856
1270-Cleveland-Ave-231-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022408
19002240892103
($1,016)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # 231
San Diego
All Other Attached
$479,900
$505
1991
1640 Puterbaugh St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744556
-117.178190
-1017
122949
1640-Puterbaugh-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190029478
19002947892103
($1,017)/mo
1640 Puterbaugh St 
San Diego
Detached
$679,150
$462
1973
3930 CENTRE ST. UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1027
86543
3930-CENTRE-ST.-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008225
19000822592103
($1,027)/mo
3930 CENTRE ST. # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$391
1986
3930 Centre St UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1027
86543
3930-Centre-St-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032985
19003298592103
($1,027)/mo
3930 Centre St # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$421
1986
4262 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754364
-117.160484
-1029
88444
4262-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190029375
19002937592103
($1,029)/mo
4262 5th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$470
1973
1265 Essex St UNIT 12, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747444
-117.152664
-1051
90245
1265-Essex-St-12-San-Diego-CA-92103
190033789
19003378992103
($1,051)/mo
1265 Essex St # 12
San Diego
All Other Attached
$509,000
$503
1975
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 613, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1079
86283
3650-5Th-Ave-613-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034565
19003456592103
($1,079)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 613
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$565
2009
3282 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738740
-117.173490
-1119
134074
3282-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022184
19002218492103
($1,119)/mo
3282 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$740,000
$721
1977
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 211, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1121
85289
3812-Park-Blvd-211-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034968
19003496892103
($1,121)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 211
San Diego
All Other Attached
$484,900
$557
2005
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT E144, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1167
90814
1270-Cleveland-Ave-E144-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019511
19001951192103
($1,167)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # E144
San Diego
All Other Attached
$515,000
$500
1991
4304 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754208
-117.159600
-1171
93472
4304-6th-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028479
19002847992103
($1,171)/mo
4304 6th Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$529,000
$498
1973
130 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751873
-117.163720
-1177
140480
130-W-Lewis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034000
19003400092103
($1,177)/mo
130 W Lewis St 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$703
1970
1250 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-1182
89781
1250-Cleveland-Avenue-120-San-Diego-CA-92103
190025263
19002526392103
($1,182)/mo
1250 Cleveland Avenue # 120
San Diego
All Other Attached
$510,000
$532
1991
1060 Johnson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754290
-117.154750
-1184
141207
1060-Johnson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031692
19003169292103
($1,184)/mo
1060 Johnson Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$779,000
$712
1963
1260 Cleveland UNIT 118, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153270
-1187
90235
1260-Cleveland-118-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034702
19003470292103
($1,187)/mo
1260 Cleveland # 118
San Diego
All Other Attached
$512,500
$498
1991
1861 Robinson, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746430
-117.145226
-1201
143033
1861-Robinson-San-Diego-CA-92103
190033627
19003362792103
($1,201)/mo
1861 Robinson 
San Diego
Detached
$789,000
$501
2002
3263 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739304
-117.172210
-1218
145033
3263-Hawk-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032083
19003208392103
($1,218)/mo
3263 Hawk St 
San Diego
Detached
$799,900
$343
1939
411 Sloane, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746147
-117.166800
-1284
152178
411-Sloane-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028301
19002830192103
($1,284)/mo
411 Sloane 
San Diego
Detached
$839,000
$645
1969
3819 Albatross, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.166110
-1284
152178
3819-Albatross-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034384
19003438492103
($1,284)/mo
3819 Albatross 
San Diego
Detached
$839,000
$809
1928
4134 1St Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752514
-117.164110
-1285
152347
4134-1St-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034338
19003433892103
($1,285)/mo
4134 1St Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$839,900
$579
2015
3701 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745323
-117.174350
-1301
154009
3701-Jackdaw-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019191
19001919192103
($1,301)/mo
3701 Jackdaw St 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$655
1930
3825 Eagle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.169477
-1302
154195
3825-Eagle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000326
19000032692103
($1,302)/mo
3825 Eagle St 
San Diego
Detached
$850,000
$495
1926
3003 1st Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736694
-117.163960
-1302
108306
3003-1st-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190029855
19002985592103
($1,302)/mo
3003 1st Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$610,000
$509
1976
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
3912 Georgia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748770
-117.144970
-1344
158765
3912-Georgia-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026215
19002621592103
($1,344)/mo
3912 Georgia 
San Diego
Rowhome
$875,000
$482
2002
3804 Herbert, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747513
-117.149284
-1384
163154
3804-Herbert-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032545
19003254592103
($1,384)/mo
3804 Herbert 
San Diego
Rowhome
$899,000
$501
2007
3235 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738600
-117.172680
-1384
163154
3235-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031111
19003111192103
($1,384)/mo
3235 Horton Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$505
1979
3535 Crestwood Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743620
-117.145550
-1402
153695
3535-Crestwood-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024721
19002472192103
($1,402)/mo
3535 Crestwood Pl 
San Diego
Rowhome
$850,000
$572
2013
3980 9th Ave UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1414
119026
3980-9th-Ave-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032997
19003299792103
($1,414)/mo
3980 9th Ave # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$669,000
$427
2007
3972 Albatross Street UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749454
-117.166140
-1422
117032
3972-Albatross-Street-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031237
19003123792103
($1,422)/mo
3972 Albatross Street # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$658,800
$509
2008
3635 7th Avenue UNIT 12D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1437
96138
3635-7th-Avenue-12D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190027614
19002761492103
($1,437)/mo
3635 7th Avenue # 12D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$549,900
$451
1976
3675 7th Ave UNIT A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744823
-117.158360
-1450
130317
3675-7th-Ave-A-San-Diego-CA-92103
190029234
19002923492103
($1,450)/mo
3675 7th Ave # A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$729,000
$487
1980
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737580
-117.173140
-1506
152984
3156-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031605
19003160592103
($1,506)/mo
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$849,000
$532
2003
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737663
-117.173225
-1507
153170
3184-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058393
18005839392103
($1,507)/mo
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$850,000
$533
2003
716 W Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740784
-117.169910
-1511
177050
716-W-Upas-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190030029
19003002992103
($1,511)/mo
716 W Upas St 
San Diego
Detached
$975,000
$518
1990
3657 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742138
-117.179110
-1518
177777
3657-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190033473
19003347392103
($1,518)/mo
3657 Columbia St 
San Diego
Townhome
$979,000
$445
2003
3765 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746685
-117.153435
-1520
177963
3765-Vermont-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190033558
19003355892103
($1,520)/mo
3765 Vermont Street 
San Diego
Detached
$980,000
$1,014
1935