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.

3950 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-337
49745
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($337)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$278,500
$531
1987
3431 Park Blvd UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741530
-117.147520
-408
53500
3431-Park-Blvd-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180034876
18003487692103
($408)/mo
3431 Park Blvd # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$300,000
$480
1970
4077 3rd Avenue UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-473
54798
4077-3rd-Avenue-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052939
18005293992103
($473)/mo
4077 3rd Avenue # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$308,500
$490
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-485
56556
4077-3rd-Ave-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
180047302
18004730292103
($485)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$318,000
$519
2005
2701 2nd UNIT 306, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-514
60428
2701-2nd-306-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052966
18005296692103
($514)/mo
2701 2nd # 306
San Diego
All Other Attached
$339,000
$683
1970
3815 Georgia Street UNIT 307, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747322
-117.144950
-520
64966
3815-Georgia-Street-307-San-Diego-CA-92103
SW18132311
SW1813231192103
($520)/mo
3815 Georgia Street # 307
San Diego
All Other Attached
$362,900
$522
1990
3721 Vermont St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745840
-117.153430
-527
100514
3721-Vermont-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180040437
18004043792103
($527)/mo
3721 Vermont St 
San Diego
Detached
$549,000
$1,039
1923
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-532
90929
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050637
18005063792103
($532)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$486
1973
1617 Chalmers, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742313
-117.178410
-563
106241
1617-Chalmers-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051566
18005156692103
($563)/mo
1617 Chalmers 
San Diego
Detached
$579,900
$766
1938
1907 Robinson Ave UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746433
-117.144775
-566
67050
1907-Robinson-Ave-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
170032382
17003238292103
($566)/mo
1907 Robinson Ave # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$372
1970
3765 Vermont, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746685
-117.153435
-580
108780
3765-Vermont-San-Diego-CA-92103
180053233
18005323392103
($580)/mo
3765 Vermont 
San Diego
Detached
$593,600
$614
1965
3972 Jackdaw St UNIT 116, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749620
-117.174130
-585
61984
3972-Jackdaw-St-116-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050201
18005020192103
($585)/mo
3972 Jackdaw St # 116
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$521
1978
1706 Torrance, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746403
-117.179880
-601
83126
1706-Torrance-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052346
18005234692103
($601)/mo
1706 Torrance 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$460,000
$448
1978
1463 Essex Street UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747450
-117.149890
-605
83089
1463-Essex-Street-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
180044232
18004423292103
($605)/mo
1463 Essex Street # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,900
$571
1984
3815 3rd Ave UNIT 10, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-610
79259
3815-3rd-Ave-10-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049919
18004991992103
($610)/mo
3815 3rd Ave # 10
San Diego
All Other Attached
$440,000
$542
1969
3815 3rd Avenue UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-610
79259
3815-3rd-Avenue-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
PW18208127
PW1820812792103
($610)/mo
3815 3rd Avenue # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$440,000
$542
1969
3026 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737648
-117.171850
-632
89667
3026-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049441
18004944192103
($632)/mo
3026 Horton Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$471
1988
4025 GEORGIA ST UNIT 10, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.750820
-117.144980
-644
75245
4025-GEORGIA-ST-10-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180047633
18004763392103
($644)/mo
4025 GEORGIA ST # 10
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$419,900
$520
1980
3620 3rd Ave UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-663
78803
3620-3rd-Ave-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049607
18004960792103
($663)/mo
3620 3rd Ave # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$439,000
$606
1991
3663 7Th Ave UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744705
-117.158360
-691
90134
3663-7Th-Ave-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052420
18005242092103
($691)/mo
3663 7Th Ave # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$468
1966
2770 2nd Avenue UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734337
-117.163055
-703
68276
2770-2nd-Avenue-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052106
18005210692103
($703)/mo
2770 2nd Avenue # 207
San Diego
All Other Attached
$385,000
$442
1992
3606 1st Avenue UNIT 101, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.743546
-117.163850
-705
82415
3606-1st-Avenue-101-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180038639
18003863992103
($705)/mo
3606 1st Avenue # 101
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$459,000
$441
1985
3773 1st Ave 7 UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-709
80675
3773-1st-Ave-7-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052754
18005275492103
($709)/mo
3773 1st Ave 7 # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,999
$534
1982
3963 Eagle St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749218
-117.169550
-726
89959
3963-Eagle-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043076
18004307692103
($726)/mo
3963 Eagle St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$516
1988
1088 Hayes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753265
-117.154594
-735
133130
1088-Hayes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052250
18005225092103
($735)/mo
1088 Hayes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$725,000
$803
2006
1111 W Olive UNIT B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733345
-117.172020
-782
108037
1111-W-Olive-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180036744
18003674492103
($782)/mo
1111 W Olive # B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$586
1979
1270 Cleveland Ave. UNIT A-234, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-798
88837
1270-Cleveland-Ave.-A-234-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043103
18004310392103
($798)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave. # A-234
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$501
1991
521 Arbor Dr UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753803
-117.160250
-808
94329
521-Arbor-Dr-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
180034657
18003465792103
($808)/mo
521 Arbor Dr # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$524,000
$449
1992
3536 Albatross St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.741817
-117.166080
-811
145174
3536-Albatross-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049479
18004947992103
($811)/mo
3536 Albatross St. 
San Diego
Detached
$790,000
$405
1913
3736 Vermont, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746174
-117.153440
-817
146102
3736-Vermont-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030363
18003036392103
($817)/mo
3736 Vermont 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$795,000
1941
4080 Front St UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-851
96216
4080-Front-St-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050898
18005089892103
($851)/mo
4080 Front St # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$535,000
$486
2002
3666 3rd Avenue UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-852
81854
3666-3rd-Avenue-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043890
18004389092103
($852)/mo
3666 3rd Avenue # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,900
$437
1988
3782 DOVE ST, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.168594
-875
94168
3782-DOVE-ST-San-Diego-CA-92103
180044883
18004488392103
($875)/mo
3782 DOVE ST 
San Diego
Twinhome
$524,900
$452
1963
2715 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732735
-117.171230
-880
156114
2715-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180037450
18003745092103
($880)/mo
2715 Columbia St 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$811
2012
3584 Albatross Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742203
-117.166084
-881
156298
3584-Albatross-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180045651
18004565192103
($881)/mo
3584 Albatross Street 
San Diego
Detached
$849,990
$553
1960
917 Torrance UNIT 7, Mission Hills, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-899
94065
917-Torrance-7-Mission-Hills-CA-92103
180053182
18005318292103
($899)/mo
917 Torrance # 7
Mission Hills
All Other Attached
$525,000
$499
1982
2525 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.730854
-117.170410
-905
160002
2525-Columbia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180036152
18003615292103
($905)/mo
2525 Columbia Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$870,000
1938
1744 Myrtle Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742260
-117.146500
-939
165379
1744-Myrtle-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051915
18005191592103
($939)/mo
1744 Myrtle Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$546
1923
3978 Dove Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749504
-117.168660
-942
136679
3978-Dove-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052851
18005285192103
($942)/mo
3978 Dove Street 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,000
$521
2008
1270 Cleveland UNIT F149, san diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-952
98389
1270-Cleveland-F149-san-diego-CA-92103
180044236
18004423692103
($952)/mo
1270 Cleveland # F149
san diego
All Other Attached
$549,000
$509
1991
1488 Essex, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149536
-998
174644
1488-Essex-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051763
18005176392103
($998)/mo
1488 Essex 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$533
2008
3570 1St Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742714
-117.163830
-1027
98014
3570-1St-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051072
18005107292103
($1,027)/mo
3570 1St Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$549,000
$466
1984
1629 POLK AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.752525
-117.146950
-1033
180202
1629-POLK-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180047482
18004748292103
($1,033)/mo
1629 POLK AVE 
SAN DIEGO
Res Income 2-4 Units
$979,000
$529
1925
440 Sloane Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746160
-117.166930
-1057
183909
440-Sloane-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180048520
18004852092103
($1,057)/mo
440 Sloane Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$999,000
$787
1910
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1057
184100
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050211
18005021192103
($1,057)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,000,000
$570
1983
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1057
184100
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052041
18005204192103
($1,057)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$1,000,000
$570
1983
2585 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732212
-117.164850
-1057
183909
2585-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050347
18005034792103
($1,057)/mo
2585 Front St 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$999,000
$560
2002
3980 9 th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1071
118830
3980-9-th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050926
18005092692103
($1,071)/mo
3980 9 th Ave # 207
San Diego
All Other Attached
$659,000
$427
2007
3100 6th Ave. 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737750
-117.159424
-1083
99607
3100-6th-Ave.-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052572
18005257292103
($1,083)/mo
3100 6th Ave. 206 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$558,800
$533
2013
2011 California St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.725044
-117.170750
-1117
193360
2011-California-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180038501
18003850192103
($1,117)/mo
2011 California St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$547
1931
417 Sloane St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746147
-117.166824
-1117
193360
417-Sloane-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043014
18004301492103
($1,117)/mo
417 Sloane St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$456
1969
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1167
144352
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180053081
18005308192103
($1,167)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # D
San Diego
Detached
$795,000
$580
2018
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1167
144352
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180053079
18005307992103
($1,167)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # B
San Diego
Detached
$795,000
$580
2018
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1169
201702
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049359
18004935992103
($1,169)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$411
1908
3414 Kite St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.740986
-117.174820
-1169
201702
3414-Kite-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052036
18005203692103
($1,169)/mo
3414 Kite St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$591
1950
3924 Alameda Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748344
-117.185050
-1175
202630
3924-Alameda-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180048698
18004869892103
($1,175)/mo
3924 Alameda Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,100,000
$787
1923
3940 7th Avenue UNIT 215, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749080
-117.158390
-1192
131705
3940-7th-Avenue-215-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043741
18004374192103
($1,192)/mo
3940 7th Avenue # 215
San Diego
All Other Attached
$729,500
$478
1997
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1198
111690
3812-Park-Blvd-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049276
18004927692103
($1,198)/mo