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.

3807 Richmond St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747543
-117.151215
-348
87260
3807-Richmond-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025163
18002516392103
($348)/mo
3807 Richmond St 
San Diego
Detached
$475,000
$1,004
1906
3950 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-350
51688
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($350)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$289,000
$551
1987
1464 Essex St UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149860
-359
57186
1464-Essex-St-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180031115
18003111592103
($359)/mo
1464 Essex St # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$318,000
$540
1962
1030 Robinson Ave UNIT 107, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746414
-117.154884
-378
58332
1030-Robinson-Ave-107-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023587
18002358792103
($378)/mo
1030 Robinson Ave # 107
San Diego
All Other Attached
$324,500
$499
1997
836 W W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 104, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170586
-391
72688
836-W-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-104-San-Diego-CA-92103
180027899
18002789992103
($391)/mo
836 W W Pennsylvania Ave # 104
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,900
$516
2000
4132 Campus Avenue UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-401
68637
4132-Campus-Avenue-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020992
18002099292103
($401)/mo
4132 Campus Avenue # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$379,000
$445
1985
4132 Campus Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-424
72349
4132-Campus-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019532
18001953292103
($424)/mo
4132 Campus Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,000
$503
1985
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 310, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-440
49496
4077-3rd-Ave-310-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032170
18003217092103
($440)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 310
San Diego
All Other Attached
$279,900
$559
2005
1756 Essex St UNIT 213, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747585
-117.147290
-448
59974
1756-Essex-St-213-San-Diego-CA-92103
180016507
18001650792103
($448)/mo
1756 Essex St # 213
San Diego
All Other Attached
$334,900
$550
1989
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-463
53242
4077-3rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024767
18002476792103
($463)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$300,100
$477
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-498
58592
4077-3rd-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
180031995
18003199592103
($498)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$534
2005
4277 5th, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754463
-117.160470
-515
60423
4277-5th-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030316
18003031692103
($515)/mo
4277 5th 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$339,000
$529
1973
1209 Robinson Ave UNIT 10, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746400
-117.153190
-534
77537
1209-Robinson-Ave-10-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030548
18003054892103
($534)/mo
1209 Robinson Ave # 10
San Diego
Townhome
$429,000
$505
1987
4314 5TH Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754726
-117.160484
-541
61437
4314-5TH-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180028305
18002830592103
($541)/mo
4314 5TH Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$345,000
$539
1973
3773 1St Ave UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-559
65152
3773-1St-Ave-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023702
18002370292103
($559)/mo
3773 1St Ave # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$364,900
$729
1982
3773 1st Ave Unit 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-559
65174
3773-1st-Ave-Unit-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029597
18002959792103
($559)/mo
3773 1st Ave Unit 5 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$365,000
$730
1982
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
3688 1st Avenue UNIT 15, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744816
-117.163870
-580
81129
3688-1st-Avenue-15-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024219
18002421992103
($580)/mo
3688 1st Avenue # 15
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$493
1969
2825 3rd Avenue UNIT 404, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734825
-117.162125
-611
82885
2825-3rd-Avenue-404-San-Diego-CA-92103
180028767
18002876792103
($611)/mo
2825 3rd Avenue # 404
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,000
$483
1988
3815 Georgia St UNIT 406, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747322
-117.144950
-641
77002
3815-Georgia-St-406-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032800
18003280092103
($641)/mo
3815 Georgia St # 406
San Diego
All Other Attached
$429,000
$427
1990
3795 Georgia Street UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747097
-117.144950
-665
80704
3795-Georgia-Street-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013085
18001308592103
($665)/mo
3795 Georgia Street # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$447
1990
3620 3rd Avenue UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-704
85480
3620-3rd-Avenue-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032437
18003243792103
($704)/mo
3620 3rd Avenue # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$656
1991
943 Torrance St UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744170
-117.171844
-731
95672
943-Torrance-St-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180028588
18002858892103
($731)/mo
943 Torrance St # 2
San Diego
Townhome
$529,000
$503
1984
1270 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 238-B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-773
85135
1270-Cleveland-Avenue-238-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029543
18002954392103
($773)/mo
1270 Cleveland Avenue # 238-B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$480
1991
1289 Terracina Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736830
-117.174060
-780
107089
1289-Terracina-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029837
18002983792103
($780)/mo
1289 Terracina Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$590,000
$505
2003
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 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-827
92514
4080-Front-St.-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
180022905
18002290592103
($827)/mo
4080 Front St. # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$515,000
$475
2002
4080 Front St UNIT 306, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-869
98978
4080-Front-St-306-San-Diego-CA-92103
180031562
18003156292103
($869)/mo
4080 Front St # 306
San Diego
All Other Attached
$549,900
$507
2002
1206 Pennsylvania, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745370
-117.153200
-880
156114
1206-Pennsylvania-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029942
18002994292103
($880)/mo
1206 Pennsylvania 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$589
1929
4225 5th, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754100
-117.160470
-940
165565
4225-5th-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032298
18003229892103
($940)/mo
4225 5th 
San Diego
Rowhome
$899,999
$563
2005
909 Sutter Street UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171440
-974
105928
909-Sutter-Street-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032368
18003236892103
($974)/mo
909 Sutter Street # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$589,000
$468
1988
1744 Myrtle Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742260
-117.146500
-975
171123
1744-Myrtle-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029238
18002923892103
($975)/mo
1744 Myrtle Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$930,000
$565
1923
3157 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737587
-117.173134
-1009
176500
3157-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026241
18002624192103
($1,009)/mo
3157 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Detached
$959,000
$629
2003
1488 Essex, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149536
-1022
178537
1488-Essex-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024428
18002442892103
($1,022)/mo
1488 Essex 
San Diego
Detached
$970,000
$545
2008
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 306, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1044
101756
3650-5Th-Ave-306-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030101
18003010192103
($1,044)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 306
San Diego
All Other Attached
$569,000
$539
2009
3980 9 th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1066
118088
3980-9-th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024602
18002460292103
($1,066)/mo
3980 9 th Ave # 207
San Diego
Townhome
$655,000
$424
2007
3570 1St Ave UNIT 14, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742714
-117.163830
-1086
107279
3570-1St-Ave-14-San-Diego-CA-92103
180031029
18003102992103
($1,086)/mo
3570 1St Ave # 14
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$508
1984
3100 6th Avenue UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737750
-117.159424
-1130
107021
3100-6th-Avenue-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018387
18001838792103
($1,130)/mo
3100 6th Avenue # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$598,800
$571
2013
1034 W QUINCE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735980
-117.171930
-1146
145224
1034-W-QUINCE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017304
18001730492103
($1,146)/mo
1034 W QUINCE 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,000
$456
1988
3560 1st Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742558
-117.163830
-1160
104236
3560-1st-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032260
18003226092103
($1,160)/mo
3560 1st Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$585,000
$492
1984
1028 West Brookes, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743130
-117.172870
-1169
201702
1028-West-Brookes-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023569
18002356992103
($1,169)/mo
1028 West Brookes 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$489
1948
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1171
145099
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029762
18002976292103
($1,171)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # 2
San Diego
Detached
$799,000
$583
2018
3634 7th Avenue UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1298
120750
3634-7th-Avenue-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030811
18003081192103
($1,298)/mo
3634 7th Avenue # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$675,000
$554
1976
3635 7th Avenue UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1326
125199
3635-7th-Avenue-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029926
18002992692103
($1,326)/mo
3635 7th Avenue # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$573
1976
916 Barr Avenue, San Deigo, CA 92103
32.755688
-117.171520
-1351
230413
916-Barr-Avenue-San-Deigo-CA-92103
180032820
18003282092103
($1,351)/mo
916 Barr Avenue 
San Deigo
Detached
$1,249,900
$867
2018
1036 Cypress Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744366
-117.154594
-1396
237473
1036-Cypress-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180028397
18002839792103
($1,396)/mo
1036 Cypress Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,288,000
$839
1929
3353 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740288
-117.163080
-1404
238772
3353-2nd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030759
18003075992103
($1,404)/mo
3353 2nd Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,295,000
$462
1908
2629 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.731865
-117.170845
-1409
239509
2629-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029314
18002931492103
($1,409)/mo
2629 Columbia St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,299,000
1945
750 W Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740784
-117.170160
-1410
239695
750-W-Upas-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025116
18002511692103
($1,410)/mo
750 W Upas St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,299,999
$466
1983
4388 Arcadia Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.757400
-117.173050
-1468
248774
4388-Arcadia-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
180028933
18002893392103
($1,468)/mo
4388 Arcadia Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$1,349,000
$433
1926
738 W Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740784
-117.170074
-1469
248960
738-W-Upas-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014654
18001465492103
($1,469)/mo
738 W Upas St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,349,999
$586
2017
3635 7th Ave UNIT 8E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1503
126421
3635-7th-Ave-8E-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018983
18001898392103
($1,503)/mo
3635 7th Ave # 8E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$710,000
$468
1976
3218 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737785
-117.173730
-1522
257302
3218-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017452
18001745292103
($1,522)/mo
3218 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,395,000
$536
2017
475 Redwood St UNIT 708, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-1544
162354
475-Redwood-St-708-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030205
18003020592103
($1,544)/mo
475 Redwood St # 708
San Diego
All Other Attached
$899,000
$770
2006
4139 Eagle Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752224
-117.169580
-1552
213174
4139-Eagle-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020036
18002003692103
($1,552)/mo
4139 Eagle Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,165,000
$579
1988
244 W Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746920
-117.165700
-1587
267495
244-W-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180027682
18002768292103
($1,587)/mo
244 W Robinson Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,449,999
$747
1922
1421 Myrtle Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742240
-117.150925
-1587
267495
1421-Myrtle-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024520
18002452092103
($1,587)/mo
1421 Myrtle Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,450,000
$480
1931
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 4E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1596
141058
3634-7Th-Ave-4E-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002085
18000208592103
($1,596)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 4E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$789,000
$520
1976
3223 Hawk Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738920
-117.172210
-1639
275837
3223-Hawk-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180032988
18003298892103
($1,639)/mo
3223 Hawk Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,495,000
$595
2018
3911 Clark St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747288
-117.183105
-1699
285097
3911-Clark-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025756
18002575692103
($1,699)/mo
3911 Clark St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,545,000
$662
1945
1212 W Arbor, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753742
-117.174320
-1699
285097
1212-W-Arbor-San-Diego-CA-92103
180027362
18002736292103
($1,699)/mo
1212 W Arbor 
San Diego
Detached
$1,545,000
$674
1916
1966 Titus, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746700
-117.185527
-1757
294367
1966-Titus-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023862
18002386292103
($1,757)/mo
1966 Titus 
San Diego
Detached
$1,595,000
$574
1950
3315 2ND AVE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739952
-117.163070
-1763
295295
3315-2ND-AVE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005451
18000545192103
($1,763)/mo
3315 2ND AVE 
San Diego
Detached
$1,600,000
$552
1912
1829 Altamira Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755116
-117.180590
-1816
303632
1829-Altamira-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180027274
18002727492103
($1,816)/mo
1829 Altamira Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,645,000
$530
1920
4020 Eagle Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750294
-117.169560
-1816
303632
4020-Eagle-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180029051
18002905192103
($1,816)/mo
4020 Eagle Street 
San Diego
Townhome
$1,645,000
$640
2003
4111 Randolph St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751926
-117.176820
-1822
304560
4111-Randolph-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180011672
18001167292103
($1,822)/mo
4111 Randolph St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,650,000
$832
1924