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 210, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-561
46806
4077-3rd-Ave-210-San-Diego-CA-92103
190025312
19002531292103
($561)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 210
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$558
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-628
54120
4077-3rd-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028231
19002823192103
($628)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$309,000
$585
2005
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
4271 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754420
-117.160470
-747
57543
4271-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023588
19002358892103
($747)/mo
4271 5th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$330,000
$515
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
4310 5Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754696
-117.160484
-796
63014
4310-5Th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026967
19002696792103
($796)/mo
4310 5Th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$359,900
$537
1973
3290 6th Avenue UNIT 2D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739600
-117.159424
-809
79217
3290-6th-Avenue-2D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024439
19002443992103
($809)/mo
3290 6th Avenue # 2D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$445,000
$604
1973
1616 Herbert Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744870
-117.149025
-833
102811
1616-Herbert-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024641
19002464192103
($833)/mo
1616 Herbert Place 
San Diego
Detached
$569,000
$1,034
1935
3795 Georgia Street UNIT 201, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747097
-117.144950
-862
76850
3795-Georgia-Street-201-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023747
19002374792103
($862)/mo
3795 Georgia Street # 201
San Diego
All Other Attached
$434,000
$432
1990
3812 Park Boulevard UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-882
66232
3812-Park-Boulevard-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
190021770
19002177092103
($882)/mo
3812 Park Boulevard # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$379,000
$559
2005
1610 Herbert Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744870
-117.149070
-882
108299
1610-Herbert-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024640
19002464092103
($882)/mo
1610 Herbert Pl 
San Diego
Detached
$599,000
$998
1935
3635 3rd Ave UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743988
-117.162710
-892
79743
3635-3rd-Ave-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016455
19001645592103
($892)/mo
3635 3rd Ave # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,900
$457
1992
3963 Eagle St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749218
-117.169550
-892
79743
3963-Eagle-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028356
19002835692103
($892)/mo
3963 Eagle St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,900
$465
1988
3620 3rd Avenue UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-904
76831
3620-3rd-Avenue-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028263
19002826392103
($904)/mo
3620 3rd Avenue # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$435,000
$549
1991
2943 Reynard, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735890
-117.169586
-911
111405
2943-Reynard-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019276
19001927692103
($911)/mo
2943 Reynard 
San Diego
Detached
$616,000
$684
1990
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-932
87018
2701-2nd-Avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020136
19002013692103
($932)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$470
1970
3940 Dove UNIT 319, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-934
83181
3940-Dove-319-San-Diego-CA-92103
190020809
19002080992103
($934)/mo
3940 Dove # 319
San Diego
All Other Attached
$469,000
$476
1980
3919 Normal St UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749300
-117.149400
-951
85012
3919-Normal-St-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026864
19002686492103
($951)/mo
3919 Normal St # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$479,000
$550
1994
917 Torrance St UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-990
84627
917-Torrance-St-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022430
19002243092103
($990)/mo
917 Torrance St # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$478,000
$454
1982
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
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT 231, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1051
88508
1270-Cleveland-Ave-231-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022408
19002240892103
($1,051)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # 231
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,900
$526
1991
1601 Chalmers Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742374
-117.178314
-1052
126743
1601-Chalmers-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016400
19001640092103
($1,052)/mo
1601 Chalmers Street 
San Diego
Detached
$699,900
$859
1953
3633 Indiana St UNIT 28, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743877
-117.146164
-1072
88420
3633-Indiana-St-28-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028347
19002834792103
($1,072)/mo
3633 Indiana St # 28
San Diego
All Other Attached
$500,000
$503
1981
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 613, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1079
86283
3650-5Th-Ave-613-San-Diego-CA-92103
190025389
19002538992103
($1,079)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 613
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$565
2009
3653 3rd Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744267
-117.162710
-1124
107089
3653-3rd-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017712
19001771292103
($1,124)/mo
3653 3rd Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$488
1995
3282 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738740
-117.173490
-1135
135910
3282-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022184
19002218492103
($1,135)/mo
3282 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$750,000
$730
1977
3990 Centre St UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750380
-117.147415
-1148
97028
3990-Centre-St-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028066
19002806692103
($1,148)/mo
3990 Centre St # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$547,000
$494
2005
1250 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-1159
89896
1250-Cleveland-Avenue-120-San-Diego-CA-92103
190025263
19002526392103
($1,159)/mo
1250 Cleveland Avenue # 120
San Diego
All Other Attached
$510,000
$532
1991
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
1130 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750854
-117.173790
-1177
140480
1130-Fort-Stockton-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023409
19002340992103
($1,177)/mo
1130 Fort Stockton Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$978
1911
2138 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753990
-117.184430
-1177
140480
2138-Fort-Stockton-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190027948
19002794892103
($1,177)/mo
2138 Fort Stockton Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$585
1913
909 Sutter St UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171440
-1209
95863
909-Sutter-St-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026695
19002669592103
($1,209)/mo
909 Sutter St # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$542,500
$482
1988
1640 Puterbaugh St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744556
-117.178190
-1219
145050
1640-Puterbaugh-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022740
19002274092103
($1,219)/mo
1640 Puterbaugh St 
San Diego
Detached
$799,999
$544
1973
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
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
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
4134 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752514
-117.164110
-1301
154009
4134-1st--Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190017909
19001790992103
($1,301)/mo
4134 1st Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$585
2015
3003 1st Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736694
-117.163960
-1302
108306
3003-1st-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010717
19001071792103
($1,302)/mo
3003 1st Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$610,000
$509
1976
3701 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745323
-117.174350
-1317
155840
3701-Jackdaw-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019191
19001919192103
($1,317)/mo
3701 Jackdaw St 
San Diego
Detached
$859,000
$662
1930
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
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1377
162422
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024108
19002410892103
($1,377)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$336
1908
3912 Georgia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748770
-117.144970
-1383
162969
3912-Georgia-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026215
19002621592103
($1,383)/mo
3912 Georgia 
San Diego
Detached
$898,000
$494
2002
4374 Georgia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756832
-117.145020
-1384
163154
4374-Georgia-San-Diego-CA-92103
190027698
19002769892103
($1,384)/mo
4374 Georgia 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$712
1913
3804 Herbert, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747513
-117.149284
-1434
168637
3804-Herbert-San-Diego-CA-92103
190022531
19002253192103
($1,434)/mo
3804 Herbert 
San Diego
Rowhome
$929,000
$518
2007
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 218, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1452
111187
3740-Park-Blvd-218-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024013
19002401392103
($1,452)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 218
San Diego
All Other Attached
$629,000
$542
2007
3635 7th UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1456
99696
3635-7th-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062034
18006203492103
($1,456)/mo
3635 7th # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$569,000
$467
1976
3635 7th Avenue UNIT 12D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1462
98882
3635-7th-Avenue-12D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190027614
19002761492103
($1,462)/mo
3635 7th Avenue # 12D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$564,900
$463
1976
3853 8Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747715
-117.157180
-1469
172458
3853-8Th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190026799
19002679992103
($1,469)/mo
3853 8Th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$949,900
$891
1908
3535 Crestwood Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743620
-117.145550
-1470
161004
3535-Crestwood-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024721
19002472192103
($1,470)/mo
3535 Crestwood Pl 
San Diego
Rowhome
$890,000
$599
2013
3675 7th Ave UNIT A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744823
-117.158360
-1483
133974
3675-7th-Ave-A-San-Diego-CA-92103
190016296
19001629692103
($1,483)/mo
3675 7th Ave # A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,000
$501
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
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
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