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
-409
42002
3980-8Th-Ave-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013998
19001399892103
($409)/mo
3980 8Th Ave # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$239,900
$626
1972
3950 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-460
47311
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($460)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$513
1987
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
3932 9Th Ave UNIT 15, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-529
53831
3932-9Th-Ave-15-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007365
19000736592103
($529)/mo
3932 9Th Ave # 15
San Diego
All Other Attached
$304,900
$569
1990
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-549
49909
2850-Reynard-Way-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009345
19000934592103
($549)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$284,900
$484
1976
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-561
46806
4077-3rd-Ave-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
190012217
19001221792103
($561)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$538
2005
4077 3RD AVE UNIT 111, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-595
50632
4077-3RD-AVE-111-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008425
19000842592103
($595)/mo
4077 3RD AVE # 111
San Diego
All Other Attached
$289,900
$579
2001
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-613
52475
4077-3rd-Ave-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009569
19000956992103
($613)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,999
$490
2005
3815 Georgia St UNIT 307, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747322
-117.144950
-696
63514
3815-Georgia-St-307-San-Diego-CA-92103
190012813
19001281392103
($696)/mo
3815 Georgia St # 307
San Diego
All Other Attached
$359,900
$518
1990
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-697
80735
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000393
19000039392103
($697)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$450,000
$439
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
-798
82141
3022-Horton-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011116
19001111692103
($798)/mo
3022 Horton 
San Diego
Townhome
$460,000
$511
1990
1463 Essex Street UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747450
-117.149890
-814
79959
1463-Essex-Street-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007240
19000724092103
($814)/mo
1463 Essex Street # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$557
1984
3798 Oneida Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.155790
-926
113050
3798-Oneida-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003849
19000384992103
($926)/mo
3798 Oneida Place 
San Diego
Detached
$625,000
$685
1916
3687 4Th Ave UNIT 303, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-935
71303
3687-4Th-Ave-303-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011740
19001174092103
($935)/mo
3687 4Th Ave # 303
San Diego
All Other Attached
$406,900
$561
2007
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
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
3606 1st avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743546
-117.163850
-961
77101
3606-1st-avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008363
19000836392103
($961)/mo
3606 1st avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$437,900
$421
1988
3940 Dove UNIT 319, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-984
88669
3940-Dove-319-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015309
19001530992103
($984)/mo
3940 Dove # 319
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$507
1980
917 Torrance UNIT 7, Mission Hills, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-992
84998
917-Torrance-7-Mission-Hills-CA-92103
190003832
19000383292103
($992)/mo
917 Torrance # 7
Mission Hills
All Other Attached
$480,000
$456
1982
3919 Normal St UNIT 104, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749300
-117.149400
-993
88624
3919-Normal-St-104-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010074
19001007492103
($993)/mo
3919 Normal St # 104
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$540
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
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 201, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1016
76848
3812-Park-Blvd-201-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013524
19001352492103
($1,016)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 201
San Diego
All Other Attached
$438,000
$542
2005
3782 DOVE ST, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.168594
-1026
88633
3782-DOVE-ST-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007300
19000730092103
($1,026)/mo
3782 DOVE ST 
San Diego
Twinhome
$499,900
$431
1963
3930 Centre St UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1027
86543
3930-Centre-St-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190014590
19001459092103
($1,027)/mo
3930 Centre St # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$453
1986
1250 Cleveland Ave UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-1043
87612
1250-Cleveland-Ave-120-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007411
19000741192103
($1,043)/mo
1250 Cleveland Ave # 120
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$516
1991
3210 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737667
-117.173770
-1069
128591
3210-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190004641
19000464192103
($1,069)/mo
3210 Ibis St 
San Diego
Detached
$710,000
$870
1909
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-1084
93140
2701-2nd-Avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003182
19000318292103
($1,084)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$504
1970
1218/1220 W. Thorn St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.739338
-117.174890
-1094
131335
1218-1220-W.-Thorn-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015284
19001528492103
($1,094)/mo
1218/1220 W. Thorn St. 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$725,000
1953
3629 3rd Ave UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743893
-117.162710
-1126
100579
3629-3rd-Ave-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062344
18006234492103
($1,126)/mo
3629 3rd Ave # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$565,000
$520
1988
1601 Chalmers Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742374
-117.178314
-1135
135910
1601-Chalmers-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003021
19000302192103
($1,135)/mo
1601 Chalmers Street 
San Diego
Detached
$750,000
$921
1953
3645 7TH AVENUE UNIT 406, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.744530
-117.158360
-1140
95712
3645-7TH-AVENUE-406-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190014688
19001468892103
($1,140)/mo
3645 7TH AVENUE # 406
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$539,900
$596
2005
2943 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735890
-117.169586
-1144
136818
2943-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
190014788
19001478892103
($1,144)/mo
2943 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$755,000
$838
1990
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
190015119
19001511992103
($1,167)/mo
1130-32 Sassafras 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$769,000
1937
3990 Centre St UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750380
-117.147415
-1174
99934
3990-Centre-St-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190012288
19001228892103
($1,174)/mo
3990 Centre St # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$562,888
$508
2005
1250 cleveland Ave UNIT B225, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-1177
91722
1250-cleveland-Ave-B225-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015850
19001585092103
($1,177)/mo
1250 cleveland Ave # B225
San Diego
All Other Attached
$520,000
$542
1991
3266 1st ave UNIT 27, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739365
-117.164000
-1194
91615
3266-1st-ave-27-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007915
19000791592103
($1,194)/mo
3266 1st ave # 27
San Diego
All Other Attached
$519,900
$480
1971
3930 CENTRE ST. UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1202
95228
3930-CENTRE-ST.-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008225
19000822592103
($1,202)/mo
3930 CENTRE ST. # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$539,000
$431
1986
130 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751865
-117.164635
-1217
144869
130-W-Lewis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010217
19001021792103
($1,217)/mo
130 W Lewis St 
San Diego
Detached
$799,000
$725
1970
3617 Union St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742090
-117.176890
-1227
145946
3617-Union-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190001464
19000146492103
($1,227)/mo
3617 Union St 
San Diego
Detached
$804,900
$617
1940
411 Sloane, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746147
-117.166800
-1251
148521
411-Sloane-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009394
19000939492103
($1,251)/mo
411 Sloane 
San Diego
Detached
$819,000
$630
1969
1250 1252 Essex Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.152780
-1269
150533
1250-1252-Essex-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000433
19000043392103
($1,269)/mo
1250 1252 Essex Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$830,000
1934
3211 5Th Ave UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738888
-117.160350
-1272
106349
3211-5Th-Ave-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013619
19001361992103
($1,272)/mo
3211 5Th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$643
2004
518 Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753815
-117.160260
-1286
152364
518-Arbor-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011005
19001100592103
($1,286)/mo
518 Arbor Dr 
San Diego
Rowhome
$840,000
$505
2005
4057 1St Ave UNIT 108, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751003
-117.163895
-1321
109931
4057-1St-Ave-108-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011982
19001198292103
($1,321)/mo
4057 1St Ave # 108
San Diego
All Other Attached
$619,000
$382
2004
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
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1351
159492
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006422
19000642292103
($1,351)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$879,000
$501
1983
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1351
159492
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010851
19001085192103
($1,351)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$879,000
$501
1983
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
1015 Hunter St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754707
-117.172516
-1377
162422
1015-Hunter-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190011196
19001119692103
($1,377)/mo
1015 Hunter St 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$821
1914
3916 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748833
-117.144970
-1412
166074
3916-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013908
19001390892103
($1,412)/mo
3916 Georgia St 
San Diego
Detached
$915,000
$504
2002
1536 Glenwood Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741352
-117.177350
-1415
120165
1536-Glenwood-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
190010995
19001099592103
($1,415)/mo
1536 Glenwood Drive 
San Diego
Townhome
$675,000
$443
1996
4067 Albatross St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751156
-117.166145
-1417
166811
4067-Albatross-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013457
19001345792103
($1,417)/mo
4067 Albatross St 
San Diego
Townhome
$919,000
$561
2014
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 118, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1419
107699
3740-Park-Blvd-118-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015266
19001526692103
($1,419)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 118
San Diego
All Other Attached
$609,900
$526
2007
222 Quince St UNIT 2B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736610
-117.162900
-1427
127754
222-Quince-St-2B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180063937
18006393792103
($1,427)/mo
222 Quince St # 2B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$715,000
$504
1964
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 218, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1467
113023
3740-Park-Blvd-218-San-Diego-CA-92103
190015485
19001548592103
($1,467)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 218
San Diego
All Other Attached
$639,000
$551
2007
109 W Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752815
-117.164240
-1468
172294
109-W-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
190013685
19001368592103
($1,468)/mo
109 W Montecito Way 
San Diego
Townhome
$949,000
$518
2005