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
-480
49509
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($480)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$281,000
$536
1987
1740 Upas Street UNIT 24, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741184
-117.146630
-568
57480
1740-Upas-Street-24-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056867
18005686792103
($568)/mo
1740 Upas Street # 24
San Diego
All Other Attached
$325,000
$564
1980
4077 3rd Avenue UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-626
54033
4077-3rd-Avenue-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052939
18005293992103
($626)/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
-628
54120
4077-3rd-Ave-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
180054147
18005414792103
($628)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$309,000
$504
2005
2701 2nd UNIT 306, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-663
57577
2701-2nd-306-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052966
18005296692103
($663)/mo
2701 2nd # 306
San Diego
All Other Attached
$328,000
$661
1970
4130 Cleveland Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752563
-117.149510
-670
74941
4130-Cleveland-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058728
18005872892103
($670)/mo
4130 Cleveland Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$419,000
$512
1987
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-742
85671
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050637
18005063792103
($742)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$477,000
$465
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
3815 3rd Ave UNIT 10, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-762
70831
3815-3rd-Ave-10-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049919
18004991992103
($762)/mo
3815 3rd Ave # 10
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,888
$493
1969
1617 Chalmers, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742313
-117.178410
-785
97487
1617-Chalmers-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056721
18005672192103
($785)/mo
1617 Chalmers 
San Diego
Detached
$539,900
$713
1938
3709 7th Avenue UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745420
-117.158360
-800
81178
3709-7th-Avenue-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056332
18005633292103
($800)/mo
3709 7th Avenue # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$455,000
$561
1984
3815 3rd Avenue UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-828
78169
3815-3rd-Avenue-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
PW18208127
PW1820812792103
($828)/mo
3815 3rd Avenue # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$440,000
$542
1969
1463 Essex Street UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747450
-117.149890
-831
81766
1463-Essex-Street-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
180057238
18005723892103
($831)/mo
1463 Essex Street # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$458,888
$570
1984
3688 1st Ave UNIT unit 38, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744816
-117.163870
-876
84620
3688-1st-Ave-unit-38-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055688
18005568892103
($876)/mo
3688 1st Ave # unit 38
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$521
1969
2770 2nd Avenue UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734337
-117.163055
-893
67326
2770-2nd-Avenue-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052106
18005210692103
($893)/mo
2770 2nd Avenue # 207
San Diego
All Other Attached
$385,000
$442
1992
3727 Richmond, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746166
-117.151210
-904
87579
3727-Richmond-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058841
18005884192103
($904)/mo
3727 Richmond 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$491,207
$523
1986
3606 1st Ave UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743546
-117.163850
-918
79630
3606-1st-Ave-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055380
18005538092103
($918)/mo
3606 1st Ave # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$450,000
$433
1985
3663 7Th Ave UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744705
-117.158360
-939
88894
3663-7Th-Ave-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052420
18005242092103
($939)/mo
3663 7Th Ave # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$468
1966
3773 1st Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-951
79448
3773-1st-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056053
18005605392103
($951)/mo
3773 1st Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,900
$515
1982
3930 Centre Street UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-962
85148
3930-Centre-Street-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055701
18005570192103
($962)/mo
3930 Centre Street # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$479,999
$445
1986
3963 Eagle St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749218
-117.169550
-972
88539
3963-Eagle-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043076
18004307692103
($972)/mo
3963 Eagle St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$498,000
$515
1988
1270 Cleveland Ave. UNIT A-234, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-982
81030
1270-Cleveland-Ave.-A-234-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043103
18004310392103
($982)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave. # A-234
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,000
$464
1991
1088 Hayes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753265
-117.154594
-1034
124939
1088-Hayes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052250
18005225092103
($1,034)/mo
1088 Hayes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$690,000
$764
2006
4201 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753937
-117.160460
-1037
98138
4201-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056679
18005667992103
($1,037)/mo
4201 5th Ave 
San Diego
Townhome
$549,900
$500
1995
521 Arbor Dr UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753803
-117.160250
-1067
93034
521-Arbor-Dr-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
180034657
18003465792103
($1,067)/mo
521 Arbor Dr # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$524,000
$449
1992
3666 3Rd Ave UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-1071
79632
3666-3Rd-Ave-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
180057142
18005714292103
($1,071)/mo
3666 3Rd Ave # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$454,000
$454
1988
1111 W Olive UNIT B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733345
-117.172020
-1077
106562
1111-W-Olive-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180036744
18003674492103
($1,077)/mo
1111 W Olive # B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$586
1979
302 Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753796
-117.162160
-1084
130236
302-Arbor-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058679
18005867992103
($1,084)/mo
302 Arbor Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$719,000
$730
1925
4080 Front St UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-1099
93065
4080-Front-St-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050898
18005089892103
($1,099)/mo
4080 Front St # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$477
2002
3782 DOVE ST, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.168594
-1126
91955
3782-DOVE-ST-San-Diego-CA-92103
180044883
18004488392103
($1,126)/mo
3782 DOVE ST 
San Diego
Twinhome
$519,900
$448
1963
917 Torrance UNIT 7, Mission Hills, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-1134
90021
917-Torrance-7-Mission-Hills-CA-92103
180053182
18005318292103
($1,134)/mo
917 Torrance # 7
Mission Hills
All Other Attached
$510,000
$484
1982
1260 Cleveland UNIT 215, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153270
-1174
91541
1260-Cleveland-215-San-Diego-CA-92103
180057992
18005799292103
($1,174)/mo
1260 Cleveland # 215
San Diego
All Other Attached
$519,000
$481
1991
3736 Vermont, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746174
-117.153440
-1211
144132
3736-Vermont-San-Diego-CA-92103
180030363
18003036392103
($1,211)/mo
3736 Vermont 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$795,000
1941
3967 Falcon St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749256
-117.170450
-1217
144869
3967-Falcon-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058343
18005834392103
($1,217)/mo
3967 Falcon St 
San Diego
Detached
$799,000
$765
2010
3412 Ibis, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741270
-117.173096
-1252
148707
3412-Ibis-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055173
18005517392103
($1,252)/mo
3412 Ibis 
San Diego
Detached
$820,000
$457
1960
2715 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732735
-117.171230
-1269
150533
2715-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180037450
18003745092103
($1,269)/mo
2715 Columbia St 
San Diego
Detached
$830,000
$793
2012
3570 1St Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742714
-117.163830
-1296
96288
3570-1St-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051072
18005107292103
($1,296)/mo
3570 1St Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$547,000
$464
1984
3100 6th Ave UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737750
-117.159424
-1360
98222
3100-6th-Ave-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052572
18005257292103
($1,360)/mo
3100 6th Ave # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$558,800
$533
2013
4225 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754100
-117.160470
-1378
162400
4225-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058164
18005816492103
($1,378)/mo
4225 5th Ave 
San Diego
Rowhome
$894,900
$484
2005
1744 Myrtle Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742260
-117.146500
-1384
163154
1744-Myrtle-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051915
18005191592103
($1,384)/mo
1744 Myrtle Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$546
1923
3617 Union St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742090
-117.176890
-1384
163154
3617-Union-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058265
18005826592103
($1,384)/mo
3617 Union St 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$689
1940
1488 Essex, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149536
-1468
172294
1488-Essex-San-Diego-CA-92103
180051763
18005176392103
($1,468)/mo
1488 Essex 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$533
2008
3634 7TH AVENUE UNIT 4C, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1479
110285
3634-7TH-AVENUE-4C-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180058278
18005827892103
($1,479)/mo
3634 7TH AVENUE # 4C
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$625,000
$591
1976
3803 Dove Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747440
-117.168600
-1494
158015
3803-Dove-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180054707
18005470792103
($1,494)/mo
3803 Dove Street 
San Diego
Detached
$874,999
$447
1982
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1499
109041
3812-Park-Blvd-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
180056205
18005620592103
($1,499)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$619,000
$491
2005
3940 7th Avenue UNIT 215, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749080
-117.158390
-1501
124324
3940-7th-Avenue-215-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043741
18004374192103
($1,501)/mo
3940 7th Avenue # 215
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$458
1997
1629 POLK AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.752525
-117.146950
-1518
177777
1629-POLK-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180047482
18004748292103
($1,518)/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
-1537
179789
440-Sloane-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180059029
18005902992103
($1,537)/mo
440 Sloane Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$990,000
$780
1910
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1544
180707
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180049359
18004935992103
($1,544)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$995,000
$374
1908
4067 Albatross St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751156
-117.166145
-1545
180685
4067-Albatross-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055909
18005590992103
($1,545)/mo
4067 Albatross St 
San Diego
Rowhome
$994,900
$607
2014
2585 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732212
-117.164850
-1552
181434
2585-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050347
18005034792103
($1,552)/mo
2585 Front St 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$999,000
$560
2002
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1553
181620
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180050211
18005021192103
($1,553)/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
-1553
181620
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180052041
18005204192103
($1,553)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$1,000,000
$570
1983
3767 Dove St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746520
-117.168500
-1553
181620
3767-Dove-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055419
18005541992103
($1,553)/mo
3767 Dove St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,000,000
1987
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1570
133713
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180053079
18005307992103
($1,570)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # B
San Diego
Detached
$749,900
$547
2018
2620 2nd Avenue UNIT 4A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732685
-117.163050
-1572
104849
2620-2nd-Avenue-4A-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058460
18005846092103
($1,572)/mo
2620 2nd Avenue # 4A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$451
1971
417 Sloane St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746147
-117.166824
-1637
190760
417-Sloane-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180043014
18004301492103
($1,637)/mo
417 Sloane St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$456
1969
2011 W W California St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746240
-117.186880
-1637
190760
2011-W-W-California-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180055505
18005550592103
($1,637)/mo
2011 W W California St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$547
1931
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737663
-117.173225
-1673
171269
3184-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058393
18005839392103
($1,673)/mo
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$949,000
$595
2003
1251 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.152390
-1687
196248
1251-Lincoln-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180054433
18005443392103
($1,687)/mo
1251 Lincoln Ave 
San Diego
Detached