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
-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
1030 Robinson Ave UNIT 104, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746414
-117.154884
-406
61921
1030-Robinson-Ave-104-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013165
18001316592103
($406)/mo
1030 Robinson Ave # 104
San Diego
All Other Attached
$344,000
$509
1997
3980 8th Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-423
59544
3980-8th-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014627
18001462792103
($423)/mo
3980 8th Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$332,000
$517
1972
4132 Campus Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-450
77190
4132-Campus-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019532
18001953292103
($450)/mo
4132 Campus Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$425,000
$536
1985
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 310, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-463
53034
4077-3rd-Ave-310-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018359
18001835992103
($463)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 310
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,000
$620
2005
1756 Essex St UNIT 213, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747585
-117.147290
-464
62758
1756-Essex-St-213-San-Diego-CA-92103
180016507
18001650792103
($464)/mo
1756 Essex St # 213
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,900
$575
1989
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 107, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-491
56890
2701-2nd-Avenue-107-San-Diego-CA-92103
180015663
18001566392103
($491)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 107
San Diego
All Other Attached
$319,900
$531
1970
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-498
58592
4077-3rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018005
18001800592103
($498)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$523
2005
3620 PARK BLVD UNIT 6, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.743744
-117.147530
-513
71137
3620-PARK-BLVD-6-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180020787
18002078792103
($513)/mo
3620 PARK BLVD # 6
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$395,000
$571
1939
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 303, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-521
62304
4077-3rd-Ave-303-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017570
18001757092103
($521)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 303
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$545
2005
1453 Essex St UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747450
-117.150020
-540
76740
1453-Essex-St-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018269
18001826992103
($540)/mo
1453 Essex St # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$425,000
$536
1988
3773 1st Ave, Unit 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-565
66097
3773-1st-Ave,-Unit-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020074
18002007492103
($565)/mo
3773 1st Ave, Unit 5 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$370,000
$740
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
1231 Pennsylvania UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745360
-117.152970
-570
81277
1231-Pennsylvania-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180001617
18000161792103
($570)/mo
1231 Pennsylvania # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,500
$483
1971
3430 State St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739340
-117.175540
-586
109779
3430-State-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004591
18000459192103
($586)/mo
3430 State St 
San Diego
Detached
$599,000
$998
1923
3620 3rd Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-625
78226
3620-3rd-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020752
18002075292103
($625)/mo
3620 3rd Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$435,000
$600
1991
3030 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737755
-117.171940
-632
89667
3030-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019223
18001922392103
($632)/mo
3030 Horton Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$471
1988
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
3815 Georgia St UNIT 406, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747322
-117.144950
-665
80704
3815-Georgia-St-406-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020917
18002091792103
($665)/mo
3815 Georgia St # 406
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$447
1990
3687 4th UNIT 311, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-676
71089
3687-4th-311-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018490
18001849092103
($676)/mo
3687 4th # 311
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,000
$550
2007
2770 2nd Avenue UNIT 307, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734337
-117.163055
-692
66420
2770-2nd-Avenue-307-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014203
18001420392103
($692)/mo
2770 2nd Avenue # 307
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$431
1992
334 W Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746914
-117.166930
-699
127572
334-W-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002081
18000208192103
($699)/mo
334 W Robinson Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$695,000
$637
1908
4246 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754025
-117.159600
-702
90079
4246-6th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017185
18001718592103
($702)/mo
4246 6th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$470
1973
4104 Georgia St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.752370
-117.145004
-740
134058
4104-Georgia-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020276
18002027692103
($740)/mo
4104 Georgia St. 
San Diego
Detached
$730,000
$522
1912
1268 Essex St UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.152626
-767
109065
1268-Essex-St-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017817
18001781792103
($767)/mo
1268 Essex St # 4
San Diego
Townhome
$600,000
$498
1993
3940 Dove St UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-859
94265
3940-Dove-St-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019816
18001981692103
($859)/mo
3940 Dove St # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$382
1981
1052 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155250
-880
156114
1052-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005490
18000549092103
($880)/mo
1052 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$514
1935
217 Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752827
-117.162980
-884
136969
217-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014227
18001422792103
($884)/mo
217 Montecito Way 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,000
$487
2010
3666 3rd Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-886
87248
3666-3rd-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019315
18001931592103
($886)/mo
3666 3rd Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$465
1988
4080 Front St UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-892
102516
4080-Front-St-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014180
18001418092103
($892)/mo
4080 Front St # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$569,000
$525
2002
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT A332, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-924
93940
1270-Cleveland-Ave-A332-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018596
18001859692103
($924)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # A332
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$553
1991
3426 - 3428 State St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739337
-117.175795
-939
165379
3426---3428-State-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004752
18000475292103
($939)/mo
3426 - 3428 State St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1926
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-939
165189
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
180016996
18001699692103
($939)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$898,000
$473
1983
3775 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746452
-117.157190
-939
165548
3775-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019995
18001999592103
($939)/mo
3775 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$899,900
$486
2010
1663 Guy, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744335
-117.179310
-975
122365
1663-Guy-San-Diego-CA-92103
180016917
18001691792103
($975)/mo
1663 Guy 
San Diego
Townhome
$675,000
$524
1973
1629 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752525
-117.146950
-988
172974
1629-Polk-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013851
18001385192103
($988)/mo
1629 Polk Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$940,000
1925
1054 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155230
-998
174644
1054-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005492
18000549292103
($998)/mo
1054 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$612
1992
1452 Essex St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.150020
-1010
143988
1452-Essex-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017836
18001783692103
($1,010)/mo
1452 Essex St. 
San Diego
Townhome
$789,000
$502
2005
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1015
97312
3650-5Th-Ave-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014807
18001480792103
($1,015)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$545,000
$517
2009
475 Redwood St UNIT 601, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-1029
89593
475-Redwood-St-601-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020360
18002036092103
($1,029)/mo
475 Redwood St # 601
San Diego
All Other Attached
$505,000
$696
2005
3139 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738087
-117.162155
-1054
183157
3139-3rd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180010207
18001020792103
($1,054)/mo
3139 3rd Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$995,000
$505
2001
3731 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743202
-117.180090
-1057
183909
3731-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170062414
17006241492103
($1,057)/mo
3731 Columbia St 
San Diego
Detached
$999,000
$666
1933
3980 9th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1067
118850
3980-9th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180001534
18000153492103
($1,067)/mo
3980 9th Ave # 207
San Diego
Townhome
$659,000
$427
2007
645 W Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752792
-117.169080
-1117
177109
645-W-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
180011238
18001123892103
($1,117)/mo
645 W Montecito Way 
San Diego
Twinhome
$965,000
$577
1985
1032 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745365
-117.154880
-1117
193360
1032-Pennsylvania-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009810
18000981092103
($1,117)/mo
1032 Pennsylvania Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$741
1950
3650 5th Ave UNIT 410, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1176
119432
3650-5th-Ave-410-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002106
18000210692103
($1,176)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 410
San Diego
All Other Attached
$664,900
$538
2009
1034 W QUINCE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735980
-117.171930
-1177
150040
1034-W-QUINCE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017304
18001730492103
($1,177)/mo
1034 W QUINCE 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$825,000
$471
1988
3100 6th Avenue UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737750
-117.159424
-1177
114435
3100-6th-Avenue-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018387
18001838792103
($1,177)/mo
3100 6th Avenue # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$638,800
$609
2013
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1190
148059
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180010240
18001024092103
($1,190)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # 2
San Diego
Detached
$815,000
$594
2018
3033 India St UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735120
-117.174060
-1195
157599
3033-India-St-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014360
18001436092103
($1,195)/mo
3033 India St # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$865,000
$516
2006
1409 Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743275
-117.150920
-1234
211895
1409-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020129
18002012992103
($1,234)/mo
1409 Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,150,000
1913
1409 Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743275
-117.150920
-1234
211895
1409-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020109
18002010992103
($1,234)/mo
1409 Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,150,000
$822
1913
605 W Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732240
-117.168400
-1235
211912
605-W-Maple-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007864
18000786492103
($1,235)/mo
605 W Maple St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,150,100
$375
2000
3756 Pioneer Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747055
-117.174070
-1258
215602
3756-Pioneer-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007880
18000788092103
($1,258)/mo
3756 Pioneer Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,170,000
$508
1932
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750877
-117.169716
-1280
219123
710-12-Fort-Stockton-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058174
17005817492103
($1,280)/mo
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,189,000
1914
2253 JUAN STREET, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751118
-117.189445
-1293
221160
2253-JUAN-STREET-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014708
18001470892103
($1,293)/mo
2253 JUAN STREET 
San Diego
Detached
$1,200,000
$527
1942
3675 Eagle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744910
-117.169530
-1350
230244
3675-Eagle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017434
18001743492103
($1,350)/mo
3675 Eagle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,249,000
$558
1918
4345 Arcadia Dr., San Diego, CA 92103
32.756027
-117.173195
-1350
230244
4345-Arcadia-Dr.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020107
18002010792103
($1,350)/mo
4345 Arcadia Dr. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,249,000
$558
1956
3218 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737785
-117.173730
-1351
230430
3218-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017452
18001745292103
($1,351)/mo
3218 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,250,000
$480
2017
3903 Alameda Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748070
-117.185265
-1351
230430
3903-Alameda-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006045
18000604592103
($1,351)/mo
3903 Alameda Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,250,000
$416
1990
2217 Whitman St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752216
-117.187330
-1374
233951
2217-Whitman-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014838
18001483892103
($1,374)/mo
2217 Whitman St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,269,000
$675
1983
4107 1ST AVE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752045
-117.164085
-1396
181447
4107-1ST-AVE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005481
18000548192103
($1,396)/mo
4107 1ST AVE 
San Diego
Townhome
$995,000
$490
2003