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.

3932 9Th Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-570
58232
3932-9Th-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
190045459
19004545992103
($570)/mo
3932 9Th Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$614
1990
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
4322 5Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754780
-117.160484
-778
61019
4322-5Th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002617
20000261792103
($778)/mo
4322 5Th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$545
1973
1295 Essex St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747444
-117.152380
-918
112115
1295-Essex-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190063933
19006393392103
($918)/mo
1295 Essex St 
San Diego
Detached
$619,900
$922
2004
3775 Georgia St UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.144950
-924
81511
3775-Georgia-St-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001631
20000163192103
($924)/mo
3775 Georgia St # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$460,000
$458
1990
1007 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746407
-117.155070
-930
106339
1007-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001540
20000154092103
($930)/mo
1007 Robinson Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$590,000
$627
2009
3450 2nd Ave. UNIT 26, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741123
-117.163090
-940
79329
3450-2nd-Ave.-26-San-Diego-CA-92103
190060548
19006054892103
($940)/mo
3450 2nd Ave. # 26
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$481
1970
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 513, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1042
77345
3650-5Th-Ave-513-San-Diego-CA-92103
190055565
19005556592103
($1,042)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 513
San Diego
All Other Attached
$441,281
$510
2009
1420 BROOKES, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.743286
-117.150930
-1049
126584
1420-BROOKES-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190054095
19005409592103
($1,049)/mo
1420 BROOKES 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$699,000
$1,120
1920
903 Sutter St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171400
-1133
135724
903-Sutter-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190054747
19005474792103
($1,133)/mo
903 Sutter St 
San Diego
Detached
$749,000
$724
1960
3666 3rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-1145
87864
3666-3rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065322
19006532292103
($1,145)/mo
3666 3rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$478
1988
3653 3rd Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744267
-117.162710
-1196
113616
3653-3rd-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001411
20000141192103
($1,196)/mo
3653 3rd Avenue # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$635,000
$517
1995
3653 3rd Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744267
-117.162710
-1196
113616
3653-3rd-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000570
20000057092103
($1,196)/mo
3653 3rd Ave # 2
San Diego
Townhome
$635,000
$517
1995
1260 Cleveland Ave. UNIT F203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153270
-1210
92891
1260-Cleveland-Ave.-F203-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001836
20000183692103
($1,210)/mo
1260 Cleveland Ave. # F203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$527,000
$533
1991
3617 4Th Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743717
-117.161560
-1243
113855
3617-4Th-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002029
20000202992103
($1,243)/mo
3617 4Th Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$637,500
$566
2000
1260 Cleveland Ave UNIT 124, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153270
-1247
92325
1260-Cleveland-Ave-124-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001937
20000193792103
($1,247)/mo
1260 Cleveland Ave # 124
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$487
1991
1227 W Quince St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735123
-117.173290
-1267
150352
1227-W-Quince-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190048783
19004878392103
($1,267)/mo
1227 W Quince St 
San Diego
Detached
$829,000
$868
1940
1064 Cypress Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744854
-117.153900
-1302
154195
1064-Cypress-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001018
20000101892103
($1,302)/mo
1064 Cypress Way 
San Diego
Detached
$850,000
$565
1932
3822 Front St UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747280
-117.165016
-1323
134774
3822-Front-St-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002439
20000243992103
($1,323)/mo
3822 Front St # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,000
$480
1994
1130-32 Sassafras, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738487
-117.174180
-1384
163154
1130-32-Sassafras-San-Diego-CA-92103
200003061
20000306192103
($1,384)/mo
1130-32 Sassafras 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1937
3650 5th Avenue UNIT 210, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1396
105920
3650-5th-Avenue-210-San-Diego-CA-92103
190063186
19006318692103
($1,396)/mo
3650 5th Avenue # 210
San Diego
All Other Attached
$600,000
$485
2009
4091 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752544
-117.147800
-1401
143182
4091-Normal-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002633
20000263392103
($1,401)/mo
4091 Normal Street 
San Diego
Rowhome
$795,000
$541
2008
3650 5th Ave UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1418
104857
3650-5th-Ave-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002538
20000253892103
($1,418)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$563
2009
3003 1st Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736694
-117.163960
-1434
111277
3003-1st-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065551
19006555192103
($1,434)/mo
3003 1st Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$629,000
$525
1976
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737580
-117.173140
-1474
149415
3156-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001252
20000125292103
($1,474)/mo
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$829,500
$520
2003
2732 2nd Ave UNIT #D3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734000
-117.163055
-1494
129335
2732-2nd-Ave-D3-San-Diego-CA-92103
190062460
19006246092103
($1,494)/mo
2732 2nd Ave # #D3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$725,000
$517
1959
4292-4296 3Rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755432
-117.162260
-1511
177050
4292-4296-3Rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190051262
19005126292103
($1,511)/mo
4292-4296 3Rd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$975,000
1958
3651 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742050
-117.179030
-1511
177050
3651-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190059141
19005914192103
($1,511)/mo
3651 Columbia St 
San Diego
Detached
$975,000
$535
2003
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 315, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1591
115463
3650-5Th-Ave-315-San-Diego-CA-92103
190059274
19005927492103
($1,591)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 315
San Diego
All Other Attached
$655,000
$412
2009
4168 Stephens Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753130
-117.178510
-1594
186195
4168-Stephens-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002387
20000238792103
($1,594)/mo
4168 Stephens Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,025,000
$820
1924
4067 Lark St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751170
-117.175934
-1668
194236
4067-Lark-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000058
20000005892103
($1,668)/mo
4067 Lark St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,069,000
$770
1925
535 University Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748210
-117.167915
-1702
197893
535-University-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002775
20000277592103
($1,702)/mo
535 University Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,089,000
$621
1920
605 W Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732230
-117.168430
-1786
207033
605-W-Maple-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023560
19002356092103
($1,786)/mo
605 W Maple St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,139,000
$372
2002
3535 1St Ave UNIT 3A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742146
-117.163820
-1794
106782
3535-1St-Ave-3A-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002226
20000222692103
($1,794)/mo
3535 1St Ave # 3A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$614,900
$396
1973
1016 Cypress Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744854
-117.154335
-1802
208864
1016-Cypress-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001927
20000192792103
($1,802)/mo
1016 Cypress Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,149,000
$708
1939
3528 Lark st, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742400
-117.175804
-1879
217277
3528-Lark-st-San-Diego-CA-92103
190057791
19005779192103
($1,879)/mo
3528 Lark st 
San Diego
Detached
$1,195,000
$573
1978
4155 Maryland St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752914
-117.150930
-1883
170219
4155-Maryland-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190055688
19005568892103
($1,883)/mo
4155 Maryland St 
San Diego
Rowhome
$949,000
$542
2019
4157 Maryland St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752937
-117.150930
-1883
170219
4157-Maryland-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002105
20000210592103
($1,883)/mo
4157 Maryland St 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$542
2019
351 W Robinson, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746937
-117.162445
-1886
218004
351-W-Robinson-San-Diego-CA-92103
190064819
19006481992103
($1,886)/mo
351 W Robinson 
San Diego
Detached
$1,199,000
$810
1929
4182 Arden Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750126
-117.185250
-1929
222760
4182-Arden-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002427
20000242792103
($1,929)/mo
4182 Arden Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,225,000
$580
1955
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1940
143547
3275-Fifth-Ave-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
190062122
19006212292103
($1,940)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$811,000
$645
2008
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 401, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1958
144126
3275-Fifth-Ave-401-San-Diego-CA-92103
190063348
19006334892103
($1,958)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 401
San Diego
All Other Attached
$814,500
$611
2008
845 Fort Stockton UNIT 514, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-1969
164051
845-Fort-Stockton-514-San-Diego-CA-92103
190060797
19006079792103
($1,969)/mo
845 Fort Stockton # 514
San Diego
All Other Attached
$919,000
$723
2009
2470 Pine St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.758200
-117.189350
-2051
236109
2470-Pine-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002386
20000238692103
($2,051)/mo
2470 Pine St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,298,000
$446
1978
305 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740780
-117.162080
-2064
214436
305-Upas-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001565
20000156592103
($2,064)/mo
305 Upas Street 
San Diego
Townhome
$1,185,000
$697
2016
845 Fort Stockton Dr UNIT 509, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-2120
177255
845-Fort-Stockton-Dr-509-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001290
20000129092103
($2,120)/mo
845 Fort Stockton Dr # 509
San Diego
All Other Attached
$992,000
$690
2010
475 Redwood Street UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-2155
168859
475-Redwood-Street-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
190060470
19006047092103
($2,155)/mo
475 Redwood Street # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$949,000
$565
2006
1032 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745365
-117.154880
-2219
254579
1032-Pennsylvania-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065535
19006553592103
($2,219)/mo
1032 Pennsylvania Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,399,000
$591
2020
1915 Alameda Terrace, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747610
-117.183304
-2222
254760
1915-Alameda-Terrace-San-Diego-CA-92103
190062987
19006298792103
($2,222)/mo
1915 Alameda Terrace 
San Diego
Detached
$1,400,000
$807
1928
3660 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744460
-117.171555
-2305
263905
3660-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
190046181
19004618192103
($2,305)/mo
3660 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,450,000
$632
1948
2881 Brant St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735120
-117.166730
-2322
265731
2881-Brant-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190057896
19005789692103
($2,322)/mo
2881 Brant St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,460,000
$438
1980
586 W Laurel St, san diego, CA 92103
32.731119
-117.168579
-2387
272864
586-W-Laurel-St-san-diego-CA-92103
190036849
19003684992103
($2,387)/mo
586 W Laurel St 
san diego
Rowhome
$1,499,000
$664
2019
586 W Laurel UNIT # Town#home, san diego, CA 92103
32.731119
-117.168579
-2387
272864
586-W-Laurel--Townhome-san-diego-CA-92103
190053420
19005342092103
($2,387)/mo
586 W Laurel # # Town#home
san diego
Townhome
$1,499,000
$664
2019
1840 SHERIDAN AVE., San Diego, CA 92103
32.750347
-117.181530
-2387
272864
1840-SHERIDAN-AVE.-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002298
20000229892103
($2,387)/mo
1840 SHERIDAN AVE. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,499,000
$654
1960
3343-47 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738148
-117.175620
-2714
308702
3343-47-Columbia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000305
20000030592103
($2,714)/mo
3343-47 Columbia Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,695,000
1936
590 W LAUREL UNIT Town-house, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.731113
-117.168596
-2723
309615
590-W-LAUREL-Town-house-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190053312
19005331292103
($2,723)/mo
590 W LAUREL # Town-house
SAN DIEGO
Townhome
$1,699,999
$753
2019
3275 5th Ave UNIT 505, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-2778
228842
3275-5th-Ave-505-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000263
20000026392103
($2,778)/mo
3275 5th Ave # 505
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,279,000
$786
2008
2665 5th Ave UNIT 405, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733086
-117.160290
-2832
243870
2665-5th-Ave-405-San-Diego-CA-92103
190064903
19006490392103
($2,832)/mo
2665 5th Ave # 405
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,359,000
$777
2016
3702 Clark St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745743
-117.184440
-2882
326987
3702-Clark-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180039533
18003953392103
($2,882)/mo
3702 Clark St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,795,000
$751
1978
2604 5th Ave UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2912
184194
2604-5th-Ave-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065690
19006569092103
($2,912)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,049,000
$775
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3081
202469
2604-5th-Ave-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065689
19006568992103
($3,081)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,149,000
$808
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3107
204441
2604-5th-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065687
19006568792103
($3,107)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,160,000
$725
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 201, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3129
206247
2604-5th-Ave-201-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065686
19006568692103
($3,129)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 201
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,170,000
$681
2019
2484 Pine Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.758350
-117.189580
-3181
359812
2484-Pine-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190055104
19005510492103
($3,181)/mo
2484 Pine Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,974,500
$686
1978
2750 4th Ave. UNIT 301, san diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3190
273820
2750-4th-Ave.-301-san-diego-CA-92103
190040552
19004055292103
($3,190)/mo
2750 4th Ave. # 301
san diego
All Other Attached
$1,525,000
$756
2019
2750 4th ave UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3202
273760
2750-4th-ave-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190040527
19004052792103
($3,202)/mo
2750 4th ave # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,525,000
$707
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 502, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3279
224426
2604-5th-Ave-502-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065692
19006569292103
($3,279)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 502
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,269,000
$938
2019
2750 4th Ave UNIT 302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3327
287475
2750-4th-Ave-302-San-Diego-CA-92103
190040557
19004055792103
($3,327)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,600,000
$742
2019
4021 Bandini, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748090
-117.186874
-3424
386417
4021-Bandini-San-Diego-CA-92103
190058309
19005830992103
($3,424)/mo
4021 Bandini 
San Diego
Detached
$2,120,000
$519
1975
3415 6th Avenue UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741142
-117.159510
-3463
248359
3415-6th-Avenue-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001095
20000109592103
($3,463)/mo
3415 6th Avenue # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,399,000
$613
2009