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Want to live in an eclectic and culturally diverse community in San Diego? Check out Hillcrest.

Hillcrest Real Estate

Bordered by Balboa Park to the southeast and Mission Valley to the north, Hillcrest is a neighborhood with a rich history and cultural past. It has an eclectic mix of people, homes, restaurants, bars, and shopping that embraces a bohemian lifestyle.

The community is known for its diverse population and the way it has embraced members of the LGBT community, many of which call it home.

It’s older neighborhood with a wide variety of local businesses and retail establishments, including eateries, nightclubs and on-trend boutiques and vintage stores.


Grab a taco at La Posta or have some Japanese at Ichiban.

Eat some local flare at Crest Cafe or the famously awesome Hash House A Go Go.

Want a drink?

Urban Mo’s is the quintessential Hillcrest flavored bar.

There are lots of wine bars in the neighborhood, too. Try Wine Lover, Crush, and Wine Connection for a glass.

When you buy a home or property in Hillcrest, you will enjoy classic charm of Craftsman style and mid-century modern homes and apartment buildings laid out along tree-lined streets.

While the area of Hillcrest was once sparsely inhabited, it has grown over the years.

Named for George Hill, a rich railroad magnate, Hillcrest was in the early 20th century seen as a suburban shopping area for downtown San Diego.

The Hillcrest Business Association is an active agency that hosts local events and festivals while promoting business development and growth for the neighborhood. It celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007 with a variety of Centennial events and celebrations.

The Hillcrest Town Council was also formed over 100 years ago making it one of the oldest in San Diego.

This group of local residents has a mission of providing a voice for area residents while enhancing the quality of life and supporting actions that benefit the neighborhood.

If you decide to buy a home in Hillcrest, you will be able to walk and get around quite easily.

There is public transit to downtown San Diego via bus service.

Hillcrest residents enjoy annual “CityFest” with food, music and other activities as well as weekly farmers markets, book fairs and Mardi Gras celebrations.

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