Hillcrest, by many, is considered San Diego’s first suburb.  Located less than two miles north of downtown San Diego, Hillcrest is now home to over 36,000 residents who enjoy numerous eclectic boutiques and shops, delicious and unique restaurants and entertainment.  From almost every location, residents can walk to their local favorite restaurant, coffee shop or bar.

The large neon welcoming Hillcrest sign stretching across University and 5th Street has been welcoming people since 1940.  In fact, Hillcrest was the first community to have such a sign.  Hillcrest Later Normal Heights, North Park, University Heights, Kensington and Little Italy would follow.  The Women’s Business Association of Hillcrest donated the twenty-on-foot long sign in 1940.

Homes and condos in Hillcrest are as eclectic as the restaurants and shops which adore University and Washington streets.  Ranging from mid-century modern to classic Craftsman and Spanish Revival, lovingly restored Victorian homes, to modern homes built on the canyons, Hillcrest real estate has something for everyone.  Hillcrest’s close proximity to Balboa Park, Downtown San Diego and the beaches make this community a very central and desirable area to live.  Residents live down quite tree-lined streets, where birds and breezes float in the landscape, yet they find themselves just a minutes’ walk from the city.  It is no wonder, Hillcrest real estate is some of the most sought after in all of urban San Diego.  Hillcrest’s home prices range from the low $300,000’s for a single family home, to over $2M for a one of a kind home in one of the areas best neighborhoods.  Many residents choose condo living over single-family homes.  Condos in Hillcrest range from the low $200,000’s to over $2M for downtown and Balboa Park views.

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