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Located only a few miles north of San Diego's bustling downtown, the vibrant uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest stands as San Diego's LGBTQ+ central hub, offering an array of bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques and unique shops.

Lauded for its welcoming vibe and pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalk patios, the area's east end is marked by a towering rainbow Pride flag just off Hillcrest's main thoroughfare of University Avenue, at the corner of Normal Street. The landmark serves as the starting point for San Diego LGBTQ+ Pride's annual mile-long parade held each July. A block away, down Harvey Milk Street, is where the San Diego LGBTQ+ Community Center resides.

Spanning a dozen blocks west from the Pride flag along University Avenue is a colorful mix of ethnically diverse restaurants, nightclubs and acclaimed wine bars. You'll also discover home decor shops, distinctive boutiques, the Uptown District shopping plaza and the country's only openly gay brewery, Hillcrest Brewing Company. This lively stretch also hosts one of the largest farmers markets in San Diego from 9AM – 2PM on Sunday. A great place to shop for local produce, arts and crafts, the market also offers a wide range of gourmet stalls with hot and cold cuisine.

University Avenue leads into the neighborhood's "village" area designated by the historic, neon "Hillcrest" sign. On intersecting Fifth Avenue, you'll find a concentration of new and established restaurants, as well as a few dessert-centric eateries. Thrown into the mix are vintage clothing shops, book outlets and the multiplex Landmark Cinemas for taking in independent and foreign films.

Just south of Hillcrest sits Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in North America and a hub for recreation, arts and culture, and community gatherings. The park is home to 16 museums and performing arts venues, ornate Spanish-Renaissance architecture, 1,200 acres of beautiful gardens and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Newest Listings in Hillcrest

240006626 MLS ACTIVE Status
We are pleased to present First Avenue Lofts, a fully entitled 56-unit investment opportunity located at 3830 First Avenue San Diego, CA. The First Avenue Lofts is comprised of sixteen (16) studios averaging 380 sqft each, and forty (40) one-bedroom/one-bathroom units ranging from 570 – 715 square feet. Once built, the eight-story property will be a total of 37,975 square feet (32,215 net rentable). Each apartment unit will be furnished with contemporary fixtures and finishes, coming with 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, full kitchen appliance packages, HVAC, built-in shelves and storage cabinetry. The subject property is located in Hillcrest, one of the most coveted locations for renters in San Diego. In and of itself, the site location is also outstanding, giving premium visibility and walkability. The property boasts a walkability score of 97 which is “a walkers paradise”. It is less than a mile from Balboa Park which offers tennis courts, public pool, baseball fields, archery range, hiking trails, dog park, disk golf course, playground, and a speed track for bicyclist. Residents at the subject property enjoy immediate walking access to the many bars and restaurants on University Avenue, and Robinson Avenue. Lastly, residents enjoy easy access to CA-163 and Interstate 5 and are just minutes away from San Diego’s largest employment centers including Downtown, Mission Valley, and Kearny Mesa. This property presents a unique opportunity for an investor to purchase development project in Hillcrest, one of the strongest submarkets.

3830 1st Avenue Unit #13, Mission Hills

240004475 MLS ACTIVE Status
1215 - Front Unit: Welcome to this charming single-story residence boasting three bedrooms and three full bathrooms spread across 1,705 square feet. The spacious, high-ceiling living room features a cozy fireplace and a convenient wet bar near the entrance, perfect for entertaining guests. Enjoy the ample front, side, and back yards, ideal for outdoor gatherings and embracing the wonderful San Diego lifestyle. Benefit from the added value of fully paid-off solar panels on the roof. 1213 - Back Unit: Built in 2019, this stylish two-story residence offers a detached home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The building measures approximately 30' x 30', featuring a beautiful design. The property includes two separate garages, accommodating a total of three cars with one garage offering extra length on the first floor, along with laundry facilities and direct access to the upper level. Enjoy the comfort of multi-split AC/heat units and ceiling fans in every room, along with the added bonus of fully paid-off solar panels on the roof. Location: Conveniently situated for easy access to the 163 and 8 freeways, this property is only two blocks away from the Vermont bridge. Take advantage of its proximity to HUB Market Place, Trader Joe's, Ralph's, and a plethora of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars along University Ave in Hillcrest. Note: All information provided is deemed reliable, but buyers and their agents are encouraged to verify all details before submitting an offer.

1213-1215 Hayes Ave, Mission Hills

1 Beds 1 Baths 240007048 MLS ACTIVE Status Windemere Court BLDG.
Perfectly located within the gated community of Windemere Court, this condo provides access to all of the dynamic urban lifestyle of vibrant Hillcrest. With its well-planned layout and design, this residence blends comfort with timeless style. The open-concept living area is bathed in natural light, creating a warm atmosphere, and the private balcony invites one to enjoy west facing views and a fresh breeze. The community itself includes the convenience of an elevator, secure underground parking, and an additional, secure, and large storage unit. The outdoor communal BBQ and lounge area, catching the afternoon and evening sun, are perfect for gatherings and relaxation. Discover unparalleled charm and tranquility at this building with great curb appeal, professionally manicured landscaping and a serene atmosphere. Within walking distance of restaurants, bars, grocery stores (Ralphs, Trader Joes, Wholefoods, Sprouts) and the weekly farmer's market. Residents are a stone’s throw away from culinary and entertainment options, satisfaction of everyday necessities, and everything else this desirable neighborhood of Hillcrest has to offer. Additionally, the residence is located close to freeways I5 and 163, to SDSU and San Diego City College, to Balboa Park and Downtown San Diego, ensuring that residents can easily access all that San Diego has to offer.

3950 Cleveland Ave Unit #211, Mission Hills

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