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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

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Gorgeous Brand new Construction Home in a Private Guarded Gated Community! Very Light and Bright!. Beautiful CANYON VIEWS. Builder upgrade Owners Suite Deck, flooring through out first floor, black iron and glass rails.Enter into the two-story foyer, offering views to the spacious dining room, soaring two-story great room, and large two-story luxury outdoor living space beyond. The well-designed kitchen overlooks a bright casual dining area, the great room, and amazing outdoor living, creating the perfect space to entertain year-round. The kitchen is highlighted by a large center island with breakfast bar, plenty of counter and cabinet space, and ample walk-in pantry. On the second floor, the expansive primary bedroom suite is complete with a marvelous walk-in closet and exquisite primary bath with dual vanities, large soaking tub, luxe shower, and private water closet. Central to a generous loft that overlooks the first floor, the secondary bedrooms each feature sizable closets and private baths. This home also includes an easily accessible first-floor bedroom with closet and private bath off the foyer. With exceptional schools, exhilarating amenities, and exquisitely designed homes, at Porter Ranch, residents can ignite the spirit and feed the soul. Its the best of luxury living, right where you want to be. The newly constructed Porter Ranch Community School, the community's own K-8 school, scored an impressive 99 out of 100 CORE score, is a 2016-17 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award winner.Exceptional private schools near Porter Ranch include Chatsworth Hills Academy,

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