Welcome to Hillcrest


Just north of downtown San Diego, Hillcrest boasts a prime location that offers the best of both worlds. Partially adjacent to Balboa Park and continuing Northwest, Hillcrest offers a wide variety of housing and lifestyle options. With a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and entertainment options, you'll experience the energy of city life right at your doorstep. At the same time, Hillcrest maintains a warm, welcoming ambiance that encourages a strong sense of community.


Within walking distance of Hillcrest is the famous Balboa Park which offers over 1,200 acres of open space to explore. Some attractions there include the San Diego Zoo, Japanese Friendship Garden, as well as various museums and amphitheatres. 


Whether you're buying or selling, our expert real estate team is here to guide you through the Hillcrest market. We understand the nuances of this unique neighborhood and can help you navigate the process with confidence. Let us assist you in finding your perfect Hillcrest home and embarking on a new chapter in this vibrant San Diego community.

Schools in Hillcrest, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hillcrest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Florence Elementary
K - 5th
Comprehensive Educational Svs Dba Aces Academy
4th - 12th
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Around Hillcrest, CA

There's plenty to do around Hillcrest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smart Nutrition, Wild Goose Fishing Charters, and Yoga Box.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 63 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.59 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.02 miles 89 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.24 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
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