Hillcrest is one of San Diego’s first suburbs, and today remains a colorful and diverse community brimming with coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. The area got its start in the Summer of 1906 when William Wesley Whitson received a business tip from his sister-in-law Laura Anderson. She had heard that the George Hill Estate was for sale. Whitson purchased the hilly tract just north of downtown for $115,000, a bargain at the time.
Today, Hillcrest more closely resembles a village than an urban center. The restored Hillcrest sign centers the area around University Avenue and gives it a unique character. Streets are lined with antique stores, specialty shops, bookstores and specialty eateries.
Homes in Hillcrest vary widely from early 1900’s historic homes to new construction condo buildings.
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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of April 21, 2019 12:45 and/or other sources. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.