Located just west of Hillcrest and overlooking Mission Valley and Presidio Park, Mission Hills is one of San Diego's oldest and most desirable neighborhoods. The area was developed in the early 1900s and is one of the most architecturally impressive neighborhoods - most of the area restored to pristine conditions.

Mission Hills History

Mission Hills was subdivided in 1908, and over the years, some of San Diego's premier architects designed homes in the neighborhood, including Richard Requa, William E.

Hebbard, William Templeton Johnson, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon and Joel E. Brown. More modern homes were built along the canyon rims by well-known architects Lloyd Ruocco, Homer Delawie, John Lloyd Wright and Sim Bruce Richards. The local horticulturalist Kate Sessions helped to influence development in Mission Hills and founded the Mission Hills Nursery in 1910, which is still an active business.

What Makes it so Special?

Just a stroll through the neighborhoods north of West Washington Street may result in you wanting to live in Mission Hills. Old stately homes, quaint craftsman bungalows and large mansions -- all immaculately manicured on quiet streets, help to give Mission Hills its appeal.

What Defines Mission Hills?

First and foremost, the homes. Mission Hills is a far cry from new cookie-cutter subdivisions and the older, but well-appointed homes each have its own unique characteristics and charm.

Things to Do

Mission Hills has its own business district that you can stroll to. Most of the local businesses are located along West Washington Street from Hillcrest and on to the east. The business hub of Mission Hills is along Goldfinch Street between Fort Stockton and West Washington. Restaurants, shops, pubs ​​​​​​​and services give residents just about everything they might need.

San Diego, CA 92103
$1,950,000
2906
sqft
4
Baths
4
Beds
Traditional residence atop tranquil canyon enjoys sweeping bay views. Spacious living room with hardwood floors and fireplace features floor-to-ceiling windows. Private yard and garden complement this charming home sited on over 1/4 acre lot.
San Diego, CA 92103
$2,395,000
4946
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Contemporary Batter Kay residence with panoramic bay and city views. Modern floorplan affords open living spaces with adjacent outdoor retreats. Unique architectural detailing frames light-filled living areas, including spacious kitchen/great room area and master retreat with walk-in closet and private balcony. Rooftop deck and backyard with dining terrace complete this sophisticated sanctuary.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,095,000
1320
sqft
1.5
Baths
2
Beds
This quintessential English cottage (think The Holiday) tucked amongst the most stately homes in San Diego's historic and highly desirable North Mission Hills. 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home with hardwood floors throughout, coffered and vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, private, gated entrance, with updated kitchen and baths , private rear deck, and laundry room. Exclusive and quiet location with plentiful street parking, easy walking to schools, shopping, restaurants and parks.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,840,000
2878
sqft
2.5
Baths
3
Beds
Designed by Tom Silvers, this exclusive hillside sanctuary features distinctive architectural details and modern floorplan which integrates indoor and outdoor living areas. Artfully placed windows capture scenic mountain and bay vistas providing idyllic backdrops. Well-appointed kitchen with adjacent dining area opens to terrace and spacious lawn surrounded by lush landscaping. Upstairs master suite offers private retreat with view balcony, fireplace, luxurious bath and sauna. Bonus: solar powered.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,649,000
2751
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Meticulously custom built in 2011, this stunning home artfully blends Spanish architecture with Craftsman accents. Modern conveniences and comfort still embrace the charm & character that make Mission Hills homes so unique. Gorgeous, canyon-side views from most rooms & multiple decks. Ocean views from several vantage points. Nine foot & vaulted ceilings, skylights and sizable windows further enhance the open floor plan. Ideal North Mission Hills location on a quiet street with easy access to parks, excellent public & private schools, area attractions & transit. Spa, leased PV solar & more! Generously-sized rooms and ample storage exist throughout the home. Gleaming oak floors and built in oak cabinetry adorn the living and dining areas. A flexible floor plan, laundry room, upstairs office area, and master suite are adaptable for many ways of living. Attached two car garage with built in overhead storage. Landscaped grounds with stream-like water feature and 5 producing citrus trees, a fig tree, a nectarine, grapes, passion fruit, and irrigated raised bed gardens for ornamental, herb or vegetable gardening. For cold or hot days a highly efficient, nearly silent four-zone Fujitsu mini-split HVAC system is installed. Two indoor fireplaces for comfort and ambience. Whole house water filter. Natural gas lines supply both the BBQ and lower deck fire pit.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,450,000
2524
sqft
2.5
Baths
4
Beds
Built in 1931 this two-story residence presents uniquely timeless floor plan, featuring open living spaces, kitchen with adjacent breakfast room, and family room with French doors leading to deck and terraces. Lush canyon lot provides scenic vistas. Upstairs is complete with four light-filled corner bedrooms, including master suite with fireplace. View balcony overlooks private grounds.
San Diego, CA 92103
$1,500,000
1967
sqft
2.5
Baths
3
Beds
This mid-century Mission Hills home in the coveted canyon view area of Randolph Terrace lives like a single level floorplan with an additional Family Room on the lower level that features a private entrance. This home features a modern kitchen with custom birch and walnut laminated cabinets, stainless steel appliances and oak hardwood flooring. Very private canyon views await you from multiple large decks and a gardener’s oasis. This is a great home to entertain your family and friends while enjoying the red-tailed hawks that soar overhead and the abundance of flora and fauna. The yard is fully fenced for safety of pets and your family.
San Diego, CA 92103
$950,000
1001
sqft
1
Baths
2
Beds
Colonial Revival Cottage, designated as a contributing resource to the Mission Hills Historic District, retains original 1938 architectural details and offers remodeled kitchen, featuring Sub-Zero, Miele dishwasher and Viking range. Dining area French doors open to picturesque terrace, surrounded by fruit trees. Fire pit with seating area and built-in barbecue create inviting entertaining space.
San Diego, CA 92103
$2,595,000
4608
sqft
3
Baths
5
Beds
Quintessential Prairie-style Historic Landmark with Mills Act property tax savings is sited prominently on level canyon lot. Stately entry with dramatic staircase introduces architectural showcase featuring modern conveniences and period detailing. Exquisitely remodeled kitchen and baths coupled with original wood floors, gumwood paneling and box beam ceiling exemplify the impeccable fusion of modern and classic. Coveted amenities include gym, workshop, home offices and spacious laundry room.
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