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
MLS#: 230002255
$3,200
1050
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
This newly remodeled unit is a large 1,050 sq ft 2 bed 2 bath condominium. It is a corner unit less than a 10 minute walk to Little Italy and close access to freeways. The unit features new calcutta quarts counter tops, vinyl plank flooring (new carpet in bedrooms), new shower and baths, sound proof windows and doors, central air conditioning and heat, new commercial card ready community laundry machines, one off street parking, and views of down town and San Diego Bay.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002105SD
$449,900
652
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Welcome home to this adorable 1 bedroom 1 bath condo. Nestled between Hillcrest, North Park and minutes away from Balboa Park-you will love this location! This upstairs unit has an immense amount of natural sunlight, open layout, original hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, crown molding, stainless steel appliances and charming gas fireplace. Unit also comes with a 1 car garage with extra storage and the complex has low HOA fees and free community laundry. This is the one!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002114SD
$4,395,000
3995
sqft
3
Baths
2
Beds
Sophisticated, Exuberant, Inspiring! Welcome to The Manhattan, THE Penthouse masterpiece channeling the essence of a coveted urban existence. Soaring walls of glass in the main living spaces embrace the sky and inclusively capture the idyllic surrounding beauty of Bankers Hill. Almost 4000sf of urban interior perfection transitions seamlessly into what is perhaps the grandest outdoor living offering of 3 massive terraces in San Diego highrise living. Formal and informal entertainment and gathering spaces, dual Primary Suites that have no peer, and views stretching 270 degrees over some of San Diego’s most pristine vistas. The residence has been evaluated for installation of an after-market glass elevator (see artist renderings in photos). Introducing the new look of luxury in San Diego’s prized Bankers Hill neighborhood. This curated collection of residences at 41 West exemplifies the passionate life that is Southern California, with a nod to the easy living feel that is uniquely San Diego. Careful consideration was given to create a product grand in scale, yet smartly crafted for today’s active lifestyle. Each facet of the building has been carefully vetted to provide its residents an ideal urban lifestyle. The developer’s vision and center of inspiration was all about maximizing the indoor to outdoor transitional living experience. Welcome to the NanaWalls. These State-of-the-Art telescoping walls of glass, featured in every residence, provide a seamless experience with minimal frames, sleek clean lines and providing expansive unobstructed views whether opened or closed. Furthermore, each residence is a portrait of sublime fixtures and finishes that accentuate the harmonious palette of space and light. Whether you like Miele or Italian Armony Cucine in your kitchen, to Kohler and Toto in the baths, the list of features will seem endless. Feature 10’ ceilings in the living and dining areas to emphasize the drama! The VRF zoning systems provide the best product in individual air circulation. Expansive terraces has been fitted with a direct gas hookup so that you can set up your own personal outdoor BBQ chef station. Staying true to Green and sustainability, individual EV charging stations can be installed at your unit’s assigned parking! There is a continuity in this building that flows from the grand two-story lobby entrance, all the way to the oversized Mitsubishi elevators. Speaking of Grand Lobby, the original plans actually had a full residence that was removed from the final design to create this grand entrance. Every person who enters 41 West now encounters a stunning experience each and every time they return home or to visit. 41 West offers the latest in discerning amenities and security. It begins with 24-hour lobby attendant and secure underground parking, FOB controlled doors, elevators and common areas, plus 24/7 video monitoring provides that extra level of security. There is a fireside lounge for arriving and departing guests or just stop by for a friendly chat. Conveniently located on the first level is a resident lounge that features a Full Swing golf simulator. Additionally, there is a large screen TV as well as a wet bar. It’s the perfect community gathering place. Adjacent to the lounge is a private fitness center that welcomes your personal training sessions (with appointments) and offers towel and water service. Arguably the cherry on top is the pet wash and grooming center with easy access to an alternate exterior building exit. Add to this the best bicycle and storage room you have seen in Metro San Diego and you will be hooked! As you can see, the community amenities are plenty, but the biggest one is being on the doorstep of San Diego’s Crown Jewel playground - Balboa Park! Whether it’s walking, picnics, bicycling, theater, museums or nature walks, residents will have the year-round enjoyment of one of the largest and most diverse city parks in the entire United States. 41 West is not just an...
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002138SD
$499,000
805
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Seventh floor, park views, facing south. Two gated garage assigned parking spaces. Common areas offer, hot tub, swimming pool, gym, clubhouse. There is a suite's on the first floor for owners to rent for their guest, short term stays. Heart of Hillcrest and Balboa Park. Trustee sale
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002149SD
$328,000
451
sqft
1
Baths
0
Beds
Welcome home to this spacious open concept studio unit in the Uptown area of Hillcrest. This unit is located on the second floor with lots of natural light & a balcony to enjoy the view! The home offers plenty of storage space with 2 large closets & also has air conditioning. The building amenities include a community laundry room, underground parking, community patio area with BBQ & storage lockers. Reside in an amazing location walkable to Balboa Park & a myriad of shops, restaurants, and nightlife! Located in Hillcrest, northwest of Balboa Park and south of Mission Valley. Hillcrest is known for its diversity and locally owned businesses, including restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, trendy thrift-stores and other independent specialty stores. Easy freeway, trolley and bus access. Fantastic location! Near Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, great nightlife, popular restaurants and Hillcrest Farmers Market, all within walking distance!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002083
$4,500,000
5424
sqft
5
Baths
5
Beds
Spectacular North Mission Hills home! Every detail of this 5424 SQFT pristine home has been carefully considered and crafted to perfection. Located on a 16,900 square foot useable canyon lot, the entire property is an unexpected masterpiece. As you enter the front door you walk into a beautiful entryway and to the left leads to the spectacular living room and sitting room that looks out to the pool, garden, canyon, and evening lights. From the sitting room you can access the outdoor garden. Please see attachment under docs for floor plan. (See supplements below)
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002096
$2,260,000
2608
sqft
4.5
Baths
3
Beds
An extraordinary lifestyle of luxury and convenience awaits from this pristine condominium in Palatine Bankers Hill. Exuding warmth and comfortable sophistication throughout the spacious, 2,608 square foot interior, you will enjoy 3 generously sized en suite bedrooms plus a powder room, laundry room, as well as a designated storage room right outside your front door. Voluminous, open-concept living areas feature floor-to-ceiling paneled doors inviting an influx of natural light while allowing a seamless transition onto your expansive terrace with peek bay views. Beautiful interior appointments include warm, white Oak hardwood and imported Turkish stone tile flooring, Macaubas quartzite countertops, custom Shinnoki sustainable wood cabinetry, and a Daikin smart thermostat with remote temperature control capabilities. Completed in 2020 and designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, Palatine Bankers Hill is an intimate collection of 16 condominium residences offering a keyless entry vestibule, secured state-of-the-art elevated parking system with EV charging stations available, and a dog washing station. The highly sought-after locale provides easy access to Balboa Park, Little Italy and Downtown. Urban living at its finest!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002105
$449,900
652
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Welcome home to this adorable 1 bedroom 1 bath condo. Nestled between Hillcrest, North Park and minutes away from Balboa Park-you will love this location! This upstairs unit has an immense amount of natural sunlight, open layout, original hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, crown molding, stainless steel appliances and charming gas fireplace. Unit also comes with a 1 car garage with extra storage and the complex has low HOA fees and free community laundry. This is the one!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002114
$4,395,000
3995
sqft
3.5
Baths
2
Beds
Sophisticated, Exuberant, Inspiring! Welcome to The Manhattan, THE Penthouse masterpiece channeling the essence of a coveted urban existence. Soaring walls of glass in the main living spaces embrace the sky and inclusively capture the idyllic surrounding beauty of Bankers Hill. Almost 4000sf of urban interior perfection transitions seamlessly into what is perhaps the grandest outdoor living offering of 3 massive terraces in San Diego highrise living. Formal and informal entertainment and gathering spaces, dual Primary Suites that have no peer, and views stretching 270 degrees over some of San Diego’s most pristine vistas. The residence has been evaluated for installation of an after-market glass elevator (see artist renderings in photos).
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002138
$499,000
805
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Seventh floor, park views, facing south. Two gated garage assigned parking spaces. Common areas offer, hot tub, swimming pool, gym, clubhouse. There is a suite's on the first floor for owners to rent for their guest, short term stays. Heart of Hillcrest and Balboa Park.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002149
$328,000
451
sqft
1
Baths
0
Beds
Welcome home to this spacious open concept studio unit in the Uptown area of Hillcrest. This unit is located on the second floor with lots of natural light & a balcony to enjoy the view! The home offers plenty of storage space with 2 large closets & also has air conditioning. The building amenities include a community laundry room, underground parking, community patio area with BBQ & storage lockers. Reside in an amazing location walkable to Balboa Park & a myriad of shops, restaurants, and nightlife!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002083SD
$4,500,000
5424
sqft
5
Baths
4
Beds
Spectacular North Mission Hills home! Every detail of this 5424 SQFT pristine home has been carefully considered and crafted to perfection. Located on a 16,900 square foot useable canyon lot, the entire property is an unexpected masterpiece. As you enter the front door you walk into a beautiful entryway and to the left leads to the spectacular living room and sitting room that looks out to the pool, garden, canyon, and evening lights. From the sitting room you can access the outdoor garden. Please see attachment under docs for floor plan. (See supplements below) This spectacular home was originally approx. 2400 SQFT, current owners remodel the home and added approx. 3000 SQFT to this home this is now a 4 Bedroom 5 bath with optional room. Main level has, living room with a beautiful fireplace, hardwood floors, sitting room that has a huge picture window. Formal dining room, guest bedroom, and family room. ¾ guest bathroom. UPSTAIRS LEVEL, the master suite has a 2-sided fireplace one side for the bedroom & one side for the bathroom, 2 very large walk-in closets, all the tile in the bathroom is limestone imported from Italy, shower has dual shower heads. Two additional ensuite bedrooms and sitting room are also on this level. Downstair leads to the full gym, and pool area. ¾ bathroom for the pool area, huge storage area under the house. All the windows were all replaced with custom box dual pane wooden window boxes. All the tiled flooring is limestone. Mission Hills is loved for her convenient midtown but quietly set-above location, historic and artistic architecture, excellent schools, 2 treasured parks, fascinating historical import to our city, and most loved, a community of dining, concerts, neighbors, and friends who care and share while maintaining their own independence.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230002096SD
$2,260,000
2608
sqft
4
Baths
3
Beds
An extraordinary lifestyle of luxury and convenience awaits from this pristine condominium in Palatine Bankers Hill. Exuding warmth and comfortable sophistication throughout the spacious, 2,608 square foot interior, you will enjoy 3 generously sized en suite bedrooms plus a powder room, laundry room, as well as a designated storage room right outside your front door. Voluminous, open-concept living areas feature floor-to-ceiling paneled doors inviting an influx of natural light while allowing a seamless transition onto your expansive terrace with peek bay views. Beautiful interior appointments include warm, white Oak hardwood and imported Turkish stone tile flooring, Macaubas quartzite countertops, custom Shinnoki sustainable wood cabinetry, and a Daikin smart thermostat with remote temperature control capabilities. Completed in 2020 and designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, Palatine Bankers Hill is an intimate collection of 16 condominium residences offering a keyless entry vestibule, secured state-of-the-art elevated parking system with EV charging stations available, and a dog washing station. The highly sought-after locale provides easy access to Balboa Park, Little Italy and Downtown. Urban living at its finest!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230001906
$2,399,000
4216
sqft
4.5
Baths
6
Beds
Truly one-of-a-kind English Manor Home located in the heart of San Diego. A unique opportunity to own a piece of history in a prime location. Built in the 1920s, this English Tudor home is being sold as part of a probate sale. The home boasts a rich history and is a true testament to the craftsmanship and design of the Tudor style. Upon entering, you'll be welcomed into a grand foyer that sets the stage for the beauty and character of the rest of the property. The living room features high coffered ceilings, built-in bookcases, and a classic fireplace. The formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties and family gatherings, with an elegant chandelier, crown molding with picture railing and large windows.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230001615
$5,500
1395
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
The Best Views Of Any Current Lease Listing In San Diego. The 15th Floor Of The Del Prado Building Gives Unobstructed Ocean, Bay, Coronado Bridge, and Balboa Park Views From EVERY ROOM Of The Property. The Historically Designated Del Prado Was Built In 1973. Designed By The Man Who Helped Shape Southern California's Mid-Century Modern Esthetic, Master Architect, William Krisel. You Have To See This Property!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230001584SD
$1,375,000
2104
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Stunning, newer construction row home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Hillcrest. Gorgeous “great room” layout. Chef's kitchen features quartz countertops, tile backsplash, S/S appliances, pantry & large island. Master suite has its own dedicated floor w/ private 21’ balcony, 9’ ceilings, walk-in closet, beautiful bathroom w/ dual vanity & large tiled shower. Guest beds generously sized. Exquisite cosmetic upgrades & Smart-home upgrades throughout. Brilliant views from every room. This lovely residence boasts a 400+ ft.², 270° view rooftop deck w/ outdoor kitchen hookups and gas fire pit, creating an amazing entertaining space! *NO HOA FEES* Nothing to do except to move right in...Luxury has a new address! No HOA fees for this absolutely magnificent Row home. Newer construction means all newer systems and offers the creature-comfort upgrades & amenities that todays buyer desires. Upgrades include higher-end fixtures and finishes, brilliant contemporary flooring, recessed lighting throughout, and ceiling fans in each bedroom. Smart lighting switches in most rooms. Smart security, doorbell and thermostat. Skylight stairwell to an amazing 400+ square-foot rooftop deck. Rooftop deck features fire pit, electrical, gas and outdoor kitchen hook ups. Custom blinds throughout. HVAC throughout. two separate patios (in addition to rooftop deck). Epoxied 2 car garage with Navien on-demand hot water heater. Separate laundry room with side-by-side W&D on guest floor. Ample storage throughout. Views from nearly every room into either a northerly, easterly or southerly corridor. See it today before its SOLD.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: PTP2300355
$1,149,000
1827
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
Craftsman fixer in Mission Hills. Property is a legal two unit with plans to reconfigure the layout to a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath upstairs and a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit downstairs. Property has had demolition done inside to get ready for remodel. 1 Car Detached Garage. Lots of possibilities! Seller expects full approval shortly from the City. Currently through 2 of 4 reviews, resolved with the City. Historical and Planning complete.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 305860985
$1,149,000
1827
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
Craftsman fixer in Mission Hills. Property is a legal two unit with plans to reconfigure the layout to a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath upstairs and a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit downstairs. Property has had demolition done inside to get ready for remodel. 1 Car Detached Garage. Lots of possibilities! Seller expects full approval shortly from the City. Currently through 2 of 4 reviews, resolved with the City. Historical and Planning complete.
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230001584
$1,375,000
2104
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Stunning, newer construction row home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Hillcrest. Gorgeous “great room” layout. Chef's kitchen features quartz countertops, tile backsplash, S/S appliances, pantry & large island. Master suite has its own dedicated floor w/ private 21’ balcony, 9’ ceilings, walk-in closet, beautiful bathroom w/ dual vanity & large tiled shower. Guest beds generously sized. Exquisite cosmetic upgrades & Smart-home upgrades throughout. Brilliant views from every room. This lovely residence boasts a 400+ ft.², 270° view rooftop deck w/ outdoor kitchen hookups and gas fire pit, creating an amazing entertaining space! *NO HOA FEES* Nothing to do except to move right in...Luxury has a new address!
San Diego, CA 92103
MLS#: 230001485SD
$1,699,000
1720
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Incredible opportunity for this gem in the highly coveted pocket, Marston Hills. Rarely does a home come for sale in this fantastic neighborhood that is in mint condition with so many incredible features and a huge flat yard! Originally designed by the famed architect, William P. Lodge, the layout is functional with generous sized bedrooms for this era. Current owners enhanced the layout even more by adding a 3rd bathroom, creating open flow spaces and sizable bathrooms. This exquisite home has too much to offer that YOU MUST SEE for yourself! The timeless attributes of the 1930’s are seen in the arched picture window in the living room, double hung windows, wood burning fireplace, exposed wood beam ceiling with gingerbread trim moulding and vintage angled tub in the third bedroom. The modern improvements of a custom built open kitchen with drop down hood vent, ductless A/C mini splits, updated plumbing, 200 amp electrical service, 80 amp Tesla charger, Hansgrohe fixtures, hallway drop down ladder for attic storage, copper rain gutters and newer roof makes it move in ready! The primary bathroom is dreamy with the natural light pouring in from the skylight, a relaxing deep sunken tub and top of the line Hansgrohe fixtures. Situated on a unique 7,168 sq. ft. LOT, it has the flexible use of an income producing 1 bdr/1 bath with it's own separate entrance and the possibility of adding 2 ADU’s with it’s R-2 Zoning. This is PRICED TO SELL! SEE SUPPLEMENT for more amazing features. The modern improvements of a custom built open kitchen with drop down hood vent, ductless A/C mini splits, updated plumbing, 200 amp electrical service, 80 amp Tesla charger, Hansgrohe fixtures, hallway drop down ladder for attic storage, copper rain gutters and newer roof makes it move in ready! The primary bathroom is dreamy with the natural light pouring in from the skylight, a relaxing deep sunken tub and top of the line Hansgrohe fixtures. Situated on a unique 7,168 sq. ft. LOT, it has the flexible use of an income producing 1 bdr/1 bath with it's own separate entrance and the possibility of adding 2 ADU’s with it’s R-2 Zoning. The long driveway leads to a detached oversized 2 car garage that can be fully finished to a workshop or granny flat. This extraordinarily large yard is fully fenced and features an outdoor kitchen equipped with barbecue area, wood burning fireplace, refrigerators, single gas cooktop and multiple seating areas to entertain year round in utmost privacy. A plethora of fruit trees surround the home- Cara Cara orange, Star Ruby Grapefruit, Tangelo Minneola, Royal Blenheim Apricot, Desert Gold Nectarine, Panamint Freestone Peach and Papaya. Located in one of San Diego's premier neighborhoods, you are walking distance to the Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Hillcrest eateries and just a few short minutes to Downtown San Diego and Little Italy. A very opportune time to buy in this pocket with stellar lot size!
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