The Mission Hills and Hillcrest communities are situated North of downtown San Diego. Mission Hills offers amix of homes from small bungalows to historic mansions. Commuting is fairly easy as Interstate 5 and 8 are close by, downtown a short distance, and the beaches in Ocean Beach.
Take a few minutes to watch a video I recently shot in Mission Hills to give you a feel for the community.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Mission Hills.
Mission Hills is a neighborhood of San Diego, California, USA. It is located on hills just south of the San Diego River valley and north of downtown San Diego, overlooking Old Town and San Diego Bay. It was subdivided on January 20, 1908 as a smaller portion of what is now referred to as Mission Hills. The City of San Diego describes Mission Hills as being the area north of Horton Avenue, South of Mission Valley, West of Goldfinch Street and Reynard Way, and East of the Old Town community area. Mission Hills is part of the 92103 zip code area. It is part of the Uptown community planning area.
The area is primarily residential, with some small shops and restaurants.
The area was developed in the early 20th century and most of the houses are still from that era, often carefully preserved and restored. Homes there were also often designed by San Diego’s premier architects including William Hebbard, William Templeton Johnson, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, Richard Requa, and Joel E. Brown. Master Builders such as the Pacific Building Company, Morris B. Irvin, and Martin V. Melhorn contributed by building in the vernacular architecture.
Modern homes were built along canyon rims as infill during the 1950s and 1960s by modern masters such as Lloyd Ruocco, Homer Delawie, John Lloyd Wright and Sim Bruce Richards, among others. Ironically, San Diego’s most famous architect, Irving Gill, never built in Mission Hills, as by the time this area was being developed he was mainly working in Los Angeles County. Read more on Wikipedia.