If forced to describe Hillcrest in one word, vibrant comes to mind. Between overflowing neighborhood bars on Sunday afternoons to fine dining and global cuisine and the annual Pride Festival, Hillcrest crackles with energy.
Shopping includes the only Metro Whole Foods, vintage clothing shops, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Some of San Diego's most chic furniture stores are here, as well shops carrying unique and stylish home decor.
Smack in the San Diego Metro center; Hillcrest is minutes by car or bike to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and downtown.
You'll find more s high-density living here, with both charming older condo complexes and sophisticated newer build townhomes. Lovely craftsman homes on smaller lots also pepper the community.
If you crave both the excitement of Hillcrest and a peaceful retreat, look no further than a few blocks south in Marston Hills. Here you'll find larger historic homes with manicured yards on quiet, tree-lined streets.