Hillcrest

REAL ESTATE

Apartment in Hillcrest on First Ave. sold

The five-unit apartment in Hillcrest at 3852-3856 First Ave., San Diego 92103, has been sold for $1.08 million.

HOSPITALITY

Long-vacant Pernicano's space goes on the market

After sitting vacant for more than 30 years, the derelict Pernicano's and Casa di Baffi restaurant spaces at Sixth Avenue between University and Robinson avenues and an adjacent parking lot are being put on the market by the Pernicano family for a reported $12 million.

CONSTRUCTION

Regency Centers has big plans in San Diego

A $3 million transformation of the 148,638-square-foot Uptown District Shopping Center into The HUB (Hillcrest Urban Block) Hillcrest Market is just part of what owner Regency Centers has planned in San Diego.

REAL ESTATE

Apartment in Hillcrest on Third sold

REAL ESTATE

Retail building in Hillcrest on University sold

Hillcrest news archive

Visitor Information

San Diego’s first suburb, Hillcrest, is now a diverse, vibrant retail and residential neighborhood and the heart of San Diego’s LGBT community. Established in 1907 by William Whitson, the suburb was soon connected to downtown by streetcars and was a popular shopping area. The “Hillcrest” lighted sign on University and Fifth avenues was first put up in 1940, but taken down and rebuilt in 1984.

Hillcrest went into decline after World War II, but was revitalized in the 1970s when it became the city’s LGBT center. In 2012, a large rainbow flag was put up at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street, and Blaine Avenue was changed to Harvey Milk Street.

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Business Information

Hillcrest is a bustling business district known for its restaurants and shops, but it also has many medical offices and two hospitals. The neighborhood has a large LGBT population and is popular with urban singles. It has the largest concentration of gay-and lesbian-owned businesses in San Diego.

Hillcrest has a population of about 13,000 residents, and is densely populated at 9,700 people per square mile. The median annual household income is $61,537, slightly above the city average. Median age is 41.3 years and the average household size is 1.7 people, far below the San Diego average of 2.8; and the percentage of family households is a low 13.7 percent. About 30 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Hillcrest Businesses

Seacoast Multimedia, Inc.

2870 Fourth Ave., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Audio Services
  • CD-Rom Services
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers
  • Construction Defects
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Education - Legal
  • Forensic Consultants
  • Litigation Support
  • Photography Services
  • Trial Services
  • Video Services

Roberts Electric Service, Inc.

302 Washington St., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Contractors - Electrical
  • Electrical Services & Maintenance
  • Tenant Improvements
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Hillcrest in Photos

Spotlight on Hillcrest

This historic neighborhood north of downtown has a de facto slogan, “tolerance and acceptance,” as it’s the heart of the city’s LGBT community. The streets are constantly filled with shoppers who browse the trendy boutiques and thrift stores, and people come from miles away to dine at the popular restaurants in the area.

Movie Theaters

3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Hillcrest Videos

KTU+A's Michael Singleton on Landscape Architecture Month, Daily Transcript roundtable

KTU+A Principal Michael Singleton talks about his landscape architecture firm's practice and discusses a roundtable KTU+A is sponsoring at The Daily Transcript on April 22 that will look at the concept of "complete streets." 

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This award-winning play (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) is one of the few works exploring this material from a female point of view and it offers an honest, raw take on post-prison life. A funny, gutsy, poignant drama about the powerful relationship between two women, former cellmates, both newly released from prison and trying to cope with the uncertain freedom of life on the outside in modern-day London.

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BLKBOX
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This award-winning play (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) is one of the few works exploring this material from a female point of view and it offers an honest, raw take on post-prison life. A funny, gutsy, poignant drama about the powerful relationship between two women, former cellmates, both newly released from prison and trying to cope with the uncertain freedom of life on the outside in modern-day London.
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