Grand and historic, Mission Hills sits along the city's hilly central bay front and is divided into two sections. North Mission Hills and South Mission Hills. Both parts of this neighborhood are separated by Washington Avenue's quaint Mission Hills Village of salons, boutiques, coffee shops and real estate agencies. Mission Hills has some of the most sought after real estate in the city. The homes here are big and impressive, often seem like an estate. They look fabulous amidst the plethora of perfectly maintained lawns that are prominently displayed among the tree-lined streets. An upscale affluent neighborhood, the area is primarily residential. The main business streets are University Ave. and Washington St. Other major streets are Ft. Stockton Dr. and Sunset Blvd. A gorgeous neighborhood with a great community.
When development of the area began in the 1860s, the area currently known as the Gaslamp Quarter was known as New Town, in contrast to Old Town, which was the original Spanish colonial settlement of San Diego. Once known has San Diego's red-light district filled with saloons, gambling halls and bordellos, the Quarter has re-defined itself as the city's nightlife and dining epicenter. Fifth Avenue runs from the city's oceanfront Convention Center through Gaslamp Quarter and up to Bankers Hill then dead ends in northern Hillcrest. The Quarter boasts several high-rise condo developments, galleries, theaters, boutiques, high-end hotels, outdoor shopping centers, over 100 bars, nightclubs and restaurants. The notorious Seaport Village also resides in the Quarter and is the city's waterfront tourist destination. A nice place to visit, and an even more enjoyable place to live.
Point Loma is a seaside community within the city. There are several distinct neighborhoods in the Point Loma peninsula. Most neighborhoods in Point Loma consist primarily of single family homes. The commercial and retail heart of the peninsula is called Point Loma Village. Its retail establishments serve local residents as well as yachting and sport fishing interests. The streets in Point Loma Village are lined with hundreds of jacaranda trees as a result of community beautification efforts. A Beautiful bayfront community offering stunning views that run across San Diego Bay to the downtown skyline and continue all the way down to the coast of Mexico. Home to large, window-filled homes, marinas, yacht clubs, wharfs and the world-renowned Point Loma Seafood Company. The newest commercial and retail area is found at Liberty Station, site of the former Naval Training Center San Diego. The neighborhood has a very suburban feel to it, yet it is only five minutes away from the inner city. If boating and fishing is your hobby then Point Loma is a place that would be right up your ally.
Extremely diverse and right next to North Park, Hillcrest is home to a predominant LGBT community. Hillcrest is known for its "tolerance and acceptance," its gender diversity, and numerous locally owned businesses, including restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, trendy thrift-stores, and other independent specialty stores. Hillcrest has a high population density compared to many other neighborhoods in San Diego. its vastly inconsistent landscape, ranging from incredibly upscale to cozy, quaint and affordable to downright dilapidated. The neighborhood’s ideal mix of activity and home has become quite popular with progressive straight couples who appreciate the area’s eclectic character, cleanliness and ongoing renaissance, making it one of the city’s more desirable spots. Hillcrest's "CityFest" is an annual street festival which features food, live entertainment, a beer garden and street vendors. Other regular events in Hillcrest include a weekly farmers market on the grounds of the local Department of Motor Vehicles, a Book Fair and Mardi Gras.
“The Jewel” of the West Coast, La Jolla is like Beverly Hills on the beach, giving tourists and those wealthy enough to afford real estate here some of the most majestic coastline in California. La Jolla is one of the most expensive places to live, shop, dine or stay in the country. Downtown La Jolla is noted for jewelry stores, boutiques, upmarket restaurants and hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue are also shopping and dining districts. The Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1941, is located just above the waterfront. Beautifully maintained streets, gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and the alluring beauty of the homes in La Jolla make it a highly sought after place to live. Known for hosting celebrities, socialites, window shoppers and wealthy families. There is no shortage of things to do in La Jolla. Home to Seal Cove where you can get a look at the sea life on some of the prettiest beaches in California.