Welcome to Mission Hills
Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s most desired residential neighborhoods. Perched in the Hillside above Interstate 5, this area boast views of downtown and the San Diego Bay. First developed in the early 1900’s, Mission Hills is one of the oldest and most architecturally impressive neighborhoods in San Diego County. This neighborhood is not your cookie-cutter neighborhood. In fact, every property has a unique look and feel; ranging from quaint craftsman bungalows to large mansions. Each property is quite the head-turner! You’ll also find an abundance of Historically Designated properties here as well, which can save you up to 70% in your property taxes; one of the main draws to purchasing residential real estate in this area.
Mission Hills is known for it’s quiet, yet lively vibe. It truly offers something for everyone. Most local businesses run along West Washington Blvd, along Goldfinch St, and down to the neighboring LGBTQ community of Hillcrest. Here you’ll find plenty of restaurants (dog friendly), coffee shops, boutiques and salons. A handful of bars have been here for 20+ years. Oh, and don’t miss the hidden carve outs amongst this communities’ residential area where you can catch an epic sunset. This neighborhood really hits a high watermark for walkability. The people are friendly, the vibe is lively, and the sunsets are breathtaking.
Mission Hills neighborhood boasts K-8 public schools. There are also a handful of private schools, including highly regarded; Francis Parker School. Pioneer Park is also a local attraction. You can catch a cinema under the stars, holiday celebrations, food trucks, and many other activities.
What we love about Mission Hills
I love stopping by Meshuggah Shack for my morning coffee and my pup Lana loves their doggie treats!
Starlite is my go-to for its eclectic vibe and equally eclectic cocktails followed by some late-night karaoke at Lamplighter.
On the weekends I love a good yoga session at wellness studio Saffron and Sage.
Local Mission Hills expert & resident, Mia Tidwell