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Mission Hills

Enjoy the serenity of suburban living in one of San Diego’s most desirable communities.


Perfectly manicured landscaping, beautiful vistas, and gorgeous homes are just a few of the reasons that residents love living in Mission Hills. This historic and upscale neighborhood, perched along the hillsides overlooking Mission Bay and Downtown, was officially founded in 1908 and boasts an abundance of historically designated homes and historic districts.  Architecture buffs will admire the variety of styles found throughout the neighborhood, ranging from Bungalows, Craftsman, Mission Revival, Colonial, Prairie and Modern style homes all beautifully coexisting.  The Mission Hills Heritage Society offers annual Historic Home Tours, a popular event with residents and visitors alike. 

The neighborhood has several quaint shopping areas along Lewis, Goldfinch,and Ft. Stockton Streets that feature locally-owned boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops.  It shares the 92103 zip code with neighboring Hillcrest to the east, and offers easy access to the I-5 Freeway, Downtown, and the beaches.  

Stately homes and historic craftsman architecture line the streets in Mission Hills. When looking to buy in the area, you’ll have no trouble finding properties that are luxurious and striking. The median list price for a detached home in Mission Hills is $1.695M as of January 2024.

What to Love

  • Historic architecture
  • Tranquil suburban neighborhood with stately and luxurious homes
  • Wonderful local dining and shopping

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Area residents are surrounded by wonderful places to shop and dine. Whether visiting closeby communities or staying in town, your options abound.

If you are planning on having a garden at your home, stock up on top-quality plants and supplies at Mission Hills Nursery. For those who enjoy uncovering exciting finds, be sure to stop into Consignment Classics Home Furnishings and Team Amvets Thrift Store. Other notable stores include Moment Bicycles, The Diamond Connection, and Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry.

Don’t want to venture outside of the neighborhood to find a delectable meal? You don’t have to! When considering area restaurants, plan to dine at local favorites such as Farmer’s Bottega, Fort Oak, Yoshino’s Japanese Restaurant, Lucha Libre Taco Shop, Kettle & Stone, and Izakaya Masa.

Things to Do

Throughout the year, residents of Mission Hills can enjoy a number of fun community happenings. In addition to seasonal events held at various spots, there are plenty of year-round activities to check out. 

At the northern edge of the neighborhood is Presidio Park. Within the park, you’ll find an abundance of things to do and see—including a cultural museum. As you explore, be sure to check out Fort Stockton, Witches Tower, and Presidio de San Diego.

On the opposite side of town, you’ll find even more opportunities to get outside. Avid hikers should make plans to traverse the Robyn’s Egg Trail, as well as the Mission Hills Canyon. For a day of family-friendly fun, nothing beats Pioneer Park or a few games of tennis at the Mission Hills Tennis Courts.


Mission Hills is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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