Just North of downtown San Diego lies one of the most friendly and lively neighborhoods in the area. Lined with blocks and blocks of bars, restaurants, shopping, and services, Hillcrest is the perfect place for those searching for a safe and upbeat community to build a home. Here are the top 5 reasons to set up shop in Hillcrest:
1) It’s only minutes from Balboa Park
Balboa Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in San Diego – and it’s only minutes from Hillcrest. Balboa Park is described as a place where ‘culture and nature meet’. It consists of over 1200 acres of gardens, walking paths, museums, and theatres. It is also home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It’s the perfect place to cure the boredom blues on any sunny or rainy day.
2) The Corvette Diner
Getting hungry? Head on over to the Corvette Diner for a dinner and experience all in one; it’s so close to Hillcrest! The Corvette Diner is a 50’s style burger and shakes joint that also doubles as an arcade. Your ‘sassy’ waitresses will be rocking 50’s garb and hairdos – so head on over to enjoy some entertainment, or dress the whole family 50’s style for a memory you will never forget!
3) There is always something to do
Not the type who likes to stay at home? There is always something fun to do in Hillcrest. If you enjoy shopping, Hillcrest is full of unique shops, boutique stores, and retail chains that you can check out. If you are more of a foodie, Hillcrest has dozens of restaurants featuring different food types from around the world. If dancing is what you are looking for, the city comes to life at night with trendy and upbeat bars and nightclubs.
4) You can walk anywhere
Don’t have a car or prefer to walk? In Hillcrest, San Diego, you can walk virtually anywhere you want to go. Not only can you walk to nearby shopping establishments, restaurants, or grocery stores, but there are also many beautiful hiking trails nearby – you can even walk to Balboa Park! But regardless of where you go, Hillcrest is considered an extremely pedestrian safe community. And if you don’t feel like walking, public transportation is all around.
5) It’s diverse and everyone is welcome
Los Angeles has West Hollywood. San Francisco has the Castro District. And San Diego has Hillcrest. Marked by a towering rainbow flag on one of its main streets, Hillcrest prides itself on being a gay-friendly community where everyone is welcome. Each July the city holds a mile long pride parade where the LGBT community comes to celebrate on an annual basis. But aside from being LGBT friendly, this community is just a friendly place in general where everyone can feel welcome.
So if you are looking for a safe community that is both friendly and accepting, Hillcrest is where you want to be.