An Architecturally Impressive Neighborhood
Being one of the most architecturally impressive neighborhoods, Mission Hills is one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Diego. Located west of Hillcrest and overlooking Presidio Park and Mission Valley, this neighborhood was developed in the early 1900s. Renowned architects designed the homes in the neighborhood as early as 1908 when the area was subdivided. This led to the development of the neighborhood and over the years, Mission Hills has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in.
Real Estate Overview
With a median real estate price of $1, 196, 408, Mission Hills is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in California compared to 99.1% of neighborhoods in the United States. Additionally, the neighborhood has an average rental price of $2, 214 which is 86.5% of the neighborhoods in California.
Mission Hills is made up of small single family homes, apartment complexes and medium sized homes. Most of the residences were built in the 1939 while others were built in between 1940 and 1969. The vacancy rates are 9.0% in the neighborhood. With an estimated 18, 237 population in 2000, the neighborhood has seen an increase to 19, 439 people by 2008.
Mission Hills Income
In 2012, the median household income was $75, 675, which is high in Los Angeles. Households that earn between $50,000 -$125,000 are over 2000.
What Makes Mission Hills Unique?
Unlike other states where attending gallery opening or reserving tickets for a ballet would be considered odd, people in Mission Hills are refined patrons of art with urbane tastes in music, live theatre, arts and literature. The neighborhood boasts of people living a big city lifestyle, travel in style, educated, and sophisticated.
Mission Hills is your ideal neighborhood setting with quaint craftsman bungalows, old stately homes and well-manicured streets. In addition, Mission Hills enjoys diversity with 2.1% of the residents having British ancestry and 0.9% with Croatian ancestry. You’ll also find residents of Mexican, Italian and Germany ancestry.
High Education standards
The Mission Hills community values education and has made great strides over the years with an estimated 70% of adults having received their 4 year bachelor degree. This rate is high compared to the average neighborhood in America that has only 22.6% of adults with a bachelor’s degree. The average school test scores in Mission Hills are equal to the overall national average. Furthermore, the high school graduation rate is 1% higher than Los Angeles.
Eating and drinking
Like any good neighborhood, Mission Hills has a business district with exquisite eateries and fine dining areas. Most of the businesses are along the Washington Street to the east. You will find shops, restaurants, pubs and other services along Goldfinch Street between West Washington and Fort Stockton.
If you are up for a drink, head over to the lamplighter. Get some delicious cuisine from the Brooklyn Girl and enjoy some excellent Chicago style pizza at the Lefty’s. For people who love diversity, you will find the neighborhood unique thanks to a variety of diverse dishes from all around the world. Sample delicious Mexican, Chinese and Hispanic cuisines. Enjoy some wine at the Mission Hills Wine Cellar.
Mission Hills is not your average boring neighborhood. Enjoy movies at the Oasis Den or have your kids visit the Westin Family Kids Club, Visit the museum for great art and Mission Hills history.
Events and Festivals
For the people who love the outdoors, spend some time at the SBC local fest, participate in the Pacific Pride Festival or visit the Santa Maria Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Play golf with friends at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort.