Mission Hills is an upscale affluent neighborhood of San Diego. It is located on hills just south of the San Diego River valley and north of downtown San Diego, overlooking Old Town, Downtown, and San Diego Bay. It was subdivided on January 20, 1908. It is part of the Uptown community planning area.
The area is primarily residential, with a lot boutique shops and restaurants. Pioneer Park and Mission Hills Park serve as recreational parks within the neighborhood. The San Diego Public Library has a branch located on corner of Washington Street and Hawk Street called the Mission Hills Branch Library. The Mission Hills community is within walking distance to Hillcrest restaurants and shops due East and the Old Town restaurants, shops, and museums to the Northwest. It is also just North of Little Italy.
This area was developed in the early 1920’s and features amazing architecture from that era. Homes there were also often designed by San Diego’s premier architects including William Hebbard, William Templeton Johnson, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, Richard Requa, and Joel E. Brown.
Mission Hills features a lot of mid-century homes built along the rolling canyons of the community. There has also been a lot of newer construction of contemporary and modern town-homes and row-homes within the neighborhood offering a wider range of residential product for every investor.