San Diego's Best Neighborhood



Thinking of Moving to Mission Hills San Diego?

If you are either moving from out of state or within San Diego, this relocation guide will fill you in on why Mission Hills should be on your short list of neighborhoods to consider.

With its charming historic homes, popular local businesses, and thriving sense of community, it is no wonder that Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s most desirable neighborhoods. Founded at the turn of the last century as one of San Diego’s first suburbs, today Mission Hills retains the charms of small-town living just minutes from all that the city has to offer.

mh_mapNestled in between Hillcrest and Old Town, Mission Hills offers easy access to the 5, 8 and 163 Freeways as well as the San Diego Mass Transit Hub at Old Town and the San Diego Airport. With its ease of access, Mission Hills residents can spend less time commuting and more time enjoying all that Uptown living has to offer.

Mission Hills has three major commercial areas located on India, Washington, and West Lewis Streets.  Independent businesses serve the local neighborhood as well as the larger uptown community. Restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops offer neighbors a place to meet and unwind. Retail options range from specialty food stores and gift shops to both children’s and pet boutiques. Mission Hills businesses host a number of special events throughout the year, including the popular Mission Nights series. A weekly farmers market is held at Falcon and Washington Streets with some of the area’s top vendors as well as special activities for the kids.

4thofjuly_girlsNeighborhood life, as many used to know it, is alive and well in Mission Hills.  Residents stop and chat while out for a walk, or running errands. Children meet up at the playground or enjoy art and ballet lessons at local studios. Families enjoy free summer concerts at Pioneer Park, as well as holiday parades and celebrations throughout the year. Civic involvement is strong with an active Mission Hills Town Council, Heritage Society, Garden Club and other local organizations.

The historic homes of Mission Hills are some of the finest in Southern California. Mostly built between 1910-1940, the neighborhood showcases outstanding examples of Bungalows, Craftsman, Prairie, and Mission and Spanish Revival styled homes. Residents take pride in the variety of housing styles in the neighborhood, and host historic home tours each year. There are several recognized historic districts within Mission Hills, and many houses enjoy the tax advantages of official Historic Designation.  Many homes are perched on lush canyons and there is an abundance of city, bay, and ocean views.

Mission Hills is home to several different school options, from public and charter to private and parochial.  A full description of Mission Hills schools can be found on our local schools page.  When school is out, the neighborhood offers several parks and recreation opportunities for the whole family. A list of all neighborhood businesses and places of worship can be found on our site.

KenGina-mission-hills-infoWhether you are moving from within San Diego or from out of state, it helps to have a local realtor with intimate knowledge of the neighborhood. Ken Tablang and Gina Barnes of the KenGina Team have been Mission Hills residents for 26 years and are very active members of the Mission Hills Community. Ken currently serves on the Board for Uptown Planners and San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) in addition to volunteering time to several local committees, including the Mission Hills Town Council and Mission Hills Garden Club.

Being big Mission Hills community supporters, they participate in all the local events. You may see them right beside you enjoying the summer concerts in Pioneer Park, or perhaps you have tasted Ken's famous BBQ cooking at the Mission Hills 4th of July Extravaganza - he won 1st Place in 2011!

Ken and Gina have a passion for the distinctive architecture styles of Mission Hills. They started the Mission Hills Historical Calendar to highlight the charm and character of the community through old photographs, preserved by the Mission Hills Historical Society, and some even donated by local businesses and residents. It has become a highly anticipated holiday treat each year when it is distributed to the community.

Their office is conveniently located in the heart of Mission Hills at Fort Stockton and Goldfinch. If you would like to get the insider's scoop on Mission Hills living, call them today at 619-325-4133 to arrange an area tour!

Ken Tablang and Gina Barnes
REALTORS® - Residential & Investment Specialists
The KenGina Team at Ascent Real Estate – Mission Hills

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