If you are looking for a LGBT-friendly neighborhood then gay realtor San Diego highly recommends that you start searching in the area of Hillcrest. This well-kept and trendy area is bordered by University Heights and Mission Hills to the North, Bankers Hill and Balboa Park to the south and North Park to the East. The pricier west part of the neighborhood is on a high ridge that boasts spectacular views of San Diego Bay.

One of the benefits of living here is that it is like a genteel small town but you can still enjoy all the perks of living in a huge bustling metropolis.  The weather is marvelous all year round with every day being a sunny one. It is a lovely, walk able area with quick access to downtown San Diego via State Route 163.

It is an area known for its tolerance and acceptance and boasts many LGBT-friendly restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. It is also a very exciting place to live if you love the arts and culture.  It is the part of San Diego where the first Gay Pride Parade was held in 1975 and the Center for Social Services initially founded in 1980 still exists today as the LGBT Center.

Hillcrest started out as much older uptown neighborhood that consisted of Craftsmen homes and mid-century modern designs.  Since its establishment as a community in the seventies as a community for gays and lesbians most of those homes have been renovated.

This median sales price for a home in the Hillcrest Neighborhood in San Diego was  $425,000.00 which represents an appreciation of house values in the area of 3.7%. The average price per square foot for homes in Hillcrest was $391 in the January to April quarter (as of April 29, 2013). According to Trulio the average listing price for homes in this neighborhood from January 13th to march 13th, 2013 was $522,048.00 (as of April 29, 2013)

Hillcrest is also bordered by very desirable neighborhoods to live in — including Mission Hill, Bankers Hill, Park West and University Heights. All of these areas are part of the Uptown community planning area of the City of San Diego. Mission Hills is one of the pricier areas to live in because it is at the top of hill but it is very close to the thriving gay community in Hillcrest.  It is near the medical campus of the University of San Diego, which helps to contribute to the more socially aware and progressive attitude of the area.  The healthcare system is excellent.

Hillcrest and the neighborhoods that border it are mostly suitable for mature professionals. Many of the yards are larger and boast gorgeous mature trees and gardens.  The area, which has a dense population, is also known for having a high “meet and greet” factor. It is a historically respectful caf© society that is also devoted to preserving the original Spanish mission style architecture in the area.  Gay realtors San Diego now realize why this particular are is often called the city’s “hippest community.”

For additional information about the Hillcrest area and San Diego in general go to www.sdchamber.org.