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Living in Hillcrest San Diego

Hillcrest is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with 14,136 residents.

Hillcrest has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: University Heights, Park West, Midtown, Mission Hills, Mission Valley West, Little Italy and Harborview.

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85 Walk Score of Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

Hillcrest is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Olivetto Ristorante

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5th Av & University Av

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Hillcrest San Diego.

Hillcrest is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with a Walk Score of 85.

Find apartments in San Diego's most walkable neighborhoods: Gaslamp, Little Italy and Harborview.

Hillcrest San Diego Apartments for Rent

Hillcrest Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Hillcrest to other San Diego neighborhoods.

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Population

12 Village 87 33 49 4,491
13 Grant Hill 87 55 51 4,544
14 Hillcrest 85 54 59 14,136
15 University Heights 85 53 67 11,438
16 North Park 84 51 63 37,943

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 197 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Hillcrest.

People in Hillcrest can walk to an average of 13 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Khyber Pass Restaurant

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Whole Foods Market 7th Avenue Pub

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thumbnail for Olivetto RistoranteLocated in Mission Hills in the newly renovated Paseo de Mission Hills , Owner Angelo Fiore’s Italian inspired Olivetto Ristorante presents modern interpretations of classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on distinct preparations of the season’s best offerings.

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on Olivetto Ristorante

54 Transit Score of Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

Hillcrest has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Hillcrest San Diego apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Hillcrest has good public transportation and about 8 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Hillcrest on public transit.

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5th Av & University Av

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Khyber Pass Restaurant

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City Delicatessen & Bakery

59 Bike Score of Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

Hillcrest is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Hillcrest Farmers Market

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City Delicatessen & Bakery

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Mint

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Charisma Cucina Italiana

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Brooklyn Girl

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Ever Bloom Flowers

thumbnail for 5th Av & University AvThis historic street sign marks the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood at University and Fifth. First erected in 1940, the sign was a gift to the community from female shopkeepers.

Local Native
on 5th Av & University Av

thumbnail for Khyber Pass RestaurantThis Afghan restaurant was opened by the Nasery family 26 years ago, after moving to United States to escape the Russian invasion of their homeland.

Local Native
on Khyber Pass Restaurant

thumbnail for City Delicatessen & BakeryThe City Delicatessen has plenty of specials to pull you in, including bottomless champagne for $6 with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and 25% off the total check every Monday, all day long.

Local Native
on City Delicatessen & Bakery

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