424 Apartments for rent in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

Hillcrest is a vibrant uptown neighborhood that’s home to socially active residents of all ages. Long known as a hub for activism, Hillcrest is an accepting neighborhood that also h... Read Guide >
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Albatross Apartments
4033 Albatross St
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 07:26am
2 Bedrooms
$1,810
Modern units include hardwood floors, carpet flooring, extra storage, and bathtub. Apartment community with a pool, carport, and on-site laundry. Close to I-8, the Cabrillo Freeway, and San Diego Zoo.
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Montecito Point
4179 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 01:30am
1 Bedroom
$1,848
2 Bedrooms
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Perfect location within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Spacious floor plans with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and private patios/balconies. Near freeways. Minutes from Historic Gaslamp District, San Diego Zoo and Fashion Valley Mall.
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Gallery Apartments
3575 6th Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 07:16am
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,795
Quaint building in a beautiful canyon setting. Units with fireplaces, hardwood flooring, well-equipped kitchens, and ceiling fans. Short distance to Balboa Park and all of Downtown San Diego. On-site laundry and BBQ/grill.
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Hilltop Terrace
325 Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 07:16am
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1 Bedroom
$1,420
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Recently renovated. Minutes from I-163 and I-5, near the airport and downtown area. Just 15 minutes from Pacific Beach and the Bay. Smoke-free community. On-site pool, lobby area, and courtyard area.
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Pennsylvania Avenue
1402 Pennsylvania Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 06:59am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Nestled in charming Hillcrest, these spacious apartment homes feature courtyards ideal for entertaining, as well as storage lockers, a sun deck and off-street parking. Within walking distance of Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.
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3512 Sixth Avenue
3512 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 05:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,675
1520 Robinson Avenue
1520 Robinson Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 05:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,400
3939 Eagle Street
3939 Eagle Street
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 05:43am
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
4021 8th Avenue
4021 8th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 05:43am
1 Bedroom
$2,195
2 Bedrooms
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4308 5TH AVE
4308 5th Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
1 Bedroom
$1,595
3932 9th Ave Unit 18
3932 9th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
1 Bedroom
$1,700
4023 First Avenue 202
4023 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
1 Bedroom
$1,700
1505 Robinson Ave
1505 Robinson Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
Studio
$1,300
1238 University Ave
1238 University Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
3687 Fourth Ave Unit #308
3687 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
3773 1st Ave. #3
3773 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
1756 Essex St 105
1756 Essex Street
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
3606 1st Ave. Unit 103
3606 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
3450 3rd Ave. #307
3450 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
3666 3rd Ave
3666 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
Hillcrest Palms
4077 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 09:01am
1 Bedroom
$1,650
3650 5th Ave
3650 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 08:34am
2 Bedrooms
$3,999
819 University Ave
819 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
Updated May 24 at 08:34am
Studio
$1,025
246 West Washington Street - Unit A
246 W Washington St
San Diego, CA
Updated May 25 at 07:27am
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
City GuideHillcrest
Hillcrest is a vibrant uptown neighborhood that’s home to socially active residents of all ages. Long known as a hub for activism, Hillcrest is an accepting neighborhood that also has plenty of nightlife, dining, local shopping, and culture for its residents to enjoy.

Transportation

  • SR-163
  • I-8
  • I-5
  • Walkable

Demographic

  • Medical & professional employees
  • Diverse mix of young singles, married couples, and retirees

Contains:

  • UCSD Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Hillcrest Farmers’ Market
  • The Hub | Hillcrest Market

Close to:

  • North Park
  • Balboa Park
  • Downtown San Diego

Hillcrest in three words: diverse, eclectic, vibrant

Hillcrest is the vibrant center of San Diego’s uptown region. This diverse community has been thriving ever since it first became the center one of San Diego’s activism movements in the 1970s. A diverse mix of singles, couples, and families now calls Hillcrest home, and they can’t resist all of the eclectic charm that the community offers. This accepting community is a great place for renters to settle down in a charming Craftsman home or modern apartment. Hillcrest apartments are always just steps away from local shops, bars, and cafes, and you’ll be in the good company of a diverse group of neighbors when you’re out and about enjoying all of dynamic Hillcrest.

There are a variety of housing options for rent in historic Hillcrest. While there isn’t a lot of new construction, you’ll see a good mix of mid-century modern apartments, townhomes, and small single-family homes for rent. Living in Hillcrest works for many different lifestyles, whether that’s a young family renting a home overlooking Balboa Park or a new intern renting an apartment near UCSD Medical Center. Young singles looking to make the most of Hillcrest dining and nightlife should look near the intersection of University and Normal. The condos in that area are walking distance from dozens of bars and restaurants, plus day-to-day conveniences like Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, and a CorePower Yoga studio. It’s such a popular area that rentals aren’t vacant for long; do your research in advance and spend some time exploring the small residential streets looking for “For Rent” signs. There’s also a hub of activity around the intersection of University and 5th, the site of the famous Hillcrest Sign. Consider renting here if you work at Mercy Hospital, you’ll be able to walk not only to work but also to Whole Foods, Landmark Cinemas, and a diverse cluster of trendy cafes and restaurants.

Hillcrest is known for its nightlife, but once you start exploring the neighborhood, you’ll see that the community consists of much more than young partygoers. Hillcrest is becoming a popular choice for retirees who want to leave their commuting days behind and enjoy a walkable lifestyle. And once you set off on foot, you can head straight to a relaxing brunch, a quick trip to Whole Foods, or a full day of nature and culture at Balboa Park. Many Hillcrest renters enjoy spending Sunday mornings at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market, a weekly event so popular that the market now offers free trolley service to accommodate the growing number of shoppers. With over 100 weekly vendors, you’ll find far more than just fresh fruits and veggies; you’ll want to load up your bags with homemade tamales, artisan cheeses, and organic cosmetics. Hillcrest also hosts large annual events like the San Diego Pride Parade in July and the Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair in August. Both events draw large crowds of over 100,000 and are celebrations of the vibrant Hillcrest community spirit.

Hillcrest is an accepting community that welcomes new residents with open arms. Whether you’re a young professional looking for your first apartment after college or a retiree ready to unwind in a lively neighborhood, renting in Hillcrest has something for everyone. The apartments aren’t as posh as the downtown high-rises, but rents are far more budget-friendly and the historical charm contributes to the spirit of the neighborhood. Ditch your car for a day and start your apartment hunt in vibrant Hillcrest. If you need guidance, pop into a local shop and your friendly new neighbors will be happy to help and sing the praises of Hillcrest!

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