Cost of Living and Select Demographics
As you fine tune your budget before moving, know that the cost of living in Hillcrest is more expensive than it is in Eastern San Diego. The average household spends $44.7K/year in total expenditures, compared to Eastern San Diego's $38.8K/year.
Hillcrest is distinct from neighboring Eastern San Diego by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 1.58 people per household in Hillcrest and 3.93 people per household in Eastern San Diego. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 6% have children in Hillcrest and in Eastern San Diego it's 36% of households with children.
The household median net income in Hillcrest is higher than that of households in Eastern San Diego. Its average household income is $51.7K/year. Compared to Eastern San Diego where the average income is $41.6K, there is a significantly higher concentration of people living comfortable lifestyles in Hillcrest.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
Use the full spectrum of tools at your disposal when hunting for a new apartment, like the ratings and reviews on this website. To give you a head-start on that research, a couple highly-trafficked areas in Hillcrest center are University Ave. and 5th Ave. If you're looking for convenience that's offered by lots of nearby shops, restaurants and other amenities in the neighborhood, then Hillcrest will be an ideal place for you to rent. Have a little fun finding your next place in Hillcrest with help from our apartment finder tool.
Wine and dine with family and friends in Hillcrest with dinner at Ichiban and drinks at Nunu's Cocktail Lounge. With a few different restaurants in the area, Hillcrest residents can fill their cravings for both pizza and deli snacks. Number One Fifth Avenue and Rich's are only a couple of the nearby options for those looking to grab some drinks and unwind with friends. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Jack In The Box and Jack In The Box. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
With nearby Diverge Personl Training and Function First, Hillcrest residents have health options right around the corner. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment at one of Hillcrest's museums, like San Diego Historical Society.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Hillcrest, browse the Yelp page.
Hillcrest has multiple grocery stores in the area, including Nutrimart and Servall Market. If you've got a craving for something sweet, Donut Haven on Robinson Ave. or Donut Star, which is located on W Washington St., are both sure to hit the spot. On top of that, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Hillcrest area, including Rich Yukari Gifts and Babette Schwartz. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, African Asian Ethnic Art is on W Washington St. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Sanrio and Hallmark Management Assoc. Area shopping malls are Plaza On Fourth and Uptown District Shopping Ctr.
Neighborhood School Stats
Some of the schools near the apartments in Hillcrest are Alt. Learn For Behav. & Att. (Comm. Day), Roosevelt International Middle School and Aces Academy. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
In the San Diego County Office Of Education, there are six elementary schools, five middle schools and 10 high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in San Diego County Office Of Education district than in San Diego Unified. San Diego Unified district has a higher Great Schools score than San Diego County Office Of Education district and more blue ribbon schools.