Welcome or Register

Mission Hills


As most San Diegans already know, this city is a diverse assortment of small villages. Even though San Diego is the 8th largest city in the US, with all the advantages of a major urban area, it has managed to retain its small-town spirit. The energetic feeling of community is strong in San Diego’s varied neighborhoods that have developed their own unique characteristics. There are more than 100 separate, identifiable neighborhoods. Time to choose yours.


Mission Hills is located on a beautiful bluff above Mission Valley and is directly east of Point Loma, part of the “Uptown” area.

Mission Hills is an old upscale neighborhood where residents enjoy a rich architectural heritage of Craftsman bungalows, Spanish colonial estates and Italianate mansions. Many of the homes were designed by renown California architects.

The Mission Hills area, primarily residential, with boutique shops, bars and good restaurants, is a very walkable and bikeable community. It is within walking distance to the Hillcrest restaurants and shops to the East. Old Town, just down the hill from Mission Hills also has many restaurants, shops, and museums that cater primarily to tourists and history buffs.

There are many community-sponsored events, such as a neighborhood-wide garage sale in the spring, summer concerts in Pioneer Park, and an annual 4th of July celebration with a fabulous barbecue contest.

Mission Hills is part of the San Diego Unified School District. The public elementary school is Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School, which has grades K-8. Since there is no public high school in the neighborhood, students are given the choice of attending Point Loma High School or San Diego High School.


1. You live close to downtown, close to the airport, close to the beaches, close to Mission Valley with great shopping.
2. You probably plunked down at least a cool $1M, unless you got an amazing deal.
3. Your neighborhood is safe, with good schools for your kids
4. Your neighbors take pride in the neighborhood
5. Houses are surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping
6. The Mission Hills Garden Club will actually plant a tree in your yard for free.


1. Second and third generation Mission Hills families who love their community
2. High-income small families in their 40s, 50s, and 60s
3. People with high educational achievement


1. Most homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s, a few in the 1970s
2. Lovely large homes designed by renown architects
3. Mostly single family homes, some duplexes


1. Lovely homes and landscaping
2. Good schools
3. Close to everything
4. Hillcrest with all its restaurants and entertainment is just down the street
5. Very walkable and bikeable


Register Now
Already registered? Login

Sign in to take advantage of all this site has to offer. Save your favorite listings and searches – also receive email updates when listings you like come on the market for free!

How Do I Search For Homes? How do I save listings and Searches for Free Listing Updates?

Click Here for More Information

*Contact Information is NOT Shared*

agent photo
Dan Dennison, MBA
Big Block Realty

2820 Camino del Rio S Ste. 314
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 858-255-0052
Email: Dan.Dennison@mac.com


Dan Dennison has been my agent throughout the entire process of the search for my first home.

Having witnessed many friends and family members go through this process throughout the years, I knew I needed a trustworthy and patient agent.

My very first search for a home was certainly an enjoyable and smooth process because of Dan. He is knowledgeable (with decades of experience in Real Estate across multiple states in the country), professional (has an MBA in addition to his experience in the field), friendly (has two friendly dogs as well!), and patient (took his time explaining and answering any questions I had).

From day one, Dan was honest, professional, and easy to work with. He takes great care in listening to the client and identifying their wishes in the home search. He carefully explains things in a logical and easy-to-understand manner for a first-time buyer like myself.

In addition, Dan has been an excellent resource and as well as a friend when it came to other important items related to the search, such as identifying and navigating through the lending process, learning about what an HOA covers, locating a trustworthy insurance company, home warranties, and discussions with the listing agents and sellers about questions.

Dan Dennison is an agent who will go above and beyond to provide the highest quality of service to you, holding the clients' interest at heart.

I absolutely loved working with Dan while purchasing my first home in Kensington. Overall he is an extremely honest and reliable individual with strong ethics, traits much needed in the business. If you are new to buying a home (as I was) you will not need someone to find the home for you. Zillow, Trulia, Google, etc will serve the search process with ease.

It is really once you are in the position to make an offer than a realtor becomes indispensable. You need someone to guide you through the complex process, negotiate, and make sure the contract is written in a way that protects you. I cannot stress this enough. During our offer the contract was initially written (unbenounced to me) in quite unfavorable terms to me, which he pushed to get changed. Additionally he was forceful during the inspection process and I ended up getting quite a lot of money to pay for repairs that were needed (it's a 1931 home). I also bought the home for cheaper than the listed price.

Overall, it was great working with Dan, I would work again with him, and I would refer him to anyone who asked.
View All

Quick Search

view all



No Min.

No Max.

house realtor mls

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu