Mission Hills Homes for Sale
Mission Hills, CA
zip code: 92103
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Mission Hills is located on hills just south of the San Diego River valley and north of downtown San Diego, overlooking Old Town and San Diego Bay.
Mission Hills is part of the 92103 zip code area. It is part of the Uptown community planning area.
The area is primarily residential, with some small shops and restaurants.
The area was developed in the early 20th century and most of the houses are still from that era, often carefully preserved and restored. Homes there were also often designed by San Diego’s premier architects including William Hebbard, William Templeton Johnson, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, Richard Requa, and Joel E. Brown. Master Builders such as the Pacific Building Company, Morris B. Irvin.
In the 1910s, Mission Hills became one of the many San Diego neighborhoods connected by the Class 1 streetcars and an extensive San Diego public transit system that was brought upon by the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 and built by John D. Spreckels. These streetcars became a fixture of this neighborhood until their retirement in 1939.
Modern homes were built along canyon rims as infill during the 1950s and 1960s by modern masters such as Lloyd Ruocco, Homer Delawie, John Lloyd Wright and Sim Bruce Richards, among others. Ironically, San Diego's most famous architect, Irving Gill, never built in Mission Hills, as by the time this area was being developed he was mainly working in Los Angeles County.
The famous horticulturalist Kate Sessions helped to influence development in Mission Hills. In 1910 she also founded the Mission Hills Nursery, which is still an active business.
The main business streets are University Ave. and Washington St. Other major streets are Ft. Stockton Dr. and Sunset Blvd. Cross streets are named for birds, in alphabetical order from Albatross to Jackdaw.
Architecture and Historic Districts
Mission Hills contains two historic districts recognized by the City of San Diego:
Mission Hills Historic District
Fort Stockton Line Historic District
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