San Diego’s most picturesque neighborhood.
Of all the wonderful neighborhoods that surround downtown San Diego, none is more revered than Mission Hills. Stately, architecturally significant homes populate its broad avenues and beautifully landscaped streets. Presidio Park, Frances Parker School, Mission Hills Nursery, and the antique district are among Mission Hills’ many highlights.
In fact, it would be hard to select a more convenient location in all of San Diego. My condo is almost equidistant to Balboa Park, Downtown, Old Town, Lindbergh Field, Mission Valley, and Mission Bay; each, incredibly, are within a 2 mile radius.
Most of Mission Hills was developed in the 1920’s at the height of the Golden Age of residential design. Spanish Revival, Craftsman, Mission, Bungalow, and Colonial Revival styles are all well represented here. Such noteworthy architects as William Templeton Johnson, William Hebbard, Richard Requa, Lloyd Ruocco and Homer Delawie all designed master works here.
The famous horticulturalist Kate Sessions was influential in the overall character of Mission Hills. She founded the Mission Hills Nursery in 1910. Presidio Park, one of San Diego’s Premier Landmarks, was developed by George Marston, a prominent San Diegan; William Templeton Johnson designed the Serra Museum, built in 1928-29, looking out over Mission Bay and Mission Valley.
Visitors welcome! And welcome to my home. :)