Just north of downtown San Diego, you’ll find the charming community of Hillcrest, which is situated directly in the heart of the city itself, and which has a number of property management agencies which can help you find the ideal place to reside for any length of time. Hillcrest is widely known as the center of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community, and it’s also well known for the ease of pedestrian traffic on its well-traveled streets. Residential apartments in San Diego are always available for newcomers.
Hillcrest is also a center for the international dining scene, with a number of different cultures finding their favorite foods available here. You may want to enjoy the La Vecinidad Neighborhood Tacos, the Hong Kong Restaurant, the Tajima Ramen bar, or the locally popular Inside-out Restaurant, with many eateries being open as late as 3 a.m. to serve the hungry population.
In fact, there is a terrific mix of restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, nightclubs, bars, and unique shops which all find favor with local residents and with the many visitors from outside the area. If you happen to enjoy cooking yourself, you’ll find everything you need at the local Farmers Market, where all your produce and fresh ingredients can be obtained from local vendors at reasonable prices.
You may also want to take in the Classic Car Show which is held every month on the third Saturday. Hillcrest is one of the better-known suburbs in San Diego, being situated south of Mission Valley and slightly northwest of Balboa Park. It is well known as a center for tolerance and acceptance, having a tremendous gender diversity, and being the home to a great number of locally owned businesses.
Hillcrest from the street view
Compared to some other San Diego neighborhoods, Hillcrest has a high population density which gives it the feel of an urban setting, even though it’s actually situated outside the city proper, in the heart of the suburbs. Many of the streets in Hillcrest are lined with trees, providing a picturesque and shady environment to escape the hottest temperatures of summer.
There are all kinds of different buildings located in the community, including Craftsman homes as well as modern condominiums of recent construction. Hillcrest is one component of the Uptown Community Planning Area, which is an organization that manages several aspects of community activities in University Heights, Bankers Hill, Park West, and Mission Hills.
When residents need medical attention, they’re able to go to the Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, or the UC San Diego Health Medical Offices for treatment. In addition, the Balboa Nursing and Rehab Center provides physical therapy sessions for those in need of it, and helps restore local residents to optimal movement ability.
Visitors to the area often enjoy taking in all the natural wonders to be seen at the Marston House Museum and Gardens, which is in the southern portion of the Hillcrest area. Anywhere that you need to go in Hillcrest or the surrounding area can quickly be arrived at, by taking the Cabrillo Freeway which runs north-south through the eastern portion of the Hillcrest community.
Sunset Property Management & Realty exists to help Hillcrest property owners operate and maintain a quality investment that maximizes income stream. We only provide property management for houses in Central San Diego CA. Here are some of the guarantees we offer as part of our property management for rentals:
EVICTION PROTECTION – If you are faced with an eviction of a tenant placed by Sunset Property Management & Realty, we will contribute a total of $1,250.00 towards attorney fees plus court costs.
LEASE RENEWALS – 60 days or more prior to the expiration of your tenant’s lease, Hillcrest property management clients will receive a notification asking if you would like to extend the lease, increase rent or request that the tenant(s) to vacate.
ANNUAL MAINTENANCE REPORT – We will schedule Annual Maintenance Inspections (AMI) with the tenants. We do this in order to perform a preventative maintenance inspection for your property. All lease violations and many other observable concerns identified will be reported to the rental property owner.
Since our inception we have been offering full service property management San Diego style. This means that we are a full transparency company and we pride ourselves on:
How does Sunset determine the rental amount to be charged?
San Diego Property Managers perform a market rent analysis to find out current vacancy rates and rental rates reported by other Property Managers and Brokers. This is accomplished by looking at asking rates on listing websites and by calling listings of other brokers and inquiring about actual rental rates, unit condition and days on market. Sunset Property Mgmt. & Realty San Diego places great importance on call/email/contact volume since there is a lot to learn from the interest level, communication and feedback from prospective renters; they are out there looking at inventory and are often a great source of information and pricing. If the unit is priced correctly, you should receive 1.5-2 contacts per day in the high seasons, April – Mid October. It’s difficult to predict rental rates in the off-season October – March, however Landlords should be prepared to have to play the market a little more which can lead to rate decreases or move in specials of some sort.
Can I pick my own tenant?
We will accept the rental application, complete a credit and background check and receive proof of funds to ensure the applicants meet our rental qualifications. We will also complete an employment and rental history check. Once an application passes our qualifications we will reach out to the Owner for final approval. All applicants are screened by a licensed Agent certified in California Fair Housing Laws. Ultimately in California, if the applicant(s) pass the rental requirements they must be accepted as a Tenant by the Landlord.