Property Management Mission Hills – Hillcrest and Bankers Hill

Property Management Mission Hills

Mission Hills is a residential community in greater San Diego, and since it is situated on the hills overlooking San Diego Bay and the Old Town, it offers a number of tremendous scenic vistas which can be appreciated by both residents and visitors to the area. At Pioneer Park, you will be able take a beautiful evening stroll, or attend one of the many live music events which are staged throughout the year.

Since Mission Hills is very close to the spectacular Balboa Park, you’ll also be able to take your kids there to enjoy all the amusements and attractions of that terrific venue. Your kids will love the arcade, the bumper cars, and the thrill-ride roller coaster which reaches speeds at near 50 miles an hour. Mission Hills is also close to the San Diego Zoo, which is legendary for its housing of some of the most exotic animals on the planet, as well as some impressive domestic creatures.

The San Diego Natural History Museum is also nearby, and this is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or a full day learning about wildlife, and nature in general. There are tons of small shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and sidewalk bistros where you will be able to relax and take in the full flavor of this area, so you can really gain an appreciation of it.

Community features

If you’re an outdoorsy sort of person, there are also a number of hiking trails available, ranging from the very easy to the moderately difficult. You’ll definitely want to sample some of the terrific food offered by area restaurants, for instance Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar, Izakaya Masa, or the Patio on Goldfinch. Anyone who really enjoys a great cheese, will be sure to want to visit the Vennisimo Cheese outlet, where a number of gourmet cheeses from around the world are available for purchase.

Situated just north of downtown San Diego, west of the Hillcrest community, and south of San Diego River Valley, Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods, and also one of its most desirable. This is a mostly residential area, although a number of commercial interests are also included within its borders to serve residents and visitors.

Everyone who visits the area quickly becomes aware of the impressive architecture evidenced by neighborhood structures, with many homes having been built in the early 1900’s. A large number of these have been preserved and restored to their original condition, so that they reflect the styles of a bygone era, even while they are still functional today.

A number of much more modern homes were built around the Canyon Rims in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and these have become very stately homes, now in great demand. There are also a number of charming craftsman bungalows, as well as huge mansions which are preserved in close to original condition, on a number of peaceful streets throughout the community. The compact business district of Mission Hills provides an eclectic combination of shops, services, pubs, cafés, and restaurants, all of which are distinctive in their own way. Commercial real estate firms in San Diego keep busy listing and showing the many properties available in this area.

Sunset Property Management & Realty exists to help homeowners operate and maintain a quality investment that maximizes income stream.

Property Management Hillcrest 

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.

SEMI ANNUAL MAINTENANCE REPORT – We will schedule Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspections (SAMI) 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:

  • Excellent communication
  • Free lease renewals
  • Semi-annual property condition inspections for tenant occupies properties
  • Tenant emergency hotline all hours, 7 days a week.


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.

Property Management Bankers Hill

Bankers Hill is one of San Diego’s many historic areas dating back to the 1890s. named after it’s affluent and prosperous inhabitants the area is about 4.7 square miles with a population of roughly 35,000 and a high percent of renters at around 78%. Banker’s Hill is home to many attractions such as the Marston House built in 1905, as well as many restaurants like the always delicious Mr. A’s. bankers hill is only a short walk from historic Balboa Park, home to many attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and natural history museum. Banker’s Hill was founded at the top of a peak overlooking the bay, with stunning views of the Downtown San Diego harbor. Take a walk across a 375-foot canyon on the Spruce Street footbridge built-in 1912. Enjoy small shops, clean neighborhoods and plenty of  hiking trails in one of San Diego’s gem regions.

In the industry of residential property management San Diego and Bankers Hill rental properties have some of the highest rental rates in the County. As a result we are often asked what is not included in the monthly management fee for my Banker Hill property?

  • Property maintenance fees
  • Tenant Placement or Leasing Fees
  • Excessive visits to the property
  • Inspections of the property
  • Trips to the property to file police reports or meet insurance adjusters
  • Trips to court to handle litigation with tenants


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