Bankers Hill | Balboa Park is literally up the hill from downtown San Diego. It was an early upscale neighborhood of the growing city and many Victorian mansions remain in the area. Some are still residences and some are now offices for dentists, lawyers and small companies. Many have been restored to their original glory. Condominiums and charming older courtyard apartments share the neighborhood with commercial development. Residents are professionals, empty nesters and those who enjoy the pedestrian lifestyle of an urban environment.
New condominiums and apartments are rising along Sixth and Fifth Avenues near historic Balboa Park. Many homes have views of the ocean or the park. Popular restaurants in the area include Cucina Urbana, The Parc, and Bertrand at Mr. A’s with its spectacular views. The Hob Nob Cafe has been a fixture at Juniper Street and First Avenue and in the neighborhood for years. There are numerous delis and Fifth Avenue is quickly becoming home to many wonderful restaurants and eateries as well.
The area has convenient access to both I-5 and SR-163. Fashion Valley is just minutes away with high-end stores and boutiques. Balboa Park is pedestrian/handicap friendly with its many trails and walk-ways offering residents access to the best theatre, museums and more—The Old Globe Theatre has produced many award winning Broadway musicals and plays, and the famed San Diego Zoo is adjacent to the park!
Bankers Hill is quickly becoming the center for the arts and recreation! You can feel the pulse of this thriving neighborhood!