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Mission Hills

Mission Hills

With its grand historic homes with manicured lawns and winding hilltop streets, Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s most respected communities. The area was developed in the early 20th century, and most of the houses are still from that era, often carefully preserved and restored.

Many Mission Hills homes were designed by San Diego’s premier architects including William Hebbard, William Templeton Johnson, Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, Richard Requa, and Joel E. Brown. Modern homes were built along canyon rims as infill during the 1950′s and 1960′s by modern masters such as Lloyd Ruocco, Homer Delawie, John Lloyd Wright and Sim Bruce Richards, among others. The famous horticulturalist, Kate Sessions, helped influence development in Mission Hills. She founded the Mission Hills Nursery, which is still an active business (since 1910).

Community resources:
~ Mission Hills Heritage
Lisa Ashkins
REALTOR®, MA, CNE
CalBRE No 01764182
619.325.4192 office
619.888.2117 mobile
lisa@gourbansandiego.com