Well, you could consider status, as the Spanish architecture and Ampudia Street are high favorites in Mission Hills, but the truth is this home, earning 3 generations of occupancy by the same family, has really good room sizes, high ceilings, a very convenient floor plan, combo kitchen breakfast/visitors table/china area, and even a play house or writer’s retreat in a tree in the back patio. You will notice the windows and light immediately, but truthfully, its ease and comfort will be the draw! Built-in
MISSION HILLS On the hill above Downtown perches the historic community of Mission Hills – palms, canyons, and ocean breezes, the 4th of July picnic, arts and music events, summer concerts in the park, Town Hall meetings, San Diego’s best garden tour and historic home tours, pride in our heritage, schools, and churches, architecturally distinctive homes, and a great sense of neighborhood. AND over all, the convenience and time-gift of being central to all. Mission Hills is just good-weather-strolling distance from world class cuisine, theater, points of interest in Balboa Park and the trendy Hillcrest venues, and a few minutes drive or healthy bike ride to the beach or Downtown. Residents and business owners quickly find that her personality is like that of a pioneer – busy, not a lot of stoop-sitting, active, yet very neighborly. In 2007 Mission Hills residents and business owners organized a Town council to serve as a discussion and action hub for neighborhood issues. Another community group, Mission Hills Heritage, sponsors an elegant annual historic home tour and is focused on preserving the architectural and historical legacy. Other groups also thrive here: The Mission Hills Garden Club, benefactor to the plant life all around our community and sponsor of the city’s most popular Annual Garden Walk; the Mission Hills Foundation, which provides Friday Concerts in the Park on warm summer evenings; thriving Little League; Boy and Girl Scouts; Friends of the Mission Hills Canyons; Friends of the Mission Hills Library; and the Mission Hills Business Improvement District all tend to their constituencies. Of course there are also all kinds of groups and activities associated with Mission Hills’ three elementary schools and trio of community churches. Crowning the hub of San Diego, Mission Hills geographically neighbors Downtown, Balboa Park, 3 primary freeways (I-5, I-8, and Highway 163), making it easily assessable to anywhere, and the San Diego Bay. Yet, because of her tsopography and mature landscaping, she is a refuge from most of the bustle of city life. She is primarily populated by active business and civic leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. Her architecture is predominantly a product of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 1800’s early 1900, when craftsmanship and natural materials were so venerated. In the 20’s and 30’s the romantic Spanish began to emerge in both bungalows and grand homes. And there are a few of the nicer 50’s contemporaries in the Frank Lloyd Wright vein. In the 1970’s our green tree-lined streets and lush canyons precipitated a proliferation of the wood and glass and earth-tone contemporary homes. An occasional cottage blooms here and there. Ranging from moderate to estates, the homes in Mission Hills are not clustered strictly by price, and her people also mingle in coffee shops, restaurants, shops, porches, sidewalks, and two community parks. It was once published that "People live in Mission Hills because they can!"