Bankers Hill Community Info
What began as San Diego’s first upscale neighborhood now registers as a hip urban community. Its name originates from the powerful and affluent San Diegans who could afford to call this neighborhood home during the first quarter of the 20th century. Master architects such as Irving Gill, William Hebbard, Richard Requa, William Templeton Johnson and Frank Mead have left examples of their architectural genius throughout the neighborhood. Situated several blocks north of downtown, Bankers Hill residents can wander west to Little Italy or stroll east to Balboa Park, where 1170 acres of parkland, 15 museums, the Old Globe Theatre and the world famous San Diego Zoo can be enjoyed. A few Victorian-styled estates remain, but they now share the sidewalks with newer condominium buildings, charming vintage courtyard apartments, and commercial developments. For those seeking a residential living experience with urban flair, Bankers Hill is your destination.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRIVIA: Placed in reserve in 1835, Balboa Park is one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational usage. It is also nearly 400 acres larger than New York’s Central Park.