I love historical houses. I love them so much that I spent a few hours strolling around Mission Hills admiring all of them, imagining the life people had in San Diego at the beginning of the 20th century. Walking along Ft. Stockton Dr. and the tangent streets is like stepping into a time machine, especially when a 1930 Ford Model A Sedan slowly cruises and makes its way into the carport of a Spanish Bungalow built in 1929. Bordered by Presidio Park to the North and Old Town at the western baseline, the historical houses in Mission Hills keep the memory of San Diego’s past while reflecting the success this City has obtained since it was established.
If you only have a few hours to spend in San Diego, rent a Car2Go and park it on Ft. Stockton Dr. Grab a coffee from Espresso Mio, and wander through this beautiful neighborhood to enjoy a vignette of San Diego history.
Note: While many of the houses in Mission Hills and the surrounding neighborhoods were built at the beginning of the 20th Century, the placard placed either on or in front of the houses is a historical designation owners have acquired through the City of San Diego that come with guidelines and benefits.
Feel free to contact me if you would like more information or need suggestions on your visit to San Diego.