YESTERDAY. Bankers Hill/Park West is a prestigious uptown San Diego enclave distinguished by its spectacular views, historic estates and myriad of cultural offerings. Developed in 1890, the area acquired the name “Bankers Hill” because of its reputation as a home for the affluent. The quiet neighborhood streets are lined with Victorian and Craftsman style homes, many dating from the late 19th Century, built by renowned architects such as Irving Gill and Frank Mead. Residents of the community take great pride in maintaining the historical integrity of these properties.
TODAY. Today’s growing neighborhood has an influx of young professionals and emerging businesses melding into the established older community. In recent years, Bankers Hill businesses and residents formed formal associations to ensure beneficial community growth. Many new construction projects are underway, creating condominiums along 6th Avenue facing Balboa Park. Locations further west allow an elevated, panoramic view of Downtown, San Diego Bay, San Diego International Airport, Coronado, Harbor Island and Mount Soledad.