Mission Hills is located on hills just south of the San Diego River valley and north of downtown San Diego, overlooking Old Town and San Diego Bay. The area is primarily residential, with some small shops and restaurants. Mission Hills is located just north of downtown San Diego, overlooking the San Diego Bay harbor and Old Town. It is one of the first suburbs of San Diego and dates from 1869. The steep hills and heavily wooded canyons offer fabulous vistas and secluded properties. The climate is temperate with a year-round temperature range of 60-75 degrees. The charming historic homes of Mission Hills, the lush rolling topography, the dramatic canyons, the vibrant sense of community among its residents, and its location so close to the activity and sights of downtown San Diego are an irresistible draw to many.