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Hillcrest, California
(San Diego County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other CA

The location of Hillcrest

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hillcrest.

This page contains six sections:

Around Hillcrest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Diego. It lies immediately south of Hillcrest. San Diego has a population of 1,420,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chula Vista. It lies just southeast of Hillcrest and has a population of 270,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hillcrest and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Carlsbad   [Map]   115,330   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coronado   [Map]   24,417   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
El Cajon   [Map]   103,894   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Encinitas   [Map]   63,184   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Escondido   [Map]   151,969   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Imperial Beach   [Map]   27,418   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Mesa   [Map]   60,021   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lemon Grove   [Map]   27,108   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
National City   [Map]   61,363   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oceanside   [Map]   176,193   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Poway   [Map]   50,041   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
San Marcos   [Map]   96,198   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Santee   [Map]   58,113   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Solana Beach   [Map]   13,444   N   18 miles [29 km]
Vista   [Map]   101,568   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bayside Village   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bonita   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clairemont   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
East San Diego   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Elvira   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Jolla   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
La Playa   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Lincoln Acres   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Old San Diego   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Old Town San Diego   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pacific Beach   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Paradise Hills   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Point Loma   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Crest   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
University City   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Hillcrest, please visit our County-by-County Page for Hillcrest.

San Diego County ...

Hillcrest is located in San Diego County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Diego County: Imperial, Orange & Riverside. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the nation of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hillcrest ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Hillcrest.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Hillcrest. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hillcrest. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Hillcrest ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Hillcrest.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
San Diego Intl.  (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Montgomery Fld.  (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gillespie Fld. (SEE/KSEE)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brown Fld. Muni. (ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Hillcrest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hillcrest. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
San Diego Intl.  (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport  (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   NNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Palm Springs Intl.  (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]   NNE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Ontario Intl.  (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   NNW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Long Bch. Airport  (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   NW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Los Angeles Intl.  (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   NW   109 miles [175.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
McClellan - Palomar Airport  (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Imperial Co. Airport  (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Santa Monica Muni.  (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   NW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Montgomery Fld.  (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gillespie Fld. (SEE/KSEE)   [Map]   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brown Fld. Muni. (ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ramona Airport (ICAO: KRNM)   [Map]   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

San Diego Intl.   (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]
  Website for San Diego International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
  Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gillespie Fld.   (SEE/KSEE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brown Fld. Muni.   (ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ramona Airport   (ICAO: KRNM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Oceanside Muni.   (ICAO: KOKB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
  Website for Palm Springs International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
  Website for Ontario International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
  Website for Long Beach Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
  Website for Los Angeles International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McClellan - Palomar Airport   (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]
  Website for McClellan - Palomar Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Imperial Co. Airport   (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]
  Website for Imperial County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
  Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Fld.   (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hillcrest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Diego County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hillcrest.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillcrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillcrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7478, Longitude: -117.1575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hillcrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Hillcrest), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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