If you’re anything like me — a long-time resident of San Diego who had never heard of Marston Hills — you’re not alone! Marston Hills is a true gem within a gem, nestled in between Balboa Park and Hillcrest.
There’s Marston House, built by George Marston, considered San Diego’s first resident. The 8,000-square foot Marston House was designed by architects Sterling and Gill. This gorgeous estate was built in 1905, with 70 luxury estates surrounding it.
The original homes in this neighborhood were designed by Gill and Hebbard and built 1923-1936. With their luxurious, mature landscaping, some boast the first garages in San Diego as cars became more commonplace. The area is also known for its urban finger trails, which connect to larger trails leading right into beautiful Balboa Park.
Balboa Park is the fourth largest urban park in North America. The park is home to 21 museums, including the Museum of Man, the Timken Museum of Art and the Museum of Photographic Arts. With gardens, the zoo and so much more to do, grab a drink or meal afterwards at one of the many restaurants in the park, such as Panama 66 or Prado.
So, that’s an introduction to world-famous Balboa Park and the neighborhood of Marston Hills. Thanks for joining us for another episode of Live-Laugh-Learn with Chris!