boasts two villages: the area between Falcon and Ibis Streets between University and West Lewis and further west, the West Lewis Street Shops. Mission Hills has an active Town Council, a traditional 4th of July picnic in Pioneer Park, Friday night Concerts in the Park during the summer, and an Easter Egg Hunt in Presidio Park. It is home to the Mission Hills Garden Club, founded in 1999, and host of the annual Garden Walk on the Saturday preceding Mother’s Day. The money collected contributes to beautifying the community and educating the public about all things garden related and beyond. With canyons throughout and homes dating from the late 1800’s to the present, it is an eclectic mixture of expensive homes and cozy bungalows. Between the canyons and its somewhat separated location, life here is somewhat like living in a small country town in the middle of a very urban area. You will find excellent restaurants, coffee shops, a diner, a plethora of beauty salons, clothing shops, real estate and other professional offices, repair shops, markets and Mission Hills Nursery, established by Kate Sessions. It abuts Hillcrest. Middletown, and Old Town. The eastern portion of Old Town is usually considered to be Mission Hills as is Presidio Park. Old Town’s zip code is 92110, however.