Category:Mission Hill neighborhood
Mission Hill is a City of Santa Cruz neighborhood, surrounding Mission Plaza on the marine terrace above the San Lorenzo river floodplain. Geographically, Mission Hill is not a hill at all but a peninsula of the terrace that holds most of the Westside neighborhood. Extending to the east toward a bend in the river, the peninsula ends on the west at Chestnut Street (the extension that intersects Mission Street and bisects Union Street) and the curving section of Highway 1 that separates from Mission Street at that same intersection, bisecting High Street. Both of those roads were built in the 1950s-60s. The Mission Hill tunnel bores through from north to south below.