The charm of downtown, coupled with walking to work in the sunshine of San Diego, continues to appeal to residents.
With the expected addition of one million people to the county, San Diego has answered the call and has undertaken
the major overhaul to create more residential areas in downtown. San Diego can also be characterized by accomodating
several different residential settings. Whether you want to live in a luxurious high rise condominium or a brownstone
neighborhood, downtown San Diego has something to meet your needs.
South of downtown San Diego's core business center and just west of East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter is symbolic of the great efforts
San Diego has made in continuing to make the landscape as colorful as it can be. The Gaslamp Quarter is home to
restaurants, retailers, nightclubs, 150 professional services and 3000+ residences and by the time you read this,
the area has probably grown again.
With water on its western and southern edge, the Gaslamp Quarter to the east, Horton Plaza to the north, the Marina District is
becoming one of the great residential areas in San Diego. Once dominated by aged warehouses and vacant lots, the Marina District is now home to
luxurious condos, townhomes and lofts. The area is also home to a beautiful marina, Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center and the Hyatt hotel,
making this one of San Diego's most sought after residential areas.
Settled on the northern downtown edge of the San Diego Bay, Little Italy has become
its own force when it comes to residential redevelopment. Combining a small town feel of single family homes and condominiums with
an artistic commercial center, blended with fantastic restaurants and art galleries, Little Italy has a quieter vibe without losing the
convenience of San Diego's downtown life. Newer residential areas include Porto Siena, Columbia / Elm Lofts and The Waterfront
South of Little Italy and North of the Marina, Columbia, in essence, is the entrance to the downtown area from San Diego Bay.
The area transitions from residential areas, located around San Diego Bay, to more commercial areas and city life. The
Trea@Kettner residential project, combines rowhomes and high rise apartments in one complex. As with all other areas in downtown San Diego, Columbia continues
to grow at a rapid pace.
East Village is the crown jewel in San Diego's revelopment. East of the Gaslamp Quarter in the southeastern area of downtown, the East Village
is home to the new Ballpark District, which boasts Petco Park as being on of the great new stadiums of the modern era. Also includes
residential loft units, retail space and hotels.
Cortez Hill is one of San Diego's long standing, distinguished areas, blended with a wonderful
view of downtown San Diego and the bay area. Located directly north of the downtown business section, Cortez Hill is made up of
Victorian homes, condominiums and apartments, offering downtown living without the sometimes hectic, downtown lifestyle.
Horton Plaza is in the heart of downtown San Diego and is THE shopping destination for downtown residents and tourist.
The plaza boasts seven levels for your shopping pleasure and offers a unique experience unrivaled by most.
Horton Plaza features many great outlets including FAO Schwartz, Nordstrom & Macy's.
As the name suggests, the Core is the central business district located in the heart of downtown San Diego, south of Cortez Hill
and north of Horton Plaza. Mostly filled with government and commercial business, the desire to convert
vacant buildings into high-tech offices or residential areas continues to grow. Access to the San Diego Trolley is easy and will take
residents and workers as far as Mission Valley to the US / Mexico border.
Downtown San Diego Condo List
View our Downtown San Diego Condo List. Our condominium list features
pricing, parking, size, number of
bedrooms and more, to help you get started in you home search.
List of Downtown San Diego Condos
Downtown San Diego Live / Work Loft List
View our convenient list of live / work lofts in downtown San Diego.
List of Downtown San Diego live / work lofts
Affordable housing in downtown San Diego
Affordable housing is a problem nationwide, but in San Diego is a bit more complicated by the lack of affordable housing being built
for our growing workforce. With the help of The Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), the days of affordable housing in
San Diego are becoming more of a reality. The CCDC is redeveloping land and helping to transform vacant property into
new homes located near jobs and other convenient facilities.
View our affordable housing list in San Diego
Downtown San Diego Apartment List
Not ready to buy a home just yet? Here is a convenient list of apartments & condos for rent in downtown San Diego.
List of Downtown San Diego Apartments / Condos
Transportation in downtown San Diego
Crucial to Downtown San Diego's growth is its transportation system. While there are currently over 60,000 parking spaces in downtown, city planners
have not discounted ideas improving and providing access to the center of the city.
By doing so downtown is highly accessible, efficient and affordable because of its public transportation system. San Diego's Public
Transportation System is serviced by the bus, trolly and train.
Additional information on surrounding areas is San Diego County
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La Jolla Real Estate,
Carmel Valley Real Estate,
Del Mar Real Estate,
North County Coastal Real Estate,
North County Inland Real Estate
View the Weekly Real Estate Market Report for Downtown San Diego