San DiegoUrban Condos
Columbia & Marina
The Columbia and Marina districts boast an impressive selection of urban residences along the remarkable waterfront. Premier condominium highrises, spacious lofts, and townhomes populate the tree-lined streets of these highly desirable neighborhoods. Living here offers residents close proximity to dining, shopping, entertainment, and a waterfront boardwalk. The area is home to the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Maritime Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, Embarcadero Marina Park, historic Pantoja Park, Martin L. King Jr. Promenade, Children’s Museum, as well as many corporate buildings and medical offices.
Named after the historic El Cortez Hotel, Cortez Hill is one of San Diego’s oldest residential neighborhoods. It sits on a hill overlooking Balboa Park, San Diego Bay, Pacific Ocean, and the city below. Modern highrises, stylish mid-rise complexes, and original Victorian-style dwellings provide a variety of living opportunities. Cortez Hill is home to numerous sidewalk cafes, shops, schools, churches, and Tweet Street Park. This intimate neighborhood is characterized by a pedestrian-friendly environment and a strong community feel.
East Village is the largest neighborhood in downtown San Diego. This thriving urban enclave is home to Petco Park, a police station, schools, parks, and more than 700 businesses including restaurants, shops, hotels, and art galleries. Residential choices include varied condominium projects ranging from historic to contemporary. Warehouses converted into residential mixed-use units give this neighborhood a hip urban feel. East Village is experiencing tremendous growth as several highly anticipated projects are currently in the works.
The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16½ block historic neighborhood in downtown San Diego. The area includes 94 historic buildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of these structures were primarily constructed in the Victorian Era and are still in use by offices, galleries, theaters, restaurants, retail shops, upscale bars, and nightclubs. Horton Plaza — considered by some to be a neighborhood of its own — is home to various shops, restaurants, a movie theater, Horton Plaza Park, and the historic Balboa Theatre. The Gaslamp Quarter condos and lofts are truly located in the heart of the “action.”
Little Italy is a scenic bay-side neighborhood comprised of old-world restaurants, cafes, retail shops, boutiques, art galleries, parks, and residential buildings. Named after the Italian immigrants who settled here and made a living from the fishing industry, Little Italy thrives today to provide its residents and visitors with a plethora of attractions. Modern high-rise condominiums with views of the bay, mid-rise complexes, contemporary townhomes, restored Victorian Era buildings, and stylish lofts offer diverse residential opportunities. Little Italy is one of the more active downtown neighborhoods with frequent festivals, artistic endeavors, and a weekly farmers market.
The Core is the central business area in downtown San Diego. It houses City Hall, Civic Center, central government, as well as many financial and corporate institutions. The Civic Theatre and Copley Symphony Hall feature an array of artistic and cultural events. A revitalization of historic buildings for residential, retail, and commercial purposes is ongoing in the Core.
Although not a downtown district, Bankers Hill is located just north of downtown on a graceful hill overlooking the bay and Point Loma. Developed in the 1890s, the neighborhood appealed to both renowned architects and the city’s wealthiest residents (hence the name). It features some of San Diego’s grandest historic homes, heirloom landscaping, and several footbridges above its deep canyons. The area is adjacent to Balboa Park’s open spaces, serene natural beauty, and myriad cultural offerings. The mostly residential community offers a variety of living opportunities. Newer luxury condo buildings, as well as a bevy of stylish restaurants, have joined the mix in recent years.
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