Downtown Real Estate
Downtown San Diego Condos - Local information about what it's like to live in the Downtown San Diego area. Use the map to view active listings for sale. Get specific information about what it's like to live in the Downtown San Diego area.
Downtown San Diego is composed of many small communities and is the hub of business for San Diego. The airport is located nearby as well as many major companies, resorts, banks, restaurants, and schools. The downtown area can sometimes be overlooked by someone looking to purchase a home in any major city because of the hustle and bustle one associates it with. Though there is a lot of activity, there is something to be said for living in the middle of the action and close to everything.
Little Italy is on the western side of Interstate 5 downtown and is home to a great variety of Italian influence. It can be seen in the architecture, restaurants, and the overall atmosphere of the area. There are some great little walking tours you can take all around Little Italy that tells you about the history of the area.
The marina district is located to the north and northwest of the Gaslamp Quarter and is growing rapidly. What used to hold warehouses and empty lots is now the home to many high rise buildings. A great deal of condominiums, hotels, apartments and retail stores occupy this beautiful area near the marina.
The Gaslamp Quarter is aptly named due to the gas lamps that line many streets in the area. The Gaslamp Quarter is very rich in history and has many historical buildings that are still in use today. There are tons of shops, nightclubs and restaurants that you can enjoy in the Gaslamp Quarter.
The Ballpark District refers to the area around PetCo park, the home of the San Diego Padres and includes the East Village. This is a wonderful and exciting area full of shops and high rises. There are many themed businesses that have a baseball theme and you are sure to find something fun to do here.
Downtown San Diego 1980's
Cortez Hill is named after the El Cortez Hotel and is one of San Diego's nicest and oldest residential neighborhoods. Cortez Hill has amazing views of the ocean and Balboa Park and offers some very nice property for those looking for a nice downtown location.
These are just some of the many areas of downtown San Diego that you might choose for your ideal place to live. Each area has its own special feel and unique charm to it that really makes it stand out. Downtown San Diego is rich in history and character and many people would love to live and be a part of it.
1980's photo courtesy of Port pf San Diego
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Downtown Additional Information
Videos of Downtown San Diego Condos
Videos of various condos we have helped sell in the downtown area. Some of the videos were taken with our Team Aguilar drone. Remember to contact Team Aguilar if you're thinking about buying or selling in downtown area.
CityFront Terrace Condo We Sold located in the Marina District
ICON Condo For Sale in the East Village of Downtown San Diego
Studio we sold in the Little Italy area of San Diego
Studio Condo we sold in the Cortez Hill area of Downtown San Diego
Foreclosure we Sold in a High Rise Condo in the Downtown San Diego area
The downtown area of San Diego has several areas that are very unique. The areas are the Gaslamp District which is right in the middle of 5th Ave. 5th Ave is the main drag downtown where you will find a lot of restaurants, bars and clubs. If you're 21 it's the place you want to be at every weekend to hang out with friends, grab a few drinks and hit several clubs. If you're older it's a great place to find a great restaurant and perhaps afterwards grab a drink along 5th Ave and take in all the people watching as the night goes on. What surrounds the Gaslamp are several great areas. These include the East Village, obviously to the East, Cortez Hill to the North, Little Italy to the North West and the Marina District to the South West.
Popular Buildings in Each Area of Downtown San Diego
Zip Code for Downtown San Diego is 92101
- CityFront Terrace - Top of the line amenities and location, one of the best values in the Marina district
- Harbor Club - Really can't find a better all around building on the west coast
- Meridian - Top of the line when it comes to service, feel like you're living in a Penthouse in New York
- Park Place - It's Park Place! You can't go wrong
- Electra - 43 stories, if you want luxury, views of the bay and price isn't an option consider Electra
Best part of Little Italy is that you can park your car on the weekends when you're not working because everything you need is within walking distance. One of our favorite walking communities in San Diego!
- Acqua Vista - Large complex in Little Italy, features nice pool area which is rare in the Little Italy area. Also valet parking is required for all underground parking. Some like this option and others not so much. The reason valet parking is used is because the only way to satisfy the city requirement for off street parking was to use valet parking. This allows valet attendants to double park vehicles and create more parking spaces. The key is to call ahead in the mornings so your car is ready to go when you leave for work. Also they won't accept gratuities.
- La Vita - Another great complex in the Little Italy area. Complex also offers pool which is not common for Little Italy. If you can get a unit on the top floor of the lower seven story building you will have an amazing roof deck. on the top
- ICON - Fun hip building, great location in the East Village, watch baseball from the roof of the building
- Park Terrace - Great location and value in East Village
- The Mark - On the border of East Village and Gaslamp, may have the nicest amenities in the East Village
- Parkloft - Reminds me of a flat / loft in New York, you'll find large 2-3,000 sf condos here
- M2i - Really like the top floor units, some of the units have ceilings as high as 17", very urban feel
- Smart Corner - trolley stop under building, some love it while others not so much. Corner units have awesome balconies, higher floors can have great views of the city
- El Cortez - Just read the history of this building, if you're looking for character this is your building!
- The Mills - modern, great value and location, some freeway noise on North side of building
Other Communities surrounding the Downtown area of San Diego
- Bankers Hill - North of Downtown - great value, typically lower prices than Downtown but still close enough to give you an urban feel, Bankers Hill falls right on the border of Downtown, some homes may be in the 92101 zip code while others may be in the 92103 zip code. The 92103 zip code covers Hillcrest, Mission Hills & Midtown. Others areas that are on the border of 92103 and 92104 are the West area of North Park & University Heights.
- Hillcrest - North of Downtown San Diego, in the 92103 zip code. Please view our Hillcrest community page for more information.
- Mission Hills - one of our favorite areas in San Diego, some homes have incredible views of the city and bay so be prepared and bring your checkbook if you want to own a home in Mission Hills.
- Middletown - Also known as Midtown is just North of Downtown and South of Mission Hills and Hillcrest.
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