Downtown San Diego Houses
Downtown San Diego is one of Southern California’s most vibrant areas to live. Each of its eight neighborhoods has a distinctive character, and all are just minutes from a host of recreational and cultural activities. Similarly, downtown San Diego houses showcase a broad array of choices and character, from historic and vintage, to contemporary and decidedly modern.
Amenities of Downtown San Diego Houses
The central district of the second largest city in California, Downtown San Diego is bounded on the west by the scenic San Diego Bay, to the east and southeast by suburban hills and to the north by Bankers Hill and Balboa Park. The world’s busiest land-border crossing (into Mexico), San Ysidro, is just 20 miles south. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, its 28,000 inhabitants enjoy a tight-knit, community atmosphere with a glittering skyline and sophisticated urban elements. San Diego CA homes for sale boast a stunning array of desirable features amid the lively back drop. They include an abundance of high-demand, luxury condos and remodeled, mid-century homes.
History of Downtown San Diego Houses
The first mission in California, Mission San Diego was located on Presidio Hill, above Old Town in 1769, It was moved to its present site, six miles north in 1774. Until 1867, the city's hub was present-day Old Town, but it lacked adequate port facilities, so development was slow. In 1867 Alonzo Horton purchased acreage near the harbor and established New Town, which, by 1880, became the center of San Diego. With the arrival of the Santa Fe railroad, New Town boomed. This area is now the Gaslamp District. Many of the homes for sale San Diego offered then were built for successful business men, other professionals and their families.
Downtown San Diego architecture is an exciting and eclectic mix of ultra modern and historic Victorian. Apartment and condominium housing units appear within walking or trolley distance to lively shopping areas, commercial districts, entertainment and trendy nightclubs. Upscale, urban living in downtown puts people within the heart of engaging, seaside city life.
The eight neighborhoods of Downtown include: The Core, the government and corporate hub and the financial center of Downtown; Columbia, a residential and commercial waterfront neighborhood; Cortez Hill, one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods named for the historic El Cortez Hotel; East Village, near Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and the fastest growing in San Diego CA homes for sale downtown. New residential units are side-by-side with charming artist’s lofts and renovated historic structures; Gaslamp Quarter, 16.5 square blocks of historic buildings, includes restaurants, nightclubs, and galleries. The area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places; Horton Plaza, 15 blocks of high-rise luxury condominiums, hotels and retail space; Little Italy, an urban neighborhood with bay views and affordable homes, condos and apartments. Little Italy was originally the heart of the Italian tuna fishing and canning industry; Marina, once only warehouses, now has high-rise and mid-rise condos and apartments in a variety of styles and is home to Seaport Village, a popular tourist venue, the Midway aircraft carrier and the San Diego Maritime Museum. In fact, the homes for sale San Diego offers often appear in exclusive condos and penthouses by Seaport Village or the harbor.
Downtown San Diego prides itself on its rich array of cultural venues including: The San Diego Opera, the San Diego Symphony, the Balboa Theatre, the Spreckels Theater, and the Lyceum in Horton Plaza, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Maritime Museum, and the Midway Museum Ship. Additionally, nearby in Balboa Park are a host of museums and gardens, as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The city prides itself on a stunning array of urban, San Diego CA homes for sale at any given time, arising out of a wildly successful inner city renaissance in the past several decades.
Search the Homes for Sale San Diego Offers Downtown, Including Luxury Condos, Historic and Vintage Homes
Downtown San Diego, near scenic Pacific beaches and the San Diego Bay, comprised of elegant and established neighborhoods, close to a world-class zoo and museums, offering the historic and the modern. It is a sweet medley of village living, adventurous dining, high-end clubs, and international shopping, with an exciting urban vibe.
3 beds, 3 baths, 4,400 sqft
A TOUR D' FORCE! The epitome of penthouse living has never been more evident than in this top-floor, Harbor Club penthouse with water & city views as far as the eye can see! Recently re-crafted & re-imagined, this 2 FULL-FLOORS of comfortable luxury living boast the best of everything! Breathtaking, unprecedented, 360- degree views combined with a fully automated home system make this privileged perch quite extraordinary! Did we mention three balconies & three parking spaces? Please see...
4 beds, 5 baths, 4,391 sqft
Sensational 2 story penthouse on 22nd floor of the popular North Renaissance tower. Dramatic two story living room with mezzanine. Soaring windows of glass, Spacious wrap around entertainment deck. commanding views of bay, ocean, islands, city. Exciting interior decor is artistic, eclectic, colorful, brazen, bold and wild! Highly textured with spectacular wall finishes, Art Deco floor to ceiling murals, bamboo, marble and granite floors, three massive stone fireplaces. Flexible, nearly 4400...
3 beds, 5 baths, 4,412 sqft
This breathtaking residence occupies the entire 37th floor of Harbor Club's elegant west tower. The 360 degree wrap-around views are simply gorgeous, day or night. No other location affords such a feel of a front row seat for sparkling water views. The spacious great room is perfect for entertaining with a full wet bar and circular layout providing a sweeping water view. There are three bedrooms with en-suite baths and a den which can serve as an additional guest room. See supplement for...
3 beds, 5 baths, 4,170 sqft
SHELTER FROM THE NORM! This truly magnificent, single-level, full-floor residence offers state-of-the-art interior crafted by well-known master of design, Ken Ronchetti! This one-of-a-kind masterpiece boasts dramatic curved walls that work in concert with the expansive 360 degree views that span the bay and ocean to the mountains and the city lights. This floor is accessed by a private elevator that opens to a stunning, private entrance hall that welcomes all who enter this divine environment.
4 beds, 5 baths, 4,528 sqft
Extraordinary bespoke interiors abound in luminous luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase panoramic city, bay and ocean views. Superb lighting and exceptional tall ceilings offer coveted space for the serious art collector. This unique high rise mansion offers multiple entertaining/living options in over 4,500 SF. Highlights include:the Snaidero designed kitchen; wall to wall Macassar ebony library; catwalk gallery; the ultimate master bath spa retreat. 1CDC Fee paid by Buyer.BVSQFTCOE....
2 beds, 3 baths, 3,760 sqft
The epitome of luxury and sophistication, this 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath high rise condominium home is located in one of the most coveted addresses in downtown San Diego...MERIDIAN CONDOMINIUMS. In nearly 4,000 square feet, with high-quality designer details throughout, Residence 1701 offers a rare luxury of space. Enjoy the panoramic views of the sparkling San Diego Bay and dazzling City. With many of downtown San Diego's conveniences just steps from your door, this home is the perfect urban...
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