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Columbia /Embarcadero

Residential opportunities: Bayside Brezza Electra The Grande South and North Treo

Broadway runs East/West through East Village, The Core has historically been Downtown San Diego's business district and not too many people recognize the name, The Core, as a neighborhood.

Residential opportunities: Smart Corner Vantage Pointe

Cortez Hill
Anyone who has driven down Cortez Hill on Ash Street in the Spring can recall the beauty of the jacaranda trees in lavender bloom against San Diego's blue sky and bay. Distinguished, and one of San Diego's oldest residential neighborhoods, it was named for the famous El Cortez hotel (now El Cortez Condominiums). Views include Balboa Park and for some, the harbor and bay. Cortez Hill's topography distinguishes it from much of downtown's hustle and bustle.

Residential opportunities: Aria Beech Tower Cortez Blu Citymark at Cortez Discovery El Cortez Palermo Park At Cortez Park View Symphony Terrace Soleil Court

East Village
The largest neighborhood downtown, East Village will experience the greatest residential growth in the coming years. Scattered throughout the area already are artist's homes, studios,galleries and shops, though many of the artists have been pushed way by the new development. Many have relocated to North Park. San Diego City College, the New School of Architecture and two high schools are in the area. Former warehouses, even an old church, have been transformed into residential lofts (for rent). The section of East Village surrounding the new ballpark is unofficially being called "The Ballpark District" by myself and others.

Residential opportunities: Alta Diamond Terrace Element Fahrenheit Icon M2i The Mark Metrome The Metropolitan Park Loft Park Blvd East Park Blvd West Park Terrace Rowhomes on F Union Square

Gaslamp Quarter
Beginning with his building of a wharf at the foot of Fifth Avenue to accommodate trade and commerce in the 1870's, Alonzo Horton encourage the development of downtown. This 16.5-block neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the 94 structures identified as historically or architecturally significant now houses more than 70 restaurant and nightclubs, movie theaters, shops, offices, galleries, and apartments and lofts. Sandwiched between East Village and The Marina, The Gaslamp Quarter is possibly the hottest place to live downtown.

Residential opportunities: Gaslamp City Square Samuel Fox Lofts Trellis 5th Avenue

Horton Plaza
Named for the small Horton Plaza Park, this neighborhood is where the redefining of downtown began. Perhaps should be considered The Marina District now. But it's not.

Residential opportunities: The Meridian

Little Italy
The sloping landscape at the northern edge of San Diego Bay was once home to a successful tuna fishing industry and the many Italian families who derived a living from that industry. That was then, this is now. Now it's sort of been yuppified, just like most of Downtown. Don't get me wrong, I love Little Italy, I'm just saying you won't find many old fisherman here anymore. The main street, India Street, is alive with restaurants and small cafes, and many specialty shops. However Kettner Blvd. is becoming an attraction all on it's own, with lots more galleries and specialty shops, including Italian imported children's clothing, and more. Check out the link to KADD, below.

Interesting to note, not only is Little Italy downtown San Diego's safest neighborhood, it is almost the safest neighborhood in the metro area.

Residential opportunities: Acqua Vista Bella Via Doma Hawthorn Place La Vita Portico Porto Siena Victorian House Village Walk

Community Links: Kettner Art and Design District, Little Italy Residents Association, Little Italy, Brezza Real Estate, Little Italy Downtown Shuttle

Marina District
Formerly warehouses and vacant lots, this neighborhood offers high-rise and mid-rise condominiums and apartments, townhouses and lofts in a variety of styles, sizes and prices. The area stretches between the waterfront, Horton Plaza and downtown's office towers. The Marina District is Downtown San Diego's premier neighborhood.

Residential opportunities: 235 Market Atria Cityfront Terrace City Walk Columbia Place Crown Bay The Harbor Club Horizons Marina Park Pacific Terrace Park Place Park Row Pinnacle Renaissance  Watermark

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