Downtown San Diego has become known as one of the most active metropolitan areas in the country, attracting visitors and residents alike. Framed by a gorgeous skyline of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, Downtown San Diego’s spectacular cityscape is a testament to the years of redevelopment.
If you are thinking about buying a condo in Downtown San Diego, there are eight distinct neighborhoods that encompass what is called “Downtown”. They consist of Columbia, the Core, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy and the Marina. Home prices range from $200,000 to millions depending on location, condition and view.
If great dining is what you are looking for when you venture downtown, you can never go wrong with the Gaslamp Quarter. In this area alone, you will find hundreds of restaurants and café’s to choose from, and most with outside dining. What’s in the Gaslamp Quarter?? There are Nightclubs, bars, entertainment, retail stores, pubs, Horton Plaza and more. Venture into this popular scene any day or night of the week and you will see thousands of people walking around and enjoying the restaurants and the atmosphere of one of San Diego's most popular hot spots.
Spend a night, weekend or even a week at one of the many downtown hotels. From big well-known chains to small boutique hotels, anywhere you stay is convenient for you to get out and see the sights. Also in Downtown San Diego, as I mentioned before, is the famous Horton Plaza where Nordstrom and Macy’s anchor this unique five level shopping mall extravaganza. Besides the food court, fine dining, ice-skating rink, movie theatres and hundreds of specialty shops, this unusual architectural landmark has a lot to offer.
And if baseball is you sport of choice, take in a ballgame at PETCO Park. This 42,000 seat stadium is start of the art and just a great way to spend your money.
So whether you live, work or simply visit San Diego, everyone seems to end up at one time or another in Downtown San Diego. It’s not only the place to be, but also to see.