Downtown San Diego Homes for Sale

Downtown San Diego Real EstateDowntown San Diego Real Estate

San Diego, while encompassing the entire metro area all the way from La Jolla and Miramar South to Chula Vista is quite extensive, the downtown area usually sits just south of Interstate 5 in Balboa Park and borders the San Diego Bay. This downtown area has several micro neighborhoods of its own including the Columbia District, Cortez Hill, East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, Harborview, the Marina District, and Little Italy. For more information on choosing a home or condominium in downtown San Diego or living in downtown San Diego, read on below the listings here.

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Downtown, CA.

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Downtown October 7, 2022
125
Listed
60
Avg. DOM
$833.23
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$777,000
Med. List Price
125 Properties
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$275,000
Neighborhood: Gaslamp
1
Baths
311
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
220025399
MLS
NOW IS THE TIME TO BECOME AN OWNER OF ROCK ROYALTY AT THE WORLD RENOWNED HARD ROCK HOTEL SAN DIEGO. Owners enter these rooms into a rental management program with Hard Rock Hotel and share the...
Open 10/8
235 Market St. #601 San Diego, CA 92101
$799,000
Neighborhood: Marina District
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,308
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
220025422
MLS
Prime-time penthouse located in the heart of Marina District! This beautifully upgraded 2 bed, 2 bath unit boasts a large open floor plan PLUS additional den space, 2 balconies, and 2 side by side...
$1,149,000
Neighborhood: Cortez Hill
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,355
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
220025446
MLS
Flow, function and feel. This 16th floor condo is the ultimate balance of design, detail and depth. From its far reaching water, skyline and Balboa Park views, to the European wire brushed, wide...
$499,000
Neighborhood: Little Italy
1
Beds
1
Baths
631
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
1
Day on Site
220025457
MLS
Stunning condominium in the heart of Little Italy! Featuring a beautiful and practical design with an open floor plan, neutral paint, wood-look vinyl flooring, and large windows basking each space in...
$1,099,900
Neighborhood: Marina District / Downtown
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,609
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220025254
MLS
Sophisticated Downtown living awaits in this chic CityFront Terrace townhome! This east-facing ground level residence enjoys an large, private patio, freshly painted interior, new flooring throughout...
$429,800
Neighborhood: Downtown
1
Baths
725
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220025318
MLS
Welcome to this chic downtown loft that is boasting with style and grace. This loft is on the 6th floor facing west w/ views of the city and San Diego's beautiful sunsets It is situated on the corner...
Coming Soon on 10/08
1431 Pacific Hwy #412 San Diego, CA 92101
$1,235,000
Neighborhood: Little Italy
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,262
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220025323
MLS
Panoramic Bay Views from each room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Luxury Condo in the Millionaire's Row district in Little Italy. Best location. This unit is light, bright, includes new hardwood flooring,...
$689,000
Neighborhood: Gaslamp Qtr
2
Beds
2
Baths
943
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220025334
MLS
Are you looking to live in the heart of the Gaslamp District?! The Trellis complex is located in the middle of it all. This sleek southeast corner residence is one block away from Petco Park and is...
Open 10/9
645 Front St #1809 San Diego, CA 92101
$1,190,000
Neighborhood: Marina District / Downtown
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,713
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
220025196
MLS
Spacious Northeast corner 2 bed 2.5 bath unit in the coveted Renaissance of Downtown! Open & bright floorplan features: wood & stone floors, expansive sliding windows, motorized shades, dual master...
$639,000
Neighborhood: Cortez Hill
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
3
Days on Site
220025206
MLS
Downtown Charmer! Beautiful 4th floor condo in the historic El Cortez, uniquely positioned w/ only 1 partially shared wall! Light and bright w/ expansive views of Downtown & Balboa Park. Split...
$975,000
Neighborhood: East Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,674
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
3
Days on Site
220025217
MLS
This condo is a Home Run! Welcome to Parkloft - East Villages most popular building. One block from Petco Park, this ideal location and urban space are perfect for the city dweller. The versatile...
$1,081,000
Neighborhood: Little Italy/ Downtown
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,458
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
3
Days on Site
220025221
MLS
Beautiful, south-facing penthouse in Acqua Vista with Gorgeous city, bay, and ocean views. Bay floor-to-ceiling windows. Beautifully upgraded 3 beds and 2.5 baths. Condo offers wood and ceramic tile...

Read More About Downtown San Diego


Living in Downtown San DiegoLiving in Downtown San Diego

Considering a move to downtown San Diego? Chances are you're probably looking at condominiums, lofts, or penthouses. There are very few if any single-family homes or even luxury Estates in downtown San Diego. Many of these places are optimal for a live/work environment and even if you work from home, many lofts and penthouses, as well as condominiums and apartments, offer perfect home-office opportunities.

San Diego is home to about 1.4 million people and is the eighth-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in California. However, the downtown area is definitely denser and certainly doesn't house all 1.4 million people. Celebrated for its perfect climate, beautiful beaches, and world-class attractions, downtown San Diego not only offers visitors, and those living in outlying areas some of the best entertainment and attractions in the state, but for those that live here, many of those attractions are all within walking distance.

Cost of living in downtown San Diego

Naturally, California is pricier than a lot of other states and major cities can be pricier still. However, downtown San Diego is actually cheaper than places like San Francisco or Los Angeles, however, San Diego is about 44% higher than the national average when it comes to the cost of living. Depending on your salary, your oceanfront lifestyle, or your desire for urban amenities, these costs can increase or decrease. Because rents usually come at a premium, many folks choose to buy a condo in San Diego and either uses it exclusively as a primary residence, second home, vacation rental or investment property.

Who lives in San Diego?

San Diego is an eclectic and diverse town with people from all over the country in the world moving in and out frequently. However, there are still locals that moved to and from San Diego metro areas, suburbs, and even within the downtown district itself. You'll find professionals, students, financiers, young families, eclectic singles, artists, and more.

What to Know About Downtown San Diego

San Diego and especially some of the downtown areas can be expensive for parking and parking garages. However, you can always hop on the local public transportation, some of the trolley routes, or simply bike or walk just about anywhere. Of course, you can always get an Uber or Lyft throughout downtown but if you do plan on owning a car, expect to spend around $5000 each year for transportation for a single adult or around $11,000 for a family of two working adults and one or two kids.

The beaches are phenomenal and you're never far from a beach if you live in downtown San Diego. Coronado Beach is right across the Bay, Ocean Beach offers a laid-back lifestyle with beautiful beachfront and Bohemian neighborhoods, La Jolla Shores is a more suburban area with coffee shops, parks, and restaurants, but of course, downtown San Diego has Seaport Village, the Embarcadero Ruocco Park, and Broadway Pier. The cruise ship is also located downtown and although there's no actual beaches within the pier area, you're never more than 10 to 15 minutes from the nearest beach.

Dining and Entertainment

Relocating to Downtown San DiegoRight downtown San Diego is Petco Park home of the San Diego Padres and multiple events year-round. You can enjoy concerts, major events, sporting events, and a variety of activities just about every weekend. The San Diego convention center is right on the waterfront overlooking the Embarcadero and the famous Gaslamp Quarter has some of the best dining options downtown. This historical district touts itself on being the heart and soul of downtown San Diego. You'll find the perfect spot for romantic dates, birthday celebrations, parties, unique venues, kitschy dives, comedy shows, cigar lounges, and some of the best food in the city. Whether you're shopping, hanging out for the weekend, dining, or visiting for an event, the Gaslamp Quarter and Promenade has had a long history of dining and entertainment in downtown San Diego.

This is not to be outdone by Little Italy. This downtown district is said to have some of the best food in the city so, I guess it will be up to you whether Little Italy or Gaslamp Quarter takes top billing. Located north of the Marina District just minutes from the airport and Waterfront Park, Little Italy has farmer's markets, art walks, heritage knights, galleries, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park. With a plethora of Piazza's, public spaces, parks, and stories from locals and historians, you're never bored choosing a home in or simply visiting Little Italy.

Downtown San Diego Real Estate

Let's talk real estate. What are you likely to find if you plan on living in downtown San Diego? Well, the Gaslamp Quarter is known for its trendy and hipster lofts, where houses are converted into condominiums and more midrise condos. Little Italy is likely to have lower-priced condominiums starting at around $400-$500,000 with studio apartments, lofts with tall ceilings and limited amenities. Your higher-priced penthouses and high-rise condos are found more in the Marina District, or you're likely to find larger layouts, prices well into the millions, and a variety of amenities all on-site such as spas, fitness rooms and swimming pools. Many of these high-rise condominiums also have stunning views of San Diego Bay. San Diego's East Village is more a financial area with more industrial-style condominiums and lofts and beautiful views of the city skyline. Here you'll find condominiums starting around $500-$600,000.

Regardless of where you choose, each district in downtown San Diego has its own charm and niche. Let us help you find the perfect condo in downtown San Diego. Browse active listings above or simply contact us at any time to schedule a showing or to set up your own personal condo profile and be notified when new listings hit the market or to be one of the first when properties become available in downtown San Diego.

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