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San Diego - Downtown Community

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Core

The Core is the heart of Downtown San Diego. This is one area has successfully completed several notable re-development efforts including several historical buildings including some of San Diego's oldest theatres. Gaslamp Quarter runs through the core as well as many hi rise condo buildings, and hotels. The Core is an exciting part of San Diego that feels most like a bustling downtown area reminisicent of San Francisco, Chicago and Boston where you are surrounded with buildings on all four sides. Many of San Diego's local government and official buildings are housed in this hub and entertainment venues alike. 

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Columbia

Columbia follows the east side of San Diego Bay. There are many projects in the works in this area that will yet again redefine the face of Downtown San Diego. Despite the re-vitalization, historic landmarks such as the Santa Fe Rail Station remains much as it did in 1915 in it's Spanish Mission Architectural style. Ironically it abuts the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is another example of the fusion of old and new found in residential and commercial properties in downtown San Diego.

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Cortez Hill

Just a short distance to historic Balboa Park, and quick and easy access to Route I-5 and Rt. 163. Cortez Hill is set on a picturesque hillside where the Cortez Hotel once thrived, and being in the threat of demolition, it was preserved as a historic landmark, and tastefully converted into private residences priced from $300,000 to 20 million dollars. Other developments on Cortez Hill followed suit, such as Discovery, Palermo, and more recently Aria to name a few.
 
 

East Village

Petco Park, home field to the San Diego Padres, is the main impetus that has led to a tremendous amount of renewal efforts to this part of the city. Once teaming with abandoned buildings, many buildings have been re-vitalized, and new commercial developments and hotels have followed suit. New work lofts and work lab co-op office spaces also known as 'hoteling' have provided for low cost office alternatives to those who telecommute or own their own business but do not prefer working from home or a costly office. Many good buys are available on condo and loft style buildings in the area, and further development is planned well into the next decade.
 
 

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Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is the central focal point for the bulk of restauarants, museums, and shopping. It is the destination that many flock to during business hours for client and co-worker lunches, and the are thrives in the evening as folks from all throughout San Diego come into the city to enjoy a night out on the town. The area is historically significant as many of it's structures are protected and preserved historical buildings, and for this reason, many seek to like close to this area, and do so without the need for a vehicle.  
  

Little Italy

Mama Mia, if you are looking for a little European flair, and an area rich in arts and entertainment with restaurants galore,  Little Italy is your locale. This neighborhood is located only a few blocks from the San Diego Bay, and it offers surprisingly affordable housing alternatives encompassing newly built condominiums, and quaint detached free-standing homes for prices ranging in the $300,000 range and into the millions. Anthology is a Jazz cub that has recently opened up that features Jazz, R & B and past artists of the 80's and 90's. Just recently they have expanded their venue to feature performance entertainment compared to Circe de Soleil.

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Marina District

Shadowing the scenic Hotel Marina's on the bay, are a variety of condo options in various mid and high rise condo buildings. Some of the buildings offer park-like brownstones as found in cities like San Francisco, some offer amenity rich buildings such as pools, spas, valet parking, dry cleaning, personal concierge and guest suites. There are also a multitude of optional ultra-modern high rise condos that offer state of the art technology, and security. This area is located close to Seaport Village, and the Embarcadero Park where one can view an outdoor concert and walk past local waterfront boutique shops. Pricing for homes in the Downtown Marina District starts at $200,000 and can reach over 10 million dollars.

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