Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego, CA Real EstateDowntown San Diego has become a popular location for those enjoying an urban lifestyle. Most of Downtown real estate consists of condo complexes, the majority of which have been built since 2000. Condos often boast modern construction and architecture.

Downtown San Diego real estate may be broken down into 5 distinct communities, each with their own demographic, price range, and lifestyle.

  • The oldest and most classic part of Downtown real estate is in the ‘Marina’ District. This area is close to San Diego’s harbor, and you can readily walk to the water from any street in the Marina District. Sidewalks are wider than in any other part of the city. In this community you might find a local park, and some shopping areas for food, and other necessities of life. Real estate in the Marina District is expensive; often start in the $300’s and going well over a million dollars.
  • Little Italy is a charming Downtown community with vibrant streets, restaurants, and local shops. Located on the west side of Downtown San Diego, you can often enjoy views of the water, and ships. Popular with all age groups, Little Italy offers a true village lifestyle where you can walk to local eateries, pubs, and coffee shops. Real estate in Little Italy is eclectic and includes both entry level buildings, mid-range buildings and high rise luxury buildings.
  • On the east side of Downtown San Diego you will find Cortez Hill. One of the older areas of Downtown, it was named after the Historic ‘El Cortez’ Hotel. Developed over the past decade, it resembles San Francisco in that it’s build on a hill just south of Balboa Park. This is a great choice for those who DON’T want to live where the action is, but enjoy close proximity to Downtown’s nightlife and cultural events. There are a number of condo developments in Cortez Hill, with prices again hovering in the $400-$700K price range.
  • One of the most historic neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego is the Gaslamp. This has long been a recreation center of Downtown filled with night clubs and restaurants. Along with all of Downtown’s redevelopment, the Gaslamp area is no exception. It is now a vibrant community housing some major attractions, including Horton Plaza. Real estate in the Gaslamp is relatively modest with prices largely in the $400K – $700K price range.
  • Known as the ‘Ballpark District,’ the East Village has become a popular residential community in the past decade. Home of the San Diego Padres, the East Village houses dozens of condo communities. This area has proved popular with those who enjoy going to ball games. Infrastructure has recently begun with neighborhood coffee shops, restaurants, and markets. Real estate prices in the East Village tend to be more moderate than in other Downtown San Diego neighborhoods. Condo prices begin in the $200’s so are more readily affordable.


Downtown San Diego Listings

See all Real estate in the 92101 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/20/2014)

  1. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 638 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.36 ac
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 785 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.27 ac
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.35 ac
  4. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,022 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,783 sq ft
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 870 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,202 sqft
  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,474 sq ft
  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,052 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 947 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,841 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,389 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac

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Downtown Schools


Kipp Adelante School

1475 Sixth Ave 2nd FL. | (619) 233-3242

San Diego Leads High School

1405 Park Blvd | (619) 525-7456

San Diego Cima High School

1405 Park Blvd RM. 907 | (619) 525-7460

San Diego Business High School

1405 Park Blvd | (619) 525-7455

San Diego Mvp Arts High School

1405 Park Blvd | (619) 525-7457

Cortez Hill Academy

201 A St | (619) 338-9206

Garfield High School

1255 16TH St | (619) 525-2059

City Tree Christian School

320 Date St | (619) 232-3794

Balboa City School

525 Hawthorn St | (619) 298-2990

San Diego Early/Middle College

1425 Russ Blvd | (619) 525-2000

Ecademy California

2534 State St | (858) 472-5232
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Downtown Market Statistics

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $496,400

Zillow Home Value Index

Owners vs. Renters

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $496,400 $169,200
Median Single Family Home Value $739,500 $168,700
Median Condo Value $493,000 $173,900
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $596,700 $129,200
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $776,500 $162,200
Percent Homes Decreasing 7.5% 21.8%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 33.2% 28.1%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $474 $108
Median List Price $490,000 $199,000
Median Sale Price $420,800 $194,400
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $4,062 $2,080
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 8.6% 4.2%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $494 $113
1-Yr. Change 11.8% 5.6%
Homes For Sale By Owner 0 0
New Construction 0 0
Foreclosures 0 0



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