Nothing can compare to Downtown San Diego, where more than 15,000 homes in eight different neighborhoods await you. Everything from high-end condos to affordable rental units are available. Downtown San Diego provides a variety of scenic and attractive parks providing opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. To list the neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego – Core, Columbia, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy and Marina – each with its own character and lifestyle. More than 24,000 people live downtown, drawn to the city living in a scenic and safe vibrant atmosphere, with homes within walking distance of workplaces, shopping, schools, recreation, restaurants, entertainment, public transportation and more.
The Gaslamp district has transformed in to a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. With over 100 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lounges, and countless boutiques, art galleries and shops to pursue, the Gaslamp has established itself both as the playground of hip, eclectic San Diegans and as an elite urban destination.
Downtown San Diego has become the hub of government, legal and banking industries, as well as the fastest growing center for telecommunications, software and biotech companies.
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Downtown San Diego
For beauty, excitement and convenience, no urban environment can beat sunny Downtown San Diego, where more than 15,000 homes in eight great neighborhoods await you. Everything from luxury condominiums to affordable rental units are available. Use this website to learn about the wide variety of living opportunities. Be a part of it! Live downtown!
Whether your preference for parks is large or small, active or passive, cultural or whimsical, Downtown San Diego offers a variety of scenic and attractive parks providing users with opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Below is a list of Downtown parks and their locations.
Downtown San Diego offers eight distinctive neighborhoods – Core, Columbia, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy and Marina – each with its own history, character and lifestyle. More than 24,000 people live downtown, drawn by the ability to live in a scenic, safe and vibrant atmosphere with homes within walking distance of workplaces, shopping, schools, recreation, entertainment, public transit and more.
A favorite for living shopping and entertainment! The area of San Diego now known as the Gaslamp Quarter contains one of the most extensive collections of architecturally significant historic buildings in the country.
Our neighborhood is eight blocks long (from Broadway to Harbor Drive) and two blocks wide (from Fourth to Sixth Avenues). There is parking in nearby parking lots and garages. Metered street parking spots are free on Sundays.
The Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining and entertainment district. With over 100 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lounges, and countless boutiques, art galleries and shops to peruse, the Gaslamp has established itself both as the playground of hip, eclectic San Diegans and as an elite urban destination.
At the corner of State and Date streets in Little Italy. Located within Little Italy, Amici Park features Bocci ball courts, a small amphitheater and a large green playing field. Adjacent to Washington Elementary School, the students use the park as a playground area during school hours and the community uses it at all other times.
Balboa Park is one of the premier urban parks in the United States. This 1,400- acre park houses more than 80 cultural institutions, 15 museums and art galleries, four theaters, one pipe organ and the World Famous San Diego Zoo. Enter on Laurel Street or Park Boulevard. For more information about the park visit www.balboapark.org
A series of grassy knolls large trees and a large water feature and fountain make this one of Downtown’s favorite parks. Located across from the Children’s Museum at First Avenue and Island Street.
County Administration Center Parking Lots
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved a master plan for a waterfront park encompassing the County Administration Center property and its adjacent parking lots. The park is intended to complement the historic building and contribute to the waterfront activities envisioned in the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.
Gaslamp Quarter Park
Located at the trolley stop at Fifth Avenue and Harbor Drive, at the foot of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, this open plaza offers incredible views of the newly expanded Convention Center and includes a whimsical water feature.
Horton Plaza Park
Easily recognized as the backdrop to NBC 7/39’s street-side studio, this plaza is nicely landscaped with a unique water feature/fountain in the center. It is located on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenues.
Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade
Across from the San Diego Convention Center, this beautifully landscaped linear park is a favorite for pedestrians joggers and bicyclists. Its public art enhancements celebrate the dreams of Dr. King. Located along North Harbor Drive.
North & South Embarcadero Marina Park
Just south of Seaport Village is the North Embarcadero Marina Park. This large open waterfront park is great for picnics or watching the activity in the harbor. Directly behind the Convention Center is its counterpart, South Embarcadero Marina Park, which is the site of special events concerts and festivals.
This is a large grassy area perfect for throwing the ball around or even a soccer game. There are several large trees for some summer shade as well. It is located on G Street between State and Kettner Boulevard.
Park at the Park
As part of the San Diego Padres new ballpark in Downtown, a large, elevated park located directly behind the outfield wall will provide fans with the unique opportunity to picnic and watch baseball from a grassy slope. The Park at the Park will feature all of the elements associated with a neighborhood park, including open space to throw a baseball, toss a Frisbee, or just relax. Surrounding the Park at the Park will be a 400,000 square foot mixed-use development project, consisting of retail and office space to provide people with an exciting variety of shopping and dining opportunities.
100 Park Boulevard / San Diego, CA 92101 (619)795-5000
Home of the San Diego Padres. PETCO Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of- the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget.
City of San Diego Library
820 E Street (between 8th & 9th) / (619) 236-5800
San Diego County Public Law Library
1105 Front Street / (619) 531-3900
With approximately 5,000 businesses and more than 75,000 people working downtown, San Diego has a dynamic and robust business climate. Manufacturing, defense, tourism and agriculture remain the regions top industries, but in recent years, San Diego has become the nation’s center for the wireless industry. Telecommunications, software and biotech are among the city’s fastest growing business sectors. Downtown is the hub of San Diego’s government, legal and banking industries. With more than 1 million square feet of new or planned Class A office space downtown, exciting opportunities exist for business growth or expansion.
More than 400,000 square feet of new retail space has opened in Downtown San Diego in recent years. The world-renowned Horton Plaza retail and entertainment complex houses 140 stores and restaurants in an area covering six city blocks. Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are other popular downtown shopping sites. Unique boutiques and shops, as well as grocers, drugstores and other retail outlets, are located in every Downtown neighborhood.
If you love to shop, a stroll down almost any Downtown San Diego city sidewalk is a delightful temptation. You’ll find it all Downtown, from one of a kind specialty boutiques like Villa Moda to offbeat vintage and thrift stores and hip urban staples like Borders Books, Urban Outfitters and Z Gallerie.
Downtown also features two of the country’s most beautiful open air shopping malls, Horton Plaza, home to more than 135 specialty stores, and Seaport Village, home to 75 boutiques. Both offer a wealth of delicious eateries enjoyed by downtown residents, office workers and visitors alike.
324 Horton Plaza / San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-1596
Horton Plaza is a unique jewel in the Downtown San Diego landscape. Sixteen years in the making, this open air mall is an eclectic landmark blending elements of a European market place and an amusement park with touches of historical San Diego.
The black and white tiled Palazzo building is covered in one million, hand-laid Italian tiles. The colorful, staggered five-level mall is adorned with palm trees and features 130+ specialty shops and restaurants, movie theaters and a live theater.
849 W. Harbor Dr. / San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 235-4014
This romantic waterfront shopping village is a great spot for grabbing a quick bite with friends, picking up San Diego merchandise for friends not lucky enough to live here, enjoying a bayside picnic or taking a stroll along the village’s four miles of meandering paths.
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 725-8000 / www.sandi.net
Washington 1789 State St. (92101) (619) 525-7475 / www.sandi.net/washington
Roosevelt 3366 Park Blvd. (92103) (619) 293-4450 / rooseveltmiddle.org
San Diego High Educational Complex 1405 Park Blvd. (92101) (619) 525-7455 / www.sdhs.sandi.net
All Saints’ Episcopal School Preschool through eighth grade 3674 Seventh Avenue / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 298-1671 / www.sdallsaints.com
City Tree School Preschool through sixth grade 320 Date St. (619) 232-3794 / www.citytree.org
Francis Parker Preschool through twelfth grade 4201 Randolph Street / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 298-9110 / http://www.francisparker.org
Grace Lutheran Church & School Kindergarten through eighth grade 3993 Park Blvd. (619) 295-3503
Harborside School Preschool through eighth grade 1329 Kettner Blvd. / (619) 235-0950 www.harborside-school.com
Montessori School of San Diego Preschool through third grade 1323 W. Spruce St. / (619) 295-7591 www.montessori-of-sandiego.com