Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego: A True Rebirth

Downtown San Diego is a much different place now than it was just 15 years ago. Transforming itself from an urban center with few full-time residents, seedy bars, empty streets and loads of crime into a vibrant, multi-faceted urban landscape teeming with residents, restaurants, bars, lounges and cultural significance. Downtown San Diego is truly a place to work, live and play. The downtown core has a few distinct areas that I will highlight: The Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, The Marina and the most recent addition--Makers Quarter.

There are no other places in San Diego that provide the breadth of activities that Downtown has to offer. From the various theaters, symphony, Seaport Village, PETCO Park, San Diego Bay, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Tours and Shopping—Downtown is the place to be. Highrise condos dot the skyline and provide panoramic views of the impressive landscape. Downtown offers a very walkable environment that is also at the nexus of public transportation in the city.

Marina: The Marina District is where some of the most luxurious condos in Downtown are. Bounded by San Diego Bay, Seaport Village and Little Italy—the Marina District some how manages to be relaxing even in the midst of the Downtown scene. The views are spectacular and there are many areas to relax…plus you are only steps from the hustle and bustle of the Gaslamp.

Gaslamp Quarter: The Gaslamp Quarter is where the Downtown renaissance started. With the development of Horton Plaza 25 years ago, it catalyzed the change that we see today. Today, the Gaslamp Quarter is full of Clubs, Bars, Lounges, Hotels, Restaurants and Stores. The Gaslamp is also where most convention goers hang out and spend their time outside of their conventions. Always bustling and often times the scene of large gatherings…the Gaslamp is a place to see and be seen.

East Village: Home to Petco Park, the East Village is a vast area that is filled with condos, restaurants and bars. The East Village is a byproduct of development created by the baseball stadium. Just outside of the Gaslamp Quarter, the East Village is always bustling and full of energy and life. Some of the more sought after condo buildings are located in this area of Downtown.

Makers Quarter: What once was the Jeromes Furniture warehouse area, a new hub of creativity and imagination will be springing from the ground. Firmly rooted in the live/work/play model, Maker's Quarter will integrate seamlessly with the surrounding San Diego City College and East Village. Those that are responsible for this new district have this to say about it, "Makers Quarter™ is inspired by the Maker Movement, which has always been part of the fabric of East Village. From the original home of Jerome's Furniture, to the craft brewers at Monkey Paw, to the modern day Makers who perfect and teach their crafts at Moniker Warehouse, Makers Quarter™ offers a creative environment that inspires entrepreneurs and artists to challenge convention and achieve nnew heights in innovation."

Downtown San Diego is a wonderful place to work, play and live. What was once a ghost town is now the heartbeat of a thriving city.

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Updated: 19th June, 2019 12:39 PM.