Residents of Downtown San Diego’s East Village were in for a treat this morning as the Padres opening Day Block Party took over J St from 6th to 10th Ave. Vendors and exhibits lined the street and as many as 30,000 people toured the action. Local bands were up on the main stage throughout the day performing current and retro hits for the crowd.
Red Bull made their debut at the East Village Block Party with an aerial show from three of their sponsored “BIG AIR” dirt bike riders. These riders definitely drew the biggest crowds and most attention as the soared through the air performing tricks and flips.
For the 21 and up, there was a beer garden with representation from Stone Brewery and others.
This event, put on each year by the East Village Association, has become one of the featured events in Downtown San Diego. Local businesses such as Basic Pizza, Bub’s, and The Blind Burro all look forward to the Opening Day Block Party as the signal that baseball has returned to San Diego.
Nearby residents of East Village Condos got a firsthand view of the action, and with free parking on top of it. Local condo complexes like Icon, m2i, Fahrenheit, Diamond Terrace, and The Legend were all within walking distance to the fun. This event, along with their proximity to Petco Park in general, have become one of the major selling points for buyers interested in purchasing East Village condos for sale. Depending on the orientation, many units at Icon, The Legend, and Diamond Terrace have views directly into the ballpark. Amenities such as the rooftop decks at The Legend and Icon are highly sought after for their views of the park as well.
All and all, it was another fantastic event. A special thank you goes out to the East Village Association for hosting the event. We are already looking forward to next year.
Things to Do in Downtown San Diego The rapid development of Downtown San Diego is nothing short of spectacular. Once home to old and abandoned buildings, the downtown district is now a hustling and thriving community rich in arts, music and culture. San Diego Downtown offers an endless list of options for premier shopping, award-winning restaurants and outdoor recreation. No matter what your personal preferences, there are ample activities guaranteed to entertain and inspire. If you have ever wanted to own real estate in San Diego, there has never been a better time to own a condo, loft or penthouse in downtown San Diego. For individuals who are considering moving into one of the newly constructed condos in Downtown and need affordable accommodations until they find their dream home, the Pacific Inn & Suites offers a convenient location, spacious accommodations and great value in Downtown San Diego hotels.
Downtown San Diego has got everything. During the day, visitors are invited to enjoy the area’s rich history and cultural neighborhoods. The streets of the downtown Gaslamp District are lined with beautifully restored buildings that truly transport you back in time. A select few have been converted into retail boutiques and offer premier shopping for visitors and residents alike. In the northwest end of downtown lies the neighborhood of Little Italy. Composed of authentic Italian restaurants, visitors savor the aroma of freshly made pasta and espresso as they spend the day browsing Italian shops and European art galleries. Once the sun sets, the downtown district transforms into a sophisticated playground for adults. From posh nightclubs and music venues to rooftop bars, visitors are sure to have a memorable night out in Downtown San Diego. For those interested in testing out the downtown nightlife, check out Andaz’s Ivy Rooftop or the Altitude Sky Lounge, popular rooftop bars known for their great cocktails, live DJ’s and all night entertainment. Other highly recommended restaurants include Craft & Commerce, Noble Experiment and Quality Social; all which are recognized for their craft and local beers as well as gourmet fare. Offering unparalleled panoramic views of both the city skyline and the ocean, San Diego is a city unlike any other. Combined with the area’s convenience and constant entertainment and excitement, it is no surprise the area is growing faster than ever before. If you are not a San Diego local and are interested in purchasing the most sought after San Diego Downtown Real estate, then give us a call. And if you are flying into the San Diego International Airport and need temporary hotel accommodations, check out the Pacific Inn & Suites San Diego Airport hotel for affordable rates, spacious rooms and a great location.
This contemporary 350 W Ash Condo located in Little Italy has a southwest orientation allowing for sunrise and sunset views as well as water and panoramic city views.
Both bedrooms have been built out and the master suite is facing west with a good size walk in closet. The guest bedroom is located on the other side of the living room facing south and has a Jack and Jill bathroom as well as access out to the good size balcony. The kitchen has a Caesar stone island perfect for entertaining and opens up to the living room that faces both south and west as it is a corner unit. The living room/kitchen has room for a dining room area or it can be used as a den/office. Features Include: Wood Floors, Open Floor Plan, Caesar Stone Kitchen Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, Master Suite, Jack & Jill Guest Bath, South Facing Balcony, Sun Shades and 2 Secure Side by Side Gated Parking Spaces.
$3,099/month with a security deposit equal to one months rent. Small Pet ok with $500 pet deposit. Two parking spaces included in the rent. Available April 1st, 2013.
350 W Ash is a high-rise tower located on the corner of Ash and State Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. 350 West Ash is a concrete construction and was completed by B&H Property Systems in 2005. The building features street-level work-live lofts and all units are above the 8th floor allowing for beautiful Downtown San Diego city and San Diego Bay views. 350 West Ash is a condo-conversion from an office building, and therefore, due to the concrete construction you will not hear your neighbors. You will find security gated parking, full gated complex and a community room. 350 W Ash has great location with high walkability to all that Downtown San Diego has to offer.
The Columbia District in Downtown San Diego is known as the “Face of San Diego” as this is the neighborhood that is mostly seen on postcards with all the luxury high-rises and Downtown San Diego Luxury Penthouses and Condos lining up along Pacific Highway.
This neighborhood encompasses the border to Little Italy, A Street and Broadway. You will mostly find commercial developments but also residential buildings along the waterfront. Some of the city’s landmarks are; the Cruise Ship Terminals, the Embarcadero Promenade, the Historic Santa Fe Train Station and the Museum of Modern Art. Some of the Downtown San Diego Condo complexes in this neighborhood is Bayside, Electra, Sapphire and The Grande at Santa Fe towers. The development project that is currently in process is the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1 and next up will most likely be the Lane Field Development. The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1 will include restaurants, local boutique shopping as well as a 100 feet wide pedestrian promenade and will become a landmark with lots of green space for both residents and visitors. The future for the Columbia District will consist of new luxury hotels, waterfront expansion, huge residential skyline towers as well as new hotels.
Investors are interested in the Columbia neighborhood due to the possibility of luxury high-rise living as you will find the tallest and the most luxury residential towers here. As infrastructure matures the future vision of the neighborhood is also a factor that many are drawn to the Columbia District.
One of the neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego is the luxury Marina District. This neighborhood is taking up the most southern part of Downtown and is known for Seaport Village, the Downtown San Diego Convention Center and the Hyatt Hotel just to name a few. Today, Downtown San Diego Luxury Real Estate can be found here but this was not always the case as this neighborhood used to be vacant lots and warehouses.
Redevelopment of Downtown San Diego started to happen in the early year of 1980 and this is when the beginning of the Marina District developed into one of the most desirable, luxury and most beautiful neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego. You will find tree lined streets with a mix of town homes, high-rises, mid-rises, apartments, lofts and retail and they all come in a variety in price, style and size.
As a resident of the Marina District many parks are to be enjoyed for those looking for green open park space at Pantoja, the Children’s Museum and Ruocco Parks. You will also find recreation areas such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade that leads you through the neighborhood. The Asian/Pacific Thematic History District and the San Diego Chinese Mission Historical Museum gives the neighborhood its part of cultural history. The Marina District is a walker’s paradise as it lies next to the waterfront of the San Diego Bay and for those looking for easy access to public transportation, two trolley stops can be found in the Marina District.
The Marina District is a dynamic center for business and entertainment with having the San Diego Convention Center, the waterfront boardwalk, Embarcadero Marina Park with waterfront hotels and Seaport Village. There are currently expansion project in place for both the Convention Center and Seaport Village.
Real Estate investors are all attracted to location, location, location and the Marina District has all that. Within walking distance to everything Downtown San Diego has to offer as well as being close to the San Diego Bay, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park. As the most exclusive neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego in terms of price per square feet, price can range from $600 to $1,000 and will be luxury living. If you want the best of the best and are willing to pay a premium the Marina District is the best choice of all the neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego.
The most well-known neighborhood in San Diego is located in the middle of Downtown San Diego and is referred to as the “Gaslamp Quarter”. The neighborhood is a 16.5 block district that is home to more than 100 nightclubs and restaurants, shops, office and retail space, lofts, condos, art galleries and movie theaters. The Gaslamp is a historical neighborhood with 94 historical or architectural buildings. The neighborhood is today recognized on the National Register of Historical places.
The Gaslamp Quarter is named after all the gas lamps you will find along the streets in the neighborhood. Back in the old days around the 1870’s the Gaslamp Quarter used to be filled with gamblers and prostitutes but in 1912 police changed all this by arresting more than 138 prostitutes and you would think this made the neighborhood cleaner and safer but it only changed for home to pornographic theaters, massage parlors and bookshops during the 1950’s to 1970’s. As Horton Plaza opened up in 1985, Downtown San Diego got focused on preserving all the historical buildings in the Gaslamp and started orderly change, preservation and redevelopment.
There are currently two projects under construction and one of them is the Gaslamp Square Park Project that will contain open public park space at the corners of K Street and 5th Avenue. The project has been approved but no completion date has been established yet. We also have the Horton Plaza Project that is in full construction. This project includes an open public park space that will be fully completed at the end of March 2014 if no delay occurs.
You will find three Downtown San Diego Condo complexes in the neighborhood; Trellis, Gaslamp City Square and Crown Bay. Many Downtown San Diego real estate investors are drawn to this area of Downtown as this is location, location, location and the most energy and life filled neighborhoods out of the seven that completes Downtown San Diego. The Gaslamp Quarter is most known for Horton Plaza with convenient shopping, the yearly “Mardi Gras” celebration, “ShamROCK” and “Taste of Gaslamp” as well as 5th Avenue with all the most popular nightclubs and fine dining.
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As you enter this Marina Park Condo you will notice the open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and dining room area all together. The floor plan of this Marina Condo features a split master bedroom style. Each bedroom is located on either side of the living room providing a “well balanced” unit flow. A good sized private balcony can be accessed from the living room or the secondary master suite. The kitchen has been upgraded with new stainless steel appliances and vinyl flooring. A “mini” makeover has been performed on the unit resulting in: new paint throughout the unit, new fixtures, and new carpet. There is a “stackable” washer and dryer located right outside the bathroom to the 1st master bathroom. Featuring plenty of storage. One of the master bedrooms has a good sized walk in closet while the second has two double closets. Both master bedrooms have private bathrooms.
$2,399/month with a security deposit equal to one month’s rent. Available Now! Small pet ok with a pet deposit of $500! 2 underground parking spaces are included in the rent.
Marina Park is located in the Marina District of Downtown San Diego and was built in 1985 and is one of Downtown’s oldest complexes. One of the best amenities offered here is guest parking which is hard to find in any other Downtown San Diego complexes. Other amenities to be found are two pools, 24hr onsite guard, fitness center, hot tub and lush landscaping. Right outside the door from Marina Park is Pantoja Park which is the biggest public park in Downtown San Diego. You also have easy access to Horton Plaza, the Santa Fe Train Station, Seaport Village, Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter with fine dining, entertainment and shopping.
Contact Sofia at 619-992-5144 or e-mail [email protected] for more info.
Downtown San Diego offer so many fun things to do around the city and as a Downtown San Diego resident one of the perks are the many community happenings are that we are getting access to it without having to fight for parking. One of the yearly events is the Downtown San Diego Half Marathon that is taking place in our beautiful Gaslamp Quarter on March 10th.
The race is a 13.1 mile marathon and the intention with this race is to raise money and to support the communities in San Diego. This is also the time to appreciate and celebrate the unique characters of the different neighborhoods of Downtown San Diego as well as other parts of this sunny city.
There are two different options to choose between as an attendee. You can either pay $109 for the Half Marathon or $49 for the 5k race. Attendees will receive a premium T-short (5k), a free customizable bib for your name as well as a Gear bag and a collectible finisher’s medal. The Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego is where the start and the finish will be so come on down to attend, celebrate or just hang out with friends and family for a fun filled day. For more information about the Downtown San Diego Half Marathon 2013 visit SD Half Marathon.
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This Luxury Downtown San Diego Condo at The Mark has been upgraded with hardwood floors throughout except tile flooring in the bathroom and carpet in the bedroom. This corner unit has lots of light and panoramic views over the Northeast part of Downtown San Diego, the mountains to the east as well as peek views over the San Diego Bay and Petco Park. You will enter this Downtown San Diego Condo into a formal hallway where you will find storage and the stackable washer and dryer. The open floor plan is inviting with granite kitchen and stainless steel appliances, floor to ceiling windows, cement walls, a walk in closet and a good size east facing private balcony.
$2,550/month with a minimum of a 12 month lease term. The security deposit is equal to one month’s rent. One underground secure parking spot and a storage unit are included in the rent. A second parking space can be rented for an additional $150/month. Small pet ok! Available Now!
The Mark is one of the most luxurious high-rise towers in the East Village/Ballpark District. With only one block away from Petco Park, Jefferson Law School and the new Downtown San Diego Library that is currently under construction, the Mark is of high walkability. The Gaslamp District, the waterfront, Horton Plaza and the San Diego Convention Center is only a short stroll away. The building was completed in 2007 and was developed by Douglas Wilson. You will find amenities such as a lap style pool with cabanas and community area, a spa, BBQ’s, front desk concierge, a conference room, secure underground parking and a fully equipped fitness center.
For more information or to set up a time for viewing; e-mail [email protected] or call/text Sofia at 619-992-5144.
Downtown San Diego is first and foremost a convention town and one of the biggest yearly events is Comic-Con. This year’s event is happening in July and people all around the world has been waiting for the tickets to go on sale.
This year’s Comic-Con online tickets went on sale Saturday Feb 16th and many fans had been excited about getting a piece of the pie to be able to get into their favorite TV and film panels. The experience of this sale became a frustrated one to many as the tickets sold out in less than 2 hours.
The sale started at 9am and after only a few minutes fans were informed that the online sales room has reached its capacity and that most likely the badges would be unavailable. The limited amount of badges and the main reason for the extravaganza sale is due to the limited space at the San Diego Convention Center that can only hold so many people. We are excited about the San Diego Convention Center Expansion that is under process so that we can expect the Comic-Con convention to stay and continue its presence here in the Marina District of Downtown San Diego.