Cortez Hill is one of San Diego’s seven neighborhoods.
As I took my dog for his nightly walk in the Cortez Hill neighborhood the other night, I was talking to my girlfriend about the areas of Downtown San Diego that we the like the best. We covered everything from Little Italy, Marina, Gaslamp, and the East Village. very neighborhood had their pros and cons, but the one that we talked about the most was Cortez Hill.
Situated between 5th and 10th Avenues to the west and east and A and Date St to the south and north, Cortez Hill is located close enough to enjoy the Gaslamp but not close enough to be in the middle of the madness. Seven high-rise buildings within the small neighborhood make it one of the most densely populated areas of Downtown San Diego. Because of that, Living in Cortez Hill allows you to purchase a coveted ‘residential parking pass’ for $14 per year which is good for unlimited street parking anywhere above Ash St east of 6th. Cortez Hill also has a great park called ‘Tweet Street’ along Date St between 7th and 9th. A fantastic little oasis in the city with a playground for the kids and multiple fake painted fire hydrants for the puppies. Placards are placed along the park that give details about the birds and plants that populate the park for a little education with your fun. Cortez Hill gets its name from the El Cortez Hotel that has been a San Diego Landmark since 1927. Cortez Hill Real Estate is quickly becoming some of the most sought after real estate in Downtown San Diego. With condo options at Aria, Discovery, Cortez Blu and Aloft and apartment rentals at AVA and Vantage Pointe, there are no shortage of residential options in Cortez Hill. If you haven’t made your way over to Cortez Hill do yourself a favor and check it out. Bring your dog to Tweet St Park, you’ll be glad you did. ')}