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Why We Love Downtown San Diego – and Why You Will Too!

February 28, 2017

Downtown San Diego pulses with the dynamic yet laidback rhythms of a city that National Geographic has described as being “home to the ultimate California dream.” We at 360 Residential are proud to call this area home and welcome you to share the downtown experience with us.

Come for a visit and explore what it has to offer. We guarantee you’ll want to live here, too, or take advantage of the many investment opportunities it offers. Or, at the very least, you’ll want to come back more often and re-visit the area’s singular wonders.

Also known as Center City, downtown is where the city of San Diego started its road to greatness. Throughout history, it has survived all kinds of setbacks to become the vibrant urban center it is today.

Here are just a few reasons why you will love downtown San Diego:

A Great Work-play Environment

As the city’s urban center, downtown San Diego is the home of thousands of businesses of all sizes, representing approximately 137,000 jobs. It’s also a technology hub with over 100 tech and innovation startups.

Civic Center is downtown’s core, featuring numerous offices surrounded by amenities like the Civic Center Plaza, where employees can take a refreshing outdoor break; and Civic Center Theater, a 2,967-seat performing arts venue.

Access to San Diego’s 70-mile Coastline

And this means plenty of waterfront fun. The harbor at Embarcadero, which you’ll find at downtown’s western edge, also serves as a cruise and fishing terminal. It is home to several historic ships including the USS Midway, which is now one of the museums lining San Diego Bay.

The harbor also features:

  • The Downtown Waterfront Park
  • The shopping and dining districts, Seaport Village and Headquarters at Seaport District
  • Festivals and events like the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, the Day at the Docks celebration and the Big Bay Boom 4th of July Celebration

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Downtown San Diego Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the community’s “economic vitality and growth,” has partnered with Scripps Health to stage “Healthy Living in the City,” a program promoting a healthy lifestyle through various events. The program encourages residents to join bimonthly yoga classes, cooking classes for healthy diets, guided lunchtime walks, and other organized activities for free.

All around downtown are numerous healthy food and vegetarian restaurants, including SOLCAL Café, Evolution Fast Food and Blue Point Coastal Cuisine.

And the area is only minutes away from some of San Diego’s best beaches where you can enjoy a host of fitness activities like surfing, swimming, kayaking, running and many more.

A Historic District That’s Also a Major After-hours Destination

The Gaslamp Quarter historic district has become one of the premier entertainment districts on the West Coast. It is home to over 100 restaurants and entertainment venues and more than 80 shops and boutiques found in 90 historic buildings featuring opulent Victorian architecture.

Great for Families

Downtown San Diego boasts top-rated schools and excellent business and employment opportunities. It also offers loads of family-friendly activities and attractions – including the world-famous San Diego Zoo found just north of the area.

Our team at 360 Residential loves living and working in Downtown San Diego. If you’d like to learn more about the neighborhoods in the area and the real estate options available, contact us anytime.