The Columbia District is quickly emerging as Downtown San Diego’s ultimate landing spot. This neighborhood, which was at one time primarily commercial, stretches along the San Diego Bay front with Harbor Drive being the furthest west street identifier. This part of town is nestled between the popular Little Italy Neighborhood to the east and the tenured Marina District to the south.
This evolving bay front neighborhood has been carefully planned and designed for future development through the North Embarcadero visionary plan to compliment the natural beauty of the San Diego Harbor. This includes a 100-foot boardwalk, an expansive ocean view promenade, nearly one million square ft. of retail that incorporates fine dining, casual dining, shopping, and entertainment, and the Navy’s South Pacific Headquarters.
This stretch of downtown that spans Pacific Highway is commonly known as “Billionaire Row” and includes San Diego’s first super prime building Pacific Gate. This part of town offers steep price points and bay view San Diego Condos are rarely obtained for less than 1,000 sq ft.
The city is also committed to making this the focal point of interest and have allocated more than $50 million for public amenities and improvements. Like the area near the San Francisco Pier, this neighborhood will blend residential and tourist attractions to create a very compelling place to visit or live.
Outlook: The development of the Manchester Pacific Gateway and the launch of San Diego’s first “Super Prime” building will attract a great deal of attention from foreign and domestic investors as well as local business people and citizens that have the means to live here. While we don’t expect this neighborhood to turn into an exclusive location for the rich and famous, it will certainly have its share of well known and financially worthy individuals. Those looking for the most potential in value increase will be attracted to the Downtown San Diego Condos available here.
Most of the residential downtown San Diego condo buildings are between Ash Street and Broadway, between Pacific Highway and India Street. Within just a block or two is the Santa Fe Depot, the America Plaza station, a Starbucks, a couple of restaurants, and the Waterfront Park. For public transportation, views, and easy access to some of the more performance arts and contemporary entertainment in San Diego, the Columbia District offers some great options.