5 Reasons Core Downtown San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2021
The Core area of San Diego pumps with the heart of the city culture and sets the vibe for those living downtown. The Core is in the center of it all, making it convenient to everything and has a lot of offer in both employment and fun.
The Core area is easily defined as it stretches from A Street to Broadway, Union and 12th Avenue. The area was in a state of disrepair until the Centre City Development Corporation revitalized it in 1975. There have been continuous improvements since then with the Core district being the cornerstone for overall revitalization of downtown San Diego.
Here's a quick rundown of our list:
- Reason 1 - It is Convenient.
- Reason 2 - It has Lots of Culture.
- Reason 3 - It's Near All the Government Municipalities.
- Reason 4 - It is a Historic Neighborhood.
- Reason 5 - There are Many New Residences.
Reason 1 - It is Convenient.
This area is a hub for many area businesses and the Core has many offices available. There are lots of businesses for fun and entertainment after hours too. The House of Blues is located there along with Mexican restaurants and bars like The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole. There are also grocery stores and it is also close to many banks.
Reason 2 - It has Lots of Culture.
There are lots of ways to enjoy cultural experiences in the Core. There is Broadway/San Diego that offers national touring shows all year. There is also the San Diego Civic Theater that has San Diego Opera performances and it is also the home to Copley Symphony Hall that presents music from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
Additionally, there is trolley stops and enough parking for everyone so everyone can relax trying to get to the different venues. The area is also convenient to travel to other parts of the city for other cultural events and tourism sites.
Reason 3 - It's Near All the Government Municipalities.
This area is an incredible mix of different types of commercial and governmental buildings creating a base for the city's financial center. The Core sets a tone for the rest of downtown mixing modern buildings and function with historical structures. The Core is home to a variety of government buildings include the City Administration Building complex, the Small Business Administration, the Civic Center, City Hall and the World Trade Center of San Diego.
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Reason 4 - It is a Historic Neighborhood.
Many of the area's civic and financial industries are in historic buildings. Some of the most interesting structures are the San Diego Trust and Savings Bank, the Owl Drug Building, the Spreckles Theater and the U.S. Grant Hotel. All these buildings are found along West Broadway Street. The Grant Hotel is one of the most iconic structures where you can stay to enjoy the rich historical experience. The Santa Fe Depot, which is 100 years old, is still functional so you can travel to and from downtown by trolley, Coaster or Pacific Surfliner.
There is also El Cortez, which is on a hill that is the location of the former home of President Ulysses S. Grant, close by north of Columbia and East Village districts. The area is condos now, but the Sole Luna Cafe has lunch. The hilltop neighborhood has many original Victorian homes.
The area is also close to the Gaslamp Quarter, which is the historic center of the city.
Reason 5 - There are Many New Residences.
This area is ever changing with developers adding more residences though the Smart Corner and Vantage Point projects, completely in 2007 and 2009 respectively. The new I.D.E.A. District within the Core is a new concept that mixes commercial, residential, educational and even creative spaces to create the "live, work, create" lifestyle that attracts progressive buyers.
There are affordable apartments and condos in the Core with pricing starting around $400,000 and going up to around $720,000.
The Symphony Tower, San Diego's tallest building is also located in the Core district along with the University Club.
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