San Diego Luxury Condos & Apartments
Downtown San Diego Real Estate features a great mix of property types and styles ranging from mid rise condo and loft buildings to high rise luxury apartment and condo complexes.
This is part 1 of 3 covering the top 10 luxury high rise apartment buildings in downtown San Diego. In this section we provide a snapshot of the top 3 buildings (Bayside, The Pinnacle and Electra) and why we think they are the best of their class.
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#1 – Bayside – Columbia District
Bayside San Diego by BOSA is the fastest selling luxury high rise tower in California for a reason. With the sales center now closed (almost 99% sold out) Bayside has just a few condos and penthouses left for sale by the developer.
Bayside San Diego Condos enjoy a waterfront location and the best finishes around using top rated appliances, cabinetry and closets (Viking, Miele, Snaidero, California Closets). Amenities are fantastic with a gym, pool, sauna & steam, outdoor grilling area, community room with TV’s, billiards and a full kitchen and a movie theater with cable connection. There is even a conference rooms that can hold easy 12 people and a reading room on the second floor. Security and concierge services.
Bayside’s location is very convenient being close to many restaurant and entertainment options in the Little Italy and Gaslamp Districts. It is also remarkable for having easy access to the main highways connecting North and East. The airport is just 5 minutes away and just a block away from Bayside is the bay.
As far as future potential goes, the Columbia District is the place to be with the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan slowly coming to life which will add even more infrastructure, amenities, green space and outstanding landscaping to the area.
About 6 blocks away is Little Italy and the amazing restaurants and coffee shops within India Street. Seaport Village within the Marina District is about 8 blocks away. Gaslamp is about 12 blocks away.
If you are interested in San Diego Luxury High Rise Living then Bayside by BOSA should be on top of your list of properties to visit.
#2 – The Pinnacle Museum Tower – Marina District
The Pinnacle San Diego has it all to be in first place of my list of luxury condos including one of the the best locations in town. Bayside made it first in my list purely because of the elegance and quality of the units but in reality The Pinnacle could have taken the #1 spot as a tie.
The Pinnacle San Diego Condos offer an amazing location right in the Marina District. Just across the street is a grocery store, two blocks away Horton Plaza shopping mall and right out your door you’ll find hundreds of shops and restaurants within the Marina and Gaslamp District just two blocks away.
Condos at The Pinnacle are very well equipped and finished and have a unique feature in the higher than average ceilings (over 10 feet). Many units at The Pinnacle capture magnificent views of Coronado, the bay and the city. There is a variety of units with two separate balconies which is a very convenient feature.
The Pinnacle luxury condos offer great amenities and arguably the best among downtown San Diego condos. Amenities include gym, pool (actually a very nice lap pool), sauna & steam, community room with kitchen, outdoor grilling area, movie theater and even a guest suite that residents can rent for the night for out of town visitors. The lobby is not as extravagant as Bayside’s but the simplicity of The Pinnacle’s lobby and reception area is magnificent. Of course security and concierge services.
A feature that stands out in this complex is the great pool deck with Jacuzzi and BBQ area. The best pool deck in downtown San Diego in my opinion. It has a very good size swimming pool where you an actually swim laps for a good workout.
#3 – Electra – Columbia District
Electra San Diego by BOSA is on the southern edge of the Columbia District. Electra’s location is quite close to the best restaurant and entertainment options in downtown San Diego (Gaslamp, Marina and Little Italy).
Little Italy will be about 12 blocks away heading north and the nicer part of Gaslamp about another 14 blocks in the other direction. Electra has amazing condo features and finishes (similar in quality to Bayside’s), unique floor plans and excellent amenities.
Electra San Diego Condos capture bay, city and Coronado island views. In my opinion some of the best views in San Diego are seen from select condos and penthouses at Electra as well as from select units at Harbor Club and The Pinnacle luxury condo towers.
Electra’s amenities include security and concierge service, gym, pool, sauna & steam, community room with full kitchen and piano. You’ll also find an outdoor grilling area with an outdoor fireplace and seating area. There is no movie theater or guest suite at Electra.