Downtown San Diego Little Italy District features a terrific location very close to the San Diego bay and next to downtown’s Columbia (waterfront) District. This downtown district was once a run down neighborhood full of car shops, storage warehouses and abandoned buildings but today is one of downtown San Diego’s most desirable neighborhoods to live in.
Over the past 10 years Little Italy has become a very lively neighborhood filled with cafes, restaurants, ice cream stores, pubs, art galleries, shops, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park towards the northern border of the district. Little Italy is also home to some of downtown’s best hair salons like Hyde Edwards.
The selection of Little Italy San Diego condos is comprised of a mix of residential developments including detached single-family homes, condominiums, row homes, townhouses, lofts and live work spaces.
Among the large selection of property types you’ll be able to find all sorts of floor plans to suit your needs including loft and studio type residences, 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed and larger condo style residences, live work space with retail access and more. High Rises in the area are not as fancy as those in the Waterfront but HOA fees tend to be more affordable in Little Italy.
North Little Italy is downtown San Diego’s design district. Running along Kettner Boulevard in between West Laurel and Hawthorn Streets there are many “recycled warehouses” that have been transformed to home design and furniture stores offering the latest products and styles for home decoration and remodeling projects. Little Italy is also home to many business offices hosting some of San Diego’s best architects and design firms among other creative businesses.
WHO LIVES IN LITTLE ITALY?
1. Moderate Income Singles: Over a wide age range working in the professional and service sector.
2. Young Singles: Mostly in the 20 to 40 age group that are renting their apartment.
3. Non Natives: Foreign born individuals who are here on employment contracts.
WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN LITTLE ITALY?
1. Immediate proximity to some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in all downtown.
2. Proximity to the future waterfront park in the Columbia District.
3. San Diego’s best farmers market takes place here every Saturday.
4. The Little Italy neighborhood association organizes multiple events during the year (i.e. Artwalk)
5. This is one of downtown’s most diverse neighborhoods.
WHAT COULD BE A NEGATIVE ABOUT LIVING IN LITTLE ITALY?
1. No grocery store in immediate walking range (there is 1 natural foods grocery store currently under construction).
2. Future construction of high rise hotels, residential and office buildings in the waterfront district might block some of the bay views for current condo owners.
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