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Every great city has a great downtown. Downtown’s neighborhoods are as unique as its community with the kind of amenities, housing, entertainment and opportunities you’re dreaming of. Whether you’re looking for hip bars, new gyms, coffee shops, breweries, sporting events or the arts, Downtown San Diego is ready to welcome you to your new live, work, play lifestyle.

The future feels like home

Downtown San Diego has the kind of amenities, walkability, proximity to the waterfront, and endless entertainment opportunities to fulfill your dreams of a true live, work, play lifestyle with our unique southern California vibe. Living Downtown really puts you in the heart of it all. With plenty of destinations and things to do, and just a freeway away from surrounding neighborhoods, your new home base is waiting.


City Center



East Village

Gaslamp Quarter

Little Italy


Living downtown


Arts & culture organizations


Public parks


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Residents walk to work

Imagine Yourself Downtown

From near perfect weather and well-crafted food and drinks, to scenic views, Downtown has it all. Whether you’re a tourist or a local resident, there are plenty of bucket-list items worth checking off your list including:

  • Walking or biking to games and events at Petco Park
  • Catching a concert under the summer stars
  • Walking the full length of Downtown’s waterfront
  • Grabbing sunset happy hour at each of Downtown’s rooftop bars
  • Calling a free ride to your home, office or entertainment plans
  • Catching a train or trolley at the Santa Fe Depot for a trip up the coast

Downtown Neighborhood Experts

Unique neighborhoods make up the cohesive whole that is Downtown San Diego. Find out more about these neighborhoods by connecting with local experts. You can find them at local business organizations, community groups and nonprofits dedicated to making these neighborhoods a great place to live, work and play.

Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA)

(619) 233-5227



East Village San Diego (EVA)

Columbia Community Foundation

Sean Warner

(610) 234-8900


City Center Business District (CCBD)

(619) 234-0201


Cortez Hill Active Residents Group (CHARG)

(858) 405-8841




(619) 234-0201

Little Italy Association of San Diego

(619) 233-3898