There is something for everyone when it comes to Metro San Diego Real Estate!

Metro San Diego is located around the San Diego Harbor, about 20 miles north of Mexico, spans inland, and then north up to Mission Valley. The neighborhoods in metro San Diego are rich in history and offer beautiful architecture and parks (such as the famous Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo), a large selection of restaurants, museums, shops, as well as a bustling nightlife located in the Gaslamp District.  Redevelopment projects along with the entrepreneurial business culture of the area make this one of the most desirable real estate markets in the United States.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect for real estate in metro San Diego:

Downtown San Diego real estate ranges from single-family, townhouses, to condos and apartments.  Condos for sale in downtown San Diego are is as diverse as they are unique. Downtown living spaces commonly include residential mid-rise and high-rise condos or lofts, and are divided into three districts: Marina, Columbia (waterfront), and the East Village. The Gaslamp District is within walking distance, as is Petco Park – home of the Padres!

Little Italy is another downtown neighborhood that is gaining a lot of popularity, and real estate here goes quickly. Little Italy offers boutiques, wine bars, breweries, many galleries, and is within walking distance to the San Diego International Airport. Many condos and lofts for sale are also newer, built within the last 20 years.

There are also many trendy neighborhoods surrounding downtown San Diego that are fully restored to give that look and feel of that authentic “San Diego charm.” Hillcrest is an up and coming neighborhood that offers all types of real estate for all ages and income levels. University Heights caters to the college crowds, with the University of Southern California – San Diego campus nearby. Homes for sale in these inland metro San Diego neighborhoods range from single-family, multi-unit, condos, and apartments.

If a close proximity to downtown San Diego and ocean views is your preference, the neighborhood for you may be Point Loma. Point Loma is the peninsula that is the gateway to the San Diego Harbor. Views here are tremendous, with water surrounding and a view of the San Diego skyline. Neighborhoods offer a very rich historic landscape, with 1900’s mission style architecture on almost every corner. Top Gun was filmed in the charming Point Loma residential areas!

Public transit connects all of these neighborhoods, so getting around is easy! Jumping on the Trolley to visit Presidio Park or Old Town is just a few blocks away from any spot in metro San Diego!

If you’d like to perform a custom search for homes for sale in downtown San Diego by neighborhood, property type, and/or price range, please use our MLS search or visit our blog to learn more detailed information about Metro San Diego neighborhoods.