To Downtown San Diego: 3 minutes
ZIP CODE 94123
Buy $4.98K - $3.65M
Rent $795 - $10K
1 Middle School
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Exciting and Exclusive Neighborhood
Marina District remains one of San Diego’s most exciting and exclusive neighborhood for Downtown San Diego condo living. The district stretches between the San Diego Bay, the Horton Plaza, and the downtown office tower buildings. Marina District is bordered to the east and south-east by the Gaslamp Quarter, to the north by Columbia District, and to the south-west by the San Diego Marina. This community was long full of warehouses and vacant lots; however, it has undergone a stunning transformation in more recent years, and is now home to several mid-rise and high-rise hotels, condominiums, retail, apartments, and medical offices.
You’ll discover part of downtown’s rich cultural history in the district. For just one example, it’s home to the San Diego Chinese Mission Building, which recognizes the contribution of Asian culture to the city’s development.
Marina District also features some of Downtown’s best breakfast cafes, boutiques, and Ralph’s Grocery store. The Embarcadero Marina Park is of the best locations where residents, as well as tourists, take in the sun while enjoying the cool ocean breeze.
Residents’ shopping needs are catered for in the Seaport Village – a 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, which perfectly recreates the California harbor setting of a century ago. The Village comprises four miles of meandering cobblestone pathways, winding past restaurants, cafes, ponds, and lush landscaping, as well as a grand total of 57 themed shops.
Children aren’t left out of the life of the district, either: Marina District is home to the New Children’s Museum. The institution empowers kids to think, play, and create through special artistic performances, educational experiences, hands-on artmaking activities, and fun-filled exhibitions. The museum also includes open studios, art galleries, and sit-down cafés—making it a fun stop for adults, too! An adjacent museum park features outdoor art pieces and space for kids to create their own art.
Other major attractions you’ll find in the community include
- The Martin L. King, Jr. Promenade
- The historic Pantoja Park
- A portion of the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District
- The Children’s Park, which contains an urban forest and reflecting pond
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Marina District is known for its excellent restaurants, too. Visitors can enjoy a casual dining experience with oyster and cocktail bars at the Fish Market, where the fine-dining menu is served at the second floor. There, Top of the Market is paired with spectacular views of Coronado and San Diego Bay.
Wine lovers enjoy an urban winery experience at the Marina District, with a wine and cocktail tasting bar at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center. The center features a bright, open kitchen for chef demonstration, and holds cooking class and wine blending demos.
Marina District is definitely one of the best communities in San Diego to visit and settle down in. It’s close to all kinds of city fun, but still offers a peaceful and close-knit neighborhood.