The city’s historic center and a vibrant and thriving urban community, Downtown San Diego was first developed in the mid to late 1800’s.
Set against the backdrop of San Diego Bay, and only minutes from San Diego International Airport, Downtown San Diego is the cultural and financial heart of the city as well as its central business district.
Downtown San Diego is home to the San Diego Opera, the San Diego Symphony, Petco Park (the San Diego Padres baseball stadium), the San Diego Convention Center (Comic-Con), a variety of theatres, museums and parks, as well as a beautiful waterfront, marina, shopping and some of the best restaurants, bars and live entertainment options in the entire county.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Downtown San Diego had fallen on hard times due to a variety of factors. However, you would never know it now.
Thoughtfully redeveloped since the late 1980’s, as of 2020 the community is booming with residential and commercial development.
Given that there has been so much growth and so many new buildings have , or are being constructed, it would be easy for Downtown San Diego to become a concrete canyon. Fortunately, a number of new parks and open spaces have been created along the way.
The community is currently home to approximately 37,000 residents, 4,100 companies and 140 tech and other start-up businesses.