Little Italy Condos in Downtown San Diego

Many different sizes, shapes and styles

5/5 Posted on September 11, 2013 by Pete Thistle.

Little Italy Condos in Downtown San Diego Little Italy Condos and Little Italy Lofts in Downtown San Diego are located in the only neighborhood out of the seven that has a very distinct and different feel. True ethnic roots are found in this Italian inspired atmosphere. Little Italy is also considered to be the most residential compared to the other neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego. 


The feel of Little Italy is something Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyer’s value when making the decision to invest. A mix of residential and commercial infrastructure filled with Italian restaurants, bakeries and lofty art galleries is something that represents Little Italy. Little Italy borders the Columbia District and the Pacific Ocean to the West, Cortez Hill and the Core District to the East, Lindbergh Field (San Diego Airport) and Bankers Hill to the North. 

The history of Little Italy goes back to when immigrants from Italy ran a tuna fishing and canning industry here. They had over 1,000 employees and the company was founded as the first large tuna company in 1911. This made Little Italy the “tuna capital” of the west coast. 

To preserve the uniqueness of this colorful neighborhood residents and business owners worked together with CCDC (Centre City Development Corporation) in the beginning of the 1990s. Little Italy is today one of the most active neighborhoods for outdoor events and festivals. Some of the events held here are Little Italy Carnevale, Little Italy Art Walk and the Farmers Market (Mercato). 

There are a wide variety of both Downtown San Diego Condos and Downtown San Diego Lofts to choose from as a Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyer. Many different sizes, shapes and styles in both low, mid and high-rise condo buildings along with rentals can be found here. It is known that Little Italy is the most complete neighborhoods in this urban retreat as we have seen an intense growth a few years in a row. Residential and commercial infrastructure has popped up everywhere. The active urban lifestyle along with the local small Italian neighborhood feel is something that residents and future home buyers value.

Read more about Little Italy at our Neighborhood pages.

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