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Little Italy, Downtown San Diego

Little Italy has a very different and distinct feel. It is the only neighborhood with true ethnic roots in Downtown San Diego. In fact, Little Italy Condos, Lofts and Penthouses are considered the most residential among the seven neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego. Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers who decide to invest in Little Italy truly value the feel of the local neighborhood. Lofty art galleries, small bakeries, true Italian dining, and the mixture of commercial and residential infrastructure is what Little Italy is all about. Little Italy lies closest to Lindbergh Field (San Diego Airport) with the most northwest exposure of Downtown San Diego. It borders Cortez Hill, the Columbia District, Bankers Hill, the airport and the Pacific Ocean.

Little Italy used to be an Italian fishing neighborhood. At that time, immigrants from Italy ran tuna fishing fleets and a canning industry here making San Diego the “tuna capital” of the US west coast. In 1911, The Pacific Tuna Canning Company was founded as the first large tuna cannery. They employed over 1,000 workers. Due to foreign competition and rising costs it closed in the beginning of the 1980s.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Little Italy residents and business owners came together with CCDC (Centre City Development Corporation) to preserve the neighborhood and as a result, its incredible uniqueness.

The main street in Little Italy is India Street. You will find a somewhat hilly landscape surrounding this main corridor along with a scenic neighborhood composed of Italian restaurants, art galleries, Little Italy Condo high-rises, Little Italy Loft mid-rises, retail shops and design stores. This neighborhood is one of the most active ones for festivals and outdoor events such as the Art Walk, Little Italy Carnevale, and the weekly Mercato (farmers market). The Little Italy Neighborhood Association maintains the neighborhood by sponsoring these special events.

Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers have a wide variety to choose from in Little Italy. The mid and high rises come in many different styles, shapes, and sizes. Location, building amenities, and square footage of the Little Italy Condo or Little Italy Loft will determine pricing. The Little Italy Condo complexes include Aqua Vista, La Vita, Palermo, Porto Sienna, Bella Via, Hawthorne Place, Portico, Breeza, and Village Walk. Little Italy Lofts can be found in Aperture, Doma, and 350 W Ash.

Little Italy is Downtown San Diego’s most complete neighborhood as we have seen an intense residential growth the last couple of years. Infrastructure has bloomed with no signs of stopping. Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers of Little Italy Condos and Lofts value the local small neighborhood feel and the active urban lifestyle.

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Living in Little Italy

350 West Ash, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2005    12 stories    76 units

350 West Ash Downtown San Diego

350 W Ash Condos and 350 W Ash Lofts have some of the most valuable water views in Downtown San Diego. 350 W Ash used to be an office building that got converted into loft style condominiums by develo...

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Acqua Vista, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    18 stories    390 units

Acqua Vista Downtown San Diego

Acqua Vista Condos and Acqua Vista Lofts are based two blocks away from Little Italy’s India Street that is filled with the best Italian restaurants, boutique style coffee shops, and art stores....

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Aperture, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2007    11 stories    85 units

Aperture Downtown San Diego

Aperture Condos and Aperture Lofts are located in one of Citymark’s well known developments and were completed in 2007. Citymark is also the developer of M2i and Fahrenheit in the East Village n...

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Bella Via, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    6 stories    41 units

Bella Via Downtown San Diego

Bella Via Condos and Bella Via Lofts have a grand location right in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood. This six story concrete mid-rise building has a contemporary feel with a total of 41 un...

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Breeza, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2008    9 stories    158 units

Breeza Downtown San Diego

Breeza Condos and Breeza Lofts are located in one of the newest Little Italy Condo complexes and has a contemporary and sleek design. Located at the corner of Pacific Highway and Ash Street, Breeza bo...

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Brittany Tower, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 1982    10 stories    52 units

Brittany Tower Downtown San Diego

Brittany Tower Condos and Penthouses represents unique building architecture design with concrete construction that includes tinted and slanted exterior windows. The building is located in the most no...

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DOMA, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2003    8 stories    121 units

DOMA Downtown San Diego

Doma Condos and Doma Lofts consist of two high quality mid-rise buildings located in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood at the corner of Fir and Date Streets and Kettner Blvd. The north facin...

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Ecco Lofts, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2005    3 stories    10 units

Ecco Lofts Downtown San Diego

Ecco Lofts were delivered in 2005 by developer Columbo Venture LLC and is a small unique community of 10 condos divided between three stories. Its location is ideal for Little Italy home owners as it ...

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Hawthorne Place, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    4 stories    35 units

Hawthorne Place Downtown San Diego

Hawthorn Place Condos and Hawthorn Place Lofts have a traditional Italian design and are located in an apartment style complex situated at the corner of W Hawthorn Street and Kettner Blvd. Hawthorn Pl...

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Kettner Row Homes, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2003    3 stories    16 units

Kettner Row Homes Downtown San Diego

Kettner Row Homes are designed and built as live/work urban spaces that include street level granny flats and retail space. Located in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood this small community ...

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La Vita, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    24 stories    304 units

La Vita Downtown San Diego

La Vita Condos and La Vita Townhomes are positioned in the center of the Little Italy neighborhood within walking distance to India Street which is filled with restaurants, shopping, cafés, and...

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Lusso Lofts, Little Italy

5/5    Built in    4 stories    31 units

Lusso Lofts Downtown San Diego

Lusso Lofts, an apartment complex in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood that got converted into live/work condominiums in 2001 by award winning architect Jonathan Segal. Lusso Loft has a feel...

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Palermo, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    6 stories    230 units

Palermo Downtown San Diego

Palermo Condos and Palermo Lofts are located in a mid-rise building in the Little Italy neighborhood. The complex has numerous amenities and relatively low homeowner’s fees compared to other com...

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Porta d Italia, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2004    5 stories    76 units

Porta d Italia Downtown San Diego

Porto d’Italia Condos have an atmosphere that reminds you of the Mediterranean areas with colorful building features that include a fitness center, a community inner courtyard with sitting areas...

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Portico, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2005    5 stories    84 units

Portico Downtown San Diego

The Portico Condos and Portico Lofts are considered some of the most affordable in Downtown San Diego and have a superior location on India Street in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood. Porti...

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Porto Siena, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2002    6 stories    188 units

Porto Siena Downtown San Diego

Porto Siena Condos were delivered in 2003 by developer Intracorp LLC, the developer of several other Downtown San Diego Condo communities including Park Terrace, Trellis, and Crown Bay. With its six s...

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Titan Lofts, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2003    4 stories    22 units

Titan Lofts Downtown San Diego

Titan Lofts represents spacious urban living with a modern feel in the middle of the Little Italy neighborhood. There are urban elements of high ceilings and oversized windows in each unit along with ...

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Village Walk, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2002    6 stories    72 units

Village Walk Downtown San Diego

Village Walk Condos and Village Walk Lofts have a Mediterranean atmosphere with an inner courtyard complete with water fountains and sitting areas. The complex was developed by The Olsen Company in 20...

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Waterfront Lofts, Little Italy

5/5    Built in 2001    4 stories    37 units

Waterfront Lofts Downtown San Diego

Waterfront Lofts has a combination of old and new with funky floor plans and sleek design. The building includes an open community inner courtyard and a safe and secure complex with an excellent locat...

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Little Italy Condos and Lofts for sale

Little Italy has a very different and distinct feel. It is the only neighborhood with true ethnic roots in Downtown San Diego. In fact, Little Italy Condos, Lofts and Penthouses are considered the most residential among the seven neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego. Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers who decide to invest in Little Italy truly value the feel of the local neighborhood. Lofty art galleries, small bakeries, true Italian dining, and the mixture of commercial and residential infrastructure is what Little Italy is all about. Little Italy lies closest to Lindbergh Field (San Diego Airport) with the most northwest exposure of Downtown San Diego. It borders Cortez Hill, the Columbia District, Bankers Hill, the airport and the Pacific Ocean.

Little Italy used to be an Italian fishing neighborhood. At that time, immigrants from Italy ran tuna fishing fleets and a canning industry here making San Diego the “tuna capital” of the US west coast. In 1911, The Pacific Tuna Canning Company was founded as the first large tuna cannery. They employed over 1,000 workers. Due to foreign competition and rising costs it closed in the beginning of the 1980s.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Little Italy residents and business owners came together with CCDC (Centre City Development Corporation) to preserve the neighborhood and as a result, its incredible uniqueness.

The main street in Little Italy is India Street. You will find a somewhat hilly landscape surrounding this main corridor along with a scenic neighborhood composed of Italian restaurants, art galleries, Little Italy Condo high-rises, Little Italy Loft mid-rises, retail shops and design stores. This neighborhood is one of the most active ones for festivals and outdoor events such as the Art Walk, Little Italy Carnevale, and the weekly Mercato (farmers market). The Little Italy Neighborhood Association maintains the neighborhood by sponsoring these special events.

Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers have a wide variety to choose from in Little Italy. The mid and high rises come in many different styles, shapes, and sizes. Location, building amenities, and square footage of the Little Italy Condo or Little Italy Loft will determine pricing. The Little Italy Condo complexes include Aqua Vista, La Vita, Palermo, Porto Sienna, Bella Via, Hawthorne Place, Portico, Breeza, and Village Walk. Little Italy Lofts can be found in Aperture, Doma, and 350 W Ash.

Little Italy is Downtown San Diego’s most complete neighborhood as we have seen an intense residential growth the last couple of years. Infrastructure has bloomed with no signs of stopping. Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers of Little Italy Condos and Lofts value the local small neighborhood feel and the active urban lifestyle.





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