Cortez Hill

Cortez Hill

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

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About Cortez Hill

Cortez Hill sits just south of Bankers Hill, east of Little Italy, north of downtown, and west of East Village. The neighborhood is bordered by Interstate 5 on the north, 11th Avenue to the east, Ash Street to the south, and 1st Avenue to the west. The neighborhood is named after the El Cortez Hotel, operating since 1927, and is one of the city's most historical neighborhoods. Cortez Hill has attracted residents for at least a century and many of its original Victorian-style homes are still standing.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $439,000 to $675,000

Closed Prices: $259,000 to $1,375,000

Median Sale Price: $536,875

Average $ per sq ft: $693

Association Fee Ranges: $45 to $738/mo, $0 to $748

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1927 to 2009

Sq. Ft.: 400 to 1985 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 3 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Getting Around Cortez Hill

Around Cortez Hill

Cortez Hill has been the recipient of many redevelopment projects that have produced a thriving residential neighborhood. You will find new condos along Cortez Hill Neighborhood Park and Tweet Street. Fifth and Sixth Avenues generally have commercial establishments rather than dwellings, although some older homes are mixed in.

You will find several thriving boutique breweries in the neighborhood for some excellent beer tasting. With Little Italy nearby, some of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego are within walking distance. You also have a wide choice of groceries that import Italian food and make their own fresh pasta and sauces for sale each day. Plus, Old Town is a short walk and has plenty of restaurants specializing in authentic Mexican fare.

Cortez Hill has excellent views of San Diego Bay and the Coronado Islands in the Pacific Ocean. You can also see downtown and Point Loma. The neighborhood has maintained much of its classic architecture in certain blocks with beautifully restored Victorian-style homes. You can see some of the best of urban living in San Diego since the city has invested heavily into the neighborhood.

There is no shortage of options for a fun Friday night in Cortez Hill. There are plenty of clubs, theaters, music, and restaurants. Neighbors will be out and about and generally enjoying the evening. The streets are safe and close to hot spots such as the Gaslamp District, Mission Valley, Point Loma, and La Jolla.

After brunch along Sixth or Seventh Avenues, Sundays are spent enjoying an espresso drink at the local café and watching the sailboats head out from the bay into the Pacific Ocean. You can relax with the Sunday paper and occasionally glimpse schools of dolphins swimming alongside the sailboats as escorts out to sea.

Locals Love

  • Great shopping
  • Great snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking
  • Proximity to San Diego's best attractions
  • Proximity to the beach and bay

Locals Don't Love

  • In the airport's flight path

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