Little Italy

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

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About Little Italy

Little Italy in San Diego is a fun, historic neighborhood that was originally an Italian fishing spot. The area has been through significant change over the years and is currently a great neighborhood comprised of Italian restaurants, import shops, art galleries, home design stores, and residential units. Little Italy is towards the northwest side of downtown San Diego and within walking distance to the Embarcadero. It is located west of Cortez Hill, southeast of Core, south of Middletown, and north of Columbia.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $499,000 to $4,995,000

Closed Prices: $312,500 to $1,840,000

Median Sale Price: $590,000

Average $ per sq ft: $753

Association Fee Ranges: $152 to $913/mo, $0 to $668

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

Age: 1998 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 1998 to 2017 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Getting Around Little Italy

Around Little Italy

A perfect Sunday in Little Italy may include a relaxing Sunday brunch at one of the many restaurants along the bay, a vigorous walk from the harbor to Spanish Landing Park, or a visit to the Star of India, Midway Museum, or Seaport Village. The neighborhood is centrally located, giving easy access to many of San Diego's most popular attractions, including SeaWorld. Of course, spending happy hour overlooking the sunset is quite popular as well.

Friday nights in Little Italy draw locals and tourists alike for the lively atmosphere, great dining options, and the convenience of having many theaters, music venues, and clubs within walking distance of each other. The area is also known for several craft breweries and wine tastings, which are very popular among the locals.

Little Italy is a vibrant neighborhood to call home as there are many events and festivals throughout the year. Residents also enjoy visits to the Mercato, a weekly farmers market. India Street is the main commercial corridor and runs directly through the center of Little Italy. You can find single-family bungalow homes with historic status and mixed-use buildings all within a very walkable neighborhood of 48 square blocks.

Of course an area called Little Italy has a wealth of authentic Italian restaurants. However, you will also find several fusion eateries, French-style bistros, and Mexican restaurants. Several of the Italian delis import a wide variety of food and offer sidewalk seating for eating your sandwich and taking in the local scene.

Little Italy has been redeveloped and is now home to many high-rise condos with beautiful views of the San Diego Bay, Pacific Ocean, and Coronado Island. You will find several condos along Beech Street, Front Street, India Street, and Columbus Street. Most of these are upscale units and frequently offer a wide array of amenities such as gyms, underground parking, pools, and rooftop lounges for viewing the stunning sunsets.

Locals Love

  • Ongoing festivals
  • Italian restaurants and shops
  • Easy access to Interstate 5
  • Art scene

Locals Don't Love

  • The need for expensive, double-paned windows
  • Airport noise

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