Overview

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.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$385,000 to $1,050,000
  • Closed Prices:$205,000 to $1,532,500
  • Median Sale Price:$511,250
  • Average $ per sq ft:$611
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $561.94,$152 to $913/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1888 to 2012
  • Sq. Ft.:423 to 2,460Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 1 acres

Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy. A clubhouse, one of the many amenities available to residents, is the most popular perk of the community.

Homes

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

The Perfect Sunday

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 Night Fun

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.

What You'll See

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.

Where to Eat

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.

Where to Live

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

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

Locals Don't Love

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

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