Marina District

Marina District

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

About Marina District

The Marina District in San Diego is a narrow strip of land that runs along the water's edge of San Diego Bay. It is bordered by Laurel Street, the Coronado Bridge, Pacific Highway, and San Diego Bay. It is governed by the Port District of San Diego, and it is primarily a commercial district with many tourist attractions, ports, parks, museums, and government buildings. Its main thoroughfare is Harbor Drive.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $900,000 to $3,250,000

Closed Prices: $505,000 to $4,400,000

Median Sale Price: $1,240,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1255

Association Fee Ranges: $842.34, $381 to $1682/mo

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

Age: 2000 to 2018

Sq. Ft.: 821 to 3151 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Marina District

A Friday night in the neighborhood is typically spent walking along the bay on the trail that runs from Seaport Village to Spanish Landing Park. Then locals and visitors alike will relax with a cocktail at one of the many restaurants and bars overlooking the bay to watch the sunset.

There are very few residential areas in the Marina District, although Pacific Coast Highway has several new modern high-rise condominium projects. These condos tend to be very expensive and desirable with stunning, panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and the Pacific Ocean. Of course, with its many yacht clubs, you could also consider living on a "live aboard," which is a boat in dock used as a home!

Since the Marina District is a popular tourist attraction and is also where cruise ships land, the neighborhood has a wealth of restaurants that overlook the bay. You will find seafood, steakhouses, street fare, and much more. Little Italy is within walking distance for authentic Italian food, or the Gaslamp Quarter is just a few blocks away for a wide array of eateries, clubs, and other fun.

Boats! You will see many boats from the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship built in 1863; to harbor cruise ships, and The Midway aircraft carrier, which is now a museum. On beautiful summer days, the harbor is filled with personal sailboats and other watercraft. You will also see many historic buildings like the main San Diego County government building on Harbor Drive.

Many locals love to spend Sundays in the Marina District, especially for the brunches and pleasant walking trail. Or they may take their sailboats out on the water to enjoy a gourmet lunch and maybe some champagne. During the summer, you can catch a baseball game at Petco Park or watch a summer concert in the Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Locals Love

  • Museums
  • The ocean
  • The renovated harbor

Locals Don't Love

  • Noise from airport

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

Great part of downtown!

Michael B
Very touristy because of the marina and shopping, but it's a beautiful area to live. If you can put up with a lot of people, it's a cool area to live.
Our Marina District real estate expert specializes in helping
buyers and sellers in this neighborhood.