San Diego's Marina District is a bedroom community nestled between the Marina, the commercial Columbia District and the historic Gaslamp Quarter so residents of the neighborhood's luxury condominiums, lofts and town homes have many of San Diego's finest attractions within easy walking distance. The Marina District is known for the San Diego Convention Center with its sail-roofed pavilion, the Martin L. King, Jr. Promenade, The Children’s Museum and the 14-acre Seaport Village, featuring waterfront dining and entertainment.
Many of the homes in the Marina District are newer; the area was once a warehouse district riddled with empty lots. In the 1980's, the Marina District underwent a massive renovation as developers saw the potential of the neighborhood on the bay, with fabulous views of the Bay Bridge and Point Loma. Building were reclaimed and preserved that reflected the city's rich, cultural history, such as the Chinese Mission building, which now serves as a cultural center and Chinese American Museum. Now one of San Diego's most desirable neighborhoods, the Marina District features quiet, tree-lined streets, open spaces and public parks.
The Marina District is attractive to families with young children as the Washington Elementary School has an excellent reputation, with a curriculum that immerses students in foreign language studies and character education. Excellent charter schools, private schools and preschools are also available to Marina District parents who are looking for the best options for their children.
The downtown San Diego lifestyle of the Marina District is quiet and relaxed. A newly created quiet zone helps reinforce the neighborhood's park-like quality. Perfect for singles, families and retirees, the Marina District is a downtown neighborhood but very safe. There is public transportation but with Embarcadero Marina Park and the waterfront boardwalk, the Marina District is also a walker’s paradise.
A very desirable neighborhood, the Marina District features mid and high-rise condominium complexes in all price ranges but on average, the price per square foot is higher than other San Diego neighborhoods, reflecting the beauty and desirability of the Marina District. If you are looking for the best San Diego has to offer, you will feel right at home in the Marina District.