Downtown

Downtown San Diego is a bustling hub of activity and culture.

Welcome to Downtown

An urban, cosmopolitan hub of activity
 
Experience the vibrant and modern lifestyle of Downtown San Diego, the cosmopolitan city center of one of the largest cities in the United States. With its urban allure and rich history, Downtown San Diego is a bustling hub of activity and culture. The district serves as the cultural, financial, and business center of San Diego, housing numerous businesses and attracting residents and visitors alike. From its world-class symphony and opera to its iconic Convention Center and Petco Park, Downtown San Diego embodies the essence of a dynamic metropolis.
 

What to Love

  • Thriving condo market with high-rise luxury living
  • Highly walkable area with convenient amenities and attractions
  • Neighborhood diversity with unique sub-neighborhoods to suit every lifestyle
  • Competitive condo pricing and promising opportunities
  • Proximity to the growing biotech industry, offering a glimpse into the future

Local Lifestyle

Immerse yourself in the energetic and urban lifestyle that Downtown San Diego offers. With a diverse range of entertainment, dining, and shopping options, something exciting is always happening. The area exudes a youthful vibe, attracting a dynamic and cosmopolitan crowd. Residents and visitors can bask in the beautiful year-round weather, enjoying the beach or exploring the many parks and green spaces that dot the neighborhood. Downtown San Diego's rich arts and culture scene, with its museums, theaters, and galleries, provides endless opportunities for exploration and inspiration.
 
The Columbia District in Downtown San Diego has witnessed significant development over the past two decades. Once a run-down area filled with parking lots, it has transformed into the most exclusive neighborhood, offering a waterfront location and close proximity to the trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and lounges of the adjacent Little Italy district. Discover the epitome of luxury and sophistication in the Columbia District, where the skyline meets the sea.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Elevate your dining and entertainment experience in Downtown San Diego with its exceptional establishments. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city at Top of the Hyatt, a must-visit destination offering various drinks and appetizers. With unparalleled ambiance and impeccable service, it's the perfect spot for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. Indulge in their famous Born and Raised cocktail and savor the moment.
 
For an authentic Italian dining experience, venture to Barbusa, where warmth and rustic charm embrace you. Immerse yourself in the delightful flavors of perfectly cooked pasta dishes and delectable seafood options. With generous portions and an extensive wine list, Barbusa ensures a memorable meal in an inviting atmosphere. Every bite is a testament to the culinary artistry and dedication of the talented team.
 
Experience the exceptional hospitality and cuisine at Farmers Table, a restaurant epitomizing farm-to-table dining. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through a menu crafted with fresh ingredients bursting with flavor. The cozy ambiance and rustic decor create a warm and inviting atmosphere for brunch or dinner. Farmers Table is a culinary gem that promises a truly exceptional dining experience.
 
Discover the enchanting world of Lumi, a fantastic establishment known for its cozy atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, and friendly staff. The creative cocktails are expertly crafted, and the menu features fresh and flavorful cuisine. Immerse yourself in the intimate ambiance and let the staff take care of every detail. Lumi is the perfect choice for a date night or a gathering with friends.
 
Embark on a culinary adventure at Huntress, a destination that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. The warm, inviting ambiance, stylish decor, and unparalleled service set the stage for an extraordinary evening. The meticulously crafted cocktails and exceptional food selection will delight your taste buds. Whether it's a romantic night out or a memorable gathering with friends, Huntress is the epitome of luxury and refinement.
 

Things to Do

Experience the magic of the San Diego Comic-Con International, one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. Each year, Downtown San Diego comes alive with hundreds of thousands of attendees immersing themselves in the vibrant celebration of comics, movies, TV shows, and more. Prepare to be amazed by the colorful cosplays, celebrity sightings, and exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming releases.
 
Catch a game or concert at Petco Park, the state-of-the-art stadium and home of the San Diego Padres. Situated in the heart of Downtown San Diego, this iconic venue offers stunning views of the city skyline while you cheer on your favorite team or enjoy a live performance. Petco Park is a haven for sports enthusiasts and music lovers alike.
 
Immerse yourself in the cultural oasis of Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre urban park boasting museums, gardens, and cultural institutions. Explore the renowned San Diego Zoo, wander through the art galleries, or stroll through the lush gardens. Balboa Park offers endless opportunities for discovery and enchantment.
 
Indulge in the historic charm of the Gaslamp Quarter, a neighborhood filled with Victorian-era architecture, trendy shops, restaurants, and nightlife options. Take a leisurely walk along the bustling streets, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, and discover the hidden gems that make the Gaslamp Quarter a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.
 

Schools

  • Monarch School
  • San Diego High School
  • The New School of Architecture and Design
  • San Diego City College

Overview for Downtown, CA

1,386,649 people live in Downtown, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $48,642. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,386,649

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,642

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown, CA

Downtown has 509,308 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,386,649 people call Downtown home. The population density is 11,587.633 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,386,649

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

51.05 / 48.95%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
509,308

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$48,642

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Howard Pence Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Nestor Language Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Montgomery Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ocean View Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Finney (Myrtle S.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
St Charles Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Los Altos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Silver Wing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Godfrey G. Berry Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
George Nicoloff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Sunnyslope Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Park Village Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sunset Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willow Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Miramar Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Solana Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Chabad Hebrew Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Charter School of San Diego
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Carmel Del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Adobe Bluffs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Penasquitos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rolling Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Christ The Cornerstone Lutheran Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Good Shepherd Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Montessori Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Del Mar Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Highland Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Black Mountain Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Canyon View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bernardo Heights Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Jonas Salk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Solana Pacific Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kinderhouse Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Cathedral Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Del Mar Hills Nursery School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scripps Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Innovations Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Del Mar Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
San Pasqual Union Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Horton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Webster Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
San Diego Business/Leadership
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Rodriguez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Logan Memorial Educational Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Tabernacle Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
America's Finest Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Gompers Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Holly Drive Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Cabrillo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Pacific View Leadership Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Valencia Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Millennial Technical Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
City Tree Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Keiller Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
King-Chavez Academy of Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
McGill School of Success
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Chollas/Mead Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Encanto Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Johnson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Paradise Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sunset View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Kimbrough Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Zamorano Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
San Diego Science and Technology
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Porter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Urban Discovery Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
King-Chavez Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
King-Chavez Primary Academy
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
King-Chavez Arts and Athletics Academy
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
1/5