Downtown San Diego Movers, Republic Moving and Storage provides all our moving and storage customers with the tools and knowledge they need to ensure a stress-free move from start to finish. If you are entertaining the idea about moving to downtown San Diego find out everything the area has to offer in our Mover’s Overview of the downtown San Diego neighborhoods. When you do decide to move, wherever that may be, call on the San Diego’s downtown movers at Republic for your free moving and storage quote.
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
Centrally located in San Diego, Downtown San Diego is bordered by San Diego Bay to the west and southwest, Bankers Hill, Middletown, and Balboa Park to the north, Sherman Heights and Golden Hill to the east, and Barrio Logan and Logan Heights to the southeast.
DISTRICTS OF DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
- Columbia: located in the west district of downtown between the Marina and Little Italy, west of Columbia St.
- Core District: this area is referred to as the central business district of downtown.
- Cortez Hill: located in the north-east district of downtown.
- East Village: located in the east district of downtown. Home to Petco Park and Ballpark Village.
- Gaslamp Quarter: a 16 ½ block historical neighborhood located in central Downtown.
- Little Italy: located in the north-west district of downtown.
- Marina: located in the south-west district of downtown, which is home to Seaport Village and Pantoja Park.
- Horton District: included in this district are Horton Plaza and adjacent buildings in central downtown.
Located minutes from the San Diego Airport, there are endless things to do and see in downtown San Diego with all of it being accessible by foot or by public transportation. The streets are lined with historic and modern buildings that are a filled with: live-work lofts, hotels, high-rises, condos and apartments, restaurants, night clubs, roof-top bars, shops, local businesses and boutiques.
The New Children’s Museum: The New Children’s Museum mission is to “stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.” Children of all ages can experience interactive art by playing and creating. From toddler to teen the New Children’s Museum seeks to bring families together though creativity and art.
Petco Park: home to the San Diego Padres baseball team Petco Park is located between 7th and 10th Avenues, south of J Street. The “Park at the Park”, a grassy berm sloping above the outfield fence, is open during game time, allowing fans to sit and watch games for $5. When no games are being played, the Park at the Park serves as a free local park for area residents. Fans in concession stands, in bars, restaurants or wandering the stands can watch the action on 244 high-definition TV monitors and an additional 500 standard-definition TVs.
USS Midway Museum: Explore nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. USS Midway Museum offers self-guided audio tours, over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircrafts making it an all-day adventure filled with fun for the whole family.
Seaport Village: Head to the waterfront and explore over 50 shops, 17 restaurants and an abundance of outdoor entertainment and vendors in Seaport Village which is adjacent to San Diego Bay.
Maritime Museum: The Maritime Museum of San Diego boasts one of the largest collections of historic ships including the world’s oldest active ship, Star of India. Public tours of the collection and exhibits are available daily.
Little Italy: Adventure to Little Italy district which is known is trademarked as “A hip historic urban neighborhood”. Enjoy delicious, authentic Italian food, shopping, public art displays, Saturday Farmer’s Market and leash-free dog parks.
Shopping: The sky is the limit when it comes to shopping in downtown San Diego. Explore Horton Plaza’s maze-like outdoor mall that looks like it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book or stop into the many boutiques along the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter District.
Nightlife: San Diego is known to sizzle with exciting nightlife and if roof-top bars and chic nightclubs are what you are looking for, then downtown San Diego is the place you will want to be once the sun goes down.
San Diego Convention Center: The San Diego Convention Center is the primary convention center and is located in the Marina District of San Diego on Harbor Drive. Known for incredible panoramic views of San Diego Bay and five-star service, the San Diego Convention Center is the home to countless conventions, meetings, events small and big including the world-renown Comic Con which boasted over 130K attendees in 2015 which of course did not include the thousands of other Comic Con fans who didn’t attend but took over the city in this 4 day event.
The downtown area is served by the San Diego City Schools also known as San Diego Unified School District:
Garfield High school (Continuation School)
Washington Elementary School: 1789 State Street San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.344.6300
San Diego High School: 1405 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.525.7461
San Diego City College: 1313 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.388.3400
Roosevelt Middle School (Balboa Park): 3366 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103 |619.293.4450
e3Civic High School (charter school located in downtown library): 395 11th Avenue, 6th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.546.0000
Monarch School, a public K-12 school for students who are homeless or affected by homelessness
1625 Newton Avenue San Diego, CA 92113 | 619.652.4100
TRANSPORTATION | GETTING AROUND
Three freeways are prominent in downtown San Diego:
Highway 163 ends in downtown with the southbound lane of the freeway becoming 10th Ave and 11th Ave becoming the northbound lane at Ash Street.
Interstate 5 passes above the downtown area and is accessible from selected streets outside of the actual downtown area or at the intersection of 10th/11th and Ash.
Highway 94 enters downtown from the east, with westbound 94 becoming F Street and G Street becoming eastbound 94.
The downtown area is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the San Diego Trolley. There is also a commuter train linking downtown with northern San Diego County, called the Coaster, which also stops at communities along the San Diego County coastline, as well as the Amtrak passenger rail system.
Parking is somewhat of a challenge is done through paid parking lots or metered street parking. Compared to other San Diego neighborhoods downtown San Diego is quite urban and has a higher level of pedestrians and persons accessing public transportation.
There are bicycle taxis, water taxis, taxis, Uber, bus lines, smart car stations and bike rental stations throughout the neighbor and are all easily accessed from any street.
If high-rise, condo, urban living is what you are looking for then downtown San Diego is the place for you. Here is a sample of some of our favorite places to move into in downtown San Diego. Have some questions about your move? Contact your downtown movers at Republic Moving and Storage before you decide to take the moving plunge to ensure that you are armed with the moving tools need for the stress-free move you deserve.
Allegro Towers: 1455 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.595.7801
AVA Cortez Hill: 1399 Ninth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 | 866.657.5630
Harbor View: 820 West G Street San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.696.6644
Strata: 969 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101 |619.758.3580
13th & Market: 1330 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101 | 619.488.9883