Marina District (San Diego, CA)
Marina District (San Diego, CA) Real Estate News
Marina San Diego Condos 2013 Yearly Sales Stats
Gonzalo Vidano, Sky Village Realty (Sky Village Realty)
Building # Sales in Building Average of SP$ Average of SP$/SqFt
235 Market 3 $384,667 $374
7 on Kettner 1 $595,000 $355
Atria 9 $323,778 $421
CityFront Terrace 26 $601,477 $523
Citywalk 6 $551,750 $394
Columbia Place 1 $344,200 $328
Crown Bay 4 $385,438 $483
Harbor Club 14 $1,111,857 $695
Horizons 14 $645,507 $496
Marina Park 11 $436,364 $361
Meridian 11 $1,193,718 $512
Pacific Terrace 1 $295,900 $303
Park Place 14 $729,750 $515
Park Row 7 $412,714 $400
Renaissance 30 $760,935 $515
The Pinnacle 14 $1,006,357 $702
Watermark 8 $675,188 $428
Grand Total 174 $711,217 $510
*Source: San Diego MLS – Data deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The Marina District of Downtown San Diego is the most established of downtown neighborhoods. All of downtown’s first residential buildings built in the 90′s are located within this district and most of the vacant land has already been used with little room for new development. This helps make this neighborhood very desirable to live in and it also helps maintain prices a bit more stable than in other areas where new construction is scheduled to add new inventory to the market. Guide to Marina San Diego Condos |  More info on Downtown San Diego Condos.
Downtown San Diego Marina Penthouses
Gonzalo Vidano, Sky Village Realty (Sky Village Realty)
There are currently eight downtown San Diego penthouses for sale in the Marina district of downtown. These listings are located at the Rensaissance, Meridian and Harbor Club. Other favorite Marina San Diego condo buildings in which penthouses are readily available are The Pinnacle, Park Place and Cityfront Terrace. All these buildings offer full service amenities including concierge, 24 hr security, fitness center and more. Marina San Diego Penthouse Listings:
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Horizons on the Downtown San Diego Horizon
Colleen K. Cotter (Keller Williams)
Our overall for sale inventory is extremely low in San Diego County.  This is especially true for downtown San Diego.  The 92101 zip code was hit early by the change in the market.  Downtown has been in a recovery stage for approximately a year. Horizons is a highly desireable building in downtown San Diego.  It is in the luxury Marina District.  The inventory for sale in the complex is limited and in demand.  Horizons was the first building built by BOSA in San Diego.  It has uncompromised views of the city, the Bay and the Ocean. The location is ultra convenient and has earned the complex a high walkability score.  The trolley and bus stop nearby.  Residents don't need to rely upon cars from this location. Across the street from Horizons is the New Children's Musuem.  Several other parks are a block or two away.  Two other big pluses are Horton Plaza and the 24-hour grocery, Ralph's. If you are considering Horizons the best way to lease, buy or sell there is through word of mouth. I am an original owner. I have known the location from dirt to construction to a community. If you are considering Horizons, I have the inside scoop. Colleen K. Cotter @ 619.804.6840 Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty DRE #01325265
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Downtown San Diego Parking and Crime - Which is Worse?
Colleen K. Cotter (Keller Williams)
Theft and crime is a reality wherever you live.  It is always critical to stay alert and on guard for any suspicious behavior. On Friday, November 16, 2012 a car theft occurred in San Diego.  This is not unusual news.  Unfortunately.  The personal aspect of this for me is that the thieves also stole my parking spaces for several hours.  When you live in downtown San Diego parking is scared.  You just do not screw around with someone's parking. One space is worth approximately $30,000 per year in some of the luxury buildings.  People in the suburbs have their landscaped yards, proximity to highways and big garages to show off.  Downtown people brag about our personal strips of concrete where our cars rest comfortably.  Downtown residents trust me to find them parking and then find them a home. Although the non-stop construction and remodeling at City Walk is annoying, hats off to the construction crew.  They noticed the guys that parked in the wrong space and seemed to be disoriented.  They called the cops.  They were alert and on their game. Like most of my downtown neighbors I searched for a building with convenient parking and then I searched for a condo.  It is important to my family that we have two side by side spaces, by an elevator, by a stairwell and as close as possible to our actual unit.  This is exactly what we have at City Walk.  The only thing that would be better is a private garage like at La Vita. Our parking is primo.  Unfortunately the thieves also thought so. Recently our parking garage door has been on the fritz.  While it was stuck open the thieves drove inside in a stolen car and guess what - stole my parking too.  As an urban dweller I'm not certain which is worse - the stolen car or the parking.  I've had a car stolen in Washington, D.C., my home town.  It is scary, creepy and invasive.  So. yes. I feel for the owner.  But to be selfish guess who had to park both cars on the street?  We were displaced onto the street for hours.  And to add insult to injury my husband had to pay the parking meters. The San Diego Police always impress me.  They caught one of the thieves right away.  The other fellow was at large the afternoon that I came home from work.  I don't know if he was caught or not.  The police knocked on doors and told everyone to keep their homes, windows and patios locked up. People always ask me as a Realtor if downtown San Diego is safe.  I explain to them that I can't comment on safety.  That is a personal judgment meter.  I do direct them to the San Diego Police, the crime stats and the child predator sites.  I also suggest to them that they visit the neighborhoods that they are considering moving to at various times of the day and also at night. Downtown San Diego is comfortable to me.  I feel at ease walking to a 24 hour grocery at random hours of the night, throwing out my trash early in the morning, and hearing people that have had a bit too much to drink some evenings walking to the trolley outside of my window. The theft of my parking is an inconvenience.  Downtown San Diego still feels good to me.  I hope the woman that had the car stolen gets the justice she deserves.  Watch your backs car thieves. The San Diego Police are exceptional and there must be a super hero for urban parking patrolling the parking lots of our cities. Colleen K. Cotter @ 619.804.6840 Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty DRE #01325265
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City Walk Remodel in Downtown San Diego
Colleen K. Cotter (Keller Williams)
City Walk is one of my favorite mid-rises in the Marina District of downtown San Diego.  The complex takes up an entire block.  It is between Market, State, G and Union Streets. There are only four floors which makes it a cozy building.  Three courtyards break up the building and allow lots of natural light to filter in. There are 109 units.  The floor plans vary from 14 main plans.  The building has townhouses that face into courtyards and out to the street.  The townhouses have a brownstone vibe. The building is in the midst of a major face lift.  Some of the windows were leaking on the Market Street side.  Those are being repaired. The courtyards are each being remodeled.  The plants are new.  The planters are being rebuilt.  Two courtyards have had large custom gazebos built on site and installed.  The gazebos will be stunning.  The courtyards were already good for parties now they will be ready for big events - even weddings. The HOA payments are low for the Marina District.  Generally the mid-rises are a good buy.  City Walk definately is.  You can tell for certain because several successful 92101 Realtors reside there. Colleen K. Cotter @ 619.804.6840 Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty DRE #01325265
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The Marina District in 92101
Colleen K. Cotter (Keller Williams)
The Marina District is a unique component of downtown San Diego.  Almost anything you could want or imagine is within a quick stroll.  The Marina District is primarily man made.  The original waterfront was on Front Street.  The neighborhood hosts the majority of the luxury high rise condos in downtown San Diego. One of my favorite buildings is Horizons. The inventory for sale there is limited.  The inventory for rent is even lower.  My team represents the majority of Landlords in the complex.  We also place tenants. We have leased out every condo on the 19th floor of 510 First Avenue. The building is in demand because of the location, views and amenities.  The views are addictive.  Looking out onto the city or the Bay and Ocean from this complex is a peaceful way to start and end your day. The complex has two buildings:  the North Tower and the South Tower.  The North Tower was built first.  The south west corner of the South Tower is in particularly high demand. The penthouse floors start on the 19th floors.  The buildings have 25 floors.  The complex takes up an entire block.  The second floor houses an impressive fitness center, spa and swimming pool.  It is directly across the street from the Children's Museum.  The next block in the other direction hosts a 24 hour full service grocery which becomes your pantry when you live in the Marina District. There are eight districts in downtown San Diego.  They are all walk-able and have unique traits.  The affluence of the Marina District starts at Nordstrom's and blooms at the high end coffee shops.  The thing to do in the neighborhood is to get a newspaper - yes a real paper newspaper - and hang out at one of the coffee shops with your dog and people watch.  You are bound to see your neighbors and some of the convention "Badgers".  If you don't see everyone you know while you are stationary fueling up on your favorite caffeine - check out Ralph's they are probably there. Colleen K. Cotter @ 619.804.6840 Broker Associate Keller Williams Realty DRE #0132565
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Downtown Living Defined at CityFront Terrace
Kay Bell
CityFront Terrace Condos Located in the heart of San Diego’s Marina District, Cityfront Terrace real estate is one of the most recognizable condominiums in the downtown area. CityFront Terrace's distinctive design includes an 11 story tower, an all brick exterior, and a connected 4 story refurbished Soap Factory building. Views include the bay, ocean, and skyline. Since the weather is always beautiful, residents can enjoy our beautifully landscaped gardens all year round. Other amenities include two swimming pools, sun decks, a 3,500 square-foot fitness facility, valet, secure underground parking, an entertainment suite, and business center. The beutiful complex is only minutes away from downtown which is home to Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District, Seaport Village, Little Italy. These locations offer both American and International cuisine and a wide variety of Clubs, Pubs, and Bars. Residents can also spend the day touring shopping centers or art galleries. For the art and culture lover, residents can visit Balboa Park which has beautiful gardens, performing art venues, and the San Diego zoo. Regardless of your taste and preference, San Diego has attractions and activities that make residents feel at home. Whether you are a new resident or have lived in San Diego your whole life, the condos at CityFront Terrace promise to enrich your living experience by offering spacious floor plans at a reasonable price, and easy access to the downtown area. Click here to explore available condos at CityFront Terrace
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