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San Diego Premier Property Management Neighborhood Spotlight Marina District Blog

Locals will know that Downtown San Diego is split into 7 livable neighborhoods. Of these, The Marina District, which represents downtown’s most established and affluent neighborhood, is the perfect blend of San Diego’s strong maritime presence and upscale lifestyle.  

The Marina District is filled with iconic towers both new and old that embody the ever changing San Diego skyline. With prime ocean and San Diego bay views it’s a hub for international real estate investors, affluent locals, and tourist alike.


Downtown-San-Diego-NeighborhoodsLocated at the Western edge of Downtown, the Marina District offers unparalleled views of the Pacific. It’s home to a plethora of San Diego’s architectural landmarks including the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center, the New Children’s Museum, and the newly constructed Waterfront Park.


With the 1913 construction of the Broadway Pier coinciding with the construction of the Panama Canal, Downtown San Diego moved from what is now known as Old Town San Diego to the location at which it resides currently.


What began as a warehouse district soon blossomed into a center for San Diego’s maritime history, as the Marina District also houses the Star of India and the USS Midway.


If we haven’t yet convinced you to visit the Marina District, Tom Cruise fans will be excited to learn that Kansas City Barbeque, the establishment at which the bar scenes in Top Gun were filmed, can be found on Harbor Drive.

As a cherry on top, the Marina District has a walkability rating of 95, making it an ideal neighborhood to live, work, and play.

Come explore the Marina District with us below in our short video and see why it’s one of the most sought after downtown neighborhoods.



San Diego Premier Property Management currently manages numerous rental properties in the Marina District.  The following three residential developments offer a range of second home and rental income opportunities within the Marina District of downtown San Diego.


Pacific Gate

Pacific Gate by Bosa is one of San Diego’s newest luxury condo residences.  Ideally located to capture sweeping bay and ocean views, Pacific Gate has redefined San Diego’s skyline.  Its award winning design offers a unique wave of curvature glass windows with luxury residence starting at 1.4m.

Pacific Gate San Diego

Built in 2018 | 216 Units | 41 Floors


Building Amenities Include: Private Boat Share | Private Luxury Car Fleet | Chef Concierge Services | Porter Services | Outdoor Pool Terrace & Poolside Cabanas


HOA Dues $1,490-$1,765/Month


2 Beds from 1,390 sq ft to 1,806 sq ft | high $1.3 Millions to mid $2.7 Millions

2 Beds plus Den 1,770 sq ft | mid $1.9 Millions to mid $2.8 Millions

3 Beds plus Den from 2,315 sq ft to 2,608 sq ft | high $2.8 Millions to low $4.2 Millions



The Horizons by Bosa were part of the first wave of new residential condominiums built in downtown San Diego.  They have a timeless design and are located just steps away from the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Horton Plaza, the Convention Center, Ralph’s grocery store and the Embarcadero. The views at Horizons are fabulous as there are unobstructed views of the bay and dramatic night-time views over the Gaslamp Quarter.

Horizons San Diego

Built in 2001 | 211 Units | 25 Floors

Building Amenities Include: Full Time Concierge Service | 24 Hour Security | Swimming Pool | Jacuzzi | Sun Deck | State of the Art Fitness Center | Outdoor BBQ Area | Recreation Rooms

HOA Dues $678-$1,100/Month

1 Beds Plus Den | 2 Bedroom Units  | 3 Bedroom Units

Purchase Price $575,000 plus

Rental rates starting at $5000/Month plus; depending on floor, unit location, city or bay /ocean views.


Harbor Club

The Harbor Club consists of two-luxury glass high-rise towers that are among the finest luxury residential buildings in San Diego.  The beautiful dark glass towers are easily recognizable and serve as photo favoritesm having been a staple of the San Diego skyline since their completion in the early 1990’s.  


Harbor Club San Diego

Built in 1992 | 201 Units | 41 Floors

Building Amenities Include: Concierge Services | Luxury Spa | 95 Foot Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi | Fitness Room with Sauna and Leading-Edge Cardiovascular and Workout Equipment | Barbecue Area with Outdoor Patio Dining Area, Cabana with Kitchen

HOA Dues $950+

1 Bedroom Units | 2 Bedroom Units  | 3 Bedroom Units

Purchase Price $700,000 plus

Rental rates starting at $5000/Month plus; depending on floor, unit location, city or bay /ocean views.


If you have any interest in learning more about purchasing rental property in the Marina District or currently own rental property in the Marina District and need professional property management, please contact us for private consultation or request a Free Rental Quote.   


Marina District Neighborhood Spotlight

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Written by Salvatore Friscia, owner of San Diego Premier Property Management a full service residential property management company offering Worry Free property management to the greater San Diego area since 2004 and

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