East Village San Diego Neighborhood Guide

 In Downtown San Diego, East Village

Looking for a new neighborhood to buy a house or condo in is one of the most exciting parts of house hunting. Downtown San Diego has several neighborhoods to choose from, each offering different vibes, cultures, things to do, and real estate options. One of your options in Downtown San Diego is East Village. East Village is home to lots of restaurants and things to do like watching the San Diego Padres play at Petco Park. Although East Village San Diego has the reputation of being a homeless haven, it has a lot to offer. The Auker Group is here to give you insights into every Downtown San Diego neighborhood to help you relocate to the neighborhood for you.

History of East Village San Diego

As one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in San Diego, East Village is up and coming and soon to be a hotspot for real estate. It’s also the largest neighborhood in downtown San Diego with a total of 130 blocks. East Village San Diego used to be filled with rundown warehouses and vacant lots. By the 1980s, the population was dwindling while businesses were deteriorated. East Village was slowly building a large homeless population. It didn’t start residential development until the 1990s when artists and social services moved in. After Petco Park was built in 2004, East Village began growing its residential areas. East Village’s residential real estate has been growing with apartment buildings and luxury high rise condos. The city has also recently announced that they are building a homeless navigation center to help deal with the large homeless population in East Village. The area is only going to improve from now on.

East Village Restaurants

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Like most of Downtown San Diego, there is an abundance of restaurants in East Village. This makes East Village the perfect spot for any foodie. With delicious places to choose from like BESHOCK Ramen, Bud & Rob’s New Orleans Bistro, and San Diego favorite, Hodad’s. There’s a flavor to please anyone any day of the week. If having a good coffee shop nearby is important for you, East Village is also home to many coffee shops that also have quick and healthy options. Stop at Copa Vida for a latte and avocado toast to get your day started or head to Coffee & Tea Collective for tea with freshly baked treats. You can find a different coffee shop or restaurant on almost every corner of East Village. If living in close proximity to restaurants and coffee shops is important to you, East Village might be the right neighborhood for you.

Things to Do in East Village

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You are probably wondering what there is to do in East Village and the answer is a lot! East Village is home to Petco Park, meaning you are close to one of San Diego’s most exciting places during spring and summer. Enjoy summer days at Petco Park watching the San Diego Padres play baseball while you enjoy a cold beer and hot dog at the park. Petco Park also hosts many events and concerts throughout the year like the Winter Wonderland during the holidays. Upcoming events include Def Leppard and Journey performing and the Eagles playing with Zac Brown and the Doobie Brothers. If you don’t feel like attending events, you can always check out the post-game fireworks from the Padres’ games. Just look up to see!

Other fun things to do in East Village San Diego includes visiting the brand new Central Library. This library opened in 2013 and features 9 floors including a large auditorium, a three-story dome reading room, a 9,100-square-foot children’s room, a technology center and a teen center. The library is a fun way to spend the day, find a quiet place to work, or to curl up with a new book. East Village is known to throw annual events like the Padres Opening Day Block Party which happened just a few weeks ago.

Shopping in East Village

Not only does East Village have lots of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from, East Village also has lots of boutiques and shopping spots to check out. Some high rated boutiques include Wild Dove Boutique, where the owner will help you choose the perfect outfit. You can also head over to The Library Shop to find unique gifts, books, and even jewelry! If thrift stores and antiques are more for you, head over to Humble Heart for a wide selection of used books, antiques, jewelry, and clothes. There is a lot of shopping opportunities to explore in East Village.

Condos in East Village

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If you are not sure if living in East Village San Diego is quite right for you, first check out renting apartments in East Village. Once you get a feel for the area, feel free to contact The Auker Group to explore different condos for sale in East Village. If you are looking for anything from a luxury high rise to just an affordable condo, East Village has a lot of selections to choose from. One of the top-selling condos in East Village is The Mark Condos. Just two blocks from Petco Park, The Mark features 33 floors of luxury condos, complete with views of Petco Park, distant mountain peaks, the San Diego Bay, and Balboa Park. In addition, it has a giant lap pool, a hydrotherapy spa, BBQ area, a large grassy area and a sun deck with lounge chairs. You can find several condos that are similar in East Village.

Real Estate in East Village

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If you are searching for a condo in East Village, or perhaps you are thinking of selling, contact The Auker Group for all of your East Village real estate needs. We can help you find the condo you are looking for as well as help you sell your current condo. Get into contact with us today by filling out our online contact form or by giving us a call at (619) 814-3449. We will happily help you through your East Village San Diego condo hunt or to help you sell your current home for top dollar. View homes for sale in East Village here.

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