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Overview of Central San Diego

Central San Diego apartments keep residents pulsing in time to the cultural and financial heart of the city and county. It’s a medley of old and new neighborhoods, here. You’ll regularly walk past historic homes and ultra-modern apartments, depending only on which direction you choose to head. Central San Diego neighborhoods include Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Core-Columbia, Cortez, East Village, Gaslamp District, Golden Hill, Grant Hill, Harborview, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, Logan Heights, Marina, Park West, Sherman Heights, South Park, and Stockton.

Downtown—first known as “New Town”—became the center of San Diego in the 1870s. Some of the Victorian homes here were built in that period. Other parts of Central San Diego have only recently become welcoming to residents. The East Village neighborhood is one example. Up until the 1990s, that part of the city was mostly warehouses and vacant lots. Now it’s busy with artists and trendy shops.

Central San Diego Lifestyle and Entertainment

Central San Diego shopping and dining attracts a cosmopolitan crowd. The Gaslamp District is one popular place for an evening out. Nearby, large Horton Plaza handles many local residents’ retail needs. You can head to Little Italy for Italian food and South Park for craft beers. North Park is also an interesting area if you want to investigate independent stores or eat in eclectic restaurants.

Balboa Park was set aside for public recreation in 1835, making it one of the country’s oldest spaces dedicated to community enjoyment. That’s where you’ll find the San Diego Zoo and many of San Diego’s museums. Chicano Park’s murals enliven Barrio Logan. There are other pocket parks around as well. Area beaches aren’t too far off, either.

Central San Diego Info and the Rental Market

Your rental options in Central San Diego include high-rise condos, classic Victorians, modern apartments, bungalows, and more. Rents in Central San Diego range between low averages of $724 in Stockton to high averages of $2,216 in the Marina neighborhood. That’s quite a spread. Many types of people choose to live here, including students, professionals, families, and retirees.

The San Diego Trolley Orange and Blue lines run through Central San Diego. If you’re commuting to work Downtown, you might even be able to walk. There are plenty of buses running through the core of the city.

Central San Diego Resources

You’ll find United States Post Offices in Park West, Balboa Park, Logan Heights, and other areas Downtown. The San Diego Public Library operates its Central Library on E St at 8th Avenue in Core-Columbia. There are also branches in North Park and Logan Heights. Central San Diego falls within San Diego City Council Districts 2, 3, and 8.

Central San Diego Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Central San Diego are 92101, 92103, 92104, 92113, 92132, and 92134.

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San Diego, CA 92103

From $2495

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Park West)


From $2495

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths
15

San Diego, CA 92102

$1775

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Golden Hill)


$1775

1 Bed1 Bath
17

San Diego, CA 92101

$1650 - $2295

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Marina)


$1650 - $2295

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
17

San Diego, CA 92101

$1950

Studio1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Marina)


$1950

Studio1 Bath
7

San Diego, CA 92101

$800 - $1400

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Park West)


$800 - $1400

1 Bed1 Bath
28

San Diego, CA 92101

$1700 - $4500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Harborview)


$1700 - $4500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA 92101

$1780 - $5200

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Harborview)


$1780 - $5200

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
5

San Diego, CA 92103

$2695

2 Beds1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Park West)


$2695

2 Beds1 Bath
6

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Little Italy)


$1895

2 Beds1 Bath
166

Coronado, CA 92118

From $1743

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Coronado, CA (Coronado)

(166)

From $1743

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA 92103

From $1875

1-2 Beds1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Hillcrest, Western San Diego)


From $1875

1-2 Beds1 Bath
17

San Diego, CA 92101

$1665 - $4648

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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10

San Diego, CA 92104

$1495 - $1795

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (City Heights, Mid-City)

(10)

$1495 - $1795

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21
4

San Diego, CA 92103

$1350 - $1525

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (North Park, Western San Diego)

(4)

$1350 - $1525

1 Bed1 Bath
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11

San Diego, CA 92103

$1550

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Hillcrest, Western San Diego)

(11)

$1550

1 Bed1 Bath
5
26

San Diego, CA 92103

From $1948

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Hillcrest, Western San Diego)

(26)

From $1948

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
8

San Diego, CA 92103

From $1695

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Hillcrest, Western San Diego)


From $1695

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10

San Diego, CA 92103

$1795

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Hillcrest, Western San Diego)


$1795

1 Bed1 Bath
15

San Diego, CA 92104

$1395 - $1495

1 Bed1 Bath

San Diego, CA (North Park, Western San Diego)


$1395 - $1495

1 Bed1 Bath