30. April 2012 22:15
There is no other neighborhood in San Diego County that offers the diversity of venues and level of activities as downtown San Diego. The San Diego Padres are in full swing for 2012, at least they are in in spirit, ComicCon will unleash hordes in a couple months, the number of restaurant choices is unmatched, and a sense of San Diego’s past history is ever present in the Gaslamp Quarter. The new library (pictured below) designed by architect Rob Quigley, is literally re-shaping the East Village skyline, and is scheduled for completion in about a year. The inventory for buyers is thin, the competition for renters is strong, and prices in both categories, for sale and for lease, are increasing. What is it about downtown that attracts so many people? Along with Balboa Park, the area is the central unifying market for every resident, all 3 million of us. As we continue to grow, downtown will surely be ready to handle the expansion of people and buildings.