Downtown San Diego
Cortez Hill Real Estate

The most quaint and peaceful district

Named after the historic El Cortez Hotel, this district is one of San Diego’s oldest and most distinguished residential neighborhoods in downtown San Diego. It is located right in between the East Village District and Little Italy District. Due to its elevation and the steep, hilly streets it often reminds of the streets of San Francisco.

Availability of shops and restaurants is quite limited in Cortez Hill. However there are a few shops like a hair salon, a florist, a coffee shop, yoga studio and a convenience store. There are also a few hotels and motels in the area.

Downtown San Diego Cortez Hill Real Estate
Downtown San Diego Cortez Hill Real Estate

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life in cortez hill

coRTEZ HILL gastronomy

  • Cocina 35
  • Maestro Lounge
  • Darband Fifth Avenue
  • Achilles Coffee Roasters

Cortez Hill Parks

  • Tweet St Linear Park

CoRTEZ HILL District lifestyle


There are over $3.1 billion in current public / private redevelopment projects in Downtown San Diego that will add parks, retail, office space, restaurant space and public spaces as well as improving public access to the waterfront.

Cortez Hill
REal Estate MArket Overview

Cortez Hill is definitely the quietest of downtown San Diego neighborhoods with very limited car and foot traffic due to the land use characteristics and the geographic location of the area within downtown San Diego as it is bordered by Balboa Park and several freeways.

This is definitely a great area for those looking to live in downtown while enjoying the feel of a very calm and quiet neighborhood.

This neighborhood is comprised mostly of residential buildings while a very small percentage of land is used for commercial and office space use. Cortez Hill Real Estate is comprised of low rise, mid rise and high rise condos & lofts, detached homes and attached town homes.

Visit our page dedicated Cortez Hill condos for individual guides for each building that make up the Cortez Hill real estate market.

Blog + Vlog ARCHIVES

Interested in Cortez Hill District Real Estate? View all of our archives related to real estate in the Cortez Hill District to view recently sold condos (sales data sets by year), building reviews, Blog + Vlog posts plus additional informative articles related to Cortez Hill District living that we have carefully curated thru the years to assist you in your research and analysis of this downtown San Diego neighborhood.

Columbia District in Downtown San Diego


Luxury High Rise Living

Waterfront Location

Top Rated Restaurants

Beautiful Parks

Aerial view of Marina District Neighborhood in Downtown San Diego


Most established District

Most Parks in Downtown

Home to beautiful Rady Shell

Next to Gaslamp’s Restaurants

Aerial view of Downtown San Diego Little Italy Neighborhood


Trendiest District

Very Walkable

Best Coffee Shops, Restaurants and Bars

Next to Columbia District and San Diego bay

Downtown San Diego East Village District


Home to San Diego Padres Petco Park

Very Walkable

Largest District in Downtown

Variety of Residential Real Estate Options

Aerial view of Cortez Hill neighborhood in San Diego


Purely Residential

Quietest District in Downtown

Easy Freeway Access

Close to East Village and Little Italy Districts

Aerial view of Gaslamp District in San Diego


Smallest Downtown District

Just a few Residential Buildings in this Neighborhood

Most concentration of Bars and Restaurants

Next to San Diego Convention Center

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