Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego
The Historic Gaslamp District is a very well known neighborhood in America, and certainly one of the most well known among local residents in San Diego. Development began in the 1860s, when Alonzo Horton arrived in San Diego and purchased 800 acres of land for $265 and started construction. The name “Gaslamp Quarter” is a reference to the gas lamps that were very common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This neighborhood was once the center of gambling halls and bawdy houses. Chinese railroad workers were the original visitors of the 1880’s. San Diego remained a popular navy port until 1912, when city officials cracked down on the brothels and saloons.
Today, the modern Gaslamp is now one of San Diego’s favorite places for visitors. Heart of the Gaslamp is Fifth Avenue and on either side there is Fourth Avenue and Sixth Ave. With more than 100 restaurants, many trendy night clubs, unique shops, cafes, galleries and lofts, it is buzzing with energy and activity. Petco Park Horton Plaza, Sea Port Village and the Convention Center are the landmarks of downtown San Diego. Condos, townhouses, lofts and studios are all in a very desirable location are for those that enjoy living and working in the middle of it all.
The Famous Gaslamp District
Currently, we have several condos for sale in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego. Buying property takes time and it is important to possess negotiating skills and have knowledge of the local market trends. You need a good negotiator who knows the market and can save you time, money and heartache by helping you make the right choices. Call La Jolla San Diego Real Estate at (619) 777-8354 and we will make sure you have all the information you need to know about the Gaslamp District of San Diego.