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Little Italy Downtown San Diego
Little Italy in Downtown San Diego traces its history to the west coast commercial fishing business dating back to the 19th Century. At one time San Diego had among the largest tuna fishing fleet and production in the U.S.
Like many other neighborhoods in San Diego built in the early 1900’s Little Italy has had its ups and downs, mirroring the economic cycles , both national and local.
Currently the area is undergoing by far the largest redevelopment and beautification in its history. Like North Park, South Park, Hillcrest, University Heights, Mission Hills, East Village and now Barrio Logan, Little Italy has found its place with a familiar formula working in the previously mentioned cities. Walk able, Boutique Shopping, Restaurants, Bars, Brew Pubs, Wine Bars, Tapas, Coffee Shops, Bakeries, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning Studios, all the elements that previously were only available some where a plane ride away, are all here.
Little Italy as a community did a fantastic job in the 1980’s and 90’s, forming long term development committees and organizations with a vision for the future. Working with planning committees, developers and architects to help create what is arguable the most popular destination in San Diego.
In addition, there are many residential living options from high rises, to row homes, from early 1900’s craftsman to Ultra modern mid rises. Littlie Italy is one of the most searched areas in San Diego County for out of town and International home buyers and renters looking to relocate, to Americas Finest City!
As the name suggests the local food options consist of mostly Italian dining, albeit from Palermo to Milan, and everywhere in between. However as the density increases more and more options are available, and worth seeking out.
If you are looking to learn more about living in Little Italy, give me a call or text.
Reid Sholl was born in San Diego, has lived throughout the United States and Europe, and has traveled and worked in over thirty countries worldwide. He has experience in a variety of fields, including....