What Is It Like To Live In East Village San Diego
Known for its vibe for live music, cafes, boutiques, pubs, bars, and galleries, East Village San Diego is an phenomenal place to reside. Do you want to know everything about moving or living in East Village San Diego? Here is everything you need to know.
I lived in East Village San Diego for about six and a half years, so I can tell you everything about this incredible neighborhood. It is one of San Diego’s walkable neighborhoods. I’ll be breaking it down into three categories including:
- Where to live in East Village?
- What types of people live in the village?
- What lifestyle is like?
Facts About East Village San Diego
East Village San Diego is popularly known for the San Diego Padres and it’s the location for Petco Park. In fact, East Village is the biggest downtown San Diego neighborhood as it extends all the way up north to basically where the five freeway bends and where you start with Balboa Park. It also runs west to Sixth Avenue where the Gaslamp Quarter starts.
Where To Live in East Village?
There are many beautiful places to live in the East Village. From high-rise luxury apartments to mixed-use buildings, detached homes, studios and warehouses that were converted into different things, you can’t run out of amazing places to call home.
The village also boasts of a hip urban feel. There are lots of luxury apartments high-rises especially near Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Avenue. However, the price points vary in East Village, depending on where you want to live, but it is more affordable than some of other downtown San Diego neighborhoods.
- Average Rent: $2,500
- Condo Price Range: Between $260,000 and $2,700,000
What Type Of People Live In East Village San Diego?
In this neighborhood, you will find a mix of everyone. From people in their 20s to 30s, 40s and 50s, and even retirees, it’s a decent mix of everyone. You will find most parts of the East Village full of professionals in their 30s and 40s, as well as brand new families that haven’t yet “moved up” to buy a traditional home. But for the most part, it’s a group of friendly people that like to socialize.
Also, most people tend to have a pet, whether dogs or cats. I’ve even seen a potbellied pig for walks and a parrot in a bar at 11:30pm. Most shops and some of the restaurants have outdoor patios, which are pretty much pet-friendly. East Village has a pretty laid-back atmosphere and you can go out to catch a baseball game or something at the local pub.
What The Lifestyle Is Like?
There are no massive nightclubs, but you will love Gaslamp Quarter, which is a few blocks away. You will find a lot of gastro pubs, restaurants, steak houses and wine bars with entertainment in East Village.
There are many places you should check out. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, you need to visit Petco Park and San Diego Padres because it offers an amazing experience for everyone. Other places include Bub’s, which is located next to Ballpark, Knotty Barrel (my favorite place), East Village Tavern-Bowl, Bootleggers, Punch Full Social for karaoke, Bar Basic for Pizza, and Amplified Garden & Beer Garden for live music.
There are also many markets and delis in the area that are super walkable. Don’t forget that downtown San Diego is relatively small: if you need anything across the city, whether you are going over to the Marina District or you just want to hop over to Little Italy to grab dinner and bring it back home, it is so easy to get around the village.
Do You Need Help Living In East Village San Diego Or Have Any Questions?
Living in East Village San Diego is nothing short of amazing but there are a few areas you may not like. If you need to know those areas (there are just a handful), reach out to me and I’ll fill you in.
Also, if you also need any help navigating San Diego as far as living, eating, sleeping, working, or playing, I will be happy to help. Don’t be shy about reaching out to me. Call, text, or email me anytime!
Thank you for taking the time to read my post,