Crown Bay: located on the corners of 3rd and 4th on K Street and rests on the border of the Marina District and the Historic Gaslamp District. Surrounding landmarks include the front facade facing Martin Luther King promenade and Convention Center. Also, Crown Bay is two blocks from the Historic Gaslamp District. Crown Bay is a mid-rise complex comprised of traditional style apartment condos constructed of wood and stucco and was completed in 2002. Monthly HOA fees are moderate with good amenities including fitness center, common area, and roof-top barbeques. Limitations of Crown Bay include: being a wood building with the sharing of common walls, and being expensive per square foot due to the location. Nevertheless, many units face the Convention Center and Promenade with great views, and inside appointments are very nice, including granite flooring. For pet owners, there is a great park right in front of the building.
The Gaslamp Condos, Lofts and Homes for sale that make up this Downtown San Diego Neighborhood find themselves located in the center of all the “action”. This 16.5 block district houses more than 100 restaurants and nightclubs, movie theaters, shops, office space, art galleries and lofts. This effervescent district is contained in a dichotomy of historical and current urban developments.
Today, the Gaslamp District is recognized on the National Register of Historical Places with its 94 historically or architecturally significant structures. Continued growth in retail space, hotel accommodations and residential units add to the pulsating vibe of the neighborhood as well as annual events like Mardi Gras, and Taste of Gaslamp.
Gaslamp City Square Condos, Lofts, and Homes for sale are located in the heart of the Gaslamp: between 4th and 5th Ave, Bordered by Island and J Streets. Gaslamp City Square is a mid-rise complex consisting of steel frame construction and was completed by K Hovonian in 2004. Monthly HOAs are moderate, with good amenities, including a pool and fitness center. Investment opportunities and selling features include: units moderately priced (studios, 1- and 2-bedrooms), it’s for the homeowner who wants to live in the middle of all the action, and for the investor who can charge an accelerated rent because it’s in the heart of the Gaslamp and brand new. If interested, it’s advised that the buyer needs to experience all floor plans in person as some of the unique floor plans would work for some, however, not for others. The buyer also needs to decide if they would prefer a street facing unit (nosier) or a courtyard facing unit (quieter). Located in the center of it all, by all the restaurants, bars and entertainment!
Trellis: located on the corners of 5th Avenue and K Street in the heart of the Gaslamp. Trellis is a mid-rise and high-rise building combination of concrete construction with interior courtyards and was completed by Intracorp in 2005. Trellis is right on the 5th Street Promenade and next to the brand new Hardrock Condo Hotel. Monthly HOAs at Trellis are moderate relative to other downtown communities. Highlights include: the great location in the heart of the Gaslamp, the floor plans have a contemporary feel and appointments, there is a very nice common courtyard and two gyms, and the quality of construction adds value. The complex is not for the buyer who appreciates peace and quiet, but rather for the buyer who wants to be in the middle of it all and can tolerate the noise of the Gaslamp and Ballpark.