Cortez Hill District

 Downtown San Diego


The Historic Cortez Hill District


El Cortez Hotel

As one of San Diego’s oldest residential neighborhoods, Cortez Hill is names the famous El Cortez Hotel, which has been restored into condominiums. Residents of this historic landmark enjoy some amazing views including those of Balboa Park and San Diego Bay.

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Painted Ladies aka Victorians

The streets of Cortez Hill are peppered with beautiful Victorian-style homes. Newer condos and apartments complete the wide range of options available to those who love the energy of a vibrant downtown setting.

Though quiet, Cortez Hill sits on the edge of a thriving urban center. The lavender blooms of the jacaranda trees that line its main streets transport to earlier days of this community. But a rich history has not stopped some great development including the Tweet Street Park.

Local Housing Development

1453 Fourth Avenue features a block of 205 affordable apartments over 12 stories. From Studios to 1,2,3-Bedrooms, these apartments will also have parking. Hotel Sandford, 1301 Fifth Avenue has 130 affordable Studios and 1-Bedrooms over 4 stories.

Infrastructure Restoration

A two-stage project to restore the beautiful streetlights to fully functioning, old time charm is being handled by Nasland Engineering.

Great Places to Eat

Restaurants Include: McCormick & Schmick’s, Sunsets American Bar & Grill, Calaco Grill, Fifth Avenue Grill, Twiggs El Cortez, Mediterranean Café and Lounge, and Darband.

They have a YWCA and family center, where newcomers can come and get to know the area while they find permanent housing.

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If you would like to find out more about the Cortez Hill District, or would like to schedule a tour, please call me at 619-405-7673, or email at


Other San Diego Neighborhood’s:

La Playa

La Jolla

Marina District

Columbia District

Gaslamp District

East Village

Little Italy

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