East Village


Pack Loft building sold

The four-story, 20,000-square-foot, historically designated building in the East Village at 701 Island Ave., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $4.7 million.


Building at Seventh and J in East Village sold

The two-story, 13,000-square-foot Unicorn Building in the East Village at 704 J St. and 474 Seventh Ave., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $4.35 million. The vacant building occupies a 15,000-square-foot corner lot.


East Village warehouse on 13th Street sold

The 4,000-square-foot warehouse in the East Village at 403 13th St., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $1.5 million.


Entrada Apartments in East Village sold, again


Downtown SD properties sold for apartments

East Village news archive

Visitor Information

San Diego’s East Village is downtown’s largest neighborhood, encompassing 130 blocks bounded by Interstate 5 to the north and east, Sixth Avenue to the west and Commercial Street to the south. Once an industrial area, the East Village is now home to several educational institutions, condos, bars, restaurants, shops, and a re-emerging artists’ community. An eclectic mix of modern structures, old warehouses and funky historic buildings that have been converted for various uses give the neighborhood a hip urban vibe.

When San Diego was incorporated in 1850, downtown became the city’s financial and cultural center. The adjacent East Village, then called Centre City East, became an industrial area, with warehouses, factories and a power facility.

More Visitor Information

Business Information

During the last decade, the East Village has been going through a transformation that has taken the previously rundown area and turned it into a chic urban place to live and play.

The catalyst for much of the new development was Petco Park, a baseball stadium built for the San Diego Padres in 2004. A recently released study by the local think tank National University System Institute for Policy Research analyzed the economic impact of the ballpark and found that the downtown area has added about 14,000 residential units and gained nearly 15,000 new residents.

More Business Information

East Village Businesses

Gomez Trial Attorneys

655 West Broadway, Ste. 1700
San Diego, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction
  • Construction Law
  • Human Factors
  • Legal - Aviation
  • Legal - Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
  • Legal - Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Legal - Employer Liability
  • Legal - General Liability
  • Legal - Medical Malpractice
  • Legal - Personal Injury
  • Legal - Product Liability
  • Legal - Special Needs Planning
  • Legal - Tenant Litigation
  • Legal - Worker's Compensation
  • Legal - Wrongful Death
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Services
  • Personal Injury Consultants
  • Trial Services
  • Workers' Compensation Services

Wilson Elser

655 West Broadway, Ste. 900
San Diego, CA
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Financial Services
  • Legal - Appellate Matters
  • Legal - Aviation
  • Legal - Bankruptcy
  • Legal - Civil Litigation
  • Legal - Construction Litigation
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Environmental
  • Legal - Insurance Litigation
  • Legal - Mediation
  • Legal - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal - Primary Liability
  • Legal - Product Liability
  • Legal - Real Estate
  • Legal - Tort Negligence
  • Litigation Support
More Businesses

East Village in Photos

Spotlight on the East Village

Once known for its vacant buildings, dive bars and thriving artists’ colony, the East Village has been transformed by redevelopment in the last decade, spurred by the construction of Petco Park in 2004. It is now home to chic condos, upscale restaurants, trendy shops and a new, state-of-the-art Central Library. The area also is trying to maintain its identity as an arts district with lofts, studios and galleries, and plans to turn much of the area into a cluster for technology and design-oriented companies. East Village redevelopment will continue for years to come, as it still has much underutilized space.

Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

East Village Videos

David Malmuth, Pete Garcia on the I.D.E.A. District

Jan. 27, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with David Malmuth and Pete Garcia, principals at I.D.E.A. Partners, about the concept of I.D.E.A. District in downtown San Diego. 

Upcoming Events


Walk to End Alzheimer's

This is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. As a recognized partner in the County of San Diego's Live Well San Diego initiativem RESDC is proud to be participating in this event.

CyberFest 2015-The Urban Jungle

You can take a breath now and enjoy another week or so of summer or you can seize the opportunity now. Don't wait too long to register for this high-powered cyber event. The keynote address will be presented by none other than Howard Schmidt, former cyber security coordinator to president's George W. Bush and Barack Obama and Tom Ridge, former governor of the great state of Pennsylvania and the first director of the department homeland security. We have brought back our international panel to learn what is going on from a global perspective.

Coming Home to the County Administration Center

The Coming Home to the CAC event invites retired employees of San Diego County to come "back home" to celebrate the County of San Diego Waterfront park, the newest jewel on the bay, have an opportunity to connect with former colleagues and meet and bond with new generations of County employees.
More Events
Subscribe Today!