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Imagine living in a place where you can get to work, exercise at the gym, grab some groceries, take in a Broadway show, dine at your choice of over 100 restaurants and enjoy a sunset stroll along the waterfront -- all within walking distance. All this and more is possible for residents living in Downtown San Diego.

Nestled between scenic San Diego Bay and the wonders of lush Balboa Park, downtown San Diego offers eight distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own history, character and lifestyle. More than 18,839 downtown residents already enjoy living in this scenic and safe atmosphere, with homes convenient to the workplace, shopping, education, recreation, entertainment, public transit and more.

There are more than 75 residential projects underway or in the pipeline and, over the next five years, it is estimated that these projects will bring an additional 4,000 new condominiums, apartments, town homes, row homes and loft homes to the center city.

To learn more about housing options, rental rates, sale prices, upcoming redevelopment projects and more, visit the Centre City Development Corp.'s Web site at www.ccdc.com and click on the housing guide.

Business resources

Perfectly positioned in the heart of a burgeoning region, downtown San Diego is the ideal business address. Whether you're looking to relocate a large corporation or start a small business, downtown San Diego offers the business environment, support and lifestyle benefits that companies are looking for in today's marketplace. Approximately 7,000 businesses and nearly 75,000 people currently work in downtown San Diego, and those numbers continue to climb with the growth of the center city.

Downtown San Diego offers the infrastructure, flexibility and affordability of office space that startups and major corporations need to be competitive. Companies searching for office space downtown will find everything from funky loft space to exquisite Class A high-rise office towers with commanding bay and ocean views. And, with over 71,000 strand-miles of fiber-optic cable beneath the streets, many of these buildings are ready for businesses to move in, plug in and begin working.

Business leaders quickly discover that Class A and B office space in downtown San Diego is much more affordable than counterparts in other major California cities. For an update on current lease rates, availability of space and new projects, contact one of the fine commercial real estate brokers in the Downtown Partnership's membership database.

Downtown San Diego is conveniently located at the heart of the city's transportation system. Three major freeways converge on downtown and the core is served by all modes of public transit including the Coaster, buses, trains and the trolley. In addition, with the international airport located just minutes from downtown, business travel is a breeze.

The center city is undergoing an incredible renaissance. More than 100 redevelopment projects for residential, commercial, retail and entertainment are underway or in the pipeline. Approximately 4,000 residential units are being constructed throughout downtown's eight unique neighborhoods. In addition, more than 1.3 million square feet of commercial space are planned or under construction, including three new Class A, high-technology office towers. Visit www.ccdc.com to learn the latest information on all of downtown's redevelopment activity.

As advocates for the business community, the Downtown San Diego Partnership works in conjunction with its community and business partners to find solutions to keeping the downtown economy vibrant and prosperous, while offering its 325-plus members networking and promotional opportunities. We invite you to learn more about us or the benefits of membership in the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

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