In Downtown, multiple museums filled with art, temporary exhibits, photography and more are available in one area. If you need to expand your search beyond Downtown, a few suitable alternatives not too far away are Midway District and Harborview.
Food, Libations and Recreation
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Downtown. To help focus your search, the streets of 5th Ave. and W Harbor Dr. are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. Refine your search with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy a fulfilling meal at Ra Sushi and make a pit stop after at Patrick's Ii for drinks. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks. Bar hop from Whiskey Girl to Shout House, a couple of options in the neighborhood, and enjoy refreshing beverages just the way you like them. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Subway and Melting Pot are both around the proverbial corner.
For health and wellness enthusiasts, Downtown has it covered. On St is Blueline Pool & Spa Svc, and Better Body Dynamics Spa is also in the neighborhood. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment at one of Downtown's museums, like Museum Contemporary Art.
Take a look at the Yelp page to find even more places to eat and drink in Downtown.
When hunger strikes, Downtown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. Hot Licks and Seaport Oil & Vinegars are both located on W Harbor Dr. Take a bite out of Solunto Baking Corp for some sweet local flavor, found on India St., or try a taste of Ice Rink At Hortons Square, another neighborhood bakery which is also in the area. On top of that, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Albertsons and Smart & Final.
Downtown is a trendy area, especially since it has multiple shopping malls and shopping centers. In addition to that, Downtown has many retailers for day-to-day shopping needs, including Hazelwoods and Hazelwood Enterprises & Gift. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Brookstone and Sanrio. Area shopping malls are Westfield Horton Plaza and Seaport Village San Diego.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Downtown has much to offer, and potential renters should know that the cost of living is higher than surrounding San Diego metros when it comes time to make important financial decisions. With an average expenditure of $81.8K/year, Downtown locals spend more than people living in Midway District, where reported household spending amounts to $35.9K/year.
The neighborhood of Midway District is somewhat different from Downtown in terms of median age and the percentage of households with children, although they are more comparable by household size. In Downtown the median age is 25, while in Midway District it's 18. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.51 inhabitants, and it's 1.52 inhabitants in Midway District. Of households in Downtown and Midway District, 5% and 22% have children, respectively.
At $128.0K, the average income level in Downtown is significantly higher than that of Midway District's, which stands at $37.0K.