Welcome to San Diego Blog | November 25, 2012

Best Ball Park Condos…

…Downtown San Diego

If you are a sports fan and you’re looking for a great place to live near the Ball Park  in Downtown San Diego, then you’ve come to the right place.  The Ball Park isn’t just a baseball stadium, it’s a venue for great concerts, special events, even soccer games and Rugby tournaments.  There’s a lot of energy that surrounds the ballpark and there are a number of good options for ball park properties.

There are a lot of choices and they are all relatively newer construction, but I’ll give a breif synopsis of the culture of some of my favorite ball park condos located near San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter.

East Village Condos near the Ball Park in San Diego

Large Spaces

Parkloft Condos – If you are looking for larger spaces, then Parkloft is likely the building for you.  Built in 2003, these lofts are as large  as 3000 square feet and are located just outside of center filed.  If you were teeing off from home plate with a wood or driver, you could easily hit a golf ball right off this 11 story brick building that looks like a moder day version of a 1920’s warehouse style building that was converted to lofts.

Parkloft is best described by large open spaces with unfinished ceilings and no interior walls to define bedrooms.  Yes there are enclosed bathrooms, kitchens and even underground parking and storage, but the spaces were delivered by the developer as raw, open, creative spaces.  Amenities at Parkloft include a fitness center, interior courtyard with water feature and BBQ’s and a front desk attendant.  Monthly dues range from $650 to $75o.

People buy at Parkloft because they are looking for large and unique spaces in a killer location.


Icon Condos – Icon is located just outside of the right field bleachers and is most noticeably recognizable by the tower which is a royal blue color.  Icon Condos are made up of 4 separate buildings with residences that range from one bedroom condos in the low 600 square foot range to two story top floor lofts up to 1600 square feet.

There is a lot of diversity among floorplans at Icon, but the one thing that most people like about the building is the very cool and “iconic” theme and the low monthly dues for all of the great amenities.  Each floor at Icon has an iconic figure like James Dean, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, etc.  The style at Icon is very modern and contemporary.

Amenities include a rooftop deck that sits right over the San Diego Bay, Coronado, The Pacific Ocean and most notably, Petco Park- the Padres major league baseball stadium.  There is also a generous sized fitness center, movie theater room, and indoor amenity lounge which is appropriately called the fifth inning lounge.  With monthly dues in the $460-$550 range, Icon certainly offers good value.

Cool Factor

The Legend – The Legend Condos are the only condo property physically located on ball-park land.  If The Legend wasn’t located where it is, it wouldn’t be anything tremendously special, but this building has by far the best outdoor deck in San Diego.  The 7th floor deck at Legend has bar-style seating looking straight into the ball-park from left center field.  It’ like having a $10 ticket for the game without ever having to leave your home.

The outdoor space also includes 2 fire-pits, a flatscreen TV, full kitchen and BBQ’s, plus a full indoor kitchen. dining and living space just in case the weather isn’t the typical sunny and 78 degrees.  This building is first class and offers heated pool, spa, sauna, steam room, fitness center and 24 hour security.

Properties at the Legend range from 807 to 1587 square feet in the tower up to 1876 in the eight townhomes.  The Legend is a luxury tower that is typical of the construction that Bosa Development  does in Vancouver, San Francisco and Downtown San Diego.

Life at the Top

The Mark – If you are fortunate to live on the 16th floor or above on the south side of The Mark, then life is really good.   I say the 16th floor because you need to be about this high to get high enough over Parkloft to see the ballpark and the bay.  The south views offer lots of light and the most desirable views.  The Mark is most popular because it offers contemporary and classy high-rise style properties with drop dead amazing views.  The Mark Penthouse units have been referred to as “The Ultimate Bleacher Seat”.   The Mark also offers large floor plans with adequate closet space, ample parking and storage and leads East Village San Diego properties in this category.

The Mark is a luxury building, but it’s just the right blend of luxury for a fairly young and hip neighborhood.  Residences at The Mark range from 805 square feet all the way up to the Penthouse which is 3742 square feet.  Amenities at The Mark include pool, spa, outdoor courtyard area with BBQ’s, fitness center, conference room and front desk concierge service.

Condos at The Mark feel more like a home than just a vacation property and the service in the building is second to none.  The Mark is located just one block outside of center field.

All of these properties are close to the entertainment, dining, the San Diego Bay, the Gaslamp Quarter and more.  Life in downtown San Diego is hardly boring!  If you have interest in discovering the living options in downtown, pick up the phone and give us a call or message us.  We’re always ready to listen and introduce you to the properties that would appear to be a good match.

Chad Dannecker: 619-309-8011


Written by: chad

Categories: Buyers, Downtown San Diego, East Village, East Village Real Estate, Gaslamp Real Estate, Relocation, San Diego Real Estate

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