Whether you’re a young professional looking to enjoy the nightlife or an empty-nester looking to get rid of your car, buying a condo in downtown San Diego can mean racking up some serious miles on your pedometer. And that’s a good thing. When gas hit $5 a gallon just a little while ago, I didn’t even know it. If I “lose” something it just means it’s in my dusty car in the garage that I haven’t touched for days.
Walk to the grocery store (Ralphs or Alberstons), walk to Petco Park to see the Padres play, walk to Little Italy to dine at fabulous Bencotto, walk around the Embarcadero and watch the sailboats cruise buy, walk to Horton Plaza to do some shopping, walk . . . . Are you getting the picture? The walkability of downtown San Diego is amazing. When I’m walking around, I usually feel sorry for those individuals trying to find a place to park their metal coffins.
The website WalkScore.com (“”Find a Walkable Place to Live”) consistently gives downtown San Diego addresses scores in the 90s on a scale from zero to 100. Definitely a “walkers paradise” as opposed to their “car dependent” rating”. Give downtown San Diego living a try. You’ll be hooked. And on foot.