7 Stunning High-Rise Buildings in San Diego

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Whether it’s beaches, beautiful weather, or both that’s drawing you to sunny San Diego, high-rise living offers the ability to live large in one of the most ideal climates in the country. (There’s sunshine on roughly 259 days each year, which is significantly above the US’s 205-day average.)

Looking to escape south of the border? Mexico is just 20 miles down the road. Want to go north? You’ve got northern California’s towering Redwoods and its infamous wine country to explore.

From La Jolla to the historic Gaslamp Quarter and much in between, there are plenty of lovely neighborhoods to choose from when hunting down a stunning high-rise building in San Diego to call home.

1. Sapphire Tower

Located in San Diego’s Columbia neighborhood, the Sapphire Tower is home to 97 residences with massive blue glass walls and dual glazed windows to keep out pesky unwanted sound. The building boasts a heated pool and spa, a sundeck, and a luxury club room and fitness center with steam rooms.

2. Bayside at the Embarcadero

At Bayside at the Embarcadero, each home has the feel of a penthouse. The luxury that the units offer is carried throughout the building through its wine tasting lounge, screening room, pool, spa, sauna, steam rooms, and more. As one of San Diego’s tallest towers, residents also get to enjoy some of the best views in the city.

3. Pinnacle Marina Tower

The 36-story Pinnacle Marina Tower is home to 179 luxury residences in the heart of downtown San Diego. Just blocks from both the waterfront and Horton Plaza, the building has plenty of amenities that range from a lounge, media library, and three levels of gated parking to a sauna, steam room, and a 95-foot lap pool.

4. Harbor Club

Located in the city’s highly desirable Marina District, Harbor Club stands 41-stories high and offers stunning views of nearby Coronado Island and downtown San Diego. In addition to luxury amenities like Morton’s of Chicago Steakhouse on the ground floor, the building is just steps from some of the city’s main attractions like Petco Park, Tony Award-winning theaters, Seaport Village, and more.

5. 41West Condos

With just 10 floors, 41West keeps it small and exclusive. The building houses just 41 units alongside a fitness center, a club room packed with TVs, a wet bar, and even a golf simulator for those who want to perfect their swing. 41West is also just steps from popular Balboa Park.

6. Meridian

Nestled in the city’s Horton Plaza District downtown, Meridian is the place to be if you’re looking for elegant city living in San Diego. With a luscious and meticulously landscaped garden for all residents to enjoy, the building also offers a party facility complete with a piano, men’s and women’s health clubs, valet parking, and door attendants in addition to a game room, a steam room, a pool, and more.

7. The Park Bankers Hill

Last, but far from least, is The Park Bankers Hill. This 14-floor tower is brimming with amenities like a modern fitness center, a pool deck speckled with fire pits, a wine room with storage lockers, and an on-site dog wash area for Fido. The condos themselves feature stunning views through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces. Most units even have direct elevator access.

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