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Living in Cortez San Diego

Cortez is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with 3,447 residents.

Cortez has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Core-Columbia, East Village, Gaslamp, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, Park West and Marina.

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Walk Score of Cortez, San Diego, CA

Cortez is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Photo of EL Cortez Hotel in Cortez, San Diego

EL Cortez Hotel

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Four Points By Sheraton San Diego Downtown

Daily errands do not require a car in Cortez San Diego.

Cortez is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in San Diego with a Walk Score of 93.

Find apartments in San Diego's most walkable neighborhoods: Gaslamp, Horton Plaza and Core-Columbia.

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Cortez Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Cortez to other San Diego neighborhoods.

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Population

5 Harborview 96 75 74 525
6 Marina 94 79 84 5,600
7 Cortez 93 78 54 3,447
8 East Village 92 78 64 10,148
9 Village 88 33 52 4,491

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 89 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Cortez.

People in Cortez can walk to an average of 9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for EL Cortez HotelThis iconic hotel, built in 1927, is the namesake of the neighborhood. The El Cortez Apartment Hotel was the tallest building in the San Diego when it was built. It remained the city's most glamorous apartment hotel through the 1950s, when the world's first outdoor glass elevator was built here.

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Transit Score of Cortez, San Diego, CA

Cortez has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Cortez San Diego apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Cortez has excellent public transportation and about 4 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Cortez on public transit.

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Cortez has about 1 car shares from RelayRides.

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Photo of EL Cortez Hotel in Cortez, San Diego

EL Cortez Hotel

Photo of Four Points By Sheraton San Diego Downtown in Cortez, San Diego

Four Points By Sheraton San Diego Downtown

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Kiessig Corner

Bike Score of Cortez, San Diego, CA

Cortez is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Kiessig Corner in Cortez, San Diego

Kiessig Corner

Photo of San Diego Superior Court - Probate Court / Family Court Annex in Cortez, San Diego

San Diego Superior Court - Probate Court / Family Court Annex

Photo of Solara Lofts in Cortez, San Diego

Solara Lofts

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Intersection of Cedar St. and 7th Ave.

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Intersection of Cedar St. and 8th Ave.

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Tweet Street Park

thumbnail for Four Points By Sheraton San Diego DowntownThis hotel is centrally located in the heart of the San Diego Business District between I-15, 805, and 163 freeways and near many corporate offices and major tourist attractions. It offers a free hotel shuttle to and from San Diego Airport, as well as to local places within a six-mile radius.

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St. Joseph Cathedral

Photo of California Western School of Law in Cortez, San Diego

California Western School of Law

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Castetter Courtyard

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10th Avenue, next to Cabrillo Freeway

thumbnail for Kiessig CornerKiessig Corner, also known as Victoria Square, is a San Diego Historical Landmark comprised of 3 Victorian buildings located on Ash Street. The one pictured here is newly restored and upgraded, and its one- and two- bedroom apartments are for rent.

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Photo of Tweet Street Park in Cortez, San Diego

Tweet Street Park

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Pho Noodle Bar

thumbnail for San Diego Superior Court - Probate Court / Family Court AnnexProbate cases are heard at the Madge Bradley Courthouse building. In addition, there are two family law courtrooms which hear divorce cases and domestic violence restraining orders.

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