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Alta Condos (East Village neighborhood)
Total units: 179
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Unit types: Studios, 1 & 2 bedroom condos
Number of Floors: 21
Square Footage: 482 - 1,227
Approximate price range: $325,000 - $1,100,000
HOA fees: $500 - $650
Amenities: Lap pool, spa, gym, entertainment room. Drugstore in retail space on street level.
Year Built: 2007
Annual turnover %: 9.5
Price change prior year: +5.7%
Price change from 3 years ago: +30.3%
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Other: There are two sets of floor plans, from the second level up to the 11th floor and then from the 12th floor to the 21st floor.
This was the first condo in downtown San Diego to use Ceaser stone countertops as the standard. Its a very modern design inside and out. The upper set of floor plans have the largest standard balconies in downtown on the SW & SE corners.


Units facing these directions will probably see:
West: Awesome panoramic city and bay views above the 5th floor as the adjacent buildings are heigh restricted in the Gaslamp Quarter.
North: Panoramic city views above about the 8th floor, lower floors will look into the parking garage across the street.
East: There is a high rise one block over and a vacant parking lot inbetween, this parking lot is expected to have a high rise on it one day, so dont expect much view directly east. The NE and SE views are great.
South: Great panoramic city views from about the 8th floor and up, bay views start about the 10th floor, units on floors 10 and up can see some of the playing field at Petco Park.
Note: These views may change in the future or if your on a very low floor may not have any view. Each buyer should verify on their own.

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Summary of resident reviews. Rating and Review Disclosure
Below is a summary of all the reviews provided by the residents living in this property. Rating scale is from one to five stars.
  Poor      Avg      Best
Average rating starstarstarstarhalf star
Relaxed feeling of home starstarstarstarhalf star
Views starstarstarstarstar
Noiseless inside starstarstarstarhalf star
Proximity to shopping/restaurants starstarstarstarstar
Security starstarstarhalf star
Concierge/Doorman
Pool starstarstarstar
Exercise facilities starstarstarstarhalf star
Parking starstarstarstar
Maintenance starstarstarstarhalf star
HOA effectiveness starstarstarstarhalf star
Quality of construction starstarstarstarstar
Like the most: The Alta condos received a lot of positive comments for its location, adjacent to the Historic Gaslamp District putting a hundred shops and restaurants right outside the main lobby. Lots of praise was also given to the views from the units. As noted above, the views from the Alta condos can be very unobstructed as you look out towards the bay, depending on the floor height and direction faced. Lots of Alta residents commented that they were impressed with the quality of construction. Alta was built by an Australian developer so it has different look and feel to it compared to other high rise condos in San Diego. A lot of people bought a condo in Alta because of the low HOA fees (low for a high rise with amenities, not low when compared to mid rises with no amenities). Some commented how nice it is to have a major drug store located in the retail space on the ground floor.
Like the least: Well even though they have low HOA fees, some residents at the Alta condominiums wish they had a concierge. Other complaints included they need more guest parking and that it can be loud on Friday and Saturday nights. Editor’s note: I just report what the residents tell me, but Alta is one of the few condo buildings in all of downtown San Diego that has ANY guest parking, so they should be glad they have some.
Other comments: One factor that separates this high rise condo from most others in San Diego is the combination of high quality amenities and low HOA fees. This is made possible in part by not having an on site property manager, concierge, doorman etc. They do have security guard(s) at night, one during the week and I believe two on the weekends, as of 2010. A few commented that they like the Home Owners Association.
             

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