Seeking an urban vibe? San Diego has vibrant neighborhoods with excellent restaurants and shops within walking distance to the comfort of home. Originally known to be a predominantly Italian and Portuguese fishing neighborhood, Little Italy is now a toast to the city with fine dining, shopping, art galleries, and home design stores within San Diego’s downtown and surrounding metro areas. Located close to much of San Diego’s urban culture is also an abundance of open space in one of the oldest established parks in the United States. Balboa Park is 1,200 acres of rich San Diego history, dining, museums, atriums, gardens, theatres, and gorgeous outdoor walking paths and green space. North Park, South Park, and Hillcrest communities enjoy close proximity to Balboa Park. The world-famous San Diego Zoo also calls central San Diego home. Metro San Diego housing consists not only of luxury high rise condominiums, but also character homes and bungalows in convenient, central locations.