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1501 Front Street
Total Units:
Number of Floors:
Unit Types:
Studios, lofts, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos
Unit Price Range:
$250,000 – $600,000
Square Footage:
555 – 1,568 sq. ft.
Monthly HOA Dues:
$275 – $400
2 courtyards, pool, spa, sundeck, business center, conference room, community room and weight room.
Integral Partners
Togawa & Smith
Completion Date:
July 2004
Underground parking, 300 parking spaces, guest parking available
Originally a rental property, Palermo was converted into a condominium complex in 2004

The Piazza Palermo condo in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood is a Mediterranean oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown district. Occupying the entire block between Front & First and Beech & Cedar Streets, this address delivers an authentic Italian village vibe with its distinctive design and generous amenities.

Originally a rental property, the Palermo was converted into a condominium complex in 2004. The 6-story is fittingly named after the capital of Sicily, a place well-known for its rich history and influence in the region’s architecture and culinary tradition.

Building and Unit Descriptions

Piazza Palermo is a delight both inside and out. Renovated in 2016, the condo premises have an amped-up vibe with updated stucco and wood construction on its exteriors, elegant hallway carpeting, and gorgeous re-landscaping in its two interior courtyards. Plenty of charming archways provide a convincing Italian-style environment all around this condo complex.

The mid-rise houses a total of 230 units, ranging from modest studio units beginning at 555 square feet to 3-bedroom condos with up to 1,568-square-foot floor areas.

Included in each Palermo condo unit are granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, European-style cabinetry, designer light fixtures, and an electric cooktop.

Most Palermo residences provide adequate outdoor space with spacious balconies or terraces.

In-house Amenities and Services

One of the biggest advantages that Piazza Palermo offers Downtown San Diego home buyers is its affordable homeowner association fees. Ranging from $275 to $400, the fees allow unit owners to enjoy on-site amenities such as:

  • Two separate Italian-themed courtyards with tropical landscaping and soothing water features
  • Relaxing sun deck with lounge chairs, swimming pool, and hot tub
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Barbecue area
  • Clubhouse with an entertainment room and a business conference room

Downtown San Diego Attractions less than 10 Minutes Away

Piazza Palermo is an excellent place to enjoy the Downtown San Diego lifestyle, especially with these attractions that are within walking distance:

  • Little Italy Mercato and Wednesday MarketHead north along Front Street every Wednesday or Saturday as the entire stretch of W. Date Street transforms into Little Italy’s signature farmers’ market. The twice-a-week neighborhood staple features 200 tents that boast of the freshest produce, local artisanal food, and a lot more.
  • Waterfront Bar and GrillWalk a few blocks northwest and find yourself enjoying whiskey, food, and excellent conversation in the city’s oldest tavern. Built in 1933, this local dive bar has withstood the test of time to become a must-visit San Diego icon in the Little Italy neighborhood.

Contact Jorge Castellon for Condos for Sale in Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Explore your options at the Palermo and other Little Italy condos for sale by giving me a call today at 619-322-2262. You can also feel free to start a conversation via Jorge(at)LittleItalyCondos(dotted)com. I look forward to helping you find the ideal home in this neighborhood.