The Diamond Terrace condos located in downtown San Diego were completed in 2005 and residents after living there for more than a year were asked to review the construction rating in a dozen categories. The survey results placed Diamond Terrace condos at the bottom of the ranking for downtown condo buildings. Diamond Terrace condos scored four and a half out of five stars in two categories: views and proximity shopping / dining. Diamond Terrace residents rated the building very low on: noise, security, and its on-site exercise facility.
Residents of the Diamond Terrace condo boasted of the views, especially directly of the ballpark (Petco Park) from some of the units and from the rooftop patio. Residents also like its convenient East Village location. The residents there, as in most buildings, wish the developer had included a swimming pool in the project.
The Diamond Terrace condos are 14 stories high and located in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego. This building is located beyond the central garden of Petco Park. Some of the units ending with unit number XX1, XX2, and XX3 have direct views of the baseball field from inside the unit, not standing on the balcony, but sitting on the sofa in the living room, WOW. There are approximately 113 condos in the building with prices ranging from $ 250,000 to $ 1.0 million. Diamond Terrace condos offer a rooftop patio with grills and views directly to Petco Park, an exercise room, and an entertainment room with a large screen TV. The lobby has furniture to hang out when you meet your guest at the entrance. The average price of a condo sold in Diamond Terrace between 2005 and 2006, decreased 4.0%, according to the MLS (Sandicor). The turnover rate of the building units during the 2006 calendar year was 16.8%.
There are only 4 condo buildings that have good views directly to the playing field at Petco Park; ICON, Legend, Parkloft and Diamond Terrace. Diamond Terrace is the least expensive of the buildings followed by ICON, Parkloft and The Legend. Parkloft has an industrial loft look and feel, the ICON has great amenities, but not as great as the Legends.