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Quiet living,
city-centered style.

Gema embodies timeless style, cozy neighborhood vibes, and perfectly captures the idyllic Cortez Hill. From the quiet oasis of your door, step straight onto the tree-lined streets of Downtown San Diego.

Gema Living Room with dark couch and hanging light fixture


Our spacious, pet-friendly townhome-style apartments in Cortez Hill are light-filled, and each is finished with elevated touches that encourage the rest and refuge sought from home.

Gema is the balance of city life without the stress of your standard metro city hustle. No matter the direction you look, you’ll definitely love what you see.

outdoor patio with trees and potted plants


Sit back and relax at our outdoor pool, spa, and sundeck, or sweat it out in the fitness center. Gema provides modern conveniences in a quiet community nestled in the midst of the city.


Nestled in Cortez Hill, Gema easily gives access to the best spots in San Diego, including: Balboa Park, Little Italy, Mission Beach, Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. Or get lost in over 1,200 acres of walking paths, hiking and biking trails, museums, and gardens in the area. Whatever your adventure, our central starting point provides ample travel opportunities with easy access to expressways, the airport, and public transit nearby.

living room with TV on wall, white couch and kitchen stools in background

Plans + Pricing

Gema offers spacious, pet-friendly townhome-style one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, designed to offer everything you need from home and more. Ask our team about our affordable housing apartment units and eligibility requirements.

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