Live in San Diego history! The historic and chic El Cortez qualifies for the Mills Act Tax Credit - Save potentially up to 55% on your property taxes - Current Owner saving $2300/year! This meticulously kept 2 bed/ 2 bath split floor plan offers privacy and is perfect for those looking for a timeless classic in Cortez Hill. Enjoy breakfast gazing out at the views of San Diego's cityscape through the large 9 ft windows which let in an immense amount of natural light. Freshly painted in late 2019, additional recent upgrades include a built in closet system with lighting in the master bedroom, added storage in closets in both rooms, new glass stovetop, new refrigerator, and custom Levolor blinds. Kitchen includes upgraded cabinetry, pull out drawers, and granite countertops, while the bathrooms both include a spacious tub and shower combo with updated fixtures keeping in tune with the vintage feel of the building. Stacked Washer/Dryer in unit and A/C! Step back in time walking through the iconic halls of the building which feature historic photos of times past. Entertain on the large second floor patio which overlooks Downtown San Diego. Neighborhood parking permit available for $9/year for any additional cars! Complex features also include a full size gym, spa, pool with cabana, bbq, courtyard, secured entry and 24 hr valet parking! Minutes to Tweet Street Park, Balboa Park, Petco park, Little Italy, San Diego Bay, freeways, restaurants and more... this is a rare gem in the heart of the city!