San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is only about 30 minutes away, as are other attractions like the beach and Legoland. The most walkable neighborhoods in town include Central Escondido and Kit Carson. Almost everything else in San Diego County is less than an hour away, making Escondido the perfect place for commuters. This city is situated right on Interstate 15, which has an express lane option to San Diego. The lane is free for carpoolers, motorcyclists and clean air vehicles, but can be accessed by anyone else through the FasTrak toll system. You can also catch the Breeze bus through town or the Sprinter light rail system, which connects to Amtrak, Coaster and Metrolink lines to get you anywhere you need to go.

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The beautiful city of Escondido, California, is just 30 miles northeast of San Diego and 18 miles from the ocean. It is surrounded by citrus and avocado groves, with views of the hills in every direction. With a range of housing types and transportation options, there is something for everyone in Escondido. Available homes range from older ranch-style residences to newer construction on large lots to estate-style homes with expansive lawns.

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