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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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.
Escondido's estimated 147,000 residents enjoy a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities year-round in the city's mild, Mediterranean climate and its 266 sunny days per year. In fact, this unique area has been named both "Best Place to Retire" and "Kid-Friendly City" because of its wide range of amenities and activities. The average December temperature is 56 degrees Fahrenheit; the average in August is 76. Kit Carson Park is one of the best places for getting outside, with its hiking trails, playgrounds, duck pond and amphitheater. For the more artistically inclined, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, is a 12-acre campus that includes a concert hall, theater, visual arts museum, and studio space for art and dance. There is also an onsite banquet hall and conference center. For kids, there is the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (located in Escondido, despite its name). The Children's Museum is geared towards kids ages 0-10, but all ages are welcome. As one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, the city of Escondido has kept its rich history alive in the Old Escondido Historic District and the Escondido History Center, which provides walking tours, a quarterly lecture series, and the American Heritage Car Show. There truly is something for everyone in this city. Search our listings in Escondido to find the perfect place for you.