While the word "Escondido" may mean "hidden" in Spanish, this bustling San Diego suburb of over 143,000 people is anything but hard to find. Located 35 minutes northeast of San Diego at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Highway 78, Escondido offers a variety of single family homes and townhouses.
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Escondido is located in a valley surrounded by rock-covered hills and is composed of 37 square miles. Its elevation is 646 feet above sea level. Due to its inland location, Escondido's climate features hot summers and cool winters. The city receives, on average, 15 inches of rain per year, mainly in the winter months.
One of the oldest cities in San Diego County (founded in 1888), Escondido originally flourished as an agricultural area before many of the farms gave way to housing developments in the 1970s. However, avocado and orange trees are still commonly grown in the area.
Escondido offers a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants and art galleries. Located in the southern part of Escondido is the three-story Westfield North County Mall with over 150 stores for your shopping pleasure!
If you're more of the outdoorsy type, Escondido has three lakes for fishing or boating, 15 parks for enjoying nature and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is just a short drive away!
The Escondido School District provides many schools for families, including 19 elementary schools, five middle schools and seven high schools.
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