An Overview of Escondido
Escondido, located in the northeastern corner of North County San Diego off Interstate 15, was incorporated in 1888 and is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. Escondido lays in a shallow valley surrounded by rocky hills, giving it a distinct natural landscape that adds to the beauty and charm the city has to offer residents and visitors.
A Thriving, Growing Community
Escondido has a total area of 37 square miles, with some of the last available expanses of open land in San Diego County, which has sparked modest to rapid development and population growth in recent years. The city`s key neighborhoods include Downtown Escondido, which is comprised of commercial developments and shopping districts, and Old Escondido, which is made up of mostly single-family residential housing, with residential neighborhoods spreading out from the main downtown district into neighborhood blocks and countryside estates. Housing types include single-family detached residences, duplexes, and multi-family condominiums and apartments. Because of Escondido`s expanse of rural and available land, many properties have modest to large lot sizes.