Escondido: A Hidden Valley
Escondido situated to the North of San Diego is one of San Diego County's oldest cities. It has a large residential presence, substantial industrial and agricultural communities as well as a number of service businesses. Anchored by a redeveloping downtown corridor, Escondido is a diverse community that offers plenty of activities for its residents. With a number of sizeable parks and three large recreational lakes in the area, many residents take part in a variety of outdoor activities.
Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, The California Center For The Arts as well as many smaller vineyards and wineries in the San Pasqual Valley. A large auto mall (Escondido Auto Park) and Westfield Shopping Mall also call Escondido home. Escondido has an economic and cultural diversity that is very unique. In old Escondido there are many wonderful examples of Craftsman and Victorian architecture, while the newer outlying areas have large executive and luxury housing developments. The housing stock is comprised of single family residences, apartments, condos and townhomes throughout the city.
Located on the Eastern end of the 78 corridor, Escondido is connected to Oceanside via the Sprinter rail system. On the north-end of the Escondido valley sits the famous Lawrence Welk Resort that brings people from all over. There are preliminary plans to bring a minor league baseball stadium and soccer stadium to the Escondido community as well.
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Updated: 18th April, 2019 4:21 PM.