Escondido Real Estate

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Community Profile

Escondido, Spanish for “hidden,” is a North County Inland community nestled in a deep valley, and is home to roughly 150,000 residents. Founded in 1888, the city has experienced rapid growth in recent years. As one of the oldest San Diego County cities, the city's first library, blacksmith shop, and original Santa Fe Depot, still sit in the city’s Grape Day Park.

Escondido Real Estate

Bounding up to the south and east of the city, real estate in Escondido includes HOA communities like Hidden Trails. There are also several unincorporated communities such as Felicitas Park, Hidden Meadows, and Rincon Del Diablo. Escondido homes for sale include single-family homes, multi-family units, condominiums, and mobile homes. The properties showcase a diverse architecture thanks to the city’s economic growth and rich history.

Some Escondido homes for sale date back to the late 1800s, while newer HOA communities offer new constructions. Most homes feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and range in size between 1,000 to 3,300 square feet of living space. Do you have children or plan to have them? Another great reason to consider Escondido real estate is the three school systems scattered throughout its many suburbs.

Jobs in Escondido

Those looking to make the move to Escondido will appreciate the availability of local jobs as well as easy commutes within and outside the area. The area is home to several big brands and hubs, as well as smaller businesses including:

  • The city of Escondido
  • The Palomar Medical Center
  • Palomar Continuing Care Center
  • Welk Resort Group
  • HomeTeam Pest Defense

Food and Drink

The culinary scene in Escondido is bustling. It features three weekly farmer's markets, and plenty of farm-to-table restaurant experiences such as Burger Bench, the Wooden Spoon, and Vintana Wine + Dine. The town is dotted by countless other fine dining options. California has a rich wine history, and Escondido is no exception.

Locals have a choice of over 20 different wine tasting experiences that range from chic downtown tasting rooms to beautiful outdoor locations at vineyards. The San Diego area is also home to excellent craft beer. Named the "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by Beer Advocate Magazine, Stone Brewery is a mainstay in Escondido.

Things to Do & Attractions in Escondido

Escondido offers the perfect location to get out and experience all the natural beauty and wonders of California. Surrounded by avocado farms and citrus groves, this inland, mid-size urban locale offers a great variety of activities and cultures. Outdoor aficionados can enjoy many attractions including three lakes ─ Lake Wohlford, Dixon Lake, and Lake Hodges.

Other must-visit destinations include:

  • Grape Day Park
  • Valley View Casino
  • The 3,000-plus-acre Daley Ranch
  • The Escondido Children's Museum
  • The Mingei International Museum
  • The Escondido History Center
  • The Escondido Public Library

The community is also home to Deer Park Monastery, a Buddhist sanctuary that hosts different events throughout the year. Another exciting way to spend your time in Escondido is by indulging in some retail therapy at Westfield North County. As the largest enclosed shopping mall in the county, the mall features 150 stores, including Macy’s and Nordstrom and, as well as an impressive spot to dine.

Art and Culture

Escondido offers a great mix of genuine Old West feel along with modern southern California artistic flair which is especially visible in the old downtown buildings. The California Center for the Arts is the cornerstone of Escondido’s art scene. If you enjoy Broadway-style musicals, you can take in a quality live show at The Welk Resorts Theatre. History buffs can trace the town’s past at the Escondido History Center and the Mingei International Museum. Other nearby art galleries showcase both local and international artworks.

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