Escondido is found just east of San Marcos and north of Rancho Bernardo. Its location is settled within gentle rolling hills which are filled with avocado and citrus groves. Escondido is a diverse community with a population of around 135,000. It features many restaurants, wineries, and wonderful shopping opportunities.
The Center for Arts is one of Escondido’s main attractions and offers an extensive offering of plays, musicals, and shows. Not only do they provide entertainment, but they have a wide variety of arts education programs for all ages and backgrounds. These programs offer lifelong learning in the visual arts, music, dance and theatre. Housing
Escondido provides homes to fit any lifestyle. From apartments, to condos, to large family homes, you won't have to fret about finding the right place as there are over 46,815 residences.
The city provides the lowest median costs of homes in the North County area. Transportation
Escondido is located between Interstate 15 and Highway 78, which makes traveling downtown or to the coast, an easy, direct route.
Local bus transportation is offered through the MTS
. There are bus stops throughout the community with regularly scheduled stops seven days a week.Education
There is a diverse collection of elementary, middle, and high schools within the area. The elementary,middle, and high schools are a part of the Escondido Union School District, including 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 1 special needs center. This district supports three public high schools, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Escondido. Two colleges are located within 6 miles east, Palomar College and California State University San Marcos. Recreation
Located only 18 miles inland, a quick drive on the 78 West, will bring you to the gorgeous beaches of Oceanside and Carlsbad.
Hiking, boating and fishing are close by at Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford. Escondido has many golf courses and parks including the famous Kit Carson Park. The Wild Animal Park is just south in the San Pasqual Valley, you can see all types of animals in an open habitat ranging from butterflies to giraffes.
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John Durant and Stone Brewery