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Lakeside Neighborhood Guide

Lakeside is a rural community of the outskirts of San Diego, about 20 miles northeast of the city. It was originally named after the small natural lake it was built around, but now it contains Lake Jennings, in addition to the El Capitan and San Vicente reservoirs. If you like fishing these lakes are kept stocked with largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and catfish. You can also wakeboard and jet ski on Lake Jennings or El Capitan.

This is a very horse-friendly town, with many small farms and ranches accommodating horse boarding facilities. There are trails to ride on (as well as hike and bike) in the parks scattered throughout the area. You can also climb El Cajon mountain if you’re so inclined. If you want to engage in some indoor recreation, the Barona Resort and Casino is a short drive away. The Viejas and Golden Acorn casinos are also fairly close.

Freeway access to Lakeside is through Interstate-8, which defines the southern border of the neighborhood, and State Route 67, which runs along the north side.

Properties for Sale in Lakeside

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Things to Do in Lakeside

Barona Casino

Casinos & Gambling

1932 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040

Hilliker's Ranch Fresh Eggs

Animal Parks

11329 El Nopal
Lakeside, CA 92040

Lindo Lake County Park

Nature and Wildlife Areas

12660 Lindo Ln
Lakeside, CA 92040

Top Restaurants in Lakeside

13326 Hwy 8 Business
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 390-3332

9534 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 390-4585

12440 Woodside Ave
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 443-2165

Lakeside Demographics


Population: 20,648
Median household income: $65,839
Median contract rent: $1,207
Median single family home price: $380,260
Median resident age: 39.5

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.9%
  • Female: 51.1%
  • African American: 2.0%
  • American Indian: 1.2%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Caucasian: 89.3%
  • Mixed race: 3.6%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.2%
  • Other race: 1.7%

Schools in Lakeside

El Capitan High School

Grades 9-12

10410 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA 92040

Lakeside Middle School

Grades 6-8

11833 Woodside Avenue
Lakeside, CA 92040

Riverview Elementary School

Grades 1-5

9308 Winter Gardens Boulevard
Lakeside, CA 92040