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Santee Neighborhood Guide

Santee is a neighborhood about 18 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. The San Diego river runs down the center of the community, which was the ancient homeland of the Kumeyaay tribe of Native Americans. Today it’s an expanding community with a growing list of amenities to its name. Sportsplex USA Santee, with facilities for softball and soccer, as well as seating for the fans and an in-complex restaurant, is located in the Town Center community park. Santee Lakes is a great place for fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. Golfers keep their hand in with a few holes at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course, designed by Pete Dye.

The climate is Santee can get quite hot in the summer – up to 100° F in August, although the average high is around 90° F. Still, it’s a dry heat in this semi-arid climate. Winter lows average somewhere in the low 40s.

Freeway access is through State Route 52, 125, and 67, and you can easily reach the Interstates 8 and 15 from here as well.

Properties for Sale in Santee

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Things to Do in Santee

Off Broadway Live

Performing Arts

9490 Cuyamaca St
Santee, CA 92071

Santee Drive-In Theatre

Drive-In Theater

10990 Woodside Ave N
Santee, CA 92071

Santee Lakes

Bodies of Water

9310 Fanita Pkwy
Santee, CA 92071

Top Restaurants in Santee

El Rancho


8001 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 312-2800

9225 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 749-1786

9740 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 596-2978

Santee Demographics


Population: 57,052
Median household income: $79,667
Median contract rent: $1,486
Median single family home price: $393,719
Median resident age: 37.9

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 457,403
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 301,627
2-unit structures: $ 244,609
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 283,809
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 237,102

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.3%
  • Female: 51.7%
  • African American: 1.6%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Caucasian: 69.7%
  • Hispanic: 17.3%
  • Mixed race: 5.2%
  • Other race: 0.9%

Schools in Santee

Shepherd School

Grades K-12

9832 Bend Street
Santee, CA 92071

Sycamore Canyon Elementary School

Grades K-6

10201 Settle Road
Santee, CA 92071

West Hills High School

Grades 9-12

8756 Mast Boulevard
Santee, CA 92071