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Escondido Neighborhood Guide

Escondido is a vibrant, multicultural city about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego. It was established in 1888, making it one of the oldest cities in the region. The name comes from the Spanish word for ‘hidden’, possibly referring to its location in a valley tucked away among the hills.

This community is situated about 30 miles from the ocean, so its climate is more extreme than coastal cities such Encinitas and Carlsbad. Escondido has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers (average highs approaching 90°F in July and August) and cool winters (lows near 40°F in December and January).

Like the rest of Southern California, Escondido offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. You can camp, hike, and fish around Dixon Lake, Lake Hodges, or Lake Wohlford. Downtown Escondido has a number of art galleries and museums if you want to add some culture to your day.

Real estate in Escondido is generally quite affordable compared to other areas of San Diego county. There are some upscale suburban areas on the outskirts of the city, while the center of town tends to be more working-class.

Properties for Sale in Escondido

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Things to Do in Escondido

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

13455 San Pasqual Rd
Escondido, CA 92025

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Zoos & Aquariums

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

Stone Brewing


1999 Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92029

Top Restaurants in Escondido

Pho Truc Xanh


503 W Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 489-8201

155 S Orange St
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 294-4450

805 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-0266

Escondido Demographics


Population: 150,243
Median household income: $54,284
Median contract rent: $1,254
Median single family home price: $384,900
Median resident age: 33.3

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 452,297
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 288,579
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 246,540
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 174,214
Mobile homes: $ 117,095

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 50.5%
  • Female: 49.5%
  • African American: 2.5%
  • American Indian: 0.2%
  • Asian: 8.3%
  • Caucasian: 37.2%
  • Hispanic: 48.7%
  • Mixed race: 2.3%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.3%
  • Other race: 0.6%

Schools in Escondido

Classical Academy High School

Grades 9-12

207 East Pennslyvania Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

Community Montessori Charter

Grades K-12

1441 Montiel Road
Escondido, CA 92026

San Pasqual Union Elementary School

Grades K-8

15305 Rockwood Road
Escondido, CA 92027