The fourth largest city in San Diego County is Escondido with a population of over 140,000. If you are thinking of buying an Escondido home for sale you need to know how to search. When searching for Escondido real estate you usually start with the zip codes. South and southeast Escondido homes are in zip code 92025. Zip 92029 is southwest Escondido. 92026 is northwest and north Escondido homes. And finially, 92027 is northeast and east Escondido homes. Purchasing a Thomas Brothers map book from Costco with make locating your future Escondido home much easier.
Location of Escondido
The City of Escondido is located about 30 miles north of Downtown San Diego and about 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Interstate 15 is the major north/south route and Highway 78 is the road that connects the Escondido homes area to the coast. The Sprinter is a new light rail train system that runs from Escondido to Oceanside.
Escondido Area Natural Beauty
The Escondido homes area is one of the most naturally beautiful areas in the San Diego County. Escondido which means Hidden Valley is surrounded by boulder and avocado covered moutains. In the winter the mountains to the north and east get dustings of snow. Many of the mountains around Escondido are covered with avocados which remain green throughout the year. Other crops include oranges, lemons, limes, guavas, etc. Escondido has two lakes, Lake Wolford to the northeast and Lake Dixon to the North. The South Escondido real estate area also borders the beautiful Lake Hodges. Lake Hodges has some great bass fishing. While its north shoreline is covered with Escondido homes, the water in Lake Hodges belongs to the City of San Diego.
Escondido Area Parks and Golf Courses
Escondio has numerous parks and golf courses. The largest park, named after a historical war figure, is Kit Carson park in south Escondido. Some of the golf courses include Lawrence Welk to the far north, Reedy Creek to the north, Eagle Crest to the East, Escondido Country Club to the west, and the Vinyard to the South. Get over 20 years of Escondido real estate experience, contact Gary Harmon, one of the top Escondido Realtors.