City of Escondido
"Welcome to the City of Escondido! Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which means “hidden” in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, vineyards and scenic valleys, Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town friendliness and contemporary character. Escondido offers attractive homes in a wide range of prices, two lakes, ten parks, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, comprehensive healthcare and the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In addition, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido brings world class entertainment to the area. Escondido has a variety of beautiful communities. You can travel through time around the historic homes of the Old Escondido Neighborhood, experience it in the thriving downtown area and enjoy quiet communities like Emerald Heights, Del Dios, San Pascual Valley, South Escondido, Rincon Del Diablo, North Broadway, Harmony Grove, North Ridge, Jesmond Dene, The Escondido Country Club, Eureka and many more. Yet integrated with Escondido’s treasured heritage is a progressive future, bright and brimming with promise. New jobs, new cultural amenities, new entertainment venues, new choices for residential living and new vision for the future make Escondido a city to experience, explore and enjoy.