San Diego, California, praised as being the only city in the United States with a perfect climate, is both a vibrant modern city as well as a year-round resort. With its 70 miles of immaculate beaches and world-famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Seaworld and LEGOLAND, San Diego is California's second largest city and the seventh largest city in the US.
It is a city with population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 2.8 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other unique neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, Pacific Beach, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan, Chula Vista and more.
San Diego is situated on the site of the first European settlement in California. In 1542, Juan Rodr�guez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay and claimed the land for Spain. Two hundred years later, Gaspar de Portola and a group of Spanish settlers founded a military outpost on what is now Presidio Hill in 1769. At the same time, Franciscan friar Junipero Serra founded Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, the first of the chain of 21 California Spanish Missions.
San Diego has an exceptional natural harbor, which has made it a leading shipping
and receiving point for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico's Baja
California. It is also headquarters for the 11th U.S. Naval District with major
naval and marine training bases also located here. San Diego has large aerospace,
electronic and shipbuilding industries, and is an important center for biomedical
research and oceanography. It is also a distributing and processing point for the
highly productive Imperial Valley agricultural area to the east. Median incomes
vary throughout the region from $45,041 in San Diego to $94,052 in Del Mar, $60,107
in Carlsbad and $48,020 in Chula Vista. The average medium price for San Diego is $485,000.
Where else can enjoy coastal, mountain and desert environments and even another country all in the space of one day? In San Diego's North County, the lush land produces large quantities of flowers, vegetable crops, as well as quality grapes that become excellent wines. Along the west, miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only encourages year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming, but also provides leading scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In San Diego's East County, the landscape varies from moderate foothills to mile-high mountains, down to the 600,000-acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park, offering outdoor lovers abundant opportunities to hike, camp, fish, and observe wildlife. To the south, it's a whole other world, Mexico, featuring its own cultural heritage in various towns along the Baja Peninsula, including Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.
The weather makes the incredible landscape and recreational activities accessible throughout the year. High temperatures rarely exceed 77 degrees and low temperatures rarely dip below 50 degrees. With slightly more than 10 inches of rainfall annually, San Diego has many days of sunshine to enjoy its famous beaches and the warmest ocean waters along the California coast.
San Diego County also boasts 92 golf courses and a host of exciting participatory and spectator sports. Petco Park is the newest ballpark and home of the San Diego Padres. It is located in the East Village area of downtown San Diego, a couple of blocks east of the Gaslamp District, the city's most electrifying and eclectic entertainment hub featuring more than 80 nightclubs, restaurants, theaters and galleries. San Diego is also home to the San Diego Chargers, and World Indoor Soccer League, the San Diego Sockets.
San Diego County has 42 school districts, 590 public schools, and 470,494 students within its borders. The region is known for providing an outstanding educational experience, with cutting edge programs. San Diego is the seat of the University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, United States International University, the University of San Diego, Electronic Technical Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, as well as numerous community colleges.
San Diego is like no other place...with warm delightful weather, legendary beaches,
world-class culture and attractions and a thriving economy. This is an perfect
place to live, work, retire or raise a family. If you are considering moving to
the area or would like more information, please feel free to request a
"free relocation package" today!