Potrero is a short 40 minute drive East of Chula Vista and is home to what used to be a vast range of farms. Potrero is known for its Christmas Tree farm and the site of a private armed forces facility that is yet to be built.
Potrero is known for its beautiful Oak trees and rocky hills. There are many different types of property available in Potrero and if the armed forces training facility gets built, the population will grow as hundreds of jobs will be created and many services will spring up. This could be a great time to invest in property near that facility. Potrero has a very small town, country atmosphere and a lot of available land for sale. You could build your dream home or even have a small ranch at a reasonable price. There are many single family homes in Potrero and the surrounding hills that are perfect for those looking to escape city life.
The Potrero County Park is a popular destination for hikers, campers, and photographers. There is a lot of wildlife in the area and this helps lend to the country feel of the city of Potrero. Potrero may be small with a population around 1,000 but there is a baseball diamond, many parks, and a local library branch. Potrero is part of the Mountain Empire School District which consistently receives very high marks for its teachers and students in all areas of education.
What makes Potrero great is the strong sense of community and the open space. It is hard to find a great country community so close to the major areas of San Diego. The weather is a little hotter than Chula Vista but not by much. With elevations that vary, some parts of Potrero may even see a little snow in the Winter.