Southwest Escondido Homes For Sale

Escondido is a city located in a shallow valley of citrus groves and avocado trees surrounded by rocky hills. Escondido is an inland city, about 18 miles from the Pacific coast, and is the second most populous community in San Diego’s North County with over 150,000 residents (2014 estimate). It is 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 100 miles south of Los Angeles.

The name Escondido comes from the Spanish word for ‘hidden’, and it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego having been incorporated in 1888. The area was part of a Mexican land grant called Rancho Rincon del Diablo in 1843, before being annexed by the United States following the Mexican-American war of 1848. Ownership of the grant changed hands several times after the US takeover and the deed ultimately wound up in the hands of the Escondido Land u0026amp; Town Company in 1886. While Escondido was an agricultural community for much of its history, all that came to an end in the 1970s when most of the arable land was repurposed for housing developments.

Today most of Escondido’s workforce is employed in a diverse range industries from education, healthcare and retail to manufacture, administration and science. The city’s top employers include Escondido Union School District, Palomar Medical Center, the City of Escondido and the Escondido Union School and High School Districts.

Escondido offers all the amenities of metropolitan living but in a quiet suburban setting – small town friendliness combined with the diversity and vibrancy one only finds in big cities. House prices are affordable too, with the median Escondido listing price being $495,000 as of July 2016 – compared to $629,000 for all of San Diego.

In 2001 Money Magazine named Escondido the Best Place in the West in which to retire and Ladies Home Journal ranked the city number eight in their Top Ten Cities for Government feature. Escondido also has a reputation of being family and kid friendly thanks to its many city-run youth programs. Escondido Union, the Escondido Union High and the San Pasqual Union school districts serve the community with 19 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 7 high schools.

A Connected City

Escondido is well connected to the metropolitan San Diego, making commuting a breeze. Route 78 and Interstate 15 runs through the heart of Escondido offering on-ramp access to commuters travelling west to San MarcosVistaCarlsbad and Oceanside, north to Riverside and south to downtown San Diego. The local bus service is provided by the North County Transit District (NCTD). Escondido Transit Center is the hub and offers connections to both the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and the Riverside Transit Agency.

Escondido is also linked to Southern California’s light rail network via the Sprinter line which connects it to Oceanside. The city is also listed as a stop along the planned Southern to Northern California high-speed rail system.

What to do in Escondido

Escondido is not only home to 15 parks and 3 lakes, but is also rich in local history and culture. Attractions include the Children’s Discovery Museum,  California Center For The Arts, Roynon Museum of Paleontology, Escondido History Center, the 3000 acre Daley Ranch and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Also popular are tours of the local wineries and craft breweries as well as the year-round golfing, hiking, biking and fishing. Escondido’s historic downtown is always worth a visit and there’s always something happening!


Current Homes For Sale in Southwest Escondido

New Listing - a week online
$1,130,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,612
SQFT
1915 Briargate Place
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,685
SQFT
1702 Macero St
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$240,000
Land For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
2400 W Valley Parkway #73
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$295,500
Land For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
1750 W Citracado #140
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$515,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,434
SQFT
1864 Guilder Gln
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,174,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,776
SQFT
2491 Cilantro Gln
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$209,900
Land For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
1001 S Hale Ave #10
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$939,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,900
SQFT
2865 Bernardo Ave
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$389,800
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,039
SQFT
1564 Tanglewood Ln #18
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$159,000
Land For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,320
SQFT
955 Howard #42
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$759,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,324
SQFT
934 Park Drive
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$3,575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,500
SQFT
3653 Purer Road
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,357
SQFT
804 W 7th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$645,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
752 W 9th Ave W
Escondido, CA 92025
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$1,065,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,621
SQFT
1157 Via Conejo
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 47 minutes online
$285,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
857
SQFT
101 S Spruce St #238
Escondido, CA 92025
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$729,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,176
SQFT
1222 Country Club Dr
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,232
SQFT
1189 Via Valle Vista
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$500,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.47
ACRES
SAN DIEGO
COUNTY
Calmar Drive
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,563
SQFT
407 W 7th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
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