ESCONDIDO    

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Median Price $350,000
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Escondido Real Estate

Escondido is located 18 miles inland and 30 miles northeast of San Diego.   The area was principally an agricultural center, producing grapes in the late 1800s, then citrus and avocado.  There has been a great deal of development, but Escondido still offers a small town atmosphere with a business friendly environment. 

Escondido is one of the few remaining communities where people of all income levels can enjoy the Southern California lifestyle.  The city has the lowest median cost of homes in the North County area, including the county as a whole. The area offers attractive homes in a wide range of prices, eight parks, two lakes, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, and shopping centers.  Escondido’s housing includes low-income apartments, new condominium complexes, historic California bungalows that originally housed migrant workers, gated planned communities, and Mediterranean style estate homes. 

The city recently built the California Center for the Arts and a new City Hall. Currently, the Mercado project is revitalizing historic downtown Escondido and Center City Parkway as a destination for antiquing and fine dining.  The location of the Wild Animal Park in the San Pasqual area has attracted visitors and publicity to the area.