Escondido, CA


Escondido, CA

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City Description

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, Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town friendliness and big-city buzz. More and more people are making Escondido their "City of Choice."

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Key Reasons for Investment

Escondido is strategically located at the intersection of the I-15 and Highway 78 in the highly sought after North San Diego County. Relatively affordable property costs and a track record of growth make Escondido the best investment in the region. The City's development services staff have built a reputation for processing project applications thoroughly and efficiently.

Current and Future Development

The "Weekly Activity Report" on the City's home page includes updated information on major development projects throughout the city.


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Desire for increase density/intensity in downtown expressed during General Plan Update workshops. Downtown Specific Plan updated in 2013.

Targeting planned development that will focus on smart growth principles and the prioritization of infrastructure improvements to accommo... More

Goals for the area are mixed use regional attractions that include entertainment, employment, commercial and residential uses, and offers... More

This area is at the terminus of Highway 78 that will offer higher intensity uses. Goals for the area are unified architectural and landsc... More

This 184 acre area is located south of downtown and existing uses include mid range density multi family, low intensity general retail, o... More

Goals for the area include projects that will have strong ties to transit. The area overlaps with SANDAG's ES-4 Smart Growth Area as a "M... More

Goals for this area are to incorporate Smart Growth principles, mainly that focus on the areas connection to transit.

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