Featured Communities

Chula Vista
Chula Vista is the second largest city in the County of San Diego. Chula Vista means "beautiful view" and just one visit to this fine city and you will know why. Chula Vista is located 7 miles south of downtown San Diego and 7 miles north of the international border with Mexico. Chula Vista is home to some very unique attractions. The largest and only year-round Olympic Training Center, is home to many athletes and major competitions. Knott`s Soak City water park is open May through September, housing 22 speed, body, and tube slides and attractions.

Major artists perform at the 20,000-seat Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. Artists include Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Alan Jackson, and Christina Aguilera, just to name a few!

Chula Vista offers reasonably priced accommodations and a wide variety of restaurants. The city is located along the San Diego Trolley mass transit system, which allows visitors easy access to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Chula Vista has wonderful shopping areas, golf courses, and water-related activities.

Chula Vista is now celebrating one hundred years of architectural elegance, Chula Vista Centennial Historic Home Tour takes place on April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour begins at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, 360 3rd Ave., leading a walk through five homes built around the turn of the century. This year’s event is sponsored by McMillin Realty, which is providing trolley-style bus rides to carry participants from house to house.

Chula Vista is celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2011! The Chula Vista Centennial Celebration starts in January 2011. City-wide events sponsored by community businesses, educational groups, and non-profit organizations in partnership with the Centennial`s Committee of 100 will continue through 2011. For details and event information about the Chula Vista Centennial, go to the Chula Vista Centennial page.

Source: Chula Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chula Vista

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, the city has acquired the nickname of "The Big Box". Its name originated similarly, from the Spanish phrase "el cajón", which means "the big box" or "the drawer". It is bordered by San Diego and La Mesa on the west, Spring Valley on the south, Santee on the north, and unincorporated San Diego County on the east. It includes the neighborhoods of Fletcher Hills, Bostonia, and Rancho San Diego.

For on-line news and information about El Cajon go to www.ElCajonToday.com.

La Mesa
Centrally located in the rolling hills of San Diego County, La Mesa is known as the "Jewel of the Hills." A near perfect climate, tree-lined streets, walkable neighborhoods, easy access to retail and commercial areas, and a quaint downtown village make La Mesa a highly desirable community in which to live and work.

La Mesa is famous for its Oktoberfest, Car Show, Flag Day parade, Christmas in the Village, Farmer`s Market and many Art Galleries and antique shops. The La Mesa area boasts many outdoor activities including fishing, boating, biking and running at Lake Murray, panoramic views from Mt. Helix and hiking Cowles Mountain and nearby Mission Gorge Trails.

The City of La Mesa was incorporated on February 16, 1912. Throughout the year 2012, La Mesa will hold celebrations in honor of its 100th birthday. These events are intended to bring the community together and commemorate this significant milestone. For more information about the Centennial celebration go to www.CityOfLaMesa100.com.

For on-line news and information about La Mesa go to the #1 on-line news and information source www.LaMesaToday.com.

Lemon Grove
Enjoy the small town charm in the midst of metropolitan San Diego County. A city with unique historic roots, Lemon Grove still exhibits community pride and spirit in our modern era, boasting about having the "Best Climate on Earth", its motto for more than 100 years. Centrally located in the southwest portion of San Diego County, Lemon Grove is only 9 miles from downtown San Diego, and only 12 miles from the airport.

Lemon Grove was incorporated as a general law city in 1977. Now, approximately 26,000 people live in established neighborhoods including single-family homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings. Municipal parks provide recreational opportunities, and schools and churches are scattered throughout the city.

Source: City of Lemon Grove.

Mount Helix
An eclectic collection of homes, many of them dating back well into the last century. Located on large lots, Mt. Helix homes were built by an assortment of some of San Diego`s early architectural leaders. Stunning views of mountains and ocean can be seen from many homes and others still feature paddocks and horses just minutes from downtown San Diego.

San Diego
About San Diego
San Diego is California`s second largest city and the United States` eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown`s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Chula Vista just to name a few.

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.

Santee, is entering its 30th year as a municipality. With a population of approximately 55,000 and located in eastern San Diego County, Santee is the eleventh largest of San Diego County`s 18 cities. With approximately half of its land undeveloped, Santee is one of the few cities in the county with space to grow.

Santee Lakes: Padre Dam Municipal Water District built Santee Lakes to demonstrate the promise of water recycling. Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve enhances the community through the delivery of exceptional recreation opportunities, the restoration and protection of environmental assets, and the re-investment in the park and campground for the benefit of the community.kes is Turning 50!

Santee will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary throughout 2011! Keep checking here for updates on discounts, festivities and fun! Here are some of the specials to look out for:

Special 50th Anniversary merchandise available for sale in the General Store
Discounts for Park and Recreation month in July
On June 24th, celebrate Santee Lakes with cake! We will be at the General Store with free cupcakes!
Each "Movie by the Lake" event will have cupcakes to celebrate too

Source: The City of Santee. Santee Lakes.

Spring Valley
Spring Valley is a community of rolling hills and countryside 17 miles East of San Diego. It is 481 feet above sea level, virtually smog free, and a 20-minute commute to downtown via Hwy 94. As part of San Diego County, Spring Valley offers a close-by geography sharing a landscape of choices, from bayfront urban living to snow-dusted slopes in the rural backcountry in a mild climate influenced by ocean currents and abundant sunshine. Summer temperatures average 89 degrees and winter 61 degrees.

Spring Valley is the county`s largest unincorporated community, yet offers a “small town flavor” to each of its residents. Lifestyles range from apartment or town home residents to the urban professional, and on to those with larger properties for enjoying horses, livestock and rural community life.

Spring Valley looks to the County of San Diego for local services and governance. Neighbor to neighbor and community-wide, Spring Valley enjoys a long history of volunteerism and advocacy for its residents. Opportunities for participating and contributing to the community’s success abound, and it’s easy to get involved. In addition to an array of national and international service clubs and interest groups, locally focused organizations such as the Spring Valley Citizens Association and the Spring Valley Youth & Family Coalition welcome involvement from anyone interested in helping this community thrive. Grassroots support and community collaboration have been at the heart of many Spring Valley successes, including construction of a family health center and a beautiful new library. Construction of a shared-use gymnasium and Teen center, was the result of close collaboration between the County of San Diego, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and community stakeholders. The Spring Valley Community Center, which offers a range of services from senior adult lunches to a “Tiny Tot” school, is also the site of the Spring Valley “It’s How We Live!” healthy lifestyles fair

Steele Canyon
Steele Canyon Estates is a 500-acre golf course community featuring 176 residential lots, 27-hole Gary Player golf course, clubhouse and supporting facilities.

One of Southern California`s finest golf clubs. Steele Canyon has been awarded Golf Digest`s 4- 1/2 Star Rating and was also designated as one of the magazine’s “Best Places to Play.”

The 27-hole championship golf course was personally designed by Gary Player, one of history’s greatest golfers, with a respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Since opening for play, Steele Canyon has been celebrated as one of California’s most exciting, publicly-accessible golf courses.

Located just 20 minutes from Downtown San Diego, Steele Canyon Golf Club will create a lifetime of memories that you will never forget.

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