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Living in Escondido, California

History of Escondido

Escondido has a rich and fascinating history. “Escondido” is actually translated as “Hidden Place” because of its secluded valley site. The City’s history began when Rancho Rincon del Diablo was purchased by the Escondido Land & Town Company (EL&T Co.), it was just one of many Southern California towns that was established during the 1880s land boom. The city grew slowly but steadily, as an ideal agriculture area for grapes, citrus and later for avocados.

Facts About Escondido:

Neighborhood & Real Estate Costs

The city of Escondido has a population of 152,213 people and it is the 38th largest community in California. It boasts great neighborhoods, scenic views, things to do for everyone in the family, and great schools for your children.

Escondido Neighborhood:

The average cost for a median home in Escondido, CA is $625,000. The housing market is very competitive in Escondido with a year over year 16.8% increase in market value and being sold in just a few days in the market after listing. Click here for more information on the cost to build a custom home or the cost to build an accessory dwelling unit in Escondido, CA. In addition to the neighborhoods below you can check this link for the complete listing of neighborhoods in Escondido. 

Places to Grocery Shop:

In Escondido you have a lot of different options when it comes to buying groceries to fill your pantry whether that be supermarket or farmers market. Just a couple options in Escondido are:


No matter what your religion is, Escondido has churches for everyone so no matter what your beliefs are, you are always welcome here. Below are just a few churches in Escondido:

Health & Safety

Important Information:

Crime Rates:

The crime rate in Escondido is ranked as C+. The total crime is 24% below the national average with violent crime rating 8% below the national average. Escondido is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States

Chances of Being Victim to Crime in Escondido:

Sex Offenders in Escondido:

The sex offender list for Escondido is low compared to California average. The ratio of individuals is 1 (sex offender) to 754 people living in Escondido. The California ratio is 1 to 720 people, which is a bit lower. If you would like to view the sex offenders that could possibly or potentially live next to you view here.

Do You Have Children?

Escondido is also a great place to raise kids! It is safe, there are areas where children can safely play on the streets, it has great schools you can enroll your child to and you will be able to enjoy nature and the outdoors with your children as well. 

Schools in Escondido


Here’s some information on how public schools in Escondido perform in the state! You can view this information on this link for academic analytics for the Escondido public school district. Test scores in Escondido:

Public Schools in Escondido:


The private schools in Escondido are a great option for also enrolling your kids too! There are 12 private schools that serve the area with 1,872 students. To view reviews, ratings and more to compare the private schools in Escondido click here

Home Schools:

Another option for you If you have children that are getting their education is homeschooling.  There are plenty of resources for you for locations within Escondido! Below are the top 3 home school groups in Escondido but you can view more here

Things to Do in Escondido


Escondido is blessed with the usual California weather, that being said there’s always something to do in here. It has great views and the area is wider than the San Diego County area so you have a huge range of attractions to explore.

Things to Do Outdoors in Escondido:

Health & Fitness

Are you someone who loves staying fit and healthy? Regardless of how you maintain and achieve great health, there are plenty of places in Escondido to ensure you have a healthy mind and body.

Health & Fitness in Escondido:


There are also activities for adults too in Escondido. There is a lot you can do in Escondido from spending a day at the golf course to relax then to a night at the brewery for some drinks. 

Things to Do for Adults in Escondidon:


Escondido is a kid friendly neighborhood that has a lot of options of great schools, there are a lot of places you can take your kids to for bonding whether it be for fun or for educational purposes, Escondido have it!

Things to Do with Children in Escondido:


There are a lot of different kinds of restaurants you can go to, to satisfy your cravings in Escondido ranging from different cuisines, some family friendly and some not, so there is a restaurant for every type of occasion from birthdays to anniversaries to celebrations.

Restaurants in Escondido:

What People Say About Freeman's Construction Inc
I have worked with Freeman's Construction for many years. They have such a friendly staff, their subs are great. On a personal note there was a house fire in my Mother's home. Most of which was located in the kitchen with major smoke damage throughout. I suggested my Mother use Freeman's Construction. The results where amazing the cabinets, and numerous additional up grades greatly enhanced and improved the home. Everyone involved was so kind and supportive to my Mother. There professionalism, care, and quality of workmanship was greatly appreciated by my family. So grateful to this wonderful Construction Company. Many thanks!

Freeman’s Construction Inc. has been building custom homes, accessory dwelling units, and completing whole house remodeling projects in San Diego County for over 39 years. To schedule a project consultation please call us today at 760-788-6846 or fill out a request form here.

Areas We Serve:

Ramona, CA |Poway, CA | Escondido, CA | Julian, CA | San Marcos, CA |San Diego, CA | Rancho Santa Fe, CA | Lakeside, CA| Rancho Bernardo, CA | Scripps Ranch | Carmel Mountain Ranch | 4 S Ranch | Carlsbad, CA

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