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San Ysidro Homes for Sale

San Ysidro

 zip code:  92173

The following local area information is presented to you by your neighborhood San Ysidro residential Realtor consultant.  Oscar Castillo is a local experienced REALTOR® with traditional and equity sales.  In addition, Oscar is a Short Sale listing agent, Seller listing agent, Buyer agent, including being a Realtor Broker consultant for all including Military VA Veterans and those on current “active” Military status.  Also a Relocation agent representative.

San Ysidro is a community in the southern section of San Diego. It is located in the most southern part of San Diego County, immediately north of the U.S.-Mexico border. It neighbors Otay Mesa West to the north, Otay Mesa to the east, and Nestor and the Tijuana River Valley to the west. Major thoroughfares include Beyer Boulevard and San Ysidro Boulevard.


San Ysidro is named for San Ysidro Labrador (Saint Isidore), a patron saint of farmers. Soon afterwards the chapel of Mission San Diego de Alcalá was established in the area about 1818.

Border crossing

San Ysidro is home to the world's busiest land border crossing, where U.S. Interstate 5 crosses into Mexico at Tijuana. In any given year, more than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

The great majority of these people crossing are workers (both of Mexican and U.S. nationality) commuting from Tijuana to jobs in San Diego and throughout southern California. There is also worker traffic from the USA, that of being U.S. workers at maquiladoras in Mexico. There is also the flow of tourists crossing and those purchasing services or seeking entertainment in Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.

Crossing times are often slow at San Ysidro, particularly for those entering the United States in cars. For this reason many cross on foot, the line for which is frequently much faster than the vehicle line. Some foot travelers own a car in each country, and keep them in one of the large parking lots located near the border post, or use the respective public transportation systems of both cities (both systems have a bus station built solely to serve the border crossing point, and the San Diego Trolley runs from downtown San Diego to the border crossing).

Large hauling trucks are generally instructed to use the border crossing in Otay Mesa instead of the San Ysidro one.

Port expansion San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Expansion Project

A proposed expansion of the San Ysidro port of entry is taking place in three parts and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014. The $577 million project will expand and veer Interstate 5 to the west. Slated to be built are a new northbound inspection facility, including primary vehicle inspection booths, a secondary inspection area, an administration space, and a pedestrian-processing facility. A new southbound inspection facility is also planned.

Landmarks and facilities

The San Diego Public Library operates the San Ysidro Branch Library. Parks in San Ysidro include Howard Lane Park, Vista Terrace Park, and San Ysidro Community Park.


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Oscar Castillo .....your residential San Ysidro Realtor.


Specializing in "Foreclosure prevention" via Short Sales, Corporate relocation, working with military VA veterans in search of buying or selling a home and your Standard Equity Sales.  Also, don't  forget to ask me about lender contacts for your home loan pre-approval letter.


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