Santee Homes for Sale
zip code: 92071
The following local area information is presented to you by your neighborhood Santee 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.
Although it is a part of the East County region, Santee is located just 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is connected to the coastline by State Route 52 that runs from Interstate 5 in La Jolla to State Route 67 in El Cajon.
The city is bisected by the San Diego River, a linear greenbelt that includes parks, trails and more than 1,100 acres of natural riparian habitat. The city's potential for growth and progress was touted in a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial titled "All Roads Lead to Santee".
Sports: Sportsplex USA Santee, a 15-acre sports field complex, opened on June 1, 2010. Located within Town Center Community Park, it features three lighted softball fields, four batting cages, two lighted arena soccer fields, spectator seating, parking and a sports-themed restaurant offering food, beer and wine.
Outdoors: In addition to being a popular spot for mountain bikers, the city hosts a popular Southern California rock climbing venue called Santee Boulders. Santee Lakes Regional Park and Campground offers 190 acres for fishing, camping, bird watching and picnicking.
Golf: A local landmark since 1958, the Carlton Oaks Golf Course and resort offers a premier golfing destination. The course was designed by the legendary Pete Dye, who is in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Music: A 10-week series of free concerts is organized each summer by the city's Community Services Department. The Santee Bluegrass Festival, a fund-raiser for local park and youth recreation programs, is held each fall at Town Center Community Park.
Original inhabitants were the Kumeyaay Indians, who established a village on the banks of the San Diego River called Sinyeweche. The city is named after Milton Santee, second husband of Jennie Blodgett, whose first husband was George A. Cowles, a ranching pioneer in the San Diego area.
As of April 2010, State Route 52 is being extended eastward through this area from its current "end point" at State Route 125 to State Route 67 on the city's east side.
The city is bisected by four main thoroughfares: Mast Boulevard and Mission Gorge Road traverse east and west, while Magnolia Avenue and Cuyamaca Street cross north and south.
Santee also is the eastern terminus of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Green Line trolley route, which connects East County to Old Town and downtown San Diego. MTS also provides bus service.
Gillespie Field, the oldest and largest of eight commercial aviation airports operated by San Diego County, is located on Santee's southern border with the city of El Cajon. The airport serves as a hub for local businesses.
The 55-acre Town Center Community Park is located east of Cuyamaca Street along the San Diego River. The center of the park features a 15-acre sports field complex operated by Sportsplex USA Santee, and an aquatics center operated by the East County YMCA. The park's first two phases were completed in the fall of 2010. The $23.5 million facility was funded through a combination of redevelopment bonds, developer impact fees and grants.
As of 2011, the city had completed about half of a 4-mile-long riverfront trail system that will eventually connect with trails in Lakeside and Mission Trails Regional Park.
Located on 15 acres in Santee is the Las Colinas Detention Facility, which serves as the primary point of intake for women prisoners in San Diego County. It began as a juvenile facility in 1967 and was converted to an adult women’s institution in 1979
Santana High School
Santee is served by two school districts: Santee School District and Grossmont Union High School District.
The two high schools in Santee are West Hills High School and Santana High School, they are both part of the Grossmont Union High School District. Elementary and junior high education is unique in Santee. Each campus serves kindergarten through eighth grade (k-8). The schools are divided into Elementary (k-6) and Junior High (7-8). Each using different parts of the campus, and having different start and end times. This is contrary to the traditional practice of many smaller elementary schools feeding students into consolidated middle schools.
Are you thinking of Selling your Home? or are you in the Market to Buy?
Oscar Castillo .... your residential Santee 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.