San Diego County, created February 18, 1850, currently has a population of 3,120,008 and is the southwestern most county in the contiguous 48 states
San Diego is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and the south by Mexico. San Diego is a part of the San Diego – Tijuana metropolitan area which is occupied by over 5 million people and is the largest bi-national metro area shared between the US and Mexico.
The area in which San Diego is now located was occupied by Kumeyaay Indians, also known as the Dieguenos, for more than 10,000 years. In 1848 the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the US-Mexico war and San Diego then became a part of the United States.
San Diego has many different types of terrain to offer; 70 miles of coastline, the snow capped Laguna Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest, and the eastern border shared with Imperial County and the Sonoran desert.
San Diego’s population was 2,813,835 in 2000, and jumped to 3,208,466 in 2009. The San Diego area attracts residents as it is known for having some of the United States best weather. Due to the climate, schools, jobs, real estate, and job opportunities, San Diego has been given the nickname of “America’s Finest City”.
San Diego County shares an International border with Mexico and the border town of Tijuana. Orange County and Riverside County are located to the north, and Imperial County is located along the eastern border. Los Angeles and San Bernardino, although not bordering San Diego, are less than 100 miles away.
The County of San Diego has 18 federally-recognized Indian Reservations which occupy over 200 Sq. Miles of the county. The 18 reservations (also known as “Rancherias”) make San Diego home to more reservations than any other county in the United States.
3 National protected areas, 18 State Parks, 8 Mountain Ranges, 21 Lakes, 6 Rivers, 17 Major Highways, 15 Airports, and 10 Military facilities occupy this diverse county.
San Diego is one of the most visited destinations in the US. San Diego offers an unlimited amount of activites to do during a stay, such as Legoland, USS Midway Museum, Gaslamp District, Sea Word, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Over 100 Golf Courses, over 10 lakes, 2 mountain ranges, 2 National Forest’s, etc!
Real Estate has been a popular career choice for many residents. San Diego currently has over 30,000 people in the real estate business, 23,700 of which are in residential sales. It is anticipated the number of people in the real estate business in this area will increase 6.6% through 2016. Although the “Big 4” firms have traditionally dominated the market, there is a shift in market share as 100% commission real estate companies such as Realty Source have begun to change the way agents sell real estate.
Did you know:
- San Diego’s Elevation ranges from Sea Level to over 6,500 feet, over 1 mile high.
- San Diego is knows for it’s warm climate. The average temperature for San Diego is 70.5 degrees.
- San Diego is the 7th largest city in the United States.
- The Hotel Del Coronado, located on Coronado is the largest wodden structure in the entire US.
- San Diego was the first place for european settlement on the west coast.
- San Diegans, on average, waste over 246 hours per year sitting in traffic.
- The north county town of Fallbrook, is known as “The Avocado Capital of the World” due to its large number of avocado groves.
- San Diego is the most commonly used port by foreign automakers to ship vehicles to America.
- San Diego is home to more golf equipment manufacturers than anywhere else in the world.
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