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Valley Center California The Best Place To Live

Are you considering Valley Center CA? Check out this guide on Valley Center fast facts and why you'll want to call this beautiful area home.

San Diego County's population currently stands at 3.34 million.

If you're interested in adding to that number, you might be wondering about the best neighborhood to buy in. There are many towns and cities across the county, each with something different to offer.

Among all of these, Valley Center stands out for a number of reasons.

Read on to learn more about this beautiful area, and why buying property here is a great idea.

Why Valley Center?

It is more sparsely populated than many other areas in San Diego County. This makes it a great option for those looking to escape the busy atmosphere of city life while staying in Southern California.

Valley Center is located in Northern San Diego County, well inland. It is almost 40 miles from Downtown San Diego, but the city is easily accessible via I-15.

It enjoys the best of California's climate, with dry, mild conditions all year.

The area is only a short distance from Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, and Vista.

Despite its rural setting, Valley Center also has plenty to offer those who like to have fun. The area is home to two casino resorts, which attract crowds and create employment, as well as providing entertainment opportunities for locals.


A project known as Park Circle is currently underway in the Valley Center area. This revamp of the area will offer a host of new amenities.

Among the planned additions are 632 new family homes and 34,000 square feet of retail space. Also planned are community parks, neighborhood walks and trails, a recreation center and clubhouse with sports courts and a pool, and a large central gathering area.

Property Values

Median house and condo value in Valley Center in 2017 stood at just over $570,000. This is slightly above the Californian average.

Valley Center's property prices reflect the stunning quality of its homes, coupled with the desirability of the area. 


In terms of schools, your children will have a number of options. Valley Center's public school program includes three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.

Highly-rated elementary, middle, and high schools can be found in all the nearby areas listed above as well. 

Escondido also offers a number of charter schools, including a K-8 charter and a Montessori charter.

Valley Center Neighborhoods

There are a number of stunning neighborhoods in Valley Center. However, the following are some of our favorites.

  • Pauma Valley
  • Paradise Mountain Road
  • Gordon Hill Road
  • Margarita Lane
  • Ridge Creek Road

Each of these neighborhoods offers something different.

Taking the First Step Towards the Home of Your Dreams

Whether you're moving from the other side of the country or just the next town over, you'll find that there's plenty to like about Valley Center. It offers all the cultural benefits of Southern California, but without all the hustle and bustle of more urban parts of the state.

If you'd like to learn more about property in Valley Center, or elsewhere in the San Diego County area, contact us today

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Joy BenderJoy Bender is the co-founder/owner of LuxurySoCalRealty with Compass. She has a passion for helping clients discover San Diego's coastal lifestyle. Specializing in second home buyers and relocation families moving to San Diego.  Joy will guide you to San Diego's finest homes.  

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