Welcome to Calexico, California

By
Real Estate Agent with AXIA Real Estate Group Inc ~ Imperial Valley Real Estate

Calexico is a border city to Mexicali, Mexico and is known as the "gateway" to Mexico. The name Calexico derives from the words California (Cal) and Mexico (exico) put together to create a unique city name.

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(Thank you to the City of Calexico and Calexico Chamber of Commerce for the information provided)

History and Facts

Calexico began as a tent city of the Imperial Land Company and has grown into a larger thriving city on the US-Mexico border.

Before the repeal of prohibition, Calexico was primarily a week-end town visited by workers in the Imperial Valley in pursuit of fun and games, dance halls and saloons, in adjacent Mexicali, which was outside the United States and unaffected by the Volstead Act.

Although it gained a reputation for a while as a typical U.S.-Mexico border town with all the tawdry aspects usually associated with such places, the modern city of Calexico is a far cry from what it was back in those early days. Hundreds of acres are now being devoted to industrial parks use and commercial and retail incentives are being offered to encourage industrial development.

Since Calexico represents the mixing of two cultures and areas and because of its proximity to the Mexican border, the name Calexico was coined for a combination of Mexico and California.

Calexico is located 230 miles southeast of Los Angeles, 125 miles east of san Diego, 260 miles west of Phoenix, and adjacent to the City of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Calexico's location provides easy overnight trucking access to all those transportation hubs plus the ports of Long Beach, and Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Calexico's strategic location is seen by many as the prime link between the interior of Mexico and the major markets along the west coast of the United States and Canada.

The founding of Calexico: 1900
The incorporation date of Calexico: 1908

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Population

37,5511

HOUSING

Year of Incorporation

1908

Single family homes

6,2982

Square Miles

8.97

Total housing units

9,1482

Population per square mile

4,142

Median Family Income

$30,2773

Population within a 5 mile radius

335,000

BANKING INSTITUTIONS

Adjacent Population
City of Mexicali, BC, Mexico

900,000

Bank of America

Rabobank

Union Bank

ASSESSED VALUATIONS 2004

Washington Mutual

Single family homes

$ 20,992,313

Wells Fargo Bank

Multi Family Units

$ 2,501,256

Sun Community Federal Credit Union

Commercial Bldg

$ 5,794,698

Single Family Dwelling - Yr. 2004

90 units

INDUSTRIAL PARKS (3)

Projected new single family dwelling F/Y 05-06

433

Estimated Projected units in process for the next five years

5976

Investment Capital available for residential,
commercial and industrial
Adequate water, sewer and power

CALEXICO EAST AND WEST PORT OF ENTRIES

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL (NEW)

Total Annual Border Crossers

33,077,0804

Pollo Loco

and conveyances (trucks, vehicles, air, rail)


Rite-Aid


Wendy's Restaurant

DESIGNATIONS:


Quiznos Restaurant

Enterprise Zone

Washington Mutual

Foreign Trade Zone

Hub Zone

Manufacturing Enhancement Area

New Market Tax Credit

RETAIL SALES
Taxable year 2004

$ 3,512,386

EDUCATION - Post Secondary
San Diego State University
Imperial Valley College

TRANSPORTATION

Air and Rail with access to Highway 111, 98 and 86

Distance from San Diego

118 miles

For more information contact the

Los Angeles

235 miles

City of Calexico

Long Beach

226 miles

608 Heber Avenue

Riverside

170 miles

Calexico, CA 92231

Palm Springs

109 miles

(760) 768-2177

Phoenix

244 miles

www.calexico.ca.gov

1) Estimated Dept. of Finance 3/2006
2) State of California - Dept. of Housing
3) 2000 US Bureau of Census
4) OMR Data Warehouse - F/Y 2006

* 1.1 sq. mi. pending annexation

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Comments (2)

David Painter
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Good to have you on Active Rain.  This is a good site for gathering information and interesting to see what others are blogging about. Contact us if we can be of service to you. We would be happy to send you a referral or to take good care of any referral you would send to us.

Jan 19, 2009 05:59 AM
Frederic Din
AXIA Real Estate Group Inc ~ Imperial Valley Real Estate - El Centro, CA
Imperial Valley Real Estate Agent

Greetings Mr. Painter, I hope all is well with you.  I appreciate the outreach and contact. 

If I can be of any assistance to your clients relocating Imperial County, California or Calexico, please keep me in mind and I will do the same.

Sincerely,
Frederic Din, EXIT Stepping Stone Realty
IVForeclosures.com

 

Jan 19, 2009 08:35 AM