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Valley Center is indeed a place worth coming home to with its surface beauty and salubrious climate this is only the beginning when it comes to Vallley Center. Valley Center continues to be a strong agricultural community, our mountains and valleys are dotted with groves, such as avocados, all kinds of citrus and vineyards as well as patriarchal oaks. We have many native grasses such as verbenas, sages and lilacs that produce majestic waves as they undulate in the winds of early spring and summer.  We love our fresh vegetables and fruits whether from local stands, local markets or grown in our own gardens. We have  a wine industry that is just in the beginning stages. The valleys famous microclimates make the community home to an amazing mosaic of agriculture – which benefits not just growers, but a legion of homegrown gardeners.

A few years ago Valley Center emerged from five years of a road work widening with a well done, four lane highway and landscaped medians. Two years ago the beautiful Heritage Trail was completed along Valley Center Road. This allows walking, biking and horse back riding on a non-motorized trail and includes benched, historical markers and picnic tables within the 9.5 acre area. This trail truly preserves Valley Centers rural charm.

Valley Center is about an hour from downtown San Diego, a fabulous city with many cultural attractions and some outstanding restaurants. California’s Center for the Arts in Escondido is about 20 minutes away and offers symphonies, ethnic music, jazz, country and rhythm blues.

Locally we have the Maxine theater, which is located on the campus of the award winning Valley Center High School. Some of the productions are from the studnets, local residents and also visiting artists from all over the country. Nearby is the beautiful Valley Center Library with its cozy stone fireplace, local history room and seminar rooms. Also on offer is art and yoga and many other interesting classes and seminars. Next door is the Valley Center History Museum, where you can learn about the first flight west of the Mississippi, the woman whose action brought about the California Gold Rush and the real Betty Crocker – all local to Valley Center.

Just a few minutes away lies the peaceful Pauma Valley, a true secret of San Diego County. West of here is Pala and the casinos, the Cupa Cultural Center and several tourmaline gem mines.

You will find some of the best priced properties in the Valley Center Area compared to anywhere in San Diego County. Valley Center is indeed a place worth coming home to!


source: Valley Center Hometown Guide.