Jobs in Escondido, California, United States

Location and Population

Escondido is located about 30 miles northeast of San Diego, in a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills. With an estimated population of around 152,000 in 2016, it is the largest city in San Diego County after San Diego itself. Thirty-one percent of the population is foreign-born. The largest ethnic groups are Hispanics of all races (48.7%) and Non-Hispanic White (37.2%). The median household income is below the statewide figure and has remained flat since 2000. However, the cost of living is relatively low, and the poverty rate, while high, is declining.

Origins

In 1885 a group of investors formed the Escondido Land and Town Company and purchased the land formerly belonging to the Rancho Rincon del Diablo. Three years later Escondido was incorporated as a city. Escondido developed as an agricultural community, first growing grapes, then oranges, lemons, olives and walnuts, and in the 1950s and 60s, avocados. The surrounding area is still an important producer of avocados, although most of the city’s agricultural land has been converted to housing developments.

Economy

Healthcare, education, services and retail establishments serving the local community are the main sources of employment. Since opening of rush-hour car-pool lanes on Route 15-S and Rapid Express service between downtown San Diego and Escondido, the city has become a popular residential location for young professionals who work in San Diego but prefer to live in Escondido due to its affordable housing and laid-back urban lifestyle.

Character

Hilly areas to the north, southeast, and southwest are relatively wealthy and populated by non-Hispanic whites, and flat areas adjacent to the downtown are predominantly Hispanic. The city is expanding rapidly to the east. It offers good recreation and attractive suburbs, but the cost of living is increasing and air quality is declining.

What Makes Escondido Special

ARTS AND CULTURE
California Center for the Arts, Escondido: A complex featuring a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, full-service conference center, extensive education program, free community events and a certified farmers’ market.

Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery: A community space which provides studio, exhibition and performance facilities for aspiring artists and encourages the use of art to address socially relevant issues in a fun and engaging way.

Queen Califa’s Magical Circle: A sculpture garden in Kit Carson Park, celebrating Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Mexican traditions through the artist’s own fantastical forms and imagery, including an undulating ‘snake’ wall, a maze and a central courtyard with nine freestanding sculptures (the queen on a five-legged eagle and eight totemic guards).

Patio Playhouse Community Theater: An all-volunteer theater group which has brought a full season of theatrical performances to Escondido and promoted youth theater since 1967.

Escondido Public Library: A community facility which offers free concerts and movie showings, adult literacy classes, homework support, children’s story time, a bilingual book club and an Escondido Writers’ Group in addition to traditional book-lending services.

EVENTS
Cruisin Grand: The region’s premier vintage auto show which takes place every Friday night from April through September in downtown Escondido.
Trout Derby: Hidden Valley Escondido Kiwanis Club charity event held annually at Dixon Lake.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum: An innovative educational resource for families and educators, focusing on science, art and world culture which relocated to Escondido in 2011.

SHOPPING AND FOOD
Grand Avenue: The heart of downtown Escondido, with historic architecture, small shops, classy restaurants, sidewalk cafes and tree-lined streets.
Thrift Stores: a wide selection of downtown secondhand, vintage and consignment shops.

SPORTS, RECREATION AND OUT-OF-DOORS
Daley Ranch: A city-owned conservation area on a former dairy farm north of the city which preserves native vegetation and wildlife of regional importance. Visitors can take guided tours or use multipurpose hiking, biking and riding trails in designated areas.

Deer Park Monastery: a Buddhist monastery in the hills in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford: Camping and boating lakes which are stocked regularly for sport fishing, located on the north side of the city.

Felicita Park: A state park featuring education on local Native American history, a meandering river and hiking trails, three playgrounds, two stages, and plenty of picnic tables.

Ice-Plex: An ice-skating center and fitness and aquatics center serving all of the San Diego North County and providing a home for the San Diego Sabers junior league hockey team.

Kit Carson Park: A city-owned regional park since 1967, with a large area set aside as natural habitat and a developed area featuring trails, ponds, an arboretum, picnic and play areas, outdoor amphitheater, sports fields and indoor sports center.

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