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Local from Escondido, California, USA

Use to be home to farming and agriculture. Grapes, lemons, oranges and avocados. In 56 years I've lived here it's changed so much. Mostly a bedroom community now. Home prices are higher here because its closeness to San Diego and Temecula. They use to describe Escondido ( the hidden valley) as the garden of Eden. It makes me sad they didn't keep the agriculture and build a city based on that industry, who knew, we could have had more wineries than the north! Still a great place to grow up. Much as been lost with the new folks moving in that want to change what has always been here. Change isn't always good.

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Local from San Diego, California

Escondido means 'hidden" but this valley is anything but hidden. Escondido has a lot to offer, like the Westfield Mall, quaint shops on Grand Avenue, the sparkling new Palomar Hospital, and the famous Stone Brewery and Gardens. It has a large performing arts center, a nice library, and plenty of fine restaurants.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Drove through on a beautiful day. Can't really complain about this view to be honest. Nature is good.

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Local from Vista, California

Paradiso is a real good restaurant serving middle eastern food
Very authentic and served well
Any dish with rice is good
This is set in a strip mall with a theater but the food far exceeds the location

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Local from San Diego

Escondido may not be as glamorous as many of the other cities in San Diego, but it's a good base for locals who don't want to (and can't afford to) shell out $500,000 for a 2-bedroom home. It's dated, sure, but there are some redeeming neighborhoods: Grand Avenue is a charming 50s block with mom and pop cafes, bars, and shops; while you can find mansions in backcountry Esco that rival even those in Encinitas. Plus, there is a lot of nature: hiking trails, mountains, and woods lay the backdrop of the city, wineries line a route to Temecula, and the famous Wild Animal Park (Safari Park) is home to thousands of protected animals.

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Local from Escondido

I call it here Home ! I have bin living here in Escondido since 1984..... AND whar brought us (my family) here was the Lawrence Welk Village ! ...And ever since that first trip in 1978 ... I've called it home!

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Local from Escondido, California, USA

This hillside looks like a lady laying on her side. We refer to it as sexy hillside. :)

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Kiryat Gat, Israel
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Escondido is great Safari u can see all most all the Animals there it vry nice there good food :)))))))))

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North Hollywood, California, USA

good vibes here yo!

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Local from Escondido, California

hola aaaa

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