A suburban city
Relocate to Santee! Located just 18 northeast of downtown and bounded on the east and west by slopes and rugged mountains is the community of Santee. Tree lined streets and abundant housing in a friendly – oriented atmosphere aptly describes Santee. Although it is a part of the East County region, Santee is located just 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is bisected by the San Diego River, a linear greenbelt that includes parks, trails and more than 1,100 acres of natural riparian habitat.
All roads lead to Santee!
The city’s potential for growth and progress was touted in a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial titled “All Roads Lead to Santee”. Santee has benefited recently by the extension of Highway 52 and the metropolitan trolley line. Residential neighborhoods range from single-family homes on spacious lots or those with acreage and horse privileges to multi-family developments.
Santee boasts one of the largest urban parks in San Diego County. Mission Trails Regional Park provides a variety of recreational and outdoor activities. Other attractions are the golf and tennis facilities at the Carlston Oaks Lodge and Country Club. Santee Lakes Regional Area features eight beautiful manmade lakes that are stocked with fish provide ample fishing and boating opportunities. The lakefront is a great for picnics and camping. Miles of bridle trails also add to the quality of life.