Jacumba is a small community located along the extreme southeastern edge of San Diego County, serving as a mid-point of sorts to the greater San Diego area and the city of El Centro, located in neighboring Imperial County. Tucked away within the Jacumba Mountains, the community offers a small-town feel due to its relatively small population of over 560 citizens. The area was once occupied by the Kumeyaay prior to the arrival of European settlers.
The community also has the distinction of being situated along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the nearest border crossings being located in Tecate and Mexicali. The area was also well known for its natural hot spring and its bustling population of 5,000 residents prior to its decline after Interstate 8 was built.
Jacumba is mostly dominated by the surrounding desert landscape, with numerous mountain peaks creating a unique backdrop for many real estate properties. Homebuyers who are interested in moving to this area can easily find a variety of single-family homes for sale at affordable prices. Most homes are built in the traditional rancher style, with most offering two bedrooms and one bathroom. In many cases, homebuyers can gain large amounts of acreage for their purchase. Potential buyers should keep in mind that portions of the community run close to the U.S.-Mexico border and the enhanced border walls separating the two countries.