Situated approximately 50 minutes away from the greater San Diego area, the small community of Potrero offers a quiet rural lifestyle for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The rugged, mountainous region that only serves as a spectacular backdrop for many locations within the community, but it also offers plenty of open land for horses and livestock.
The community's name is Spanish for "pasture land," befitting its traditional role in prior years. This area also has the distinction of being just a few miles away from a major U.S.-Mexico border crossing.
Potrero real estate buyers can expect plenty of acreage from most of their purchases. Most homes for sale in this area consist of traditional ranchers with a rustic appeal, many of which have been renovated in recent periods. Many of these homes also feature small sheds and workshops located on the property, giving residents additional space for storage, parking and other uses.
Most of these homes also offer a panoramic view of the gorgeous semi-arid landscape that dominates most of the region. Given the remote location of this community, homeowners must be willing to commute to the greater San Diego area for employment opportunities With Potrero Elementary School and Mountain Meadow High School nearby, school-age children don't have to travel far for an education.