San Ysidro is a bustling section of the city of San Diego, located on the extreme southern periphery of the city. Currently home to over 26,000 residents, this area is also well known as one of the busiest border crossings in the United States, with more than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people entering the U.S. annually through this particular crossing Named in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Ysidro's modern history began with the Little Landers, a small community of settlers who formed one of the first communes in the United States in 1908. Led by William E. Smythe, the commune thrived thanks to its bustling agriculture and animal husbandry until 1916, when a large flood wiped out the commune's farms. The city continued to thrive as a separate entity until it was eventually annexed into San Diego in 1973.
San Ysidro offers an excellent range of single-family homes for sale as well as upscale condominiums. Not only are there plenty of older homes that represent a more affordable buy, the area also features plenty of modern homes that have been built within the recent decade, featuring all of the modern amenities that homeowners expect. Most of the real estate in this area is a healthy mix of single floor ranch-style homes and two-story homes designed in the modern Spanish and Mediterranean style that is unique to California.
Many of the older homes in the city have a recently updated with all of the latest features, including brand-new sink and ceiling fixtures, granite counter tops and energy efficient stainless steel appliances. The area also offers plenty of excellent schools, churches and other family-friendly features, making it the ideal place to start or raise a family.