Located to the north of El Cajon, Santee is one of several upwardly mobile suburban cities throughout the San Diego area. Originally inhabited by the Kumeyaay and named after Milton Santee, the area continues to grow beyond its current population of 53,413, according to 2010 census figures. The city features an abundance of parks, trails and other natural features thanks in large part to the San Diego River.
It also features plenty of potential for continued residential and commercial growth due to the availability of vacant land throughout the city. As a consequence, the area continues to draw a healthy mixture of affluent newcomers from other areas throughout the state and beyond.
As a growing suburban city, the Santee real estate market offers plenty of promising potential thanks largely to its availability of valuable land that is suitable for both residential and commercial development. Those looking for excellent real estate bargains can find an abundance of affordable homes for sale ranging from single-family ranch-style homes to beautiful split-level and multiple-story homes and smartly-designed condominiums. Many of these homes had been remodeled recently with features such as granite counter tops, modern light fixtures and designer cabinetry. Santee's numerous communities are all brimming with opportunity for future and current homeowners looking to put roots down in the San Diego area.