Valley Center is a historical boutique community just 20 minutes from Escondido. Famous for its 2 acre home sites the area boasts serene country living and privacy, yet within easy striking distance of all of the action of the coast. Valley Center is rich in history, home to the smallest post office in the U.S. and has been home to a long list of celebrity residents ranging from famous athletes to artists.
Among the most notable include Fred Astaire, Benji the dog, J.J.Cale and the legendary John Wayne. It is an important agricultural area, dubbed the “Avocado Capital of the World”, with homesteads boasting their own lemon and orange trees and local growers planting ornamental flora, though don't be surprised if you come across a stray llama or your neighbors have their own vineyard.
Valley Center is an extremely low density, bedroom community with a minimum lot size of 2 acres for most parcels. With just around 3,000 households there is plenty of privacy yet commuting to the city is relatively easy making this a great location for a full time home or just a relaxing and inspirational retreat. Homes in Valley Center range from older, very affordable cottages to ranch style single family homes with flavors of the Mediterranean up to elegant country manor estates and even brand new castle like mansions with expansive balconies and jaw dropping mountain views.