In the southwestern corner of California, encompassing 4,200 square miles of land and 325 square miles of water is San Diego County. The diverse culture and varied topography could be part of why 3,263,431 people have chosen to call San Diego County their home. The county seat is San Diego.
Within the county’s boundaries, there are hills, mesas, mountains, canyons, deserts, forest, lakes lagoons, rivers, and 70 miles of coastline. National protected areas include Cabrillo National Monument, part of Cleveland National Forest, and San Diego Wildlife Refuge Complex. San Diego County is full of wilderness areas, state parks, and protected areas.
San Diego County has a strong military presence of Marines, Naval bases, and the coast guard.
There are 24 public elementary school districts, six high school districts, and 12 unified school districts enveloping 756 schools where the area’s students receive their education. The county is also home to University of California, San Diego; San Diego State University; California State University, San Marcos; and five community college districts.
Residents and visitors can get in, out, and around the area easily and efficiently via Amtrack, Metrolink, The coaster, as well as San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway, and San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad train services. Light rail and local transit are provided by San Diego Trolley, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, Sprinter, and North County Transit District. And, for those needing to hop a flight, the San Diego International Airport provides air travel.
San Diego County receives approximately 17 inches of rain each year and no snow. Summer high temperatures are around 89 degrees with winter lows of around 41 degrees.
Areas of interest include the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sea World, Balboa Park, Lego Land, and much more.
The county is chock full of restaurants, spas, golf courses, shops, and recreational opportunities to keep residents endlessly entertained.
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