South San Diego County has all the ingredients for success. It has nearly half of the remaining business acreage in the County. Multiple public entities are working together to meet the needs of both employers and their workforce via new roads, transit, schools and trade. The result: using smart growth to transform undeveloped mesas into a city within a city.
From here, Downtown is just a 20 minute drive away! And, housing costs are far lower than smaller Downtown lofts or similarly sized homes a half hour to the north. Why? It's new, it's pioneer country and it's coming along in stages. But make no mistake — South County is where tomorrow begins today.
The Area is split upon Interstate highway lines. Closer to the coast, Interstate 5 links the more established South Bay Communities. Interstate 805 has newer development. On I-5, it's only 20 miles from Downtown to the Mexican border. Along the way, you'll drive past manufacturing and shipping yards, tourist and marina sites, and a pristine estuary. You'll find great mom and pop restaurants serving up Mexican, Filipino, Black and Asian specialties. You'll see the trolly line sprinting past you. And you'll be at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world's busiest, in just twenty minutes. Cross the border into Tijuana and within 90 mites, you're in the sleepy fishing town of Ensenada.
But if you take Hwy 905 East before the last U.S. exit, you'll glide eight miles east into the future. Here, you'll find dozens of large Japanese corporations who have maquiladora operations just across the second border crossing at Otay Mesa, two minutes north of Rodriguez International Airport.
Cross onto Highway 805 going north, and you'll find new community developments like Otay Ranch and Eastlake plus the Olympic Training Center, a massive Amphitheater and several new schools.
The Silver Strand Unites Impreial Beach With Coronado
South Bay overlooking Tijuana