Escondido was first discovered by Juan Bautista de Anza, a Spanish explorer, in 1776. Later, the area became part of the Rancho Rincon del Diablo (the devil's corner) land grant bestowed to Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1843 by Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltoren.
Escondido is a wonderful place to live with its attractive homes, parks, lakes, sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, and shopping centers. Located in Escondido is the California Center for the Arts, the nearby San Diego Wild Animal Park and Lawrence Welk Resort.
Escondido is located in San Diego County just northeast of San Diego between Oceanside and Ramona along Highway 78 near San Vicente Lake and the Pacific Ocean.
Escondido is part of the San Diego, California metro area.