Spring Valley is San Diego County’s largest unincorporated community. The city is named for the natural spring located there. For a long time it was the home of the Kumeyaay tribe. It is a community of rolling hills and countryside 17 miles east of San Diego. This virtually smog free community is a 20 minute commute to downtown San Diego. Although it is the largest unincorporated community, it still offers a small town feel to its residents. Lifestyles range from apartment and townhome residents, to urban professionals, to larger properties with horses, livestock, and rural community living. The temperate climate allows area producers to harvest citrus crops and other types of produce. By the way, did I mention the city has some of the most awesome views around? From certain areas, you can see Mexico, the Sweetwater Reservoir, mountains, downtown San Diego, and the Coronado Islands. And have you heard of Dictionary Hill? Legend has it that when builders were first trying to sell the properties, anyone who purchased a parcel of land got a set of encyclopedias free. We also hear the opposite that if someone purchased a set of encyclopedias for $109, you got the land free. Anyone know for sure? The area became known as Encyclopedia Heights, which somehow got changed to Dictionary Hill. It is a mountain summit that climbs to 1060 feet (323.09 meters) above sea level. The homes in “The Hill” are spectacular, and their views are awesome. Spring Valley’s moderate climate and nearness to the Pacific Ocean, mountains, deserts and countryside, make it an ideal southern California community.
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