Escondido is a city occupying a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills, just north of the city of San Diego, California. Founded in 1888, it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The city had a population of 143,911 at the 2010 census.
Escondido was primarily an agricultural community, growing muscat grapes initially. After a dam was built in 1894-5 to form what is known today as Lake Wohlford, orange and lemon trees were planted in large numbers, as were olive and walnut trees. By the 1960s, avocados became the largest local crop. Since the 1970s, Escondido has lost most of its agricultural land to housing developments.
Downtown has become more active in the past few years with the opening of restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Every Friday night from April through September, Steve Waldron and a handful of friends host the popular "Cruisin' Grand", where the public can show and view hot rods and historic cars. A different car club and/or featured attraction (for example, antique fire trucks, nitro night, midget and sprint cars) is highlighted each week. Cruisin' Grand also features a DJ, live bands (2-3), hula hoop contests for children, and the awarding of trophies at 8:00pm.
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Grand Avenue, Downtown Escondido. (Photo David McGovern)
Businesses in Escondido, California
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Expressions Salon - Category: Hair Salons/Hair Braiding - - 1800 W Country Club Ln, Escondido, CA 92026 (760) 741-5871
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Sally Adams Rn Licensed Acupuncturist - Category: Health - Acupuncture, Herbal Remedies, and Feng Shui by a RN With a background in emergency room nursing, Sally Adams, R.N., MTCM, L.Ac. offers a unique healing clinic - 263 S. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, California (760) 294-9905 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bistro 221 - Category: American/Soul Food - Florida gumbo and Maryland crab cake - 221 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA (760) 737-7398
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