Do you have a favorite landscape in the neighborhood? It's time to recognize the hard work and creativity of our local gardeners. The Old Escondido Historic District is depending on YOU, our community, for nominations. See our events for residents page for participation details in our inaugural Old Escondido Historic District Great Landscapes Awards!
Welcome to the
Old Escondido Historic District
Valuing our unique heritage, the City of Escondido established the Old Escondido Historic District in 1991, the only residential Historic District in North San Diego County. The city’s oldest neighborhood, Old Escondido features a strong collection of architectural treasures including stately Victorians, comfortable Craftsman bungalows, and eclectic Art Deco and Post World War II residences built in the mid-1880s to date. The district contains nearly 900 properties and is bounded by 5th Avenue on the North, 13th on the south, Escondido Blvd. on the west and Chestnut on the east.
The Old Escondido Historic District is a wonderful place to live, one of the safest areas in the city, and it’s conveniently located within walking distance of Historic Downtown Escondido. This is a Neighborhood in the truest sense of the word. Neighbors know each other and look out for each other. We have a barbecue every summer, get-together meetings every 3 months, and help out with the Annual Grape Day 5K. It’s also a lovely place to visit; to walk or tour by car. A selection of homes is open for tours annually on Mothers Day.
Enjoy a tour of Old Escondido Gardens
Many of our gardens are magical. Watch this short video and see for yourself.