If youíre looking for a refreshing mountain retreat thatís still commuter-close to San Diego, look to Pine Valley. Located 45 minutes east of San Diego along Interstate 8, in the heart of the Cleveland National Forest, Pine Valley is esteemed for its mountain views and cool, clean air.
This small village of just 1,500 residents is also home to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Lake Morena County Park, an ideal spot for hiking, camping, mountain biking, birdwatching and fishing. Each summer, on the last weekend of July, Pine Valley Days is held, with a great parade, team penning, barrel racing, arts & crafts, food and dancing. For those that enjoy a little more night life, the Viejas Casino & Turf Club is located just 10 miles away in nearby Alpine.
An unincorporated community, Pine Valleyís real estate is a mix of older and newer, more upscale homes. Land envelopes each property; house designs harken to the outback country feel that Pine Valley cherishes. Many enjoy untouched hillside and mountain views, and are situated among sage and strewn boulders.
The town of Pine Valley includes local shops, two grocery markets and several local restaurants. Mountain Empire Unified School District serves Pine Valley, along with nearby towns Jacumba, Descanso, Tecate, Campo, and Potrero. Enjoy the best of both worlds in Pine Valley: a quiet mountainside community thatís still commuter-close to San Diego.