Alpine Real Estate
Alpine is a small, rural community nestled in the hills off Interstate 8. Located east of Lakeside in San Diego’s East County, Alpine is 35 minutes to the Pacific Ocean and Downtown San Diego. Over 13,000 residents call Alpine home, and enjoy the slower pace, small town charm, and spacious lots.
Alpine Homes for Sale
About 15 minutes from the Cuyamaca Mountains, Alpine in winter tends to be wetter than the rest of San Diego, but enjoys an occasional snowfall. Summers are generally considered perfect.
Alpine real estate consists mostly of ranch homes on large lots—1 to 5 acres is the norm. Large, custom luxury homes and equestrian or cattle property are also prominent. The community is well aware of its natural surroundings and wildlife, making residents’ backyards an effective nature preserve.
The Center to Help Instill Respect & Preservation for Garden Wildlife, Inc.(CHIRP), a nationally recognized local non-profit organization, teaches people how to garden for the preservation of birds and butterflies, and how to make a yard effective for wildlife activity. Alpine also has a very successful program that teaches school children the importance of wildlife in gardening.
Locals enjoy many outdoor activities that take advantage of the excellent climate, including horseback riding, hiking in the mountains, water sports on the nearby lakes, as well as traditional sports.
The Viejas Casino and Outlet Center is located close by and offers great bargains as well as providing entertainment in the form of gambling and musical acts through its Concerts in the Park series. The casino draws thousands of visitors each year and contributes to the local economy.