Julian Real Estate
A small, historic community in the San Diego County backcountry, Julian was originally a gold rush town, and is now an official California Historical Landmark. The town attracts many visitors with its nineteenth century ambience, apple pies, and relaxed atmosphere as a quaint mountain resort town. The discovery of gold here in 1869 created a bustling community of pioneers and settlers and now has a population of about 2,000 residents.
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Its location in the San Diego County backcountry means that fire is a threat to Julian and the town was nearly destroyed by the 2003 Cedar Fire. The town was saved by heroic firefighting efforts and the city leaders keep the city’s protection paramount in their planning. Julian averages 26 inches of rain per year, higher than rainfall totals in coastal and desert areas of San Diego County.
Local shops feature handmade jewelry, Western art, souvenirs, apple pies and candy. In homage to Julian's gold rush a once-working gold mine is open daily for tours, and recreational gold panning occurs in Banner Creek to the east of town. Three AAA approved places of lodging are available, including the Hotel Julian, and several bed and breakfast inns.
Winter days in Julian usually are sunny and cool; however, the area experiences several snowfalls most years, allowing for snow play and surfing within the same county only a few hours apart.
Road access to Julian is limited to three major roads. The northern access is via State Route 78/State Route 79, which links to various other roads and highways serving northern San Diego. The eastern access is State Route 78, which descends the eastern slope of the mountains. The southern access is State Route 79 through Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, which provides a link to Interstate 8.