When nature plays a big part in a community you can tell right away. And Descanso, CA, located in San Diego County in the Mountain Empire, is just such a community. If you’re looking to join a neighborhood that sustains itself than this is where you belong. Known as a fire fighter town, seeing as how most residents are either full time or part time fire fighters or are in the Forest Service, Descanso is that kind of neighborhood.

Available real estate here is few and far between. You’re more likely to find an empty lot to build on than find a vacant home. However, this should tell you one thing. Once you’ve lived here, you don’t want to move away. And thanks to you’ve got the inside track on all of the available homes anyway. So this is the perfect place to start, wouldn’t you say?

Despite the fact that Descanso is a gorgeous Mountain Town the home prices do not reflect gorgeous mountain inflation. Just the contrary actually. Here, like the residents, the Descanso real estate market is sensible. Single family homes in Descanso are cozy and inviting with all of the modern amenities one could want. However, if you’re interested in a more lavish lifestyle and looking to spend more to get more you can always search for your Dream Home in nearby Alpine. Trust me, the working class citizens of Descanso won’t take it personally.

Here in Descanso foreclosures are available as well. There are plenty of bank owned properties just waiting for the right buyer to sweep in and snatch them up. Short Sales in Descanso are few and far between, but they are there. If you’re the kind of home buyer who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty with some wheeling and dealing than you’re sure to make a steal.


Yet even though there are amazing deals for the conservative buyer, let’s not forget what Descanso really has to offer. I honestly can’t think of a better place to live if you’re looking for an outdoor lifestyle. Maybe that’s why the word Descanso is Spanish for “a place to rest”. Seems whomever named this little mountain village knew exactly what they were talking about.

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