Valley Center prides itself on being a quiet rural community with easy access to city advantages. Located northeast of Escondido in North San Diego County, the area is known for avocado and citrus groves, rolling hills and spectacular sunsets. Residents occupy a 100 square mile planning area and custom homes are built on minimum two acre lots ensuring privacy and the rural lifestyle of the community.
Lake Wohlford and Lake Dixon provide trout and bass fishing as well as hiking and picnic opportunities. Valley View Casino offers opportunities for gaming and dining. The casino, run by the San Pasqual Band, offers slots and tables. There are numerous riding trails for equestrians.