The Borrego Springs area, located due east of San Diego, is a desert world totally unlike most of coastal San Diego County. The area is well known for the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which seeks to preserve the Colorado section of the Sonora desert. San Diegans flock here in the Spring to see the desert floor, normally a grey vista covered with sage brush and cactus, bloom with a riot of wildflowers.
The valley is also home to Bighorn Sheep who roam the mountains that surround the valley. Borrego Palm Canyon is an oasis of hidden springs and shady palm trees.
Located in northeastern San Diego County, Borrego Springs is a 90-minute drive from downtown San Diego. Village-based businesses and an exotic desert environment make tourism the major industry in the city and a key influence on the local job market. The area is alive with wildlife and is famous for its springtime wildflower displays.
With a population of 2,856, traffic is not a concern in Borrego Springs. The nearest stoplight is 50 miles away and the streets are pedestrian-friendly with an authentic hometown atmosphere. Its assorted mix of retail shops, galleries and restaurants offers visitors a pleasant shopping and browsing experience. There are also no big box or chain stores in this desert community, maintaining its small-town feel.