San Diego's neighbor to the north, southwest Riverside, has grown at a remarkable pace over the last few years due to affordable housing, plenty of commercial real estate opportunities and its proximity to Interstate 15. Read all about it in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

  • Quality of life

    Southwest California's proximity to entertainment venues in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties had been one of its selling points to attract visitors or prospective residents to the newly developing area.

  • City has a brand and a brand new look

    At 115 years old, Lake Elsinore is the oldest city in Southwest California. But the community of more than 40,000 has a brand new look and image to reflect its place among the fastest-growing cities in the inland California region.

  • Southwest California Economic Alliance continues airline partnership

    The Southwest California Economic Alliance, a regional business and job attraction group that includes the cities of Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Temecula and Riverside County, is proud to announce its continued partnership with one of the nation's best-run and most profitable airlines.

  • 'Taste the Place'

    For the past year Temecula's Wine Country has widely used a catchy marketing slogan to reflect and highlight the region's uniquely different wines.

  • Higher education facility comes to Southwest California

    Southwest California is a short drive from 22 private and public colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of 149,443. They include nationally known private, liberal arts schools like the Claremont Colleges and the University of Redlands. Impressive scientific work is conducted at Harvey Mudd College, Cal Poly Pomona and the University of California, Riverside. Loma Linda University boasts one of the world's top medical schools. The ABA accredited University of La Verne School of Law is in Ontario. Cal State San Marcos is in nearby San Diego County. There are five community colleges in the area including Mt. San Jacinto Community College.

  • New office construction meets growing demand of corporate clients

    When Wells Fargo was looking for a new home for its administrative offices in Southwest California, it originally set its sights on 5,000 square feet at Crossroads Corporate Center in Murrieta.

  • Southwest California quickly becoming a leader in Southern California

    Covering 597 square miles and framed by the Santa Ana Mountains to the west, Highway 74 on the north, the Menifee Valley to the east and the San Diego County line to the south, Southwest California is the engine room and living room of one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the United States.

  • Southwest California Golf Courses

    Bear Creek Golf Club: www.bearcreekgc.com

  • Southwest California cities work to upgrade region's road system

    The three cities that make up Southwest California are investing in their futures in a big way. In addition to regional parks, libraries and fire and police stations, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Murrieta and Riverside County have earmarked hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade the region's road system.

  • Southwest California forms regional business advocacy coalition

    Along with its growing economic might, southwest California also is learning how to flex its political muscle.

  • Southwest California companies attract defense contracts to HUBZone

    Expansion-minded companies are finding out that Southwest California is about more than just affordable land and a motivated and skilled labor pool.

  • French Valley Airport extends runway

    The recent completion of a $4.9 million project to extend the runway at Southwest California's French Valley Airport from its original 4,600 feet to the current 6,000 feet was for safety reasons, according to Rob Field, director of Riverside County airports.

  • A wealth of offerings spurs region to record growth

    Whether it's the civic pride of burgeoning Menifee, the luxurious yet affordable homes of French Valley, or sprawling ranch properties of Wildomar, the unincorporated regions of Southwest California offer distinct identities and ideal locations for residents and businesses to grow and thrive.

  • Region 'wired' for speed

    Southwest California is among the first regions in the United States to be "wired" with a high-speed, state-of-the-art fiber optic network that has Internet connection speeds 20 times faster than DSL.

  • How much is commuting costing your employees?

    How much is a commuter's time on the road worth? For Cassandra Kinchen, who makes the 60-mile roundtrip from her home in Southwest California to the courthouse in Vista each day, it's costing almost $7,500 a year.

  • Economic development is about community involvement

    When should economic development strategies be left to policy makers and when should private businesses and citizens get involved? According to the Economic Development Corporation of Southwest California (EDC), strategies to improve community wealth and employment opportunities should be an equal partnership between both public and private decision makers.

  • Southwest California booms with retail development

    The numbers speak for themselves -- the population of Southwest California is accelerating faster than anyone had projected and the people who are moving there have more money to spend.

  • New civic centers planned for Southwest California cities

    It should come as no surprise that the fast-growing cities of Lake Elsinore, Temecula and Murrieta are moving forward with plans to build new civic centers.

  • A variety of businesses call Southwest California home

    Southwest California certainly has benefited from its proximity to San Diego, one of the top three life science centers in the nation.

Containing Report

Soaring Dimensions - 2006

The Daily Transcript presents its 25th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - Soaring Dimensions in Context

A lot has changed in 25 years in San Diego. Downtown has seen a new convention center, ballpark, office building and high-end flats while the Gaslamp District has gone from a place for x-rated movies to a bustling hospitality hub. Elsewhere, in 1981 there was no Coaster, SR-56 or SR-54 and the development of Otay Mesa was just beginning. In this section of Soaring Dimensions we look at what has shaped today’s San Diego.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - Central San Diego

Construction and real estate transactions are far from letting up in this region. Central San Diego continues to reshape itself. Read all about it in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - East County

Find out the latest real estate and construction developments in East County and beyond in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - North County

New construction, redevelopment and real estate transactions are happening at a rapid pace in North County. Find out where and why in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - SEDC

Southeastern San Diego is developing at an amazing pace. Learn about the revitalization efforts under way and why businesses and families are calling this region home.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - South County

Several projects in South County are set to transform this region into a destination for businesses and new residents within a matter of years. Learn more in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Archived Reports

Soaring Dimensions - 2015

The Daily Transcript’s final edition of Soaring Dimensions, a special annual publication that highlights all the new and ongoing construction projects happening around the county. This report looks at a range of projects, including residential, hospitality, public works and education.

Soaring Dimensions - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents its 33rd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2013

The Daily Transcript presents its 32nd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2012

The Daily Transcript presents its 31st edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus special reports on the Port of San Diego, and Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2011

The Daily Transcript celebrates its 30th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2010

The Daily Transcript presents the 29th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2009

The Daily Transcript presents the 28th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2008

The Daily Transcript presents the 27th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions - 2007

The Daily Transcript presents the 26th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions - 2006

The Daily Transcript presents its 25th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.