City of Santee

Recognized: 01/26/2019

Sector: City & Government Agencies 

Incorporated in 1980, the City of Santee has a mission to promote economic prosperity, safety, social well-being and a healthy environment. In East San Diego County, the City of Santee has nurtured a vibrant local economy by providing a balance of retail, commercial and residential areas. The 700-acre Town Center district forms a downtown core comprised of business parks, high-density residential and retail businesses that feed off the synergy of Santee Trolley Square shopping complex and a Metropolitan Transit System trolley station.

The City of Santee recently invested $24 million to upgrade the Prospect Avenue industrial corridor. The corridor is adjacent to San Diego County’s largest general aviation airport, Gillespie Field, which is slated for redevelopment and expansion.

Surrounded by chaparral-covered hills, the City of Santee is bisected by the San Diego River. The river forms a linear greenbelt containing parks, trails and more than 1,100 acres of tree-lined riparian habitat. The city’s picturesque setting is enhanced by Mission Trails Regional Park, a 7,220-acre open space reserve that offers a permanent mountain view in Santee’s western side.

The City of Santee is poised to become the first San Diego County jurisdiction to complete its respective portion of the cross-county San Diego River Trail, a multi-use path that will promote walkability and biking.

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