The coastal community of San Ysidro is located 15 miles south of San Diego and lies adjacent to the United States-Mexico International Border. Often described as “The Gateway to Mexico ,” San Ysidro attracts a tremendous number of tourists annually, making it the busiest border crossing in the world..
The residents are predominantly Hispanic/Latino, but the community is enriched with a multicultural population comprised of Filipinos, African-Americans, Asians, Caucasians, and American Indians. Most of the land, extending eastward from the heart of the community, is being developed or awaiting development.
San Ysidro’s location and near perfect year-round climate offer outstanding recreational activities for ocean, mountain and desert enthusiasts. Popular pastimes include boating, fishing and attending professional sports games. The world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are located nearby. Cultural opportunities include art galleries, museums and theaters in an area with a rich historical background.
Housing is easily obtainable in the city or in several nearby communities. Many universities, community colleges, and private colleges are within easy driving distance.