Santee is a community incorporated in1980 and is located 18 miles northeast of downtown San Diego that was named after Milton Santee. It is a hometown to some of the Native Americans in which residents can still be seen up until today. Today, Santee is known as the highest point in San Diego and provides calm and beautiful overlooking scenery of the county. Zip codes are 92071 and 92072.


Santee has around nine elementary schools; two high schools, specifically known as Santana High School and West Hills High School; And lastly, the home of San Diego Christian College (recently moved from El Cajon).


Santee has something to offer for any kind of person whether you're a sports buff, a music lover, a nature lover, or just mainly a visitor.

Sportsplex USA Santee is known as San Diego's Premier Sports and Recreational Facility. It features three tournament quality baseball fields that can host tournaments with its pro-style player dugouts, synthetic turf, electronic scoreboards, etc. You can also practice your swing on one of their slow-pitch batting cages. The facility also offers two indoor soccer arenas and same as the baseball fields has its own electronic scoreboard, tournament grade turfs and spectator seating. Lastly, Sportsplex USA also has its own sports-themed restaurant that offers food, beer or wine that is perfect after watching the game.

Other outdoor activities that can be done here is rock climbing in Santee Boulders. Although a private land, a non-profit rock climbing group called The Access Fund was able to work something out with the owners of the land to keep Santee Boulders open for the public. You can bring your family by the Santee Lakes and enjoy the quiet ambiance in which you can do some fishing, set up picnics and biking. Santee Drive-In Theatre is also worth a check if you want to experience the old-school drive in theatres that is rare nowadays. Of course we will not forget Carlton Oaks Golf Course as this has been a local landmark since 1958.


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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:43 PM.