Lakeside is one of the top neighborhoods in San Diego for waterside residency, and the name says it all. Being near water typically has a calming and relaxing effect on most, so it’s not surprising that a lot of people would opt for a home near a lake or a river.
A small town in terms of population, calls Lindo Lake its own. This waterside town boasts of several amenities that facilitate loads of outdoor activities. There is, of course the lake and the three reservoirs that are teeming with fish like catfish, trout, and bass. You’ll also find trails fit for biking, hiking, and even horseback riding.
There are casinos for people looking to pass their time indoors. Like the Golden Acorn, and the Barona Resort & Casino. The community is also diverse, with a number of people from varying ethnicities present in the town like Native Americans, Filipinos, and Latinos, among others.
The community here is very active and being sociable is definitely an upside. There are several organizations that are active in community building, and tons of activities for kids, like various sports and social groups, all ready to keep the young ones occupied and productive.
The Santee Trolley Square, meanwhile is a go-to for Lakeside residents who are looking to shop. It’s a typical shopping center complete with coffee shops and grocery stores, but it does have unique shops on offer for people to visit. Another local haunt albeit a bit more niche is the Local Mercantile, a shop that offers a selection of antiques, collectibles, candles, soaps, and other vintage items.
Dining choices in lakeside are also fantastic, with some of the top destinations being, Eastbound Bar & Grill, Mr. Birria, and Ottavio’s Italian restaurant.
To put it simply, Lakeside is a charming town, with a socially active and friendly community, that offers great access to amenities and quick transport to the city.