Lakeside is one of the top neighborhoods in San Diego County when it comes to 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. The small town in terms of population, calls Lindo Lake its own. There are also three reservoirs with an abundance of fish ranging from catfish, trout, and bass. You’ll also find trails fit for biking, hiking, and even horseback riding.
For those looking to pass their time indoors, Lakeside is home to casinos, including the Golden Acorn, and the Barona Resort & Casino. This compliments the very active, social community. Then of course, the area wouldn’t really be family-friendly without the organizations that are focused on community building, and tons of activities for kids, like the Boys & Girls Club.
A local niche shop that’s actually one of my favorites is the Local Mercantile, a shop that offers a selection of antiques, collectibles, candles, soaps, and other vintage items. Kaffee Meister is a hidden gem that’s actually attached to the Local Mercantile and is one of my favorite coffee shops.
Dining options 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.