A 55+ Community in Santee, CA

Shopping, Entertainment, and Attractions

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As one of the oldest towns in California, Santee offers a rich history and communal atmosphere. You’ll find everything you need within reach, including retail stores, restaurants, and a trolley stop. These are just some of the benefits of being near San Diego.

Explore local retail hubs at the Santee Trolley Square and the Santee Town Center. Both offer a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Theater buffs can visit Off Broadway Live, a community favorite offering a live stage theater with cabaret seating.

Outdoor Activities

Are you a nature enthusiast? Right outside our community, you can visit parks, lakes, and hiking trails. Venture to these must-see outdoor venues:

Hiking people

  • Cowles Mountain: This beautiful 3-mile peak is great for hiking and features beautiful plants and wildlife. Don’t forget to bring your dog along, too!
  • Lake Murray: With fishing, boating, and kayaking, the Lake Murray Reservoir has ample activities to enjoy in the California sunshine.
  • Balboa Park: Active retirement takes on a new meaning with tennis, hiking, golf, and other exciting activities at this 1,200-acre park.
  • Cleveland National Forest: Consisting of 460,000 acres, this National Forest offers a wide variety of terrain, wildlife, and recreational opportunities.
  • Santee Lakes: The privately owned, 194-acre park offers pedal boats, canoes, and fishing (plus permits). There are also plenty of trails for walking, running, and biking.

Nearby Necessities

Convenience is key at Mission Gorge Villa. We have easy access to several grocery stores, medical centers, and transportation outlets in the area. Board the Santee Town Center Trolley or the Santee Green Line Station for regional travel. For farther destinations, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is available as well. Plus, the San Diego International Airport is only 30 minutes away, making catching a flight extremely convenient.

Also, the following hospitals are within a 15-mile radius of the community for all your health and wellness needs:

  • Edgemoor Hospital
  • Scripps Clinic
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Contact us today to learn more!


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