This Descanso Equestrian Property May be Home to You
The community’s name is a Spanish word meaning “rest from labor”. At a 3,450 feet (1,050 m) elevation, it is located at the south entrance to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and also borders Cleveland National Forest to the west and east.
The community consists of many small ranches and newer homes of San Diego commuters. Horseback riding and hiking are frequent pastimes due to the proximity to San Diego’s back-country recreation areas. It is approximately a 50-minute commute from downtown San Diego.
Descanso is a small community where the majority of residents generally commute to San Diego as the local job market is limited, the only local employers being the various fire protection agencies listed above as well as the Descanso Junction restaurant, The Perkins Store and Deli, a handful of small convenience and gift shops, Factory Built Homes of Southern California (a local contractor) a feed store, grandpas nursery, and finally the local U.S. Post Office.
Community radio station KNSJ operates out of Descanso.