Lakeside Real Estate
The Community of Lakeside is located in the western foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains on the San Diego River about 21 miles east of downtown San Diego. Lakeside has long held a reputation as a “cowboy town” and “rodeo town,” due to the rural setting as well as hosting an 8-acre permanent rodeo facility, the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. The prevalence of ranches and that many homes in the residential areas of Lakeside have small horse corrals gives evidence to a relatively high degree of horse ownership in the area. While Lakeside was first named for the presence of the small, natural lake it was founded around, it is now home to a trio of large reservoirs in Lake Jennings, El Capitan Reservoir and San Vicente Reservoir. There are a number of parks with outdoor trails for hiking, biking and equestrian riding, most notably the River Park situated along the bank and riverbed of the San Diego River, the park surrounding Lindo Lake and Stelzer and El Monte County Parks. Also located in Lakeside is the trailhead for the climb to the summit of El Cajon Mountain, nicknamed locally as “El Capitan” for its resemblance to the famous Yosemite cliff, which dominates the view of the mountains northeast of Lakeside.