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Homes for Sale in El Centro, CA

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In the southeastern corner of California is the city of El Centro, the capital of Imperial County. It is a close neighbor to the city of San Diego to the west and the Mexican city of Mexicali to the south. El Centro is ten miles from the Mexico/United States border and border crossings for both noncommercial and commercial vehicles are located nearby. It also holds the distinction of being the largest city in the United States to lie completely below sea level.

Real Estate for Sale in El Centro

El Centro was incorporated in the early 1900s, when agriculture was the chief business. While farming and agriculture still figure heavily in the economy of the community, with 35 active growers and shippers here, the largest employers today in Imperial County are the government and those specializing in retail/wholesale trade. Our professional real estate team at Smith-Kandal will be happy to help you learn more about the community of El Centro and locate the perfect home for you. Here are some fast facts about El Centro:

  • Population of approximately 43,500.
  • Total area of 11.1 square miles.
  • Below sea level (-50 feet).
  • Desert climate and is in the Colorado Desert.
  • Southernmost desert city in the United States.
  • Less than three inches of rain yearly and has never seen snow.

Southernmost strand of the San Andreas Fault runs through the area which is prone to earthquakes, as is most of Southern California.
There is much to see and do in the local area. The nearby Algodones Dunes is known for its off-road driving excitement. The Salton Sea and its recreation area to the north and the Picacho State Recreation Area along the Colorado River are popular for water sports. The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is a dune system that is 40 miles long.

Homes for Sale in El Centro, CA

As a resident of El Centro, you can participate in community activities such as Geocaching, with hundreds of sites located throughout the county, the annual Mardi Gras celebration and the annual Christmas Parade with hundreds of entries each year. El Centro has 24 local schools, two of which are private, providing many educational opportunities for children. The average list price of homes in El Centro is $239,392.

Because we always have our customers in mind when reviewing new listings, we can help you find you dream home. Contact Smith-Kandal today for an appointment to view available houses for sale in El Centro, CA


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