The largest city in Imperial County, El Centro is located a bit over 600 miles from San Francisco and 117 miles east of San Diego. This city’s close proximity to Mexico adds an interesting flavor to the community. Apartments in El Centro area are perfect for those who enjoy a small town atmosphere, but still want to be near some of the larger cities in the region. Imperial County has some great opportunities for fun, such as the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and several golf courses.
The Imperial Valley also plays host to many festivals, such as Carnivale on Main, the Salton Sea International Bird Festival and the Carrot Festival. In addition, the Blue Angels perform here for the air show held annually in March. There are a variety of opportunities for experiencing the arts and culture in the region, including the Imperial Valley College Desert Museum, the Quechen Tribal Museum and the San Diego State University Art Gallery. El Centro is a great place to apartment hunt around San Diego if you enjoy a sense of community.