Attractive Destination

Borrego Springs offers an attractive destination for overnight visitors from nearby major population centers of San Diego (2hrs away) and Los Angeles (approximately 3 hours away). Additionally, its temperate winter climate, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s, attracts many "snowbirds" and other long distance visitors from colder northern United States and Canada. The Anza Borrego Desert State Park is a major draw for visitors, bringing in between 650,000 and 1,000,000 visitors annually. The Park's Visitor Center, located on the edge of Borrego Springs, hosts an estimated 125,000 visitors per year.

Currently, business in Borrego Springs is highly seasonal, with the most profitable season from October through May, when tourists and other visitors make the town bustle. During the summer months (June through September) it can be very hot, tourist and visitor traffic thins significantly, and some business owners shutter operations. However, the climate is similar to that in neighboring Palm Springs, which remains active throughout the summer months. Borrego Springs, like Palm Springs, has the potential to significantly increase its summer and shoulder season business.

With a current full-time population estimated by the US Census at approximately 2,500, Borrego Springs' residential base is growing as a result of its desirability as a retirement community and as a location for second homes in a temperate, healthy environment. It is estimated that the population swells to approximately 8,000 during the busy winter season. And, San Diego County planning guidelines anticipate a population of 13,000 to 16,000 in the next 2 decades.

Borrego is notable because of its scenic beauty, pristine clean air and uncrowded, leisurely pace. It is located at the center of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park (the largest state park in the Continental United States encompassing approximately 1,200 square miles). Surrounded by rugged mountains and desert flora and fauna, Borrego Springs offers a variety of activities to residents and visitors, including sightseeing, hiking, off-road desert exploration, biking, horseback riding, tennis and golf. Additionally, Borrego Springs has an active art community, with several local galleries and a Performing Arts Center featuring amateur and professional performances throughout the busy season. An eclectic retail community adds shopping to the activity list. Borrego Springs is recognized internationally for its annual desert wildflower bloom and for its Dark Skies designation. And, the community hosts several annual events, including Borrego Days in late October.

Borrego Springs offers a particularly desirable location for family or proprietor owned businesses. The community offers quality schools, an active civic infrastructure and a friendly and healthy, small town living environment which is a rare find in today's world.

PO Box 1133   Borrego Springs  CA  92004-1133