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
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.