- Suburb of San Diego, CA
Rating 4.06 out of 5 163 reviews
Santee has a very family-friendly environment with many extracurriculars constantly available for all kids. The schools here are very good and there is a good amount of things to do in the area.
Santee is a small town feel with many amenities. Shopping, dental and medical offices - even Urgent Care. Many restaurants, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, and more! Great public schools - family friendly community with many free events throughout the year.
I really like this place because it is very welcoming and it is a nice suburban area. The Costco there is very helpful when we need to get a few extra groceries. I also like the multiple cultures of people there. It's mostly made up of white people but there are also many Middle Easterners there and Asians. They also have a lot of small businesses that I support and a lot of people do support. The Phils bbq there is delicious and I enjoy it every time we go. Also, a thing to note, there are a LOT of Trump supporters there and there usually is a Trump sign somewhere around the shopping centers. Not that I have anything against Trump. I am actually a supporter. But be prepared for mad liberals holding up the finger or cussing at the people holding up the Trump signs or maybe even you. That happened to me once in Santee. Overall, I absolutely love this place and am very happy to have it near my home.
Santee is a location that has many outdoor structures and recreational areas such as parks that encourage people to go outside and enjoy nature. It is also a very clean city which helps the environment as well as attracts people to its location. There is a diverse culture of foods available to try which allows the blending of different backgrounds. There is also an assortment of shops which makes it an enjoyable location to hang out with friends and family.
Everything you need is in Santee; there are supermarkets, parks, schools from preschool all the way to college, and much more. You could spend your whole life in Santee if you wanted.
Santee is a good neighborhood with plenty of nice suburban areas, parks, hiking trails, a shopping center, and a trolley station that connects to the rest of San Diego.
Santee has a great community that is supportive of small businesses, as well as large corporations. It has a blend of all businesses that work together to create an environment fit for everyone.
The people here are so nice and genuine. I moved here when I was 4. The schools and the teachers here have been amazing to me and my family.
Although I attend school outside of my home town of Santee, I enjoy being a part of the community. Over the past 10 years, Santee has developed tremendously; just this past month was the grand re-opening of a newly updated Mast Park. I have been going to Mast Park for as long as I could remember, meeting all my old friends to play a game of tag or to ride my bike. Aside from including the younger generations with an improved playground, the basketball court, dog park, and nice walkways allow for all ages to enjoy the city of Santee's park. I am additionally impressed with the increasing food places opening, attracting many more customers into the city. Overall, the growth of Santee is amazing and hopefully, it brings the community together even more.
My 4/5 star rating given to Santee is due to about everything you need is within walking or driving distance (2-5 miles). The people are friendly, active, and helpful to those who ask of it. It has a plethora of food options, in stores, & restaurants. People exist here from nearly every ethnic group and interact without hatred. Its a good place to raise your children and still enjoy company in the relaxing environment.
What I like about Santee is how clean it is but i do wish there were more city actives that didn't cost as much.
I like that there is a diversity of schools nearby for high schoolers and middle schoolers. I would change how many homeless people live and walk around the streets.
I love living in this part of San Diego. It a stunning part of town with an amazing hiking trail that creates a wonderful day out on the weekends.
I've been living in Santee since 2011. It is a great city to raise a family. The city is growing. You are 20-25 minutes away from La Jolla, 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and about 25 minutes from Sorrento Valley. It is in a great location from everywhere. The city is diverse and booming with new housing communities such as Riverwalk, Weston etc. The people are nice as well!
Great place to live and it's only getting better. When I first moved to Santee about 20 years ago, it was barren and rural. Nothing much to do, mostly ranches and green hills (which is also great). Over the years we have gotten so much as far as shops, restaurants, and community events. There's never a dull moment, and if you really need to leave, the beaches are only 15-20 minutes away!
Santee is a bit more expensive than some of the surrounding areas. Santee is offers a quick commute for people's personal, and professional needs. Clean streets and neighborhoods that are generally kid and pet friendly.
Excellent location. Well taken care of. Access to any area you need with little hastle. Traffic is never bad. Access to stores, restaurants, medical care, parks, and many other places within just a short drive.