Alpine, CA 91901

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The community of Alpine covers approximately 108 square miles.    Alpine is a picturesque community with many attractive homes and small ranches nestled among the oaks, sycamores, eucalyptus and pepper trees, amid rolling hills covered with chaparral and sage. Alpine is generally considered as a gateway to San Diego County’s wilderness areas, mountains, and desert. 

This unincorporated town is located in the eastern foothills of San Diego, it borders the Cleveland National Forest and it is only a 30 minute drive west to downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean, and a 20 minute drive east to the mountain recreation areas of the Cuyamaca State Park and the Laguna Mountains. It is situated on Interstate 8 at the foot of the rugged Viejas Mountains, which rise to 4,187 feet above sea level, Alpine’s elevation ranges from 1,800 to 2,600 feet and hosts Alpine’s ideal climate with an average high temperature of 77 degrees. The landscape is beautiful, and the climate warm and dry, which is a change in setting from many coast towns. 

Alpine has become know for the Viejas Indian Casino, first-class outlet shopping center and Viejas events venue.  The Viejas Casino offers approximately 115,000 square feet of gaming area in a 280,000 square foot casino and five restaurants. These attractions as well as “Concerts in the Park” draw many visitors to Alpine, contributing to the local economy. 

El Capitan Reservoir, Lake Jennings Reservoir, San Vicente Reservoir, Lake Morena and Lake Cuyamaca are all within 30 minutes, most of them offer boating, fishing, and other water sports. There are also seven golf courses at three country clubs within fifteen minutes of Alpine.  Locally, horseback riding is plentiful, as is hiking in the mountains.

The town is equipped with all modern necessities such as library, post office, restaurants, motels, deli, bakery, and other conveniences for a modern lifestyle, but still manages to retain a country atmosphere. Kids enjoy baseball, softball, soccer and other school sports. Alpine schools are new and modern, and rank 70th-90th percentile in the state.

Some of the latest additions to Alpine amenities include:  Albertsons Grocery Store, Savon Drug Store, Rite Aide, Longs as well as many new smaller shops and restaurants.  Alpine also has its fair share of small and large businesses located in the New Regional Business Center, the Twin Plaza and along the main thoroughfare of Alpine Blvd. 

Alpine real estate is diverse, with an assortment of executive communities, custom homes, tract homes, condos, apartments, retirement housing, and horse ranchettes built among the rocky terrain and trees. Countryside views are of plenty. Residents span a wide range of careers and income.  There are many upper income executives, business owners, medical professionals, and local sports and media figures that reside in Alpine.  The residents of Alpine regard living in the area as “Country living, City close”. 

(Reference:  Alpine Chamber of Commerce)

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2012 Projection 23,393
2007 Estimate 22,636
2000 Census 22,878
1990 Census 18,496
Projected Growth 2007-2012 3.34%
Growth 1990-2007 22.38%


2012 Projection 8,542  
2007 Estimate 8,253  
2000 Census 8,279  
Average Household Size 2.72  
Owner Occupied Households 6,238 75.59%
Renter Occupied Households 2,015 24.41%

Households by Income

Average Household Income $93,354
Median Household Income $74,049
Per Capita Income $34,467