San Diegans can not turn the clock back to the decades before the late 1900s large pieces of local land stayed open for off road exploration, but they can set foot in the new East Elliott outdoor range in Mission Trails Regional Park. The above 2,250 acres trail grounds has destinations in the brush and rock hills at the end of trails that start just off the Mast Boulevard path in Santee.
Agreements with developers and Miramar Air Station kept open lands with trail paths that increased the acreage in the large regional park by over two thirds. Outdoor walkers got their second path area this year with the addition of the East Elliott acres. An above 1,750 acres trail lands was added to the park before Summer in West Sycamore, no the north side of Miramar, just at the southern border of the new Stonebridge Estates, east of Scripps Ranch.
East Elliott trails take up the space north of highway 52 and west of Santee. On the lowlands below the hills, on northside Mast Boulevard, new houses can fit right along the block line east of West Hills Parkway. A rolling machine driven by a worker flattened the brush on the hillsides at the block east end during the week. Pardee Homes took up the border contours to build new homes on in a land deal with local government. Two hundred and thirty eight single family homes and one hundred and forty seven multi-family homes built in the Castlerock community will have an expansive outdoor backyard. Not only will the small community have entrances to 90 miles of trails, and give the residents a short distance to the open acres in the large park, it will have its own pocket parks. Near 7 acres would be standard for East Elliott. Park fees were paid to the government to build a community planned to give locals the pleasure of both Mission Trails and the community's own 4.7 acres of pocket parks. Construction is set to stop in 2015.
Down Mast Boulevard and Mission Gorge Road, by the way, the residents who live in storied arched homes surrounded by palm trees will find the bargain prices at CostCo in Santee Town Center, or shop at Target or Walmart. A deal is already done to put in a new deli at the mall, one run by Dudley's famous bakery, an east county old fashioned help along the path.
Everyone can stay pleased. The military has guaranteed easy access to eastern Miramar. County Supervisor Diane Jacobs worked out the deal. Sycamore West landfill and recycling center keeps its land at the end of West Hills Parkway. And, the new locals will sign up to live close to everything they need to live.
Fun in nearby Santee usually means fishing for catfish in the morning at Santee Lakes, a mile down Mast Boulevard, or listening to a bluegrass line up. Taking a land lot on the edge of Mission Trails might just get a San Diegan into a row boat.
Thinking about the old days is not tough here. It is easy.
Adding a second thousands acres patch to the large park centered south of the 52 gave the park an important splendor. 10,000 acres.
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