East San Diego County offers some of the finest scenery in the U.S. In addition, the weather is consistently superb. The East County Visitor's Bureau calls the area "The Sunny Side of San Diego."
A U.S. government survey once declared that Alpine's climate is the best in the nation. The town slogan became, "Best Climate in the U.S.A. by Government Report"
East County is home to various eco-systems, possible the most diverse in the U.S. Within minutes, one can drive from a pine-infested forest to a desert setting with huge rock formations.
With a population of about 18,000, Alpine is considered the be either the hum of, or the jumping off venue for East County.
Alpine offers an array of interesting and intriguing businesses. In addition, 38 restaurants operate in the community.
Crossing Interstate 8 in the northern section of Alpine, you will find Viejas Casino Resort and Outlet. A little further east is the Golden Acorn casino.
Also, you will find Descanso, Guatay, Pine Valley, Lake Morena and Campo all just east of Alpine.