San Ysidro Real Estate
Located immediately north of the international border between the US and Mexico, San Ysidro is a vibrant community which showcases both countries. San Ysidro was annexed by the city of San Diego in 1957, and is connected to San Diego by a narrow city boundary strip 400-feet wide that runs through San Diego Bay, even though National City, Chula Vista, Coronado, and Imperial Beach are all cities that lie between San Diego and San Ysidro.
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The community was named after San Ysidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers and was the site of one of the nation’s first communes, organized by Ellswroth Smythe in 1908. Many of the services provided in San Ysidro include retail shops that sell insurance and other tourist needs for those crossing into Mexico.
Sany Ysidro is where US Interstate 5 crosses into Tijuana, mexico with more than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people entering into the US yearly at this crossing. Most of these are workers commuting from Tijuana to jobs in the greater San Diego area. There is traffic into Mexico as well, with some workers traveling to maquiladoras, or border factories in Tijuana. Besides vehicular traffic, it’s also possible to cross into Mexico by foot for shopping and to catch public transportation to other parts of each city.
The fence that separates the two nations at a place called Playas de Tijuana in Mexico, and Border Field State Beach in the US, is a tourist attraction where people go to speak to friends and family members through the fence under the eye of US Border Patrol personnel.