El Centro Apartments for Rent
Sunset on the Salton Sea (Photo by PositiveLight)
Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge (Photo by BirdImages)
Desert Sand Dune (Photo by AnaPhelps)
A gorgeous desert landscape, filled with sandy dunes and endless sky … or a richly fertile agricultural area blooming with lush farmland? Believe it or not, you can enjoy both when you rent an apartment in El Centro, California. El Centro is located in the southeastern corner of California, about 10 minutes north of the Mexico border.
The desert terrain of the Imperial Valley (most of which is well below sea level) receives the most sunlight of any other place in the US during the winter months, and summer temperatures reach well over 100 degrees. The valley averages about 2.93 inches of rain per year and is considered the nation’s southernmost desert.
Dune buggies are common here, especially with the nearby Sand Dunes Recreation Area to explore. But El Centro, even with its desert location, is among the top 10 counties in the nation for agriculture with production exceeding $1 billion annually. Water is diverted from the Colorado River via canals, and farmers are able to divert the water from the canals for irrigation purposes. And with the Colorado River to the east and the Salton Sea to the west, you can dust yourself off from exploring the sand dunes and head out to enjoy water sports – year-round.
El Centro is a busy city with a terrific downtown district for shopping and dining, and nearby Mexicali, Mexico features museums, theaters, and a zoo. In addition to agriculture and tourism, El Centro is an emerging commercial center. Check out El Centro apartments for rent and find your place in this dynamic city.