Apartments for Rent in El Centro, CA(show city information)
Situated in the Imperial Valley, El Centro is a large city located about 10 minutes from the Mexico border, and about 15 minutes north of Mexicali, Baja California. This fast-growing industrial and commercial region is in the southwestern corner of California, about 110 miles east of San Diego. The city is situated in the Colorado Desert and is close to the popular Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, which consists of three sections. The North Algodones Dunes Wilderness is for hiking and horseback riding, closed to mechanized traffic. Other sections are open for OHV use.
El Centro is a growing community with plenty to offer, including a vibrant downtown area and a wide variety of festivals and events, such as the El Centro Music Festival and Fireworks Show, the Mardi Gras Light Parade and Street Festival, and Grito de Independencia and Taco Cook-Off. The nearby Naval Air Facility El Centro is home to the annual Blue Angels flight maneuvering event, and the nearby Salton Sea (30 miles north) and the Colorado River (50 miles east) provide opportunities for water sports. Rent your El Centro apartment now and start enjoying this dynamic desert city.