Welcome to Salton City!
Salton City is already home to over 3,700, up almost 1,000 since the last U.S. census! And there are several growing smaller towns and communities nearby. Highway 86 is a major divided highway that connects Interstate Highway 10 and Interstate Highway 8. It is one of the most important highways for international commerce between Mexico and the United States and it runs through Salton City!
About Salton City
In 1958, M. Penn Phillips Co. mapped out a community on the west shore of the Salton Sea; they called it Salton City. Salton City currently has 2,000+ homes and there are some 1,000 new homes under construction; the city is exploding with growth. Salton City is one of the last cities to develop in the valley. All the streets are paved and utilities are in place, just waiting for some smart investors.
If you own land in Salton City, you should hold on to it and buy more. Once the 19,000 Lots are built, the cost of developing new Lots will be higher than the amount it will cost you to purchase a Lot now. With the high demand for housing in Southern California, affordable land is beyond reach for many Californians. Salton City gives the investor a chance to buy land and homes at a low price with room to grow.
The main street of Salton City is MARINA DRIVE which does a “horse shoe” through the whole city and once passing the Highway 86, turns into the S-22. A brand new GAS STATION, SHOPPING-CENTER, TRUCK STOP, and CASINO have opened recently!
Salton City Already Has…
- Grocery Store
- Dollar Store
- Post Office
- Sheriff’s Station
- Restaurants and Bars
- New CASINO
- Auto Repair!
- Community Parks and pool
- Beauty Shop
- Elementary and High School
- Medical and Dental Clinics
- Senior Citizen’s Center
- AMPM & Casino Gas Stations
- Boat Launch Facilities and Marina
- RV Park
- Truck Stop
- Jack in the Box
- Consignment Stores
- Even a Chamber of Commerce!
Over 150,000 people visit the Salton Sea each year and visitation is on the increase. Popular activities include boating, bird watching, waterskiing, fishing, jet skiing, hiking, camping and off-roading.
Salton City is located 130 miles North East of San Diego, 142 miles South East of Los Angeles and 78 miles as the crow flies to the Colorado River. If you travel south on Highway 86 from Palm Springs/Indio/Coachella, you will pass through thousands of acres of GROVES, VINEYARDS, and ORCHARDS in the booming Coachella Valley. If you travel North on Highway 86 from El Centro/Brawley, you will see the fertile Imperial Valley — a major supplier of fresh produce to California and the world.
Because of the sea’s low altitude, atmospheric pressure improves speed boat & ski boat engine performance, which makes the Salton Sea one of Southern California’s most popular boating areas. The sea has high buoyancy that makes sailing and kayaking a breeze.
For those outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy nature, there are over 2,000 campsites located around the shores of the Salton Sea. Some campsites offer all the amenities (water, showers, restrooms, paved parking, full hook-ups, electric and sewer), but the majority of campsites are for those who don’t mind “roughing it” – more primitive with limited amenities.
The areas around Salton City are perfect for your off-roading needs! Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California with Five-hundred miles of dirt roads, perfect for off-roading and motorcycle riding.
One of the best areas for bird watching in Southern California is the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The Salton Sea has one of the most diverse bird species of any NWR. More than 375 birds have been recorded in the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley regions. The Salton Sea is a vital link in the Pacific flyway, as birds migrate along this coastal corridor. It is ranked the second highest birding area in the nation, second only to the Texas Gulf Coast.