San Diego River flowing through the lush greenery of Santee, set against rolling hills under clear skies.

Welcome to Santee, California

Experience Nature, Community, and Growth

About Santee

Santee, California, is a vibrant city nestled in the heart of San Diego County, where the beauty of nature meets the conveniences of urban living. Renowned for its scenic landscapes, the city boasts the serene San Diego River, rolling hills, and abundant green spaces, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike.

The community spirit in Santee is palpable, with residents coming together for a variety of events, cultural programs, and recreational activities that strengthen the bonds within the community. This strong sense of belonging and engagement is a cornerstone of life in Santee.

Economically, Santee presents a dynamic environment with diverse opportunities ranging from retail and services to manufacturing and green technology. The city’s strategic location, robust infrastructure, and supportive business climate make it an attractive place for entrepreneurs and established businesses looking to thrive.

Santee is deeply committed to sustainable living, integrating green initiatives and practices throughout the city to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for its residents. The blend of urban amenities and natural beauty, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to development, makes Santee a unique and desirable place to live, work, and play.

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Living in Santee

Resident Resources

Santee offers a variety of essential services to ensure the well-being and convenience of its residents:

  • Waste Collection: Regular and recycling waste collection schedules, guidelines for proper disposal, and special waste management services can be found here.
  • Water Services: Information on water conservation, billing and services, and emergency water issues is available here.
  • Public Safety: Resources for emergency services, local law enforcement contacts, and community safety programs can be accessed here.

These links serve as a gateway to the services that keep our community clean, hydrated, and safe.


Santee is home to a diverse range of educational institutions, from public schools to specialized programs, catering to the developmental and academic needs of our community:

  • Public Schools: Details on local elementary, middle, and high schools, including enrollment, programs, and activities, can be found here.
  • Higher Education: Information on nearby colleges and universities offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs is available here.
  • Specialized Programs: For those interested in vocational training, adult education, and special education resources, click here.

Our educational landscape is designed to provide opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth.

Personal Stories & Experiences

Healthcare & Wellness

Santee prioritizes the health and wellness of its residents with a comprehensive network of healthcare facilities and wellness programs:

  • Local Healthcare Facilities: A list of hospitals, clinics, and specialty medical services in and around Santee can be found here.
  • Wellness Programs: Explore community wellness programs, fitness classes, and health education seminars designed to promote a healthy lifestyle here.
  • Mental Health Resources: Access support services, counseling, and mental health programs here.

These resources ensure that comprehensive healthcare and wellness support are readily available to all residents, contributing to a healthy and vibrant community.

Visiting Santee

Santee welcomes visitors with its blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and vibrant local culture. Whether you’re here for adventure, relaxation, or a taste of our community, Santee has something for everyone.

Explore Santee

Dive into the heart of Santee with our guide to the city’s must-visit spots:

  • Parks and Trails: Discover Santee’s extensive network of parks and trails, perfect for hiking, biking, and outdoor leisure. Favorites include Santee Lakes, Mast Park, and the Walker Preserve Trail. For more information, click here.
  • Shopping Districts: Experience the local flavor in Santee’s shopping districts, from the Santee Trolley Square to quaint boutiques and markets. Details here.
  • Historic Sites: Uncover Santee’s rich history by visiting landmarks and historic sites that tell the story of our city. Learn more here.


Find the perfect place to stay in Santee, with options to suit every preference and budget:

  • Hotels: Choose from a range of hotels offering comfort, convenience, and excellent service. For a list of hotels, click here.
  • Inns and B&Bs: For a cozier stay, consider one of Santee’s charming inns or bed and breakfasts. Details here.
  • Campgrounds: Immerse yourself in nature by camping at one of the scenic spots around Santee. Find out more here.


Santee’s culinary scene offers a delightful mix of dining options, from casual eateries to gourmet experiences:

  • Local Restaurants: Savor the tastes of Santee with a variety of dining choices that cater to all palates, including farm-to-table, international cuisine, and classic American fare. Explore here.
  • Culinary Experiences: Enhance your visit with unique culinary experiences, such as local food markets, wine tastings, and cooking classes. Learn more here.

Embark on a journey through Santee and enjoy the wealth of experiences our city has to offer.

Business & Development

Santee is committed to fostering a vibrant economic environment that supports business growth and innovation. With a focus on sustainability and community, Santee offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses of all sizes.

Economic Development

Santee’s economic landscape is diverse and dynamic, characterized by a supportive community and a strategic location. Here’s what we offer:

  • Business Opportunities: Discover the potential for growth and success in Santee’s thriving commercial sectors, including retail, manufacturing, and green technologies. For more details, click here.
  • Economic Incentives: Learn about Santee’s attractive incentives designed to encourage business investment and expansion, such as tax credits, grants, and financing programs. Information available here.
  • Growth Areas: Explore key areas targeted for economic development and how they align with your business goals. Find out more here.

Santee is dedicated to creating an ecosystem where businesses can flourish and contribute to the community’s prosperity.

he civic processes of permits and regulations and the unique character of Santee, California.

Permits & Regulations

Navigating the regulatory landscape is crucial for business success. Santee provides clear guidance and support to ensure compliance and smooth operations:

  • Building Permits: Understand the requirements for obtaining building permits, including the application process, fees, and inspections. Detailed information can be found here.
  • Zoning Laws: Familiarize yourself with Santee’s zoning regulations to ensure your business location and operations are in compliance. Learn more here.
  • Business Licensing: Discover the steps to obtain a business license in Santee, including necessary documentation and renewal procedures. Click here for guidance.

Santee aims to make the regulatory process as streamlined and transparent as possible, empowering businesses to focus on growth and innovation.


City Council

The Santee City Council is at the heart of our local government, responsible for setting policies, enacting ordinances, and overseeing the city’s overall welfare. Comprised of elected officials, the council works diligently to represent the interests and needs of Santee’s residents.

  • Council Members: Learn more about your city council members, their roles, and how they serve the community here.
  • Meeting Schedules: Stay informed about upcoming city council meetings, including dates, times, and locations. Find the schedule here.
  • Agendas and Minutes: Access detailed agendas for upcoming meetings and review minutes from past meetings to stay up-to-date on city council decisions and discussions here.

The City Council is committed to transparency and encourages public participation to ensure a thriving and inclusive community.


Santee’s city departments are dedicated to providing essential services and support to the community, ensuring a high quality of life for all residents.

  • Public Works: Responsible for maintaining city infrastructure, including roads, parks, and public buildings. More information here.
  • Community Development: Oversees planning, zoning, and development to ensure sustainable growth and preservation of community character. Details here.
  • Public Safety: Works to keep the community safe through law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency response services. Learn more here.
  • Recreation and Parks: Offers a variety of recreational programs, facilities, and park spaces for community enjoyment and health. Find out more here.

Each department plays a vital role in the city’s operations, working together to serve the needs of Santee’s residents and businesses.

Public Notices

Stay informed about important city matters through official public notices. These announcements provide critical information on upcoming public hearings, city planning updates, and other significant community issues.

  • Public Hearing Schedules: Be aware of scheduled public hearings where you can voice your opinions and concerns on matters affecting the community. Schedule and details here.
  • City Planning Updates: Keep up with the latest developments in city planning, including new projects, zoning changes, and urban development plans. Updates available here.
  • Official Announcements: Access other official notices, including election information, ordinance changes, and public service announcements here.

Public notices are an essential part of maintaining an open and transparent government, ensuring that residents are well-informed and engaged in the civic process.

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Santee thrives on the spirit of community involvement and volunteerism. There are numerous opportunities for residents to engage with and contribute to various programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in our city.


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Santee, CA 92071
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