Just 50 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border, the city of Calipatria is one of the fastest-growing communities in Southern California. Full of small-town atmosphere, friendliness, and multicultural amenities, people from all walks of life are enjoying the experience of searching for Calipatria apartments for rent. With its convenient location, residents here can enjoy a short drive to many larger cities like Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego as well. A young city, the average age of a resident here is around 33, according to City-Data. Because of all of the exciting options residents can have here, the city has seen a near 6 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010.
The history of the city dates back to its incorporation in 1918. One of most well-known features of the city is it's flagpole - which is the tallest one that is flown at sea level - at 184 feet. The flag is also a symbol of the city's mission to be a community that is open to all - as the banner is dedicated to "good neighborliness." According to 2010 information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to more than 7,700 residents. At just under four miles in land area, the city is densely populated and small in size, but more than makes up for it in friendliness and civic-minded way of life.
One of the biggest events in Calipatria is the Citrus Festival, a weekend event held in the winter than includes carnival rides, vending tables from citrus farmers, seasonal fruit displays, a beer garden and fresh-fruit margaritas, live music and dancing. This festival put on by the local chamber of commerce is something that many Calipatria residents can look forward to every year.
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