Since the 1960’s, the manicured grass, majestic trees and welcoming facilities of the Escondido Country Club have provided beauty and value to create one of the most treasured neighborhoods in Escondido.

In August 2013, the Escondido City Council unanimously declared the 110 acres of land as a dedicated open space.  In November 2014, the land owner, a Beverly Hills developer who wanted to build a massive housing development on the property, was shot down by Escondido voters in a 61% land-slide, declaring that Escondido does not want a 430 unit housing development.

Now entering Phase 3 of our journey, determining how the land will be used.  For more information, please email:

Thank you for taking the time to help build a better Escondido.


Thanks for your suggestions

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We want to thank all our supporters who responded to ECCHO's Property 

Suggestion Form.

This information is currently being reviewed by the ECCHO Board of 

Directors. The results of the community's responses will be shared with 

ECCHO supporters and our District 2 Councilman, John Masson.

John Masson will forward this information on to the City Council.

Thanks Again to all those who participated.

Mike Slater,

ECCHO President

Reminder: Property Suggestions

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A gentle reminder that December 31st is fast approaching and we'll need to gather all suggestion forms, so they can be evaluated in the new year. If you're planning on sending a property suggestion form, please send it by December 31st or sooner. For your convenience, you can submit your form to or request a blank form.

Thanks to everyone who have already sent in your suggestions.

Happy Holiday's to all of our friends and neighbors!

Tonight's Community Meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thanks to everyone that attended tonight's Community Meeting at Life Church.  In Phase Three of our journey, we want to help plan the future of our green space.   We do not own the property, but the voters of Escondido have spoken, and they don't want 430 houses built on the 110 acres of green space.

After the meeting, several people asked what exactly is a focus group.  Here's a brief definition:

"A focus group is a form of research in which a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards an idea.  Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members."

Our goal is to flush out the best ideas by discussing the ideas with your neighbors.  If you haven't already come forward, please let us know if you would like to lead such a group or participate in the discussion.  The groups we have in mind are approximately 8 - 15 people, and will meet at the leader's home or a member of the group.

If you'd like the suggestion form, so you can type in your ideas, then please send an email to and we'll be happy to send the form to you.  Please feel free to type directly into this form, then send it back to us in an email.  Remember, we would like to receive all suggestions by December 31st, so that we can begin the new year, with new ideas.  We're aware that many of you would still like a golf course on the property; feel free to note that, too.

More information to follow.  Thanks neighbors!


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