Calexico is located in the southern part of the state of California and a city and port of entry in Imperial County. It sits along the southern end portion of the Imperial Valley and was separated from Mexicali in Mexico, which is then being reinforced by a steel fence that was built. The area where the present-day Calexico stands were founded in 1900 and were once a tent town for the Imperial Land Company. The area was then developed to become a trade and shipping center, as well as a port of entry, and some light manufacturing, but is considered transnational tourism as its principal economic mainstay. All-American Canal is located near the city’s limits, wherein it serves as the irrigation of the valley. The city’s name was a combination of the names California and Mexico, just like Mexicali. The city’s name is a blend of Mexico and California. Vacationers stop by this sparse suburban city for its beautiful churches, scrumptious food choices, and scenic parks. Must-see churches include the Cedes Comunidad Cristiana, Imperial Valley Chinese Baptist, Sendero De La Cruz, and Testigos De Jehova. Calexico is nestled around 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona and 120 miles east of San Diego. More than 39,900 people live in the city, and around 53% of them own their residence. Calexico’s median home value is $182,900, which is close to the national average of $184,700.
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