Central Escondido is a neighborhood in Escondido, Calif., which is north of San Diego. Major roads in the area include Ronald Packard Parkway, San Pasqual Valley Road and Escondido Freeway. Neighborhood residents can travel throughout the city via car, train or bus. 

The Escondido History Center is located in the middle of the neighborhood. The Escondido History Society, which runs the center, was founded in 1965 and the museum opened years later in 1976. The society offers museum tours and adult classes, including blacksmithing and wheelwright. You can also take a tour, organized by the History Society, of historic parts of the Central Escondido neighborhood. 

The Escondido Public Library provides the community with access to literature and classes. Children can learn chess, do arts and crafts, and participate in sing-a-longs. Adults may use the library as a resource for job hunting or literacy training.

Felicita Village Shopping Center is located on the south side of the neighborhood, and the County Corner Shopping Center is in the north. The former is a great spot for picking up clothes or home goods, while the latter is a good place to get groceries. 

The California Center for the Arts has a location in Central Escondido. Head over to see a show, view work by local artists or take a class.