Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California on the international border with Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. It has a population of 41,000 and is located about 120 miles east of San Diego and 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.
Calexico has a bright future and unlimited potential. The City is an ethnically and culturally rich and diverse community, located on the border between California and Mexico. It capitalizes on the trade, commerce, culture and energy that comes with its unique status as an International gateway City.
The staff, City Manager and City Council are committed to a clean, attractive, and safe community; to the delivery of excellent municipal services; to high quality facilities and infrastructure; to the creation of a prosperous local economy; and to provide a responsible open and transparent City government.
Calexico is one of California's best kept secrets. A delightful blend of American and Mexican cultures, Calexico's small-town lifestyle, combined with its convenient proximity to the metropolitan areas of Mexicali and San Diego, make it a great place to live.
Calexico's climate is sunny year-round, and offers little to inhibit outdoor recreation. Golfing, water sports, hunting, fishing and hiking are all available in the immediate area, and the beautiful beaches of San Diego and Baja California are easily accessible for day trips or fun-filled vacations. Just across the border, Mexicali is a cultural and entertainment center offering ample opportunity for fine dining, theatre, music and more.