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Borrego Springs is located in San Diego County, about 85 miles northeast of the city of San Diego. It is a desert region, with temperatures in the summer reaching well into the 100s during the day, and averaging around 6 inches of rainfall per year. In fact, the record temperature was 121F in June 1996, and it is often listed the hottest place in the United States. Interestingly, during summer extreme heat you can drive down to San Diego and spend the day at the beach and the weather may only be in the 60s, less than 2 hours away!
The local population is around 3000, although during the winter months, many people choose to vacation in Borrego. Because of the heat, considerably less people are willing to spend time there in the summer, so winter is tourist season. For those interested, there is also a small airport, Borrego Valley Airport, which makes it more easily accessible.
Borrego Springs is located within the limits of the the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is the largest state park in the lower 48 states.
Several other interesting facts. The town of Borrego Springs doesn't have any stoplights. Also, the town was never incorporated, and has no mayor or other form of municipal government.