The area has excellent schools, beautiful golf courses, numerous sports facilities, saddle clubs, shopping centers, major banks, movie theaters, restaurants, office complexes, public libraries, parks, a reservoir, and hiking trails. Attractions include the exotic African and Asian animals of the 2,200-acre San Diego Wild Animal Park, dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. Escondido's Heritage Row presents a century of history. Famous orchestra leader Lawrence Welk has a resort bearing his name. North County Inland is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to live!