Located about an hour east of San Diego, Julian is located in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Julian’s history goes back to the American gold rush of the 1870s and is famous for the apple festival and wonderful apple pies. As you wander through the town you will truly feel like you have gone back in time. Housing in Julian is as different as a 4,000 square foot craftsman style homes on large lots to small mountaintop homes of less than 1,000 square feet. Living in Julian is a lifestyle choice. Retreat to the mountains for that peace and quiet, and go to work in the city for the work day.