Located 6 miles west of I-15 and approx. 5 miles north of local highway 76, Fallbrook is a rural country town with many equestrian properties, ranches and groves. The majority of the groves in this neighborhood are avocado, and each year the town of Fallbrook hosts an Avocado Festival. The Festival’s celebration of Fallbrook’s heritage as an agricultural community is most visible at the Fallbrook Historical Museum and the Gem & Mineral Museum. During April of each year you can take a tour of the Del Rey Avocado Packing House, view the Fallbrook Airport exhibits. The central role that the avocado plays in our lives of Fallbrook residents is evident in the Festival’s Farmers Market, Agricultural Area, Avocado Culinary Demonstrations, Guacamole Contest, Avocado Ice Cream, Holy Guaca-Moly, the Art of the Avocado Contest, the Avo 500 Children’s Car Race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A wide variety of agricultural displays are also found all along the Festival streets.
If what you are looking for is a peaceful, rural countryside with all the amenities nearby, Fallbrook might just be that place. This community of 43,000 is spread over 127 square miles. A drive around the area reveals active lifestyles. Four golf courses meander through rolling hills within a 10-mile radius of the town center. Many homesites in this neighborhood enjoy magnificent panoramic views.
Sturdy white rail fences mark miles of equestrian trails, adjacent to avocado, lemon, cherimoya and macadamia nut groves, while floppy scarecrows and windmills watch over vegetable gardens in this relaxed, rural environment.
Live Oak Community Park is the hub for all local sports, playgrounds and picnic grounds.
The Fallbrook School District encompasses 7 elementary schools, two are on the base at Camp Pendleton. Potter Junior High and Fallbrook High School. FHS has two alternative schools: Ivy High School and Oasis High School.
The area, previously known as "Vallecitos", (little valley), was renamed "Rainbow Valley" in the late 1880s, after Mr. J.P.M. Rainbow, who bought a homestead there. Local property owners have created the RPOA, which stands for Rainbow Property Owners Association. Each year they host a fundraiser called "Rainbow Days" at the Vallecitos School. Vallecitos School is for K-8.
San Marcos (92069, 92078)
Located in the beautiful foothills of North San Diego County, and home to Cal State San Marcos University, Palomar College and Restaurant Row! The City of San Marcos is located along Highway 78, just west of I-15. This neighborhood is quickly becoming well known as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Furniture Row is a fast-growing area just north of the 78 freeway that offers everything for your home! Dedicated to parks and community services the city recently put into place five new community parks. There are 20 parks throughout the city. This is a fast-growing city that includes the Sprinter light rail system with three stops: Palomar College, the Civic Center and CSUSM.
San Marcos is comprised of two zip codes. 92069 and 92078.
San Elijo Hills, a newer development is in the 92078 zip code, as well as Lake San Marcos.
San Marcos is very centrally located for those looking to be near a hospital or other major health facility. Tri-City Medical Center and Palomar-Pomerado are each just a short drive.
For the outdoor enthusiast there are more than 55 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Each summer the city hosts a Summer Concert Series at Woodland Park.
Schools: San Marcos Unified School District includes eleven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools: San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School.
4S Ranch (92127)
Located in North San Diego County, west of Ranch Peñasquitos and Rancho Bernardo, is the new community of 4S Ranch. Main access roads are Camino Del Norte and Rancho Bernardo Road. Built on 2,900 acres, this new master-planned community gives the feeling of those family-friendly neighborhoods of the past. Surrounding the homes of 4S Ranch are neighborhood schools, a variety of parks, and miles of walking trails.
4S Ranch showcases 4,715 homes clustered around a traditional town center. Architectural designs include California Craftsman, Cottage, Mission, and Ranch style homes. Designed to suit everyone’s needs 4S Ranch presents a variety of housing choices.
Included within the area is a community-wide fiber-optic network, 4S Connect, allowing every homeowner to connect to broadband Internet.
The 265,000-square-foot town center of 4S Ranch, aptly named 4S Commons, offers a wide variety of grocery and retail stores.
4S Ranch is part of the top rated Poway Unified School District and features two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. These include Stone Ranch Elementary, Monterey Ridge Elementary, Oak Valley Middle School and Del Norte High School.
A brand new library, the 4S branch of the San Diego County Library, is now open and includes a host of after school activities and homework resources. 4S Ranch contains a 53-acre area of restaurants, various shops, and professional services. Accessible if you are biking, walking, or driving 4S Ranch will be a community for everyone to enjoy. A new 25-acre community park makes Little League and soccer available, as well as lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, and a Boys and Girls Club. The community also offers 10 miles of scenic trails in the permanently protected wildlife habitat. In fact 1,600 acres of 4S Ranch have already been designated as a permanent wildlife habitat.
Del Sur (92127)
Del Sur in comprised of new homes that have been built starting in 2006. This master planned community was designed to embrace the heritage of San Diego while being quietly nestled in the coastal hills of North County. Surrounded by approx. 1000 acres of open space and 18 miles of hiking trails connecting to Black Mountain, this community is part of the Poway Unified School District and features a Ranch House which is currently open Sunday through Friday noon to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm. New homes are still being built, and model home hours vary by location. Currently there are 18 different floor plans to choose from within 4 different neighborhoods: Madolin, Madeira, Bridgewalk and Pasado. There is a park with a swimming pool located near many homes within each Del Sur neighborhoods.
Schools: Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High School.
Rancho Bernardo (92128 and 92127)
Rancho Bernardo sets the standard for master-planned communities. Although part of the City of San Diego, the ambiance of the community distinguishes Rancho Bernardo from other parts of the county.
Nestled within a valley, and encompassing approx. 7,000 acres, this North County community is home to more than 45,000 residents.
Located along the I-15 from approx. Camino Del Norte up to Pomerado/Highland Valley.
A town plaza contains small businesses including financial services, insurance, attorneys, computer services, real estate, mortgage and escrow companies, high tech and entrepreneurial-type businesses.
Industry giants such as Sony Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, NCR Corporation, SAIC, and Eastman Kodak Co. operate in one of the largest business parks in San Diego.
Rancho Bernardo offers all types of housing from condos and small homes for first time home buyers, to big estate homes. There are also a number of Senior Living communities provide housing opportunities for residents seeking assisted living including The Remington Club, Casa de Las Campanas, Seacrest Village, Oaks North Village. These neighborhoods are less expensive, but require a minimum age of 55 to purchase a home in the community.
Rancho Bernardo is home to four golf courses: Oaks North Golf Course, The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course and Bernardo Heights Country Club.
Rancho Bernardo students attend schools in the Poway Unified School District. Five elementary schools: Chaparral Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Highland Ranch Elementary, Shoal Creek Elementary and Morning Creek Elementary.
Bernardo Heights Middle Schools and Rancho Bernardo High School.
Santaluz, the first phase of Black Mountain Ranch, is located west of 4S Ranch and Rancho Peñasquitos, south of Del Sur and east of Fairbanks Ranch. This upscale community is accessible by Highway 56 and Camino Del Sur.
It is an exquisitely beautiful, gated community situated on 3,800 acres of land that offers 24 hour security. It was designed with 1930s architecture in mind, so there are no sidewalks, but in there place, are meandering gravel paths. There are approx. 850 homes from Casitas to custom estates.
All the foliage is native to the area and 1,500 acres that surrounds the community is preserved and will be untouched land. A special touch is that all the street lights are placed facing the ground, so at night the stars shine brightly.
The Santaluz Club provides its members with the ultimate of luxury and relaxation. It features a 35,000 sf clubhouse, private spas, bars, restaurants, and lounges. The private 18-hole golf course presents a championship course highlighted by panoramic views. Just below the club, sits the 19,000 sf Hacienda which is included both the Golf and Clubhouse & Spa Memberships. The Hacienda includes a casual coffee shop café and poolside grill; a resort-like swimming pool; six tennis courts; fitness center and an indoor basketball court.
Situated towards the back of the community is a baseball field and park, adjoining the untouched, preserved land. There are more than 44 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails within the whole community. Scattered throughout Santaluz are inspiration points, with trails leading to them. This offers a wonderful place to view the gorgeous sunsets or sit under the starry skies.
Santaluz is a part of the Poway Unified School District. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school are in their district. These include Sunset Hills Elementary, Adobe Bluffs Elementary, Black Mountain Middle School and Mt. Carmel High School.
The Crosby (92127)
The Crosby Estate and The Crosby National Golf Course includes 722 acres, 140 villas, 211 semi- custom homes and 92 custom homesites. Six guest builders are building communities within this gated community. The 18-hole par 70 championship private golf course was designed by Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley Design. There is also a 35,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, as well as a Swim and Athletic Club and Tennis Garden.. In addition, there are 190 acres of permanent open space.
Fine architecture, wonderful landscaping and great amenities make The Crosby such a unique residential community. The spectacular golf course surrounded by a gorgeous natural setting combine to create a neighborhood that many just dream about! Located on the east side of Rancho Santa Fe and convenient to both Interstate 5 and Interstate 15.
Communities within the Crosby: Crosby villas, Heritage at The Crosby, Vintage at The Crosby
This gated community has mello-roos as well as HOA dues.
Students in this area would attend schools in Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.
Carmel Mountain Ranch (92128)
Carmel Mountain Ranch is located east of Rancho Peñasquitos, south of Rancho Bernardo, and north of Sabre Springs, along the I-15.
The community is home to over 12,000 residents. Single detached homes make up over half of the housing in the area, with several gated communities spread throughout Carmel Mountain Ranch. Over 5,300 single homes, apartments, and condominiums exist in the community. The hills and mesas offer beautiful views of San Diego.
Carmel Mountain Plaza is the center of the community. The plaza features a restaurant row with several popular chains including Marie Callendars, Islands, Claim Jumper, Olive Garden and more. This convenient shopping center also features Reading Cinemas, and numerous retail stores including Sports Authority, Barnes & Noble, Sears, and many others. Costco and Home Depot also have store locations adjacent to the plaza.
Carmel Mountain Ranch is part of the Poway Unified School District with children attending Highland Ranch and Shoal Creek Elementary Schools, Meadowbrook or Bernardo Heights Middle Schools and Rancho Bernardo High School. Students West of the 15 may attend Mt Carmel High.
This community features top-rated Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club.
Sabre Springs (92128)
Sabre Springs lies north of Scripps Ranch, west of the City of Poway, south of Carmel Mountain Ranch. Interstate 15 is directly west of Sabre Springs, with Ted Williams Parkway running just north of the community. Home to over 10,000 residents. The rolling landscape of the area provides quiet neighborhoods and exquisite views.
Sabre Springs has a number of community parks for various activities. To the south, Miramar Lake includes areas for hiking and fishing. To the west, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve provides open space for residents to enjoy nature in San Diego. The Carmel Mountain Ranch / Sabre Springs Public Recreation Center comes equipped with indoor and outdoor basketball courts, softball fields, and areas for relaxing picnics.
The area includes two shopping centers and a business park.
Residents of Sabre Springs enjoy some of the newest housing in North County San Diego. Housing options include condominiums, town houses, apartments, and single-family homes. A flow of new developments constantly provide the area with fresh housing opportunities. Sabre Springs offers housing choices for first-time buyers to those looking for more space.
Belmont Village hosts senior citizens in a plush, assisted living environment. Amenities include an on-site salon, library, and private guestrooms.
Sabre Springs is part of the top-rated Poway Unified School District. Students attend Creekside Elementary, Morning Creek Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School and Mt Carmel High School.
Rancho Penasquitos (92129)
Rancho Peñasquitos is a master-planned community located in North San Diego County that is home to more than 52,000 residents. It is located just south of Rancho Bernardo, west of Interstate 15, and north of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. The community lays claim to an area of approximately 10,000 acres including Black Mountain Regional Park, with just over half of the land being used for housing.
Reaching to over 1,500 ft above the surrounding area, the most distinctive landmark in the community is Black Mountain. The rolling landscape and mesas provide privacy and a sense of peace for the residents of each neighborhood. The photo on our web site you see here is taken from the trailhead at Black Mountain Preserve.
Peñasquitos locals enjoy ample areas of parkland and open space, providing opportunities to bask in the beautiful San Diego weather. In addition to the residential development, the community includes several town centers for commerce.
Development of housing tracts began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The decade following, larger stucco homes expanded the number of neighborhoods in Peñasquitos. Development continues spreading today, with a variety of housing options available. Neighborhoods vary from middle-class to upscale with choices from condos and townhomes to custom homes.
Resident school children are a part of the acclaimed Poway Unified School District. Students in the area attend Rolling Hills Elementary School, Black Mountain Middle and Mt. Carmel High School.
Several parks and recreation centers are spread throughout the community offering adult sports leagues and recreation, as well. The Rancho Peñasquitos Branch of the San Diego Public Library sponsors cultural events.
Torrey Highlands (92129)
Torrey Highlands is located directly west of Rancho Peñasquitos, east of Pacific Highlands Ranch, and right off of Highway 56. The community claims just over 1,100 acres. Torrey Highlands is under a great deal of construction, but hopes to become a very close-knit and family-oriented community. The hub of Torrey Highlands is a 90,000 square foot village center featuring Albertsons Supermarket, Golf Etc., Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, and other retail stores and restaurants. In addition, a new business center Plaza 56 will provide space for medical firms, biotechnology firms, along with companies in other industries. The community showcases a wide variety of single homes, apartments, and condominiums from middle-class to choices for the affluent. The area is limited to just over 2,600 housing units in accordance with the approved community plan.
Torrey Highlands' location offers residents opportune access to San Diego's numerous attractions. Many biking and hiking trails exist in the area, along with other open spaces for outdoor pleasure.
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve and Torrey Highlands Dog Park are popular spots for residents in the community to enjoy the outdoors.
Residents in this area attend Los Penasquitos Elementary, Canyon View Elementary, Black Mountain or Mesa Verde Middle School, and Westview High School.
Scripps Ranch (92131)
Located off of Interstate 15, Scripps Ranch boasts mid to higher end homes with condos starting in the low $300Ks to million dollar lake view homes! Scripps Ranch offers homes in safe, quiet residential neighborhoods. Most of the housing resembles modern suburban styles of upper-middle class homes. Scripps Ranch contains affluent neighborhoods with large, expensive homes. The community also offers housing of all types, including single-family homes, condos, and apartments.Easy freeway and commuting access, Scripps Ranch High School, and Lake Miramar with a 5-mile walking/biking trail are some of the highlights of this great community.
Scripps Ranch has grown into a flourishing community where over 10,600 families reside. The Scripps Ranch Marketplace is the central point of the community with grocery stores, restaurants, and other small businesses.
Scripps Ranch contains numerous industrial parks for businesses of all types. From high tech to clothing manufacturers, a broad range of firms in all industries operate here. Scripps Poway Parkway is the commercial hub and also features some top department stores such as Costco, Kohls and Staples. Old Scripps Ranch offers a unique neighborhood with homes surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Homes along the hills of Scripps Ranch enjoy views of Lake Miramar, the hot air balloons flying over Mira Mesa and Carmel Valley as well as views to the ocean on a clear day!
Students attend schools in the San Diego School District including several elementary schools, Thurgood Marshall Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School.
Mira Mesa (92126)
If you have lived in San Diego for a long time, you almost always will meet people who live in Mira Mesa, or who have lived in Mira Mesa. This centrally located neighborhood, set just between the 805 and 15 freeways, seems to be the perfect starter town. It is affordable and offers a great location with easy access to all parts of San Diego County. With an easy commute to Sorrento Valley and Mission Valley, as well as downtown, just a few miles down the I-5. Mira Mesa Boulevard has EVERYTHING you could ever want in shopping and dining, and you are still just a short drive to one of San Diego's most beautiful beaches: La Jolla or Torrey Pines!
Residents of Mira Mesa have easy freeway access, wonderful canyon views, great hiking in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, as well as a good mix of commercial and residential allowing many residents to live just a short distance from their places of employment. Home prices range from mid $200Ks to the high $500Ks. Mira Mesa is a very unique and diverse community. Mira Mesa is home to over 70,000 residents.
Many biotechnology and high technology companies also operate in the community.
Located in the City of San Diego and under the San Diego Unified School District. Miramar College is also located on the east end of Mira Mesa.
Poway has something for everyone! This "city in the country" allows you to hike, or ride your horse on one of 30 trails, or see a Broadway musical in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Old Poway Park offers weekend train rides, a farmers market every Saturday, shops and a museum. Lake Poway has fishing, paddle boats, playgrounds, campgrounds, summer concerts, and also has an archery range. Numerous equestrians use the trails along Lake Poway and ride to Ramona, near the base of Mt. Woodson. Iron Mountain, located at the end of Poway Road, offers the hiker and horseback rider numerous trails to explore the east end of Poway. Also, in the city you can find street fairs, a rodeo, and many other festivals throughout the year.
While independent from the City of San Diego, the City of Poway is connected to areas, such as Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Penasquitos via the renowned Poway Unified School District (PUSD). The PUSD is consistently ranked among the top public schools in California. Even if you do not have school age children, the PUSD helps to keep home values up and adds to the desirability of the area. The PUSD serves the following communities: Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs, Rancho Penasquitos, 4S Ranch and Santa Fe Valley.
Poway also has a state-of-the-art library, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Community Center, great trails for hiking, mountain biking in Blue Sky Ecological Reserve and Sycamore Canyon. The Poway Sportsplex is the hub for athletics with numerous fields for baseball, softball, hockey and more. Many high-tech businesses find Poway to be a central location. The area of Scripps Poway Parkway is a highly desirable business park location!
Looking to buy in Ramona? The Valley of the Sun! Also known as The Gateway to the Mountains! This is a wonderful family community with condos to huge ranches. Located between Highway 67 and Highway 78, several thousand people pass thru the town of Ramona every weekend on their way to Julian for the snow or apple pie! Ramona has grown considerably over the years, yet is still feels like a small country town. Many people move to Ramona to get away from the city, have a little room to roam. Home prices start in the mid $200Ks. Many people live in an HOA development called San Diego Country Estates which features almost 2000 homes with two community pools, two equestrian facilities, golf course w/clubhouse, miles of trails and a rural country neighborhood setting. Lot sizes in this community are approx. .5-acre. In "town" you will find many more developments, but Ramona is predominantly custom built homes with good sized parcels.
Ramona is the perfect town to get away from it all. You can have your horses and livestock in almsot any neighborhood of this country town. You can go hiking on the miles of trails from Barnett Ranch, or climb to the top of Mt Woodson! Iron Mountain is also just a short distance away, as well as many hikes to the north in Julian and Cuyamaca. If golfing is what you enjoy, there are two wonderful courses in Ramona: Mt Woodson and San Diego Country Estates.
Ramona is one of the oldest established communities in San Diego County and has become a magnet for Antique shops in the past few years. This phenonomen has caused many to call Ramona the Antique Capital of San Diego County. Although most business are family-owned there are a few chains such as Albertsons, Stater Bros, and Kmart.
Ramona Unified School District encompasses five elementary schools, one middle school and Ramona High School, home of the Bulldogs.
Santa Ysabel (92070)
Located just north of Ramona and just before you hit Julian, this quiet little town is home to the famous Dudley's Bakery. There are great hiking trails located in this neighborhood. Santa Ysabel is now home to a casino as well! There are some beautiful ranch homes in this area with home sales ranging from $100K to over $800K.
Students in the area attend Spencer Valley Elementary which is K-8.
Vista (92081, 92083, 92084)
Vista consists of 3 zip codes: 92081, 92083 and 92084 and encompasses the areas between San Marcos and Oceanside and Northeast of Carlsbad. Located both north and south of Highway 78. The area encompasses almost 12,000 acres and approx. 100,000 residents. Vista offers both traditional neighborhood developments as well as rural areas where people are able to house livestock and horses. There are also two local training stables for the equestrian enthusiasts.
The Vista Parks and Community Services Department operates a total of 15 community parks that includes theaters, museums, recreation centers, picnic grounds, athletic fields and specialty sports parks. In the recent book, “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family”, Vista was voted #7 of the 50 best cities in the nation. With an average of 340 days of sunshine a year, its only natural that fun and recreation should dominate Vista’s style of life.
Home to Wave Waterpark and Boomers for family fun, as well as two great golf courses: Shadowridge Country Club and Vista Valley Country Club. The local business park is home to over 800 businesses. Take in a little history while touring two original adobe homes: Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and Rancho Guajome Adobe. Guajome Regional Park has miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and camping.
The Vista Unified School District is comprised of 15 elementary schools, four middle schools as well as Rancho Buena Vista High School and Vista High School.
Valley Center (92082)
With more than 21,000 acres of agricultural land, Valley Center is hub in San Diego County for flowers, groves and produce. This rural neighborhood is considered the avocado capital! Home to famous Bates Nut Farm where thousands of locals gather from September thru December for pumpkins, Christmas trees and holiday fun. Woods Valley, an 18-hole golf course, is surrounded by a beautiful neighborhood of newer homes. There are two casinos in the area: Harrah’s Rincon and Valley View. Enjoy fishing and hiking at nearby Lake Wohlford. Located approx. 1 hour from downtown San Diego, and approx. 20 minutes from the central area of Escondido.
Valley Center has three elementary schools: Abiline, West and Wheatland, Valley Center Middle School and Valley Center High School.
Warner Springs (92086)
Warner Springs is a small unincorporated community in northern San Diego County, California. It is associated with two National Historic Landmarks, the Oak Grove Butterfield Stage Station and the Warner's Ranch. This quaint town is also near the Palomar Observatory and Warner Springs Ranch. Home prices start around $100K and go up to $500K.
Nestled in the rolling foothills of Palomar Mountain, within a one-and-a-half hour drive from downtown San Diego, lies a legendary resort - The historic Warner Springs Ranch, established in 1844, has been serving up western hospitality to travelers since the days of the old west Butterfield Overland Stage Coach.
The Pacific Crest Trail angles through Warner Springs Ranch and is great for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. This trail stretches from the Mexican border to the Canadian borders.
The Warner Springs Community Park is growing to include a baseball and softball batting cage, basketball court, playground area, sand volleyball court, barbeque areas, sidewalks, and other improvements.
Residents of the area attend Warner Springs Elementary, and Warner Springs Middle/High School.
Pala is a small rural community nestled in the foothills of North San Diego County northeast of Fallbrook and north of Valley Center. Home to Pala Casino Spa and Resort on Pala Indian Reservation, which encompasses over 12,000 acres.
Pala was originally known for its mineral resources including tourmaline and gold. Gregory Canyon is a proposed site for a landfill project. The photo seen here is from Gregory Canyon.
Students attend Vivian Banks Charter School, or other schools within the Fallbrook and Bonsall School District.
Home prices range from $200K to $600K.
Pauma Valley (92061)
Home to the prestigious Pauma Valley Country Club. This famous golf course and gated neighborhood is soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Set in the San Luis Rey River Valley this neighborhood is rich in history and retains the identity of Old California. The golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. Located approximately 50 miles northeast of San Diego, the membership in the Club is made up of professional business men and women from various industries who share a desire for a quiet and peaceful way of living.
Pauma Valley also has its own airport. Located at the base of Palomar Mountain, this airport is located in a beautiful rural valley that is protected from much of the natural wind and weather. The valley is wide & provides easy access to the 3000 ft. runway. There are twenty hangars and ample tie down areas.
Pauma is also home to Casino Pauma. Home prices range from the mid $100ks to approx. $1M for a home in the gated community on the golf course.
Students attend Pauma Elementary School which is K-8 and Valley Center High School.