As part of the city of San Diego, Rancho Bernardo is known as master planned community (a carefully planned community built in a previously undeveloped area). Located 20 miles northeast of Downtown, its made up of several small communities surrounded by rolling hills and canyons. You’ll definitely get the feel of the country here, with panoramic mountain views in the backdrop and plenty of palm trees.

Because of the inland location, the weather can be a little warmer in the summer. But at the same time it won’t be as cool as the coastal cities, especially at morning and night. Average high temperatures range from 68° F in January to 89° F in August, while the average lows range from 43° F in January to 63° F in August.

An Upper Middle Class – Middle Aged Community

Approximately 25.92% of residents are between the ages of 45 and 64. This is a high percentage of middle aged people for San Diego overall, but this is also fairly typical for North San Diego communities. The second largest age group in Rancho Bernardo is children and teenagers, with approximately 22.62% of residents younger than 20 years old.

Based on average annual income, more than half of Rancho Bernardo’s the residents are fall into the upper middle class or wealthy classifications. Approximately 35.5% of residents fall into the upper middle class bracket, with an annual income between $75,000 and $150,000. And approximately 20.3% of Rancho Bernardo’s residents live in a household earning an annual income over $150,000.

A Peaceful Place with So Much to Offer

The Rancho Bernardo community is the northern most part of the City of San Diego and has a central location. Just south of Lake Hodges off of Interstate 15, the community is made up of nearly 6,500 acres. Overall there are 7 distinct communities, each with their own style and distinct character – shopping, boutiques, crafts and dining – a place where new restaurants always seem to be popping up!

Depending on exactly where you are, you could have a 30-minute drive to the coast or 30-40 minutes to Downtown San Diego. On the other hand, you have a different world to the north and east, with easy access to rural, country-side locations like Poway, Ramona, Temecula all within 15-20 minutes. Rancho Bernardo is very accessible to freeways (I-15 and highway 56), making for a quick drive to the coast or any other area.

The area is also home to the corporate headquarters of Sony and also a major business park that employs more than 50,000 workers. Companies here include Broadcom, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Teradata, LSI Corporation, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman.

With low crime, the area has been a historically safe place. It is serviced by the highly acclaimed Poway Unified School District and includes 9 public schools in the immediate area. There is a strong sense of community here and a distinct suburban feel.

You’ll find great shopping centers like the Rancho Bernardo Town Center, Westwood Shopping Center and The Plaza Shopping Center. The Bernardo Winery is the oldest family owned/operated winery in Southern California (est. in 1889), and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Golf courses include the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course, the Oaks North Executive Golf Course, Stoneridge Country Club, and the Bernardo Heights Country Club.

The Rancho Bernardo Community Park hosts events like “RB ALIVE!” a street fair/carnival and a popular annual summer attraction. There’s also an abundance of hiking trails to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and the neighboring community of Poway offers plenty of horse stables and riding trails.

The Aurora Behavioral Health Care Psychiatric Center is located here and the Pomerado Hospital is just 2.6 miles away, while the Palomar Medical Center is only 7.2 miles away. All the major San Diego hospitals and medical facilities are within 22 miles of Rancho Bernardo.

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