Located in the northern suburbs of San Diego, CA 92129, Rancho Penasquitos (also known as PQ) is a vibrant and growing community that is popular with families, young professionals, and retirees alike. With its warm climate, scenic beauty, and proximity to every that everything that urban San Diego has to offer, Rancho Penasquitos is a great place to call home.


Rancho Penasquitos has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. This makes it an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, who can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and golfing. The city receives an average of 290 sunny days per year, which provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.


According to the US Census Bureau, Rancho Penasquitos has a population of about 64,000 people. The city has a diverse population, with a mix of families, young professionals, and retirees. The city has a relatively high median household income, and a low poverty rate, which has made it a popular destination for those who are looking for a high quality of life.

Crime and Safety

Rancho Penasquitos is a relatively safe city, with a low crime rate compared to other cities in California. The city has a dedicated police force, and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department provides additional law enforcement services. In addition, Rancho Penasquitos has a community-oriented policing program, which encourages residents to work with law enforcement to keep the city safe.

Outdoor Activities

The city is home to the Los Penasquitos Canyon Reserve, which is a popular destination for hiking and picnicking. The park features scenic trails and picnic areas, and is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the California countryside.

The  2,352 acres Black Mountain Open Space Park is also nearby for great hiking. The major attraction of the park is the 1,554-foot summit of Black Mountain, which provides 360-degree views of the surrounding area with ocean views to the west, mountain views to the north and east, and views of downtown San Diego to the south.

Rancho Penasquitos is also home to Christmas Card Lane, a holiday tradition at 9190 Oviedo St, San Diego, CA 92129.

Shopping and Restaurants

Rancho Penasquitos offers a variety of shopping options for residents, including:

  • Major Retail: Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Nearby Carmel Mountain Plaza has Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Marshalls, Ross, Barnes & Noble, Michaels and Pier 1 (11602-12174 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92130)
  • Nearby 4S Commons Town Center (10511-10543 4S Commons Dr, San Diego, CA 92127)
  • Groceries: Albertsons, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s
  • Restaurants and Coffee Shops


Rancho Penasquitos has a strong educational system, with several public and private schools. This makes it a great place for families who want to provide their children with a high-quality education. The city is home to several public schools that are part of the Poway Unified School District, which is widely regarded as one of the best school districts in California.


Rancho Penasquitos, a community in San Diego C has a strong job market, with a wide range of opportunities for those who are looking for work. The city is home to several major employers, including technology companies, healthcare providers, and retail businesses. In addition, Rancho Penasquitos is conveniently located near downtown San Diego, which is a hub for the technology, biotech, and financial industries.

The North San Diego Association of Realtors Homedex Report and the California Association of Realtors both show that Rancho Penasquitos’s housing market is strong, with prices rising steadily in recent years. The median home sales price in Rancho Penasquitos is $1,255,000 as of December 2022.

Retirement Communities in Rancho Penasquitos

The Junipers – a new 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos is currently under construction.

Nearby Rancho Penasquitos San Diego 55+ homes for Sale

Also check out nearby Del Sur San Diego 55+ Homes For Sale at Auberge at Del Sur and Avante at Del Sur and Rancho Bernardo 55+ Homes For Sale

Homes for sale in Rancho Penasquitos

This is the total number of listed homes for sale in Rancho Penasquitos:

Single Story Homes For Sale in Rancho Penasquitos

Great news! There is a new San Diego 55+ community project called The Junipers, 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos and will consist of 536 detached and attached homes for 55 and over adults to be built by Lennar. Learn more about The Junipers here.

Also, Haddington at Côta Vera in Chula Vista will soon have new 55+ homes for sale!

Current San Diego 55+ homes fo sale.

Please contact Ken Tritle, Realtor® SRES® Senior Real Estate Specialist at DreamWell Homes Realty, by filling out this form, calling, or texting 760-798-9024 for more information or visit our The Junipers Rancho Penasquitos 55+ community page for any updates.

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