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Originally part of the 1842 Rancho San Bernardo Mexican land grant, Rancho Bernardo is situated amongst rolling hills roughly 20 miles northeast of San Diego’s downtown and a short 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
A bounty of inspirations to get out and explore coupled with abundant modes of relaxation, Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, California meets you where you are with resources and amenities to spare. Originally part of the 1842 Rancho San Bernardo Mexican land grant, Rancho Bernardo is situated roughly 20 miles northeast of San Diego’s downtown and a short 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Containing the communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, 4S Ranch, Sabre Springs, Del Sur and Santaluz, real estate listings in Rancho Bernardo frequently boast neighborhood recreation center membership as one of their amenities. Also home to a number of corporate headquarters including Petco, Teradata, Renovate America and Hewlett-Packard, Rancho Bernardo makes short work of attracting businesses, residents and visitors alike.
Shopping and Dining
There is plenty of Shopping, Dining, Financial Services and Medical Offices in RB! The Rancho Bernardo Town Center and The Plaza Rancho Bernardo are anchored by Von's, CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks and Peet's Coffee. If you are looking for dining there are plenty of options to include; Akai Hana (Japanese), The Barrel Room, Urge American Gastro Pub, Carver's Steaks & Chops, IHOP and Round Table Pizza. Other well known and popular eateries are Cork and Craft, Phil's BBQ, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant and The Kitchen at Bernardo Winery. Go no further than Brothers Provisions an artisan Market and Deli featuring gourmet meats, cheeses, wine, crafted beer, coffee and more. Other shopping centers include The Mercado featuring Baron's Market, Bernardo Heights Plaza (Sprouts Farmer's Market), Pomerado Village and Oaks North Plaza.
Parks and Recreation
From city parks and recreation centers to the multitude of activities hosted on Lake Hodge’s Reservoir, a day at the park in Rancho Bernardo is whatever you make it. Rancho Bernardo Community Park encompasses 40 acres of varied facilities from eight ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, multiple playgrounds and an outdoor gazebo. Indoors, a gymnasium and meeting rooms are available for community use and rental. Parks and recreation activities range from sports to dancing, youth to senior and therapeutic to competitive. The Rancho Bernardo Off-Leash Dog Park is also part of Rancho Bernardo Community Park covering two and two thirds acres and including three, double-gate entry, off-leash pens where your dog can roam free and play with other neighborhood dogs. For those who prefer acres of water to acres of grass, Lake Hodges Reservoir provides 1,234 surface acres of exactly that. Also including 27 miles of shoreline and a picnic area with 12 tables and six barbecues, a day at Lake Hodges Reservoir can include boating, fishing and even hiking or bicycle riding along the shore’s trail system.
Offering every sort of living space from apartments to town homes, custom homes and even full service, active retirement communities (such as Casa de las Campanas), the real estate listings in Rancho Bernardo will catch the eyes of singles, families and retirees alike. Come stay at the Rancho Bernardo Inn while you check out area homes for sale, and get a taste of all the fun and festivities this community has to offer. With more than three decades of tradition, the annual RB Alive! Expo in June features over 300 booths ranging from arts and crafts to baked goods, health screenings, business exhibits, faith organizations and more. A kids’ carnival with rides, games and concessions also adds to the festive atmosphere of this event which draws between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees. Even if you miss RB Alive!, there’s still plenty of opportunities to celebrate here. The Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market located at Bernardo Winery and Del Sur& 4S Ranch Farmers’ Market feature food and fun for the whole family, the Farmers’ Market’s 70+ vendors come together to offer produce, eggs and other locally produced products for sale directly in the community. To take part in golf, tennis, swimming and more, all in a private, luxury atmosphere, choose from the many golf and country clubs in the area including, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Oaks North, Bernardo Heights, The Santaluz Club or The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. And speaking of luxury, the ambiance of the Bernardo Winery is sure to swallow you up with the feeling. So much more than a tasting room, Bernardo Winery, the oldest, continuously operating winery in Southern California has become a destination unto itself featuring an award-winning restaurant, spa, shops and a village atmosphere that will draw you in and transport you to a Mediterranean paradise like nothing you’ve ever known. Shaded by an olive grove and equipped to host special events and private tastings, Bernardo Winery is just one more reason to love Rancho Bernardo
Schools, Health, Transportation
Part of the Poway Unified School District, Rancho Bernardo public school children attend Stone Ranch or Shoal Creek Elementary, Bernardo Heights Middle or Rancho Bernardo High Schools. Parents preferring a Christian classroom experience can enroll their children in nearby Maranatha Christian Schools providing pre-K through 12th grade education. Parents can also gain peace of mind, along with singles and families of all ages, with the knowledge that Rancho Bernado’s healthcare resources are as rich as its educational ones. Between the SHARP Rees-Steely, Scripps Clinic and Palomar Pomerado Health locations, all right in Rancho Bernardo, every one of your family’s medical needs (emergency care, labor and delivery, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, surgery, bariatric / weight loss, cardiology, oncology, rehabilitation and many more) are sure to be covered. Those recurring themes, availability, selection and quality, seem to resurface again and again about so many of the resources in Rancho Bernardo. Spend a few days here, and you’ll find this out for yourself.
With sixty communities ranging from attached, detached, senior (55+) and luxury homes, Rancho Bernardo (92128) is one of San Diego's first master planned communities. To the South Carmel Mountain Ranch (92128) and Sabre Springs (92128). To the west; 4S Ranch (92127) is one of San Diego's newest master-planned communities. With forty plus developments 4S Ranch and it's sister communities of Del Sur and Santaluz (92127) ever expanding, these communities continue to attract new and existing home buyers.