Rancho Bernardo (“RB” to many San Diego residents) was a master planned community where construction began in the 1960’s, continued in the 1980’s, and resumed in the 2000’s. Rancho Bernardo real estate includes custom built homes and planned developments. Large houses and estates dot the hillsides. Master planned communities of small houses, condos, and townhomes line the golf courses in a beautiful mountain setting.
Rancho Bernardo zip codes 92127 and 92128 offer single-family homes, condos, and town houses in a wide array of styles and designs. Lot sizes vary as much as the architectural design. Homes in Rancho Bernardo suiting a wide variety of tastes, preferences, and budgets. Newer homes are found in the Santaluz, 4S Ranch and Del Sur neighborhoods in 92127. Within Santaluz, there are smaller gated communities, such as Santa Monica. The neighborhoods of houses near Rancho Bernardo High School in 92128 tend to be older, but there are some fantastic estate properties in neighborhoods such as The Trails in RB which overlooks Lake Hodges.
Rancho Bernardo Neighborhoods
The luxury homes on the north side of RB in the neighborhood called The Trails at Rancho Bernardo overlook Lake Hodges. There is almost a country atmosphere with large lots, and quite a few of the home sites are actually horse properties. Residents of Rancho Bernardo homes enjoy wonderful amenities, including tennis, swimming, and golf clubs. Rancho Bernardo real estate development is controlled by a strict set of covenants and restrictions, making the community well maintained and orderly.
There is ample shopping in RB, including a large shopping mall. The Westfield North County Shopping Mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sears, and dozens of other upscale national retailers. For dining, enjoy the four-star cuisine Rancho Bernardo Inn or any one of the many national chain restaurants that are located in the 4S Ranch community.
Within Rancho Bernardo there are several business parks that are home to major companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Siemens, and Northrop Grumman. Many of the residents work within minutes from their places of work, with nearly 50,000 jobs contributing to the vibrant economy of the area.
There are five golf courses in RB, including the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course, Bernardo Heights Country Club, the Oaks North Golf Course, Bernardo Heights Country Club, and Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club. In addition to golf, RB is home to a racquet club, kid’s sports facilities, and six community centers.
Quality education is also an important aspect for most families in the area. The Poway Unified School district is well-known for having some of the best schools in San Diego County. The schools have high scores and great learning environments. The schools have driven the prices of Rancho Bernardo homes. RB also hosts an Annual Art, Wine, and Food festival.
Within RB are planned communities offering an array of fun activities for the entire family. The various community centers include Bernardo Heights Recreation Center, Eastview Community Center, High Country West, Oaks North Community Center, Swim and Tennis Club, Seven Oaks Community Center, and Westwood Club.
At one time, the only residents of this area were the various local Indian tribes. While strolling around the neighborhood it is still easy to embrace the beauty and climate that brought the Indians. It is still bringing seniors, families, and couples to buy real estate in Rancho Bernardo.
The majority of the homes in Rancho Bernardo are middle class, however, there are some breathtaking estates in the area as well. Two-bedroom condos start in the $200,000’s. The Oaks is an age-restricted 55-and-over community (at least one owner must be at last 55 years old). Detached houses in the Oaks are some of the most affordable in San Diego County, starting in the $300,000’s. Large custom homes and estates in neighborhoods including The Trails at Rancho Bernardo, The Old Winery Estates, and the Pales Verdes Estates start at around $1 Million up to several million dollars.
For a luxurious atmosphere with great schools, amenities, and activities in North County San Diego inland, consider zip codes 92127 and 92128. RB may just be the community of your dreams.
For more information about Rancho Bernardo real estate, contact the Rancho Bernardo Realtors at eXp Realty: 619-200-7612.