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Pacific Highlands Ranch Neighborhood Guide

Pacific Highlands Ranch is a master-planned community in the northern end of San Diego county. The area is being developed by Pardee Homes, who built most of the houses in the 2000s. The neighborhood sprawls over 2652 acres, of which 49% has been preserved as habitat for area wildlife. The homes are built energy-efficient and many feature solar panels on the roof.

This community is ideal for nature-lovers, with many miles of hiking and biking trails winding through the green open spaces. There is also a neighborhood recreation center with a pool, spa, and meeting rooms. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch provides residents with all the necessities, as well as boutique shopping and restaurants. New luxury apartments are set to open in the Village area in 2017 to meet the demand for rental properties.

To the north of Pacific Highlands Ranch is the community of Fairbanks Ranch, to the east is Torrey Highlands, Del Mar Mesa is to the south, and Carmel Valley is on the west side. The main streets through the development are Carmel Valley Road and Del Mar Heights Road. Freeway access is through State Road 56.

Properties for Sale in Pacific Highlands Ranch

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Things to Do in Pacific Highlands Ranch

Rock ‘N Tumble


3777 Townsgate Dr
San Diego, CA 92130

Shark Swim Lessons

Swimming Lessons/Schools

12758 Torry Bluff Dr
San Diego, CA 92130

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

Shopping Centers

13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92130

Top Restaurants in Pacific Highlands Ranch

5980 Village Way, Ste B106
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 847-2740

5950 Village Ctr Lp Rd, Ste 106
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 356-9312

5965 Village Way, Ste 108
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 779-2620

Pacific Highlands Ranch Demographics


Population: 10,664
Median household income: $166,974
Median contract rent: $1,716
Median single family home price: $994,763
Median resident age: 46.2
Percentage of family households: 26%

Population Breakdown:

  • African American: 1.8%
  • Asian: 19.7%
  • Caucasian: 74.9%
  • Mixed race: 2.6%
  • Other race: 0.9%

Schools in Pacific Highlands Ranch

Canyon Crest Academy

Grades 9-12

5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Carmel Valley Middle School

Grades 7-8

3800 Mykonos Lane
San Diego, CA 92130

Solana Beach School District K-12

Grades K-12

309 North Rios Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075