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Bonsall Neighborhood Guide

Bonsall is a small inland town east of Oceanside and about 46 miles north of San Diego. This quiet semi-rural community is set in rolling hills with beautiful views. The topography ensures a low building density, and most of the residences are detached single-family homes. It’s a great place to raise children, but not known for the sizzling nightlife or fantastic shopping. If you’re a horse lover you’ll have a choice of boarding places, as there are many small ranches and farms in the area with equestrian facilities.

There are a couple of small commercial areas along Mission Road (SR 76) and Olive Hill Road, and a weekly farmers market at the community center. For other purchases you can drive north to Fallbrook or west to Oceanside. The beaches are about 13 miles away, but expect about a 30-minute drive on SR-76 to get to them. The main freeway access for Bonsall is Interstate-15, which runs along the eastern edge of the neighborhood.

Properties for Sale in Bonsall

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Things to Do in Bonsall

Bonsall Certified Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

31505 Old River Rd
Bonsall, CA 92003

Healing Horse

Sights & Landmarks

3712 Valle Del Sol
San Marcos, CA 92069

Wild Wonders


5712 Via Montellano
Bonsall, CA 92003

Top Restaurants in Bonsall

5256 S Mission Rd
Bonsall, CA 92003
(760) 631-1944

5256 S Mission Rd
Bonsall, CA 92003
(760) 643-1278

Z Cafe

Breakfast & Brunch

5256 S Mission Rd
Bonsall, CA 92003
(760) 940-1751

Bonsall Demographics


Population: 3,982
Median household income: $72,217
Median contract rent: $1,337
Median single family home price: $638,931
Median resident age: 48.6

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.4%
  • Female: 51.6%
  • African American: 1.4%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Caucasian: 64.7%
  • Hispanic: 18.9%
  • Mixed race: 6.6%
  • Other race: 0.4%

Schools in Bonsall

Bonsall Elementary School

Grades K-5

31555 Old River Road
Bonsall, CA 92003

Bonsall High

Grades 9-12

7350 West Lilac Road
Bonsall, CA 92003

Norman L. Sullivan Middle School

Grades 6-8

7350 West Lilac Road
Bonsall, CA 92003