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Rancho Bernardo Neighborhood Guide

Rancho Bernardo is a suburb about 24 miles north of downtown San Diego. It’s not just an adjunct to the city, though. This community has some high-powered businesses located here, such as Sony’s USA headquarters, as well as offices for Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, and Eastman Kodak. However, if residents do want to drive into the city Interstate-15 runs through the center of the neighborhood, so there’s easy access to the freeway system.

This community is part of the top-rated Poway school district, which makes it very attractive to families with children. Real estate is a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Like most of Southern California, Rancho Bernardo offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially around Lake Hodges in the northwest section of town. There are two golf courses – Bernardo Heights Country Club and the Oaks North Golf Course.

You have plenty of shopping choices here as well. Bernardo Center Drive and Rancho Bernardo Road are the main commercial streets. The beach is about 15 miles away.

Properties for Sale in Rancho Bernardo

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Things to Do in Rancho Bernardo

Battle Mountain


18372 Sycamore Creek Rd
Escondido, CA 92025

Lake Hodges Reservoir


Lake Dr
San Diego, CA 92033

Rancho Bernardo Inn Spa

Spas & Wellness

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

Top Restaurants in Rancho Bernardo

11808 Rancho Bernardo Rd
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 592-2322

16769 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 798-5372

Pegasus Cafe


16719 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-2188

Rancho Bernardo Demographics


Population: 49,950
Median household income: $108,898
Median contract rent: $1,799
Median resident age: 43.7
Percentage of family households: 48.9%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 789,522
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 406,439
2-unit structures: $ 272,405
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 412,991
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 212,680

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.3%
  • Female: 51.7%
  • African American: 3.9%
  • Asian: 14.2%
  • Caucasian: 69.5%
  • Hispanic: 9.3%
  • Mixed race: 3.1%

Schools in Rancho Bernardo

Bernardo Heights Middle School

Grades 6-8

12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128

Rancho Bernardo High School

Grades 9-12

13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128

Turtleback Elementary School

Grades K-5

15855 Turtleback Road
San Diego, CA 92127