Rancho Bernardo is located on the northern edge of the city limits part of San Diego. It is an upscale, master-planned community that encompasses over 6,500 acres and is surrounded by other communities including 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway, and Escondido. Rancho Bernardo is a perfect place to live because it is far enough from the city yet still features all the necessary conveniences including shopping, businesses, golf and more.
Where to Live
While Rancho Bernardo is considered an upscale community, there is a home to fit every need and most every budget. From gated communities with custom built and spec homes to neighborhoods with tract homes to estates to condominium and townhome communities, Rancho Bernardo has a nice mixture of all of them.
When Rancho Bernardo was originally designed, it was laid out to feature wide streets in several subdivisions. The subdivisions accommodate more neighborhoods that have their own community center with pool and park-like areas. Because of this, Rancho Bernardo is a popular area in San Diego.
Condominiums and Townhomes. For first time buyers (and empty nesters as well), there are lovely condominium and townhome communities throughout the area. Alameda, Il Palio, Carmel Trails, La Brisas and Provencal are just a few that have list prices starting in the mid-$100s to mid-$200s. Other communities with similar price points are Seven Oaks and Oaks North Villas but are strictly 55+ communities. Condominiums and townhomes within highly sought after areas like Westwood, Bernardo Heights, Eastview, and Greens West feature list prices starting as low as the mid-$200s to mid-$400s.
Single-Family Homes. There are so many neighborhoods that are ideal for families and other buyers. From smaller, quaint bungalow style homes to gracious estate style properties, the neighborhoods have a common denominator that everyone wants - a friendly, close knit community. Most single family homes start in the mid to upper-$300s in neighborhoods like Carmel Mountain Ranch and High Country West. In these highly sought after neighborhoods, buyers can find ideal three and four-bedroom homes near schools, shopping and more.
More neighborhoods such as The Greens, The Knolls, Las Floras, and Montalena have homes for sale from the mid to upper-$500s to about $900K. Some of these communities are gated and have larger homes with awesome views of the mountains and more.
And, of course, there are very affluent areas like Fairway Pointe and The Trails. Homes in these areas start at about $900K and top $1.5 million. These neighborhoods showcase some of the most beautiful homes in all of San Diego on tree-lined streets as well as wonderful golf courses and privacy.
Rancho Bernardo is a popular part of the San Diego metro area. The average home price for single family homes is just under $700K and about $240K for condominiums and townhomes. Although the year to year numbers were a tiny bit lower, single family homes and condominiums show significant increases month to month. On average, residential property stays on the market for about 100 days for condominiums and about 80 days for single family homes.
Rancho Bernardo Has It All
Rancho Bernardo is a great community for all buyers – families, first time buyers, empty nesters and more. Although this area is technically part of San Diego, it is far enough away from the “chaos” of a major metro area to have a small town atmosphere but close enough to provide access to all of the culture, arts and activity only found in such a large city. Rancho Bernardo real estate definitely has it all!!!