Living in a major metropolitan area is exhilarating and exciting but at the same time it is overwhelming.  Because of that, many people decide to move to suburban areas in order to get a little bit of that small town atmosphere where everything is convenient.  They want to be able to make a quick trip to the supermarket or dry cleaners without having to sit in traffic for 30 minutes. 4S Ranch is situated in the north inland section of the San Diego metro area.  There are over 4,500 homes in this gorgeous upscale planned community that is located near everything including the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, the Pacific Ocean and the downtown area of San Diego.  

Neighborhood Amenities

The most notable characteristic of 4S Ranch is its unique design.  4S Ranch is one of a handful of communities in the metro area that is designed and built according to strict construction standards that make the community “fire safe” under the concept known as Shelter In Place program.  This construction concept was especially created to make homes protected from wildfires which are so prevalent in southern California. 

Other highlights of 4S Ranch include 4S Commons Town Center which is the hub of the community.  It is comprised of restaurants, grocery, retail, professional services, and more.  From major retailers to unique local establishments, 4S Commons has everything that one needs within arm’s reach.   Additionally, 4S Ranch has seven of the best parks in the country located within the community as well as a fitness center, Splash Park and sidewalks throughout the community. 


This lovely community is very family oriented which is highlighted by the immense amount of kids’ sports and activities that occur in 4S Ranch.   As some of the wealthiest residents in the entire San Diego metro area, the move into 4S Ranch comes at a time when they are ready to settle into a close knit neighborhood and want to be in a great school district.  Many residents commute into the downtown area for work but want to escape the rat race and come home to a quiet place with lots of other families who enjoy their neighborhood.  It is not uncommon to see families convening outside while enjoying the perfect weather with kids who are riding bikes and playing ball. 


Within 4S Ranch are smaller neighborhoods that feature homes built with the Shelter in Place construction.  Because of this, homes in the 4S Ranch were saved from the wild fires that destroyed much of southern California.  As a master-planned community, 4S Ranch is filled with single-family homes that start in the upper-$600s to low-$700s and climb to well over $3 million.  Condominiums are priced between the upper-$200s and $700s. 

Feel Safe Living in a Beautiful Neighborhood

4S Ranch is such a beautiful neighborhood as well as a safe one.  The community has so many amenities within reach that make it so nice to live here.  The residents have the feeling of living in a small town while being within a quick trip to one of the most exciting and spectacular metro areas in the country.   Once you see this area, you will definitely want to consider it as a place to call home.