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Rancho Penasquitos

Rancho Penasquitos, CA is a master planned community situated in Northern San Diego County, California. With a population of about 52,000 residents, its one of the premier residential areas with easy access to Downtown San Diego and even Orange County and Los Angeles County further north. Rancho Penasquitos is located along the Ted Williams Freeway 56 at the intersection of Interstate 15 and is close by to the communities of Poway to its east, Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch to the south, Rancho Bernardo to the north and Carmel Valley to the west. As a quiet area 16 miles north of Downtown San Diego, living in a Rancho Penasquitos home will place you in a family-friendly location with everything at hand just minutes away.

As a scenic community located along the rolling hills and beautiful terrain of northern San Diego, Rancho Penasquitos residents enjoy a quaint atmosphere in a well developed residential area. In Rancho Penasquitos, home buyers will surely find many properties ranging from traditional single family residential homes to magnificent custom types manufactured for the finest living. Families will appreciate the fine surroundings around Rancho Penasquitos Property which includes wide open paved streets, open space parks, schools and recreational areas that all combine to offer a wholesome atmosphere. Location wise, with its residents having close by access to not only local amenities, mini malls, but with those of bordering communities and with San Diego just minutes away, Rancho Penasquitos is an interlinked area.

Getting easy access to efficient K-12 schools and higher learning are essential when families choose to relocate or purchase a home in a new area. Rancho Penasquitos schools are primarily overseen by the Poway Unified School District that ensures a class-leading education system in a favorable environment. There are an abundance of Kindergarten through 12th grade schools located through this, and other neighboring communities. So make to use of the School Finder tool provided conveniently on this online resource to find the closest schools around Rancho Penasquitos or any other city.

Rancho Penasquitos is situated North of San Diego downtown area and east of the Del Mar area. It is only 15 minutes from the Torrey Pines State Beach. Most of the suburb is located at the base of Black Mountain (1500′) and into the valley below. See the photo below, the mountain is very distinctive in this part of San Diego. Homes are situated on various knolls and on canyons. It is very picturesque and in some parts there are views to the ocean. The suburb is approximately 7-8 miles due east from the ocean.

Neighborhood Facts

  • Highway 56 runs through Rancho Penasquitos and has made it very easy to get to the beaches.
  • The suburb is also surrounded by the Los Penasquitos Preserve which has hiking and horse trails through it.
  • The suburb is very family oriented with many schools and a high percentage of children per capita.
  • In Rancho Penasquitos there are also many trails on the mountain or in the preserve.
  • There are a number of sports fields around the suburb so there is no shortage of various sports facilities.
  • Rancho Penasquitos is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California.
  • Rancho Penasquitos (little cliffs) is surrounded by a beautiful canyon open space preserve offering hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
  • The most prominent feature of the community is Black Mountain which rises to an elevation of 1,500 feet.
  • The population of Rancho Penasquitos is approximately 54,289.
  • Rancho Penasquitos is commonly known as PQ and is located in zip code 92129.

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Popular Images

  • PQ Schools

    PQ Schools

    Looking west at the sports fields of Mt. Carmel High School and Black Mountain Middle School.

  • Rancho Penasquitos

    Rancho Penasquitos

    View from Hilltop overlooking PQ and towards the ocean looking west. Beyond the homes is Carmel Valley and then Del Mar

  • Hilltop Park

    Hilltop Park

    Hilltop Park looking east. There are playgrounds and a walking path.

  • Black Mountain

    Black Mountain

    Black Mountain from Hilltop Park in Rancho Penasquitos.

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