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Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo

Welcome to Rancho Bernardo

A meticulously planned community offering a blend of suburban tranquility and accessible urban amenities
Rancho Bernardo, nestled in the northern hills of San Diego, embodies the essence of comfortable suburban living with its lush landscapes, comprehensive amenities, and a wide range of housing options. This neighborhood is distinguished by its thoughtful planning, which integrates residential areas with green spaces, recreational facilities, and commercial centers seamlessly. Its strategic location provides residents with the advantage of being close to nature while maintaining easy access to downtown San Diego, the coast, and even destinations beyond, like Temecula's wineries or the excitement of Las Vegas.
The community is proud of its diverse and inclusive atmosphere, where excellent schools enhance the quality of life and organized sports leagues and recreational clubs. Rancho Bernardo's charm is further amplified by unique local landmarks such as the Bernardo Winery and the Rancho Bernardo Inn, making it not just a place to live but a destination to experience. The area's commitment to maintaining a serene and well-manicured environment and its array of lifestyle options make it ideal for individuals and families looking for a suburban home with urban conveniences.

What to Love

  • Access to top-tier schools and educational resources
  • A variety of recreational facilities and organized sports leagues
  • Premium wining and dining experiences at local landmarks like the Bernardo Winery
  • Exclusive golf clubs and public courses for golf enthusiasts
  • Well-planned suburban setting with easy access to San Diego's key locations

Local Lifestyle

Rancho Bernardo offers its residents a lifestyle that is both enriching and relaxed. The neighborhood is renowned for its active community life, featuring numerous clubs and facilities like the Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club, which caters to a range of sports and leisure activities. Locals enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, from tennis and golf to swimming and pickleball, underscoring the community's emphasis on health and wellness. The area's wineries and dining establishments provide sophisticated options for socializing and entertainment, while its parks and open spaces offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The blend of recreational opportunities and community events fosters a strong sense of belonging among residents, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Dining and Shopping

Rancho Bernardo's dining scene is as diverse as its community, with options ranging from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. The Bernardo Winery not only offers exquisite wines but also hosts a restaurant set in a picturesque location, perfect for special occasions or a leisurely Sunday brunch.
Carmel Mountain Plaza presents a wide selection of retail stores, boutiques, and dining options for shopping enthusiasts, catering to every need and preference. Albertsons and other local supermarkets provide convenient grocery shopping, while the neighborhood's smaller shops and services add to the convenience and charm of local living. This blend of local and national businesses ensures that residents have access to everything they need within a short drive from their homes.

Things to Do

Rancho Bernardo is a haven for those who love the outdoors and cultural experiences. The community's parks, such as Rancho Bernardo Community Park and golf courses, including Oaks North Golf Course and The Heights Golf Club, offer residents ample opportunities to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather.
For those interested in more leisurely pursuits, the Rancho Bernardo Inn provides a luxury spa, dining, and golfing experience, all set against the backdrop of its stunning grounds. The neighborhood regularly hosts events at local venues like the Bernardo Winery, which serves as a cultural and social hub and a beautiful venue for weddings and corporate events. These activities and amenities contribute to a vibrant community life, offering something for everyone in Rancho Bernardo.


Education is a key aspect of life in Rancho Bernardo, with the neighborhood benefiting from the inclusion in one of the highest-rated school districts. Schools like Rancho Bernardo High School are known for their academic excellence, providing students with a solid foundation for college and beyond.

Overview for Rancho Bernardo, CA

45,154 people live in Rancho Bernardo, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $54,142. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Around Rancho Bernardo, CA

There's plenty to do around Rancho Bernardo, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including carriecakestogo, Flour Child Baking Company, and RKM Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 3.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.99 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.07 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rancho Bernardo, CA

Rancho Bernardo has 18,144 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rancho Bernardo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 45,154 people call Rancho Bernardo home. The population density is 5,893.066 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.39 / 51.61%

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Schools in Rancho Bernardo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rancho Bernardo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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