(City of San Diego)
(All homes currently on the
market in Rancho Bernardo are available by clicking the Zip Code button
on the left (92127, 92128.) If you will email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org I will send
you an unchanging password.)
RB is, justifiably, a world-famous community. It is known for its community activities,
weather, and unique design. Since it is so well known, and an extremely desirable place to
live with great weather, very low crime, and fine schools, homes come on the market and
are usually sold quickly
-- except in 2006, when the market cooled considerably.
Right now, we are in a
relatively high inventory, with stability. Sales generally exceed new listings
(slightly), but the
market is soft and it is a Buyers market. The indicators are that there are
vacant homes on the market -- a lot of them -- so prices MUST perforce, be soft.
Although I will mention prices in the
articles on neighborhoods, they are based
upon May, of the year 2008.
The prices in the spreadsheets on each zip code are
usually no more than ten days old. I’ll try to keep them up to date.
Prices of homes in San Diego County lost almost 25% last year
(after 36 % 22%, and 46% increases in immediate preceding years), and while no predictions can be made
for the future there is general stability at the bottom of a
recessionary market. Prices are at or near the bottom, and are likely to remain
low for several years because of the inventory.
The December 2005-December 2006
prices rose throughout San Diego County just 2.5%. In Zip Code 92127 they rose
37% but that is an anomaly cause by the introduction of very expensive homes in
Homes in 92128 and 92127 lost
double digits indicating indicating a Buyers Market.
It is safe to assume that this is a
Buyers market, and will remain so.
Crime: The Automated Regional Justice System
provides a detailed map with symbols regarding types of crimes (burglary, rape,
murder etc.) and that map is currently updated. Note that the program defaults
to the past 30 days -- you may want to look at some longer period.
Go to www.arjis.org and navigate to Zip Code 92127 or 92128, Once the map comes
up you will note the general absence of crime.
As a community Rancho Bernardo is virtually crime free, but check it out for
Additionally, you might check out the “Megans Law” database of California
Registered Sex Offenders. That is at http://meganslaw.ca.gov
For the latest information, you are wise to check the information for yourself
at the time you are interested in purchasing.
The RB community was originally designed by a visionary developer, Harry Summers. Harry
envisioned a community with exceptionally wide streets, and separate neighborhoods for
retired people and families. As a result of his unique design, each neighborhood has its
own clubhouse, tennis courts and pool, and the activities are designed to serve the
particular neighborhood. Neighborhoods with a large population of children have activities
designed for them, and all-adult communities have vastly different programs. There is a
specific annual fee for club membership in each neighborhood, and the fee is a
requirement, whether you use the facilities or not. Information on the community centers
and their specific costs are included in the data on each neighborhood on this website.
That community center assessment for all residences in RB is, in fact, a requirement
placed on each property by the CC&Rs that are part of each property in RB. And, yes,
they are enforced. Fairly rigidly. That is why RB is uniformly beautiful. So, the
CC&Rs of each neighborhood are included in information on this website. If you cannot
live under the rules of the neighborhood, it would be wise to find another neighborhood.
RB has uniformly strong CC&Rs.
Politically, RB is a power in San Diego politics. Its residents are vocal, articulate,
extremely knowledgeable, and very involved. Additionally, they vote at greater than a 90%
rate. That combination is difficult for the San Diego City Council to ignore, so they
dont. When there is a San Diego issue that directly impacts RB, the busses roll with
interested residents and RB seldom loses an issue they are interested in or that
We have watched RB grow over the years from an isolated community on a two lane highway
far north of San Diego, to the premier community of inland San Diego. It was disparagingly
called The Golden Ghetto in early years because of its affluence and
isolation, but it is no longer isolated. It is still affluent.
The community is now fully developed with all the housing it can legally hold, so
What you see is what you get. There will be no surprises. The population of RB is about 37,000 dwellings or about 75,000 people, but there is a new new
city being built next door called 4S Ranch, and its large population will soon have
a negative impact on the streets and parking of RB.
For those of us in the community, the real surprise has been the growth of the Industrial
Park. From a few isolated small businesses, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and other giants have
populated the Park.
Jean and I have been associated with RB since 1969, when our children were used in the
first newspaper ads for the Westwood community of RB. Jeans parents moved to RB in
1970, and we moved into neighboring Green Valley section of North Poway in 1972. Jean and
I worked for an RB real estate firm in the mid-70s, and we then opened an Apple Computer
Store in RB in 1979.
If you are not familiar with the RB community, please permit me to give you a tour through
my eyes. Probably the best way to do it is neighborhood by neighborhood, because each has
its unique personality. It was designed to have separate personalities by Harry Summers,
and his dream has prevailed well past his death. The attendant photographs are designed to
be representative of the character of the neighborhood and do not represent any particular
home or homes for sale.
RB has several major identifiable neighborhoods on the West side of the I-15
corridor (ZIP 92127), and many identifiable neighborhoods on the Eastern side
Please click on the neighborhoods to the left for specifics. (This is
under construction, is not yet complete, but it is
usable so please be patient with me....)
This site has "partners" who link to us,
and we to them -- as a convenience for our clients.
in Scottsdale, as an example.