The San Diego community of Rancho Penasquitos is located in San Diego County, just west of the city of Poway and immediately south of Rancho Bernardo, another community of San Diego. Its other close neighbors include Sabre Springs, Carmel Mountain Ranch and 4S Ranch, all served by the well regarded Poway Unified School District. Scripps Ranch lies on its eastern border, and downtown San Diego is about 15 miles to the east of Rancho Penasquitos. With the opening of the 56 highway a few years ago, also known as the Ted Williams highway, the coast of Del Mar – just 15 miles to the west of the community – is within easy reach, as are the work centers of Sorrento Valley and the University of California.
Rancho Penasquitos (translated as “Little Cliffs”) is a planned bedroom community with over 51,000 residents and it offers a wide range of housing, from apartments and comparatively affordable condominiums to upscale single family homes on generously sized lots. The family oriented community is similar in size to Poway but less populated than Rancho Bernardo.
Together these three communities, and Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs and 4S Ranch, abound with parks, golf courses and other recreational outlets. There are various sports leagues throughout the communities and Rancho Penasquitos is particularly known for its prolific Little League program. Bordering the Penasquitos Canyon preserve, a 6-mile long creekside park, the community offers opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Rancho YMCA has swimming lessons and other activities for adults and children alike. Many business opportunities can be found in nearby Poway and Rancho Bernardo, as well as first-class restaurants.
- Rancho Bernardo
- Carmel Mountain Ranch& Sabre Springs
- 4S Ranch