RAMONA

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Ramona Real Estate

Ramona is known as one of San Diego’s “cowboy communities” for its rustic charm, rural location, and old-California feel.  Located 35 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Ramona offers a wide variety of recreational activities in a safe and secluded community including golf, fishing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, an annual fair and rodeo.  Though development of Ramona and its outlying areas has begun, population density remains low making it a great alternative for those seeking a quiet lifestyle away from the tract housing that covers much of San Diego County.  Comprised to a large degree by ranches, equestrian facilities and farmlands, it's hard to believe that Ramona has experienced a 40 percent increase in job growth during the second half of the 1990s. In recent years, planned communities have made an appearance amidst the rolling farmlands. Indeed, Ramona's one of the fastest-growing small towns in the country; and yet, the town remains unincorporated.

San Diego Country Estates is one of Ramona’s main subdivisions.  It is a planned unit development unlike most others in Southern California.  When the development was created, it was decided to sell the lots and let the lot owner build their home on it, rather than building model homes from which buyers could choose.  Most of the lot sizes are between .40 and .55 an acre, but some are as small as .30 and others as large as an acre. SDCE has common areas including two swimming pools, volleyball courts, playground, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, club house with restaurant and bar, lodge, two equestrian facilities (Western & English) complete with boarding facilities, dedicated open space areas, and an 18 hole championship golf course.  Due to the freedom to custom build, resale values vary widely depending upon the acreage, square footage of the home, and amenities.  There are also four condominium complexes in SDCE: the Par 28's, Country Villas East, Country Villas West, and the Tennis Villas. 

Next door to San Diego Country Estates is the new Rancho San Vicente, which is still under construction. Upon its completion, Rancho San Vicente will be comprised of more than 240 homes and will have 38 acres of designated open lands.

Highland Hills Estates, located on the west end of Ramona, was split into many lots ranging from an 8-acre minimum lot size. Currently, the subdivision has 2 phases: Highland Hills Estate and Highland Hills Estates 2.  The Rancho Santa Teresa Estates subdivision is located on the east end of Ramona. It, too, has a minimum 8-acre lot size.  The planned community of Mount Woodson is one Ramona’s newest as is Oak Tree Ranch, offering mid priced housing and an affordable alternative to building your own home while enjoying Ramona’s relaxed country lifestyle.