North County Inland
While suburban in part, communities in the San Diego North County Inland region tend to have more of a rural country atmosphere than the rest of San Diego. Warmer weather, large lot sizes, and fresh local produce are common in this area.
Mira Mesa to the south has the most in common with urban San Diego, but Miramar Lake offers a natural oasis. Except for Black Mountain Park, Rancho Peñasquitos is mostly residential with newer, spacious homes. Poway further east boasts several golf courses and 3-4 bedroom houses. Prosperous Rancho Bernardo is home to Lake Hodges, where residents can swim, fish and picnic. Escondido to the north is best known for the nearby San Diego Zoo Safari Park. San Marcos is home to both Cal-State University San Marcos and Palomar Community College. Just to the west, Vista has long been known as “Climatic Wonderland” for its year round beautiful weather.
To find San Diego North County homes for sale and North County real estate listings, along with community information for the North County Inland region, click on any of the communities below.
Communities in the North County Inland Region
|Vista||33.2033852,-117.2499119||Once known as the “Avocado Capital of the World,” the City of Vista is located between the cities of Oceanside and San Marcos on Highway 78. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Valley Center||33.2163628,-117.0362947||Located in the hills northeast of Escondido and east of Fallbrook, Valley Center is a sprawling area of mostly homes on large parcels of land. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Scripps Ranch||32.8983621,-117.0729719||Scripps Ranch is a charming commuter town within San Diego that has many features and activities to offer its residents. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|San Marcos||33.1344508,-117.1703079||San Marcos is located on State Highway 78 between Vista and Escondido in the North San Diego Inland area. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Rancho Penasquitos||32.9657621,-117.1182293||Rancho Peñasquitos (often abbreviated “PQ”) is a wealthy, primarily residential area located a bit north of central San Diego. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Rancho Bernardo||33.0338625,-117.0785044||Rancho Bernardo is a northern inland San Diego community filled with rolling hills. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Ramona||33.046217,-116.8861616||Located east of Escondido and northeast of Poway is the country community of Ramona. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Poway||32.9626518,-117.0378834||Poway is an inland community located in the northern portion of San Diego. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Mira Mesa||32.9195696,-117.1414426||Mira Mesa is a large and heavily populated San Diego neighborhood. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Fallbrook||33.3805032,-117.2510459||At the north edge of San Diego, Fallbrook is mostly rolling hills with extensive avocado and citrus groves. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Escondido||33.1347254,-117.0699775||Escondido is found in the North Inland area of San Diego County at the intersection of I-15 and the 78. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Carmel Mountain||32.980436,-117.0815027||Carmel Mountain, also called Carmel Mountain Ranch, is a small community in the inland of North County. Search MLS or Home Valuation|
|Bonsall||33.276377,-117.198547||Bonsall is situated between Vista and Fallbrook, reached from the west by a bridge overlooking the remains of the old San Luis Rey River bridge. Search MLS or Home Valuation|