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San Diego Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Del Oro

Rancho Del Oro is a quaint city located in the heart of Oceanside. With a population of 6,725, it’s a beautiful, quiet, safe and family-friendly neighborhood. If you're interested in a neighborhood with amenities such as the Guajome Regional Park for hiking or fishing, or the Heritage Park Village and Museum, continue reading.

About Rancho Del Oro 

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Considered one of Oceanside’s upscale (but affordable) neighborhoods, the area has been part of a development plan that comprises of beautiful new homes with a focus on community, parks and family life. While culturally similar to the southern neighborhood of Carlsbad, Rancho Del Oro offers close proximity to Carlsbad amenities without paying the price.

Rancho Del Oro has both a corporate & skateboard park, as well as plans for a new community park “El Corazon” which will offer bike trails, playground equipment, picnic areas, an outdoor amphitheater, and baseball and soccer fields. With Guajome Regional park located closely to Rancho del Oro, this addition will give residents new options for daily life.

The 16-acre Rancho Del Oro Park is one of the most loved aspects of the Oceanside area. It has plenty of grassy areas for kids and pets to run around as well as a tennis court available for public use on a first come first serve basis. Often used for recreational sports, this park is a great place to hang out with the family and soak up some sun. During the summer, the city of Oceanside also holds concerts and movie nights here–which is fun for the whole family.

Visitors and locals both love the architectural beauty, rich culture and peaceful surroundings of Rancho Del Oro. Many enjoy the close proximity to Oceanside Harbor and the historical education of Heritage Park.


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With some of the most beautiful homes in San Diego county, this upscale neighborhood is considered one of the nicest in North County.

According to NeighborhoodScout's overview on the Oceanside real estate market, about 53% of the housing available is single-family homes.

As of 2017, real estate property prices range from $385,000 - $614,900 as per Trulia.

Amenities in Rancho Del Oro

There are plenty of amenities within close proximity of Rancho del Oro that covers everything you would need in the area which includes: 
  • Schools (El Camino High School, Pacific View Charter School, Miracosta College) 
  • Easy access to dining, shopping and entertainment options found throughout Oceanside and Carlsbad
  • The Westfield Plaza Camino Real shopping center
  • Rancho Del Oro Plaza Shopping Center
  • High-end boutiques of Carlsbad
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Plenty of nearby North County Attractions

Nearby areas include

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Bonsall
  • Fallbrook
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Murrieta
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Temecula
  • Vista


 Most locals use a car to get around but there are bike lanes and crosswalks available–a popular option for leisurely rides or walks around the neighborhood. While many amenities are just a short drive away, there are other alternatives to commuting by car.

North County transit operates several bus lines that spans Rancho Del Oro and neighboring areas.

As an alternative to commuting by car, Rancho del Oro offers access to The Coaster, a commuter rails service that runs from Oceanside to San Diego. It's perpendicular sister train, The Sprinter, offers commuters access to more eastern cities, such as Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • Ivey Ranch/Rancho Del Oro to Guajome Regional Park
  • Heritage Park Village and Museum
  • Oceanside Pier & Oceanside Harbor
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Harbour Beach
  • Oceanside Strand
  • San Luis Rey River Trail
  • Beach House Winery
  • Oceanside Aleworks
  • Oceanside Sunset & Farmers Market
  • California Surf Museum 

Overall Impression

Family friendly, quiet, safe and peaceful are a few of the words you’ll hear amongst locals in Rancho Del Oro. This centrally located San Diego neighborhood is great for growing families, military professionals based in Camp Pendleton, and young professionals.

If you're interested in learning more about the Rancho del Oro or San Diego county area,let us know! We're experts on the San Diego area and are happy to help you with anything that you may need. 
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