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Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho San Diego

Rancho San Diego is a suburban neighborhood located in El Cajon. It was developed as subdivisions in the 70s and has a population of nearly 21,208.

The median household income for those who live in Rancho San Diego was approximately $85,000 in 2015, making it relatively affordable for middle-class families to live comfortably.

Rancho San Diego is surrounded by mountain ranges in the southern area, allowing for gorgeous panoramic views of San Diego, the El Cajon Valley and the rest of the El Cajon community.

About Rancho San Diego

Rancho San Diego is family friendly and has multiple parks and schools with plenty to explore without having to drive too far.

On average residents in Rancho San Diego have a higher income than 64.4% of the neighborhoods in America making it an upper-middle class area. There is a mixture of owners and renters here, with most residences built between 1970 and 1999.

Rancho San Diego is part of the Cajon Valley Unified School District. This district educates approximately 8,800 students every year ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.

Rancho San Diego's Real Estate Market

Because nearly 80% of the homes were built within same time period, you’ll notice that much of the real estate has very similar architectural style. Since Rancho San Diego was developed with plenty of space to grow, many of properties have a large square footage with sprawling backyards and ranch style floor plans.

The median price for Rancho San Diego real estate is $490,500 as per niche.com. A home for sale in Rancho San Diego can range in price between $245K - $1.5M as of 2017 as per redfin.com

If you're interested in checking out the real estate market in the Rancho San Diego area, we can help you contact listing agents who have homes for sale in the Rancho San Diego area.

AMENITIES IN Rancho San Diego

Rancho San Diego is a clean neighborhood with a wide array of amenities–It’s just a short drive down the street to get groceries, prescriptions and local move theaters.

Rancho San Diego is also nearby to a large police department in the area, which means police cars are continuously patrolling which can give you a sense of safety and security within the community.
Nearby Areas Include
  • El Cajon
  • Fletcher Hills
  • La Mesa
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Mira Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Alpine
  • Spring Valley


The neighborhood of Rancho San Diego sits within the eastern portion of El Cajon, which is part of the Metropolitan Transit system (the largest provider of public transportation in San Diego) and has access to the MTS Bus and MTS Rail.

RideFACT - Affordable Senior Transportation is available as well.

While Rancho San Diego isn't as walkable as communities such as Carlsbad, it is easy to reach everything you need just by driving a short distance away.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • The Water Conservation Garden
  • Sycuan Casino
  • Summers Past Farms
  • Parkway Plaza Mall
  • Boardwalk
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • Oaf Wieghorst Museum

Overall Impression

With excellent public schools, local security and a diverse community, Rancho San Diego is the perfect place to raise a family. If you're interested in more information around the area, let us know!

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