With a population of just over 20,000 residents, Ramona is the largest of San Diego County's mountain communities. Located 50 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego and about 30 minutes east of Escondido, Ramona offers an escape from city life in a quiet, country setting.
Sitting 1,391 feet above sea level, Ramona enjoys a relatively-comfortable Mediterranean climate with average highs in the winter in the mid-60s and average highs in the summer in the low-90s. There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area, including hiking and camping, or visit the nearby San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
Settled in the mid-19th century, Ramona was originally a pit stop along the gold rush route from San Diego to Julian and the town was officially founded in 1886. Over the years, Ramona has been known for various agricultural activities, including egg farming, dairies and turkey raising. Today, the area is recognized for growing grapes for wineries and its avocado and citrus orchards.
Ramona offers five elementary schools as well as a middle and a high school.
If you are looking for a new home in the country, from country estates to single family homes with usable acreage, be sure to check out real estate in Ramona!
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