Rancho Peñasquitos is a suburban community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. It is named after the first Mexican land grant in the county, Rancho Santa Maria de Los Peñasquitos. Peñasquitos means little cliffs in Spanish. It abuts Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, an open space preserve that offers hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. The community is commonly abbreviated "PQ."
4S Ranch is an unincorporated community of San Diego County, California. It is located about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego and 13 miles east of the Pacific Ocean in the North County Inland area of San Diego. To the east of 4S Ranch is the San Diego community of Rancho Bernardo. To the west is the Santa Fe Valley that includes Rancho Santa Fe. Lake Hodges forms the northern border of the community while Black Mountain Ranch that includes Del Sur and Santaluz, and Rancho Peñasquitos to the south. 4S Ranch is served by numerous schools within the highly acclaimed Poway Unified School District that opened beginning in 2004 when Stone Ranch Elementary opened and culminated with the opening of Design 39 Campus in August 2014. 4S Ranch has it's very own mobile app 4S Ranch TownHub which provides the residents with local community information. The ZIP Code for 4S Ranch is 92127.
Black Mountain Ranch is a suburban community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. Black Mountain Ranch encompasses 5,100 acres (21 km2) and is located north of Rancho Peñasquitos and Torrey Highlands, south of the Santa Fe Valley, east of Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, and west of 4S Ranch.
Black Mountain Ranch primarily consists of two separate housing developments known as Santaluz and Del Sur. Santaluz is the area in the southern half of Black Mountain Ranch while Del Sur comprises the northern half.
There is currently no public transportation serving this area.
Primary access to the community is via Camino Del Sur (from State Highway 56 via Interstate 5), Carmel Valley Road, San Dieguito Road (from Rancho Santa Fe) and Camino Del Norte (from Interstate 15).
Currently one city park is open near the newly opened Willow Grove elementary school off Camino del Sur. There is also the Black Mountain Ranch Community Park off Carmel Valley Road, east of Camino del Sur.
The area is served by Poway Unified School District (PUSD) and includes Del Sur Elementary (opened 2008), Willow Grove Elementary and Del Norte High (opened 2009). The nearest shopping areas are 4S Ranch (Ralph's) to the north and Carmel Mountain Ranch (Vons) to the east and Torrey Highlands (Albertson's) to the south. Scheduled for the area is a town center with smaller shops and employment centers but a date for building has not been announced.
Del Mar is an upscale beach city in San Diego County, California. The population was 4,161 at the 2010 census, down from 4,389 at the 2000 census. The San Diego County Fair is hosted on the Del Mar Fairgrounds every summer. Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" or "by the sea", because it is located on the Pacific Ocean. Colonel Jacob Taylor purchased 338 acres (1.37 km2) from Enoch Talbert in 1885, with visions of building a seaside resort for the rich and famous.
Del Sur is a community built amidst a thousand acres of natural open space above Rancho Santa Fe. Del Sur is next to 4S Ranch and Santaluz and has the top rated schools in Poway Unified School District.
La Jolla is an affluent, The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the headquarters of National University (though its academic campuses are elsewhere).
Mira Mesa is a large suburb that is part of the city of San Diego, California. Mira Mesa is bordered by Interstate 15 to the east, Interstate 805 to the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon to the north and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to the south. The west end of Mira Mesa is a business and technology park, often referred to as "Sorrento Mesa". This area is a major employment area for San Diego and includes companies like Qualcomm and the FBI.
Santa Luz is a master planned community which is part of Black Mountain Ranch and next to 4S Ranch and Del Sur that shows a special reverence for coastal California’s natural resources.
Santa Luz has 2 gated entrances with 24-hour security. Santa Luz has 1,000 acres of open space artfully arranged with drought-resistant native plants maintained using reclaimed water. Properties are peppered with fuchsia accents from burgeoning bougainvillea while the gentle hillsides burst with color from California poppies and lupine. Deep ravines are sheltered year round by riparian forests of towering California oaks and sycamore trees. Over 25 miles of groomed trails throughout the development invite nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts to explore.
Poway is a city in San Diego County, California. Originally an unincorporated community in San Diego County, Poway officially became a city in December 1980. Even though Poway lies geographically in the middle of San Diego County, most consider its relative location as north county inland. Poway's rural roots gave rise to its slogan "The City in the Country." As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 47,811. The ZIP code is 92064. Poway is located at 32°58′12″N 117°2′19″W / 32.97°N 117.03861°W / 32.97; -117.03861 (32.969895, -117.038479). which lies north of the city of San Diego and south of the city of Escondido. Some nearby communities of San Diego include Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and in the county to the east, the community of Ramona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.3 square miles (102 km2). 39.2 square miles (102 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.