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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Rancho Bernardo is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 68,208. Rancho Bernardo is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Rancho Bernardo offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rancho Bernardo there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and retirees live in Rancho Bernardo and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rancho Bernardo are highly rated.
About Rancho Bernardo...
Population
68,208

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$596,437
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,766
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330
    500
  • Theft
    301
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,385
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Rancho Bernardo is an amazing community! Some of the main highlights include the Carmel Mountain shopping center (it has a Costco, so...), both small-town and big-chain restaurants, and incredibly kind people. The golf courses are beautiful if you get a chance to play on them, and I love walking my dog everyday in the most friendliest neighborhood ever. I am a student at Rancho Bernardo High School and I am definitely enjoying my stay here.
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A beautiful place to live. Mountains and palm trees are everywhere. There are a lot of things to do, and one can see people taking walks all the time; very pet friendly. People go hiking, biking, etc. Rancho Bernardo is very clean, and the people are friendly. Schools are great being part of Poway Unified School District (highly ranked). This place is close to a lot of places including just being about twenty minutes to a beach. It is about thirty minutes fro San Diego State University and about fifteen minutes to Miramar Community College.

Rancho Bernardo has a lot of diverse restaurants - Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Indian, Middle-Eastern, and many more.
I love Rancho Bernardo! It is a cozy neighborhood with wonderful people who care about one another. It is a place that offers so much for both people who love to spend time both indoors and outdoors. There are so many wonderful hikes as well as different community organizations that you can join. There are libraries and parks for the whole family which make it such a nice place!