Nestled just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego is the beautiful town of Rancho Penasquitos. Home to roughly 55,000 residents, Rancho Penasquitos literally means “little cliffs” in Spanish and is currently an open space preserve offering residents and visitors hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.Bordered on the south by Mira Mesa and easily accessible via Interstate 15, Rancho Penasquitos offers its residents everything one could want from fire and emergency medical services, grocery and market resources, parks and school districts, and annual community events. The Fiesta de los Penasquitos, held the first Sunday every May, is a community wide street fair offering local and live music and entertainment, street vendors, arts and crafts, traditional foods, and fun for the whole family.Christmas Card Lane is a holiday tradition in Rancho Penasquitos and one of the most famous holiday displays in the entire San Diego County area. With giant lit greetings in many freight yards depicting cartoon characters and Christmas themes, this holiday tradition provides fun and entertainment for those walking the neighborhoods or simply driving around.In addition to the events, Rancho Penasquitos provides local parks accessible year-round such as a skate park, two recreation centers, and of course the Black Mountain Open Space Preserve and the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. With over 500 plant species hundred and 75 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, this Park is teaming with biodiversity and historic geology. 4000 acres encompass this area is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Locals and visitors alike enjoy this Park year-round.If you're interested in a home or condominium in Rancho Penasquitos there are several to choose from including Feather Ridge, Monte Rio, and the Penasquitos Townhomes. Let us know if you're interested in touring any of the available listings in Rancho Penasquitos.