Encompassing an area of 156 square miles, Ramona offers a slow pace, clean environs, and much to discover! With a population of roughly 45,000, more than 30 wine and beer tasting rooms, unique antiques and vintage finds, and dozens of pristine hiking trails, Ramona is the hidden gem of San Diego County.
Located in San Diego County, Ramona is an unincorporated rural town situated at the foot of two beautiful valley basins - the Santa Maria and the San Vicente. It is easy to see why early this pristine valley was settled in, farmed and developed. Ramona is bordered by the cities/towns of Santa Ysabel, Lakeside, Escondido, and Poway.
Conveniently located between the Pacific Ocean and the Anza-Borrego Desert, Ramona is an ideal place for folks who desire a quiet respite every day and options when it’s time to play.
The area that encompasses Ramona is rich in history. More than a few structures from the 1800s are still in use today, including the Guy B. Woodward Museum’s Verlaque House, Ramona Town Hall, and a number of storefronts, churches and residences.
Look up and see a diverse array of raptors and other beautiful birds flying high above, and at night, you may hear the call of coyotes and owls as they hunt. Many people who live in Ramona work in or near San Diego, but they choose to make this community their home because they enjoy the beauty of the mountains and rolling hills that surround them. It’s also a great place to raise a family, with good schools, activities and sports aplenty.
And for the folks who spend most of their time here, it’s not at all unusual to see friends and neighbors while they run errands and conduct business. If you’re new to town and looking to make connections, there are many opportunities for networking and volunteering. Despite its steady growth and popularity, Ramona has managed to maintain its country charm, because the people who call it “home” know just how special this little town is. It’s a respite — one they are proud to share with others.
There is something for everyone in Ramona. Here you will find great food, stellar wine, open space, hiking trails for all experience levels, strong community organizations, award-winning schools, large estates at affordable prices, and a tight-knit community of neighbors, friends, and family.
Need more reasons to fall in love with Ramona?
H is for history and hiking,
E is for equestrian (Ramona is horse country!),
A is for arts, antiques and agriculture,
R is for rural vistas and recreation,
T is for trails and tastings (of fine wines and foods)