Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California
Rancho BernardoÂ is a master-planned communityÂ in the northern hills of the city ofÂ San Diego, California.
The topography of Rancho Bernardo consists ofÂ canyonsÂ and rolling hills. It is a sprawling community, with shopping malls, golf courses and office parks typical of San Diego development.
The community is located next to Rancho Santa Fe, about 20Â miles (32Â km) north-north-east of downtownÂ San Diego, immediately north ofCarmel Mountain Ranch, northwest of the city ofÂ PowayÂ and south ofÂ Escondido.
On October 22, 2007, theÂ Witch Creek FireÂ burned through Rancho Bernardo and several other populous areas ofÂ San Diego County, destroying hundreds of houses, and completely destroying several entire neighborhoods, particularly ones that firefighters had trouble accessing due to rugged terrain and rapidly advancing flames pushed by strongÂ Santa Ana winds. The neighborhoods of the Trails, Montelena and Westwood were the main areas hit in Rancho Bernardo.
There is an annual carnival-type street fair,Â RB Alive!, during the summer.Â Rancho Bernardo is also home to the oldest operating winery in Southern California, theÂ Bernardo WineryÂ Established in 1889 and family owned and operated since 1927.
Rancho Bernardo is home to Corporate Headquarters ofÂ SonyÂ US, the first integrated television factory opened in the U.S. by a Japanese companyÂ Other companies in the area includeÂ Hewlett-Packard, theÂ Eastman KodakÂ Company,Â LSI Corporation, andÂ BAE Systems. Located in a 685Â acres (277Â ha) business park, there are approximately 50,000 workers employed by these companies.
The area is part of theÂ Poway Unified School District.
- 92127 MagazineÂ - Community Magazine for Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Del Sur, Santaluz and Surrounding areas