Diversity and natural beauty make North San Diego a preferred destination for many. This lush natural setting is rich in both history and culture with the earliest known documented reference to North American Indians living in the region being made by a Franciscan missionary who explored the area for the San Diego Mission in 1795. Surrounded by lush foliage and rich soil, this region is responsible for producing fine wines, produce such as oranges and avocados, outstanding golf courses and thrilling outdoor recreation. Combine this with alluring weather and an abundance of things to see and do and it is easy to see why locals speak so fondly of Bonsall and its adjacent communities.
Area attractions include the A1 Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures, Bates Nut Farm, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Del Mar Fairgrounds, LegoLand, Palomar Observatory, Quail Botanical Gardens and the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. For the adventurous, nearby lakes and the Pacific Ocean offer a variety of water sport activities. Additionally, hot air balloon rides, hang gliding lessons and glider plane flights await thrill-seekers of all ages. To the south, the city of San Diego is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, offering a vast array of attractions. The world-famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Sea World, are just three of hundreds of exciting tourist destinations. For those who enjoy sporting events, San Diego is the home of the MLB's Padres and the NFL's Chargers.
Daytrips into downtown San Diego are easy for residents of Bonsall as is commuting daily into the metropolitan area for employment. However, such trips and commutes are not always necessary as Bonsall and its surrounding cities offer a litany of employment opportunities and family-oriented activities and adventures to keep locals close to home. New developments are emerging throughout the valley as more and more retail and commerce is gradually introduced into the region. Still, the valley's natural environment remains unharmed as the region's precious, fertile soil is preserved to support the agricultural cash cow that drives the local economy.
Schools in the city are governed by the Bonsall Union School District and include Bonsall Elementary, Norman Sullivan Middle School, Vivian Banks Charter School, Morro Hills Charter and the Bonsall Charter Academy for Learning. High schools in the area include Fallbrook High, Ivy High, Oasis High and Pala Satellite. For those students and adults wishing to pursue a college education, local universities and colleges include Palomar Junior College, Mira Costa Junior College, San Diego State University, University of California at San Diego and many other institutions in the Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside Basins.
With attractive homes scattered about on both the hillsides overlooking the valley and in well-defined subdivisions near schools, hospitals and local shopping areas, Bonsall truly is a remarkable place to live. So, if you are considering a move to Northern San Diego, look no further than Bonsall and discover for yourself the peaceful lifestyle this community of proud citizens holds dearly to its heart.
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