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Rancho Bernardo is one of the master-planned communities within the San Diego County. It is nestled next to 4s Ranch, Poway and Escondido, and has sprawling hills that are appreciated by its residents and their visitors alike.

Rancho Bernardo skies. (Photo Credits)

The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society has mentioned about a brief history of the community, saying that the first inhabitants of the area are Native Americans. In their write-up they mentioned stories about its first settlers, and colonizers from as early as the 18th century.

“The people we now know as the Kumeyaay Indians were the original inhabitants of what we today call Rancho Bernardo. These indigenous people had been on the local scene for approximately 2,700 years prior to the arrival of the first Europeans in 1769. In 1769 a band of Spanish soldiers and Franciscan missionaries arrived in San Diego where they established a military headquarters, or presidio, along with a church, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, beginning the colonization process that would be repeated over the entire state.”

Check out the rest of its history here.

Historic Rancho Bernardo

WikiPedia also came up with an entry on Rancho Bernardo. One of the items discussed in the online wrote-up is about its history, specifically one that tackled about the epic fire that hit the area many years ago.

“On October 22, 2007, the Witch Creek Fire burned through Rancho Bernardo and several other populous areas of San Diego County, destroying hundreds of homes, and completely destroying several entire neighborhoods, particularly ones that firefighters had trouble accessing due to rugged terrain and rapidly advancing flames pushed by strong Santa Ana winds.The highly unpredictable flames pushed into the northeast section of Poway during the day, prompting evacuation of Palomar-Pomerado Hospital. The neighborhoods of the Trails, Montelena and Westwood were the main areas hit in Rancho Bernardo.”

Read the rest of the discussion here.

Rancho Bernardo at Present

The website Voice of San Diego meanwhile shared how Rancho Bernardo is at present. In the online article, the author mainly talked about the whole vibe of the community and describes the locals and the life in the area.

“I’ve spent the last week in District 5, embedding myself in the district to get to know its residents’ concerns, which I’ll take to Mark Kersey, the lone candidate for the district’s council seat being vacated by Carl DeMaio. The very lack of problems defines RB. While that may make it boring, it is turning City Council District 5 into a launching pad for politicians running on a city-wide platform, not a district-specific one.”

The full write-up can be found here.

Rancho Bernardo is indeed a fine and peaceful community to live in.

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