Your P.Q. Neighbor & Neighborhood Expert
Rancho Peñasquitos or “PQ” as the locals call it, is a beautiful suburban community in the city of San Diego. It’s name in Spanish means “Little cliffs ranch”, because of it’s hilly terrain and the ranch that existed before it’s development. It is a highly desired neighborhood because of its beautiful homes, family atmosphere, award winning schools, gorgeous parks and fun outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. 1/3 of Peñasquitos has been left for open space . Homes are nestled on beautiful rolling hills, with some boasting views of the Pacific Ocean.
Rancho Peñasquitos is bordered by 4S Ranch and Black Mountain Ranch to the North, Mira Mesa to the South, Carmel Mountain and Poway to the East and Torrey Highlands to the West. It is close to shopping and both the 15 and 56 freeways. It’s a short 15 minute drive to Torrey Pines State Beach/ Del Mar and 10 minutes from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
Some popular local spots include Los Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve, Black Mountain Open Space Park, Hilltop Community Park and Christmas Card Lane.
Population : 53,387
Number of Homes: 17,565
Median Priced Home: $680,000
Poway Unified School District
High Schools: Mt Carmel High (Sundevils), Westview High (Wolverines)
Middle Schools: Black Mountain Middle School, Mesa Verde Middle School
Elementary Schools: Adobe Bluffs, Canyon View, Deer Canyon, Los Peñasquitos, Park Village, Rolling Hills, Sundance and Sunset Hills
- Canyonside Recreation Center
- Hilltop Recreation Center
- Peñasquitos Creek Park
- Rolling Hills Park
- Views West Park
- Ridgewood Park
- Black Mountain Open Space Park
- Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
- Twin Trails Neighborhood Park
- Adobe Bluffs Park
- P.Q. Skate Park
- Rancho Peñasquitos Dog Park