The 4S Ranch neighborhood in California is a master association neighborhood where nature meets the rich architecture and controlled development to give the residents a fresh and cool place to live. 4S Ranch was initially owner by Spanish settlers in early 1800 who loved to graze their cattle in the expansive valleys and hills. In 1842, a captain called Joseph Snook acquired 17,000 and called the area Rancho San Bernardo. The area was what became the 4S Ranch. It changed hands severally until it was bought by Albert Ralphs family in 1938. It was mainly an agricultural land until its development in 1980s.
A warm and vibrant community
On a visit to 4S Ranch, you will glad to find a neighborhood that relies on master association, care for the environment and a well-planned development where about 5,000 families live in around the traditional town. 4S Ranch is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in San Diego, CA and one of the safest places to live. Many of the residents in the community are young professionals with young families and possess a college degree. Life in 4S Ranch falls within the average California cost of living, which is within the national average. The community enforces eco-living and green energy as part of environment protection. Do not be surprised to find several homes harnessing the solar energy and extensive use of energy saving lighting and appliances throughout the community.
Luxurious single-family homes and Condos
Sited on the scenic valleys north of San Diego, there are homes with varied architecture in the 2300-acre development. There are also eco-friendly facades and the front porches. The neighborhood features quiet tree-lined pavements and pomades around the main settlement are, the 4S Commons. Most of the homes in this community are single-family homes that have been constructed with diverse architectural styles making the area one of the finest new communities to settle. There are also condominiums, apartments, and commercial properties if you would like to set up a business in the area. Most of the homes in 4S real estate have a seven-figure price tag with the average single-family home going for about $750k to $1.2 million. The average price for a square foot for the commercial properties is around $450. Real estate prices go high as you head south along Carmel Valley Road and San Dieguito Road. The scenic landscaped, well-planned settlements as well as well-developed infrastructure have pushed the house prices even higher.
4S Ranch community is acclaimed for its emphasis in quality education. A whopping 98% of the students in the elementary school graduate to high school with a similar percentage heading to the tertiary colleges and universities. There are high literacy levels of the students in the area with arithmetic science and social studies leading in California and above the national literacy levels. There are also annual grants and sponsorship programs available to different types of students and disciplines. The schools are conveniently located near the homes for sale, and the acclaimed Poway School District is just a short distance from most of the living quarters. There are many other private schools in the area whose standards of education are as good and even better the community schools.
Eating and Drinking
The 4S Ranch boasts of a variety of eateries with bars and restaurants across the entire community. The 4S Commons shopping center has the highest concentration of eateries, bars and clubs where you can wind down you night. This is a place to visit when you would like to have a meal outdoors overlooking some scenic landscapes or overlooking Lake Hodges during a hot summer afternoon. You will find different varieties of foods from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The eatery settings range from casual outdoor dining to fining dining. Most of the restaurants run deep into the night giving you opportunity to have that late night meal. The eateries spread across different price ranges. You can have that quick lunch on a busy day or the three-course dinner with your loved one during their birthday. Most of the eating joints and restaurants are already online. You can also make use Yelp and Google+ to locate some of the finest restaurants serving specific dishes. Look at the reviews and you will land a restaurant that combines ambience and good food.
Entertainment in 4S Ranch does not stop all the week long and into the weekend. Do not just get bored at home doing nothing! Head to karaoke night, play snooker, visit theatres, or watch your favorite team on the big screen as you sip your favorite French liquor along with good food. You can also catch the latest blockbuster movie at a local movie theatre. If you have kids, it is good to take them to one of the many kid outdoor spots for a variety of entertainment disciplines that include virtual reality, bouncing castles, and live performance by singers, magicians, comedians, and dance shows. The entertainment joints serve food and entertainment as pocket-friendly prices and many accept different payment options. This is one more reason to have a good time.
Explore the great outdoors
4S Ranchboasts of a variety of county parks and sports centers along with scenic trails and a great landscape where you can enjoy nature at its best. Make your way to the 4SRanch Sports Park to watch your favorite team play or the Heritage pack for some good family time. There are many other county parks scattered across the neighborhood where you can enjoy watching birds, playing water games and hiking.
There are also community events at different times of the year that are a lot more fun for the whole family. They include the annual Easter egg hunt, Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K Run, 4th of July carnivore and Fireworks, the Pumpkin Festival and many others. There is fun in 4S Ranch throughout the year. It is a community that that balances environment, fine living, and great art.