Rancho Penasquitos


Bridgepoint lays off dozens in San Diego

Nearly 50 Bridgepoint Education Inc. employees just learned their positions are being eliminated this summer.


Rancho Penasquitos Town Centre part of $935 million deal

A total of 11 retail and restaurant buildings comprising much of the Rancho Penasquitos Town Centre on Black Mountain Road are part of a $935 million, 131-building transaction between UBS and a joint venture of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) and Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM).

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Visitor Information

Penasquitos, or “PQ” as it’s often referred to, translates to “little cliffs” in Spanish and is named for the first Mexican land grant awarded in the region, the Rancho Santa Maria de los Penasquitos, in 1823, to Captain Francisco Maria Ruiz. He built an adobe house that is the oldest known residence in San Diego.

In the mid-19th century, the U.S. Army used the area as a route to transport supplies from the Port of San Diego to Yuma, Ariz. It also served as a way station on the wagon route to Warner’s Ranch from San Diego.

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The master-planned community has 52,000 residents and is almost fully developed. Approximately half the area is designated for residential use, a third for open space and about 2 percent for commercial use.

Demand for homes is strong, driven by the high rating that some of its eight elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, all part of the Poway Unified School District, receive.

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Rancho Penasquitos Businesses

Hawthorne Cat

16945 Camino San Bernardo
San Diego, CA
  • Construction Supplies
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Listings of movie theaters are not available for this community.

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