The 92128 Zip code, which we refer to here as Rancho Bernardo, actually comprises four communities as identified by the City of San Diego for planning purposes:?Rancho Bernardo, San Pasqual Valley, Carmel Mountain Ranch and Sabre Springs.
Rancho Bernardo is the northernmost residential community within the City of San Diego. Rancho Bernardo is centered on Interstate 15 just south of Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley. There is an annual carnival-type street fair, RB Alive!, during the summer. Rancho Bernardo is also home to the oldest operating winery in Southern California, the Bernardo Winery Established in 1889 and family owned and operated since 1927.
Carmel Mountain Ranch is located along the Interstate 15 Corridor. Every year the local Chamber of Commerce, headquartered within the community, hosts a fall festival at which local businesses, community organizations, and school representatives can set up information booths and interact with attendees. Also Fairway Village, a neighborhood division of Carmel Mountain Ranch running presents an annual Christmas light show called “Holiday Magic at Fairway Village. The neighborhood lights 85+ homes from December 1 to January 1. Each year on the Saturday before Christmas, the neighborhood holds an evening block party that is open to the public.
Sabre Springs is nestled in foothills north of Scripps Ranch and south of Carmel Mountain Ranch. Home to quiet neighborhoods and rolling hills. The community is divided by Poway Road. A master planned community built by Pardee Homes, the area to the north of Poway Road is generally older, dating back to the 1980s, while homes to the south are somewhat newer. Subdivisions in the community include those such as Monticeto, North Creek and Monterey as well as Sabre Highlands, Hillsborough and Belle Fleur.
Children within the communities of the 92128 Zip code attend schools in the Poway Unified School District. Many homes are subject to Homeowners’ Association fees and some, newer homes are subject to Mello Roos fees.