Search Bonsall homes to find a place to live in a wonderful tightly knit community. Although it’s less than an hour’s drive north of San Diego, Bonsall is still very much a small, rural town. Most homes are nestled in the rolling, green hills. The ocean is only 12 miles away in Oceanside, and Bonsall reaps the benefits of the mild weather brought by the ocean breezes. When you buy Bonsall real estate, you get all the benefits of living in a small town and most of the fun of living near the beach. Homes in Bonsall are generally ranch style with 1+ acres, although there are some newer, planned neighborhoods in Fallbrook, Ca.
People who search Bonsall homes and are looking for a good place to raise children should know that the public schools in Bonsall are excellent. Bonsall is served by the Bonsall Unified School District. There are two elementary schools, Bonsall West and Bonsall Elementary, both of which are well-rated and have excellent test scores. Sullivan Middle is also a top-performing, well-rated school. Vivian Banks Charter is a kindergarten through fifth grade school with good test scores. Parents rave about it. Bonsall Unified School District is also working on developing a New Technology High School, modeled after the one in Napa, CA. It would combine a traditional, rigorous curriculum with hands-on, project based and technological learning.
Anyone wishing to buy Bonsall real estate will have plenty to do in town. The Bonsall Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of fun events throughout the year. Every fall there’s the Country Fair. It’s a great day with music, good food, and interesting demonstrations by community groups, such as the local Boy Scout troop, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and horses by the Escondido Mounted Posse. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, a bounce house, root beer floats, and a gem hunt by the Gem & Mineral Society. The Bonsall Chamber of Commerce also hosts a monthly networking sundowner for business owners.
Bonsall is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. Search Bonsall homes to find a house with some land attached so you can enjoy a beautiful view or keep a few animals. Horseback riding is a very popular activity in Bonsall. Silver Sunset Farms is a local horse boarding and training facility. Paisley Phelps is the trainer there. She received her British Horse Society (BHS) training credentials and her degree in Equine Science in England. Lessons are available for all levels of experience, even if you don’t own a horse.
In Bonsall, there are many beautiful trails, including a lovely route along the San Luis Rey River. For an intensive, up close and personal experience with nature, make a reservation at Wild Wonders. Kids and adults can meet and touch the animal ambassadors.
While Bonsall is quite a small town, you can search Bonsall homes and know you won’t always have to go far to pick up some groceries, go out to eat, or get to the dentist. The River Village Plaza is “hidden in plain sight” in the heart of Bonsall. A number of businesses are located there. Shop at Daniel’s Market for a good selection of quality produce, as well as a great deli and all around great service. Pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner at Z Café. They’ve got an extensive menu of diner favorites as well as delicious Hawaiian style cuisine. For an afternoon pick me up, the espresso menu at Z Café can’t be beat. Bring your laptop and do a little web surfing on the free wi-fi. The patio offers a gorgeous view of the San Luis Rey River.
When you decide to buy Bonsall real estate, you’re going to become part of a great small town community, but you don’t have to give up on the fun and bright lights of the city. Oceanside is a quick 20-minute drive away. You can hang out on the beach and enjoy the laid-back cool of a beach city. If you’re hungry for some high culture, you can head into San Diego for a concert or an afternoon at a museum. Del Mar fairgrounds, with its full schedule of horse races, concerts, and the San Diego County Fair, is only 40 minutes away by car. Search Bonsall homes to get the best of small town living, without sacrificing the opportunities in the city.