Ramona offers country living in a small-town setting where residents have a strong sense of community, believe in family values and enjoy a quieter way of life away from the traffic and troubles of bigger cities. While home buyers seek out Ramona for the semi-rural lifestyle and tranquility, don’t let the small-town vibe fool you: There are plenty of restaurants offering foods from around the world, and most of your everyday errands can be taken care of in Ramona without having to go down the hill to Poway or Escondido.
Ramona offers a variety of housing options ranging from rental apartments to luxury ranches. There are some starter homes and fixer uppers available. Options for move-in-ready homes begin to expand once you move into the $350,000 to $400,000 range. Potential buyers with a budget that starts in the high-$400,000's will begin to find nicer homes and homes with more land.
Although Ramona residents enjoy a small town atmosphere with a country feel, Ramona has a central shopping corridor with just about everything you might need for everyday essentials. On and around Main Street you will find grocery stores, banks, gas stations, automotive supply stores and other shops and services. Ramona is also home to a variety of dining options.
Ramona Mainstage is one of the most popular concert venues in North County and is located at 626 Main Street in Ramona. Just down the street at 645 Main Street, you will find the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society and Guy B. Woodward Museum, which includes the original Verlaque House, a bunkhouse, a blacksmith shop, the Casey Tibbs Memorial Exhibit, a research library and other historical exhibits.
Ramona is also home to the Oasis Camel Dairy, a family-friendly North County attraction that offers farm tours and camel rides one weekend each month, as well as animal shows and camel milk products.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Barona Casino are both nearby, and Ramona’s growing wine industry has led to a number of wine-tasting opportunities in which visitors are certain to be interested. Of course, the dining, shopping and entertainment options expand greatly when you go down the hill to Poway, Escondido and beyond.