Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego

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Rancho Peñasquitos
—  Community of San Diego  —
Rancho Peñasquitos and neighborhood boundaries
Rancho Peñasquitos is located in Northeastern San Diego
Rancho Peñasquitos
Location within Northeastern San Diego
Coordinates: 32°57′34″N 117°06′56″W / 32.9594°N 117.115575°W / 32.9594; -117.115575
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyCounty of San Diego
CityCity of San Diego
 
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Coordinates: 32°57′33.84″N 117°06′56.07″W / 32.9594°N 117.115575°W / 32.9594; -117.115575

Rancho Peñasquitos
—  Community of San Diego  —
Rancho Peñasquitos and neighborhood boundaries
Rancho Peñasquitos is located in Northeastern San Diego
Rancho Peñasquitos
Location within Northeastern San Diego
Coordinates: 32°57′34″N 117°06′56″W / 32.9594°N 117.115575°W / 32.9594; -117.115575
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyCounty of San Diego
CityCity of San Diego

Rancho Peñasquitos is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. It is named after the first Spanish Land Grant in the County - Rancho de Los Peñasquitos. Peñasquitos means little cliffs in Spanish. It abuts Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve - an open space preserve that offers hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. The community is commonly abbreviated "PQ."

The population of PQ is approximately 55,000; it is located in ZIP code 92129. The telephone area code is 858.

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Geography

Rancho Peñasquitos is roughly bounded:

The highest point in the community is Black Mountain, which rises to an elevation of 1,500 feet (460 m).

History

Native American Kumeyaay history within the area dates back as far as 7,000 years ago. Remains of the prehistoric culture can still be found. Rancho de los Peñasquitos was present day San Diego County's first Mexican land grant, the Rancho Santa Maria de Los Peñasquitos. In 1823, one league (4,243 acres; 17 km²) was awarded to Captain Francisco María Ruiz, a Commandant of the Presidio of San Diego. This one league was at the eastern part of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon and extended into Sabre Springs and up to Rancho Bernardo.

Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, 51,536 people resided in ZIP code 92129, a majority of which were between 18 and 65 years old. [1]

Infrastructure

State Route 56 traverses east-west through the central portion of the community. Interstate 15 passes on the east side of Rancho Peñasquitos. Black Mountain Road is the main North-South artery, and Carmel Mountain Road/Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard is the main East-West artery.

Community events

Emergency services

Fire service

SDFD Fire Station 40

Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department fire station #40 at 13393 Salmon River Rd in the area of Rancho Peñasquitos. This station is in the 7th Battalion.

Police Service

The San Diego Police Department operates from a station on 13396 Salmon River Rd, serving the neighborhood.

Parks

A bicyclist enjoys Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve near the waterfall.
Waterfall in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Schools

Rancho Peñasquitos is in the Poway Unified School District.

High schools

Middle schools

Elementary schools

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