Population: 40,000 plus.
Ramona is the fastest growing unincorporated area in San Diego County. In 1979 the
population was 12,000; in 1990 - 27,930.
Elevation: 1,450 ft. above sea level.
Summer High: 94.4 Low: 53.3
Winter High: 67.8 Low: 35.4
Average Monthly Rainfall:
Call Fire Station 82 at (760) 788-2269
Size: 154 square miles
Parks: Ramona Community Park, and two county parks; Collier and Dos Picos Parks.
Golf Courses: San Vicente Golf Club and Mt. Woodson Golf Club
Library: Ramona has a San Diego Branch Library
Historical Walk: "Old Town, Ramona", from 3rd Street to 10th Street is the area where
merchants have chosen to preserve the buildings of Ramona's past. On this strip you will find Ramona's oldest commercial building. Built in 1883 and it is still in operation as a commercial business at 629 Main Street. You will also find several antique shops, the Ramona Town Hall which is over 100 years old, and the newly refurbished Mainstage Theatre which reopened in September of 2003.
The people of Ramona: The ethnic make-up of Ramona is as varied as any other town. A quiet, family oriented town with traditional values, Ramona has a reputation for being a friendly community. The townspeople are a rather independent group that voice their opinions, but support their town and want to see it grow in an orderly fashion. Ramona's planning group works with the San Diego Department of Planning and Land Use toward this goal. Ramona is an unincorporated area governed by the County of San Diego.
Business: There are three major grocery stores and various stores offering services that can be found in any small town. There are restaurants for fine dining as well as fast food places. Four banks and eight service stations are here for you convenience. Ramona has several avocado and citrus groves, chicken farms, and dairies. The area is also known for its world class thoroughbred horse farms.
Schools: At the present there are 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 4 private schools. Colleges and universities are within easy access. ROP classes and Palomar Community College classes are offered at the local high school. Palomar also offers classes at their main campus in San Marcos.
Recreation for children: Pony League Baseball, Girls Softball, Pop Warner Football, Ramona Soccer League, U.S. Pony Club, Karate, Jr. Fair, FFA, 4-H Club, Dance Studios, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Museums: The Guy B. Woodward Museum is a historic treasure of early western culture.
News Publications: There is a weekly local newspaper, a Julian newspaper, 2 monthly magazines, a monthly newspaper exclusively for one of the housing developments and the regular major distributors are available.
Cable TV: Cable is available in most areas along with satellite TV.
Utilities: SBC, AT & T, San Diego Gas and Electric, Ramona Municipal Water District.
Churches: There are about 27 churches in Ramona.
Airport: Ramona has an airport with a 4,000 ft. runway. The airport offers charter flight service, instruction, and is equipped with a Unicorn radio and night lights. The airport is also the home of The Ramona Air Attack Base fire fighting squadron.
Fishing: Lake Poway, Lake Sutherland, Lake Cuyamaca and Lake Henshaw are the places to fish. Licenses are required.
"The mission of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce is to Develop and maintain a climate for viable economic growth, to promote loyalty to, and networking for local businesses and to Demonstrate an outstanding leadership role in our community."
Ramona is located 36 miles northeast of San Diego in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Venture over the mountains and you will be in the Anza Borrego desert, playground for the camping enthusiast. Also known as Valley of the Sun, Ramona boasts clean, clear air and glorious days of sunshine and gentle breezes.
Today's ranching community in Ramona has become focused on horses. The favorable, year round climate in Ramona provides an ideal setting for the thousands of privately owned horses in the valley. There is a multitude of equestrian related activities and riding trails available for local residents.
Ramona continues to be a community oriented by bringing such events as the Rodeo in May, The Air Fair & Air Attack Base Open House in June and the Country Fair days in August.