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Ample tranquility and sprawling estates define this upscale San Diego enclave.

Welcome to Bonsall

Located east of Oceanside in the staggeringly beautiful San Diego County, Bonsall is a posh hamlet cherished for its gorgeous gated communities, equestrian properties, and overall refined ethos. The exquisite homes in this area boast splendid views of the untouched countryside and top-notch amenities. Still, the abundance of peace and quiet is what renders this region so attractive to Californians.

Bonsall is also home to a smattering of high-quality restaurants, bars, and retailers. The country club at its center allows residents to relish time in Southern California’s fabulous weather. Speaking of the weather — Bonsall’s wonderful climate urges its residents to spend plenty of time outside. Hiking, cycling, rock climbing, surfing, fishing, swimming, golfing, tennis, and horseback riding are all savored in this sun-soaked, lovely area.

What to Love

  • A warm, welcoming, small-town vibe
  • Abounding with serene and stunning open spaces
  • Close to Oceanside’s beaches and the wineries of Temecula
  • Proximity to downtown San Diego and Orange County
  • A high homeownership rate and new construction housing
  • A superb school district with great teacher-to-student ratios


Local Lifestyle

Bonsall is treasured by many for its tight-knit, community-focused feel. This town is where many neighbors know each other by name and frequently get together for backyard barbeques and outdoor recreation. Its convenient location also appeals to a wide range of people, from professionals who work remotely or in downtown San Diego to retirees who adore being near a top-notch country club. The generous lots found throughout Bonsall also lure families with young children to the region.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

A large part of Bonsall’s charm is that residents don’t have to leave their district to savor terrific cuisine prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Fresco Grill’s bright, cheery interior and verdant, plant-filled patio are the perfect settings to enjoy a range of delicious dishes like prosciutto burrata, wild porcini mushroom ravioli, and “ancient Roman” pizzas with artichokes and garlic. Z Cafe is an equally popular spot for Bonsall residents and beyond. Here, you will find a delectable selection of Hawaiian and Japanese-inspired bites like rainbow rolls with tuna, ebi, and avocado. 

Understated elegance is epitomized at Peking Wok Chinese Restaurant, where curry shrimp and chili dumplings pair fantastically with their artisan cocktails — the chipotle pineapple martini is unforgettable! Z South is all about California vibes and authentic Mexican cuisine, and it often draws a large crowd of lively patrons. Dive into charred brussels sprouts with pepitas and chipotle caper aioli, sample hand-crafted Birria tacos, and wash it down with a prickly pear margarita at this laid-back eatery. 

Shopping is also a delight in Bonsall. The French Cowgirl features striking interior design elements and furniture, while Honey Boutique presents the latest fashions and accessories. 

Things to Do

Bonsall has a rural, ruggedly-magnificent feel and all of the outdoor adventures to go with it. The San Luis Rey Training Center is ideal for both new and veteran equestrians. Meanwhile, Rawhide Ranch is the optimal spot to take your children for a horse riding lesson.

The region also explodes with parks and trails. Two of note include the Bonsall Preserve, which offers epic views of the mountains, and the San Luis Rey River Trail in nearby Oceanside. Extraordinarily pretty, the nine-mile trek winds through a scenic landscape filled with birds, trees, and flowers. The flat surface of the trail is also a huge draw for cyclists.


Children in Bonsall are educated under the top-performing Bonsall Unified School District. A few of the best schools in this small town include:

Overview for Bonsall, CA

4,257 people live in Bonsall, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $50,146. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Bonsall, CA

Bonsall has 1,702 households, with an average household size of 2.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bonsall do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,257 people call Bonsall home. The population density is 312.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Bonsall, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Bonsall. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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