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Nestled among the beautifully manicured fairways and greens of
the Oaks North Golf Course lies a lushly landscaped community of
detached and attached homes and 2-story condominiums.
They range in size from approximately 800 to 2100 Sq. Ft.
and are priced from the Mid $400K's to the mid $700K's


A Beautiful Place to Pursue Your Interests, No Matter What They Are!

Located in San Diego's
Rancho Bernardo Community & Offering:

A Wide Selection of Beautiful Homes-

-An Outstanding Community Center-

-Loads of Senior Activities-

-Golf at Your Doorstep-

-A Mild, Sunny Climate-

-Very Low Crime Rates-

-A Convenient Location-


The Community-

The Oaks North senior community was built between 1976 and 1987. It is a beautifully landscaped community of 1963 well-kept, red-tile roofed homes, of a variety of styles and sizes. Located in unique neighborhoods, they consist of detached and attached, 2 or 3 bedroom single-story homes and 1 to 3 bedroom homes in two-story condominiums. One neighborhood named Chapala, has an electronic entry gate. Gated communities however may not be very important in Rancho Bernardo where they enjoy one of the lowest Crime Rates in Southern California.

This beautiful community is characterized by mature trees, shrubs and flowers and hill and canyon views. The beautifully manicured greens, ponds and fairways of the Oaks North Executive golf course (reputed to be the "Best Executive Golf Course in California"), wind through its neighborhoods. Its location, only approximately 12 miles from the coast, gives it a mild and somewhat ocean-influenced climate. These attributes, combined with an outstanding Community Center that provides a plethora of Senior Activities, provide a comfortable year-around lifestyle that can help you get the most enjoyment from your active retirement years.

Please visit the Oaks North Community Center and the Oaks North Villas websites

or call (858) 487-0120

Its Great Location-

Oaks North is located in Rancho Bernardo, California (please also see a MAP of the area).

Its location, only approximately 12 miles as the crow flies, from the Pacific coast, provides it with a moderate Climate. Average August highs are in the high 80’s (°F) and January lows in the low 40's (°F). With an average annual rainfall that ranges from approximately 9 to 16 inches, the summer afternoon humidity is usually low and the sun shines more than 320 days per year.

The I-15 inland corridor (less than 2 miles away), provides easy access to the other North County cities, to beautiful downtown San Diego (less than 26 miles away), to the coast (an approximate 19-mile drive via Highway 56), and to the rest of California.
Living in Oaks North means that you're never far from fine, moderately priced restaurants, quality shopping, movies and live entertainment. Oaks North is located less than 3 miles from the Bernardo Plaza and Westwood local shopping centers and about 4 miles from Escondido's giant Westfield North County Mall. It is also located less than 5 miles from Poway and the excellent Poway Performing Arts Center and approximately 8 miles from downtown Escondido and the Escondido's California Center for Performing Arts. In addition, the Palomar Medical Center Poway in Poway is located less than 3 miles away and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo is less than 5 miles away.

Fine Dining and Unique Shopping

The local BERNARDO WINERY (less than 2 miles away) provides wine tasting, shopping, entertainment and THE KITCHEN at Bernardo Winery for an enjoyable lunch or dinner dining experience.

A Wonderful Place to Entertain Guests!

Located only approximately 8.5 miles from the wonderful SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK theme park in Escondido a 19-mile drive to the beautiful TORREY PINES STATE BEACH and less than 26 mile drive to DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO attractions.

Home Choices-

The homes in the Oaks North were built in several phases which accounts the fairly large variety of sizes and architectural styles. Their various styles offer a variety outside features and amenities such as many great views; of the Oaks North golf course, of hills, valleys and of city lights. All homes are well-maintained on the outside and many have been upgraded and remodeled on the inside where in some cases, the transformation is simply amazing.
The Home Owners Association maintains the exterior of the condominium and attached homes, including their tile roofs and stucco siding, and also maintains the surrounding grounds. The individual home owners are responsible for maintaining the detached homes under the guidance of strict CC&R's. As a consequence, all homes and the surrounding grounds are very well-maintained.
This webpage can only provide an overview of these homes so please feel free to Contact Us for more detailed information.

2-Story Condominiums

The Oaks North community contains various sizes and styles of single-floor condominium homes in 2-story buildings. These 1 and 2 bedroom units range in size from approximately 831 to 1445 sq. ft. Some units have elevators to the second floor, others have stairs. Some of the ground floor units have no steps to the front door. The second floor units have balconies and the first floor units have patios. They also have a large variety of interiors; some have fireplaces, high ceilings and many upgrades. Some units have a car port and others have an oversized 1 car detached garage with facilities for golf cart storage and battery charging. Many of these homes also have picturesque views of the golf course or of hills, mountains and city lights.

 Single-Story Attached Homes

The Oaks North community also contains a variety of attached homes that are actually condominiums in single-story buildings. These 2 and 3 bedroom units range in size from approximately 1040 to 1445 sq. ft. They come with a variety of parking arrangements too, some have car ports others have 1 or 2 car detached or attached garages. Some homes also have facilities for parking and recharging golf cart batteries. In addition, some have great views of the golf course or of hills, mountains and city lights. Some units also have no steps to the front door, some have a laundry-utility room, a cozy fire place, vaulted ceilings and many have lots of upgrades.

Detached Homes

The Oaks North community also has pristine neighborhoods with a variety of single-story detached homes. These home range in size from approximately 1400 to over 2000 sq. ft. and they each have an attached 2-car garage. Most homes also have nice sized lots with rear patios and room for small gardens and fruit trees. Many of these homes have beautiful modern interiors, some with high ceilings, fireplaces and lots of windows. They all have one or more patios and some have nice views of the golf course, greenbelts or nearby hills, and city lights.

Examples of two-story Condominiums, some with nice views of the Oaks North Golf Course





An example of the garages of one of the many styles of single-story attached homes. This duplex has both a one-car and a two-car garage.




An example of one of the many styles of single--story detached homes in the North Oaks community.

Home Prices and Home Owner Fees-

Home Prices (June, 2018)-

Two-Story Condominium Homes-  Mid to High $400K range.
Single Story Condominium (Attached) Homes- Low to High $500K range.
Detached Homes- Low $600K to High $700K range.

Home Owner's (HOA) Fees-

Two- Story Condominium Homes- Approximately $414/mo.

Single Story Condominium (Attached) Homes- Approximately $400/Mo. Typically covers: Common Area Maintenance, Exterior (Landscaping), Exterior Bldg. Maintenance, Limited Insurance, Roof Maintenance, but may vary from community to community.

The club fees are an additional $31/month for all homes.

Detached Homes- Varies from $31 to approximately $270 month depending on the community plus an additional $375 year for club membership. Note that the monthly HOA fees are very low for many of these homes because the owner is responsible for all outside and inside maintenance.

Home Availability-

Oaks North usually has a wide variety of homes for sale. If you are interested in learning about what is presently for sale in Oaks North, please Contact Us. We will be pleased to send you information on homes that are currently for sale and if you wish, show them to you.

Senior Activities-

Oaks North Sponsored Activities:

Oaks North has a beautiful club house with an adjoining swimming pool and spa. The club house has many amenities include a large auditorium, meeting rooms, a billiards room, a fitness center, a large library with a cozy fireplace, arts and ceramics rooms and a woodworking shop. The community center also offers tennis and Lawn Bowling.  



Oaks North's Recreational Programs usually include the following planned activities:

The beautiful Oaks North Community Center
and its huge, pristine swimming pool


Special Events:

Trips and Tours



Lawn Bowling
Tennis (2 courts)

Pickle Ball

Health and Fitness:

Yoga & Fitness Classes
Tai Chi








Clubs and Classes:

Art Classes

Lawn Bowling Club

Dance Club



Stained Glass



Continuing Education

Dance Classes

Book Discussion Club

Travel Club

Other Nearby Things to Do:

Rancho Bernardo is a fun place to live with tons of Entertainment offerings in North County and San Diego.

In addition to the activities available within the Oaks North community, the surrounding area offers a multitude of Things To Do (also, please see our Activities and Resources Directory for Retirees). The local Ed Brown Senior Center with its many Senior Activities and the great Rancho Bernardo Off-Leash Dog Park are both located less than 3 miles away in the Rancho Bernardo Community Park. The Bernardo Winery with its wine tasting room, unique shops and entertainment activities is also located less than 2 miles away. In addition, the downtown section of San Diego, the "Nation's Finest City " and one of the nation's most popular vacation sites is located less than 26 miles away.

For those who like to dine out, there are many fine Restaurants in the area including the excellent Cafe Merlot located at the Bernardo Winery.

For avid golfers, the Oaks North Executive Golf Course that meanders through the community is a Reasonably Priced, 27 hole executive golf course (3 nine-hole courses) that offers JC membership and is also open to the public. The Rancho Bernardo area also has many other fine nearby Golf Courses, including the course at the nearby elegant Rancho Bernardo Inn.

For those who would like to take college courses, Palomar College offers courses at the nearby Palomar College Escondido Center in Escondido.

In short, Oaks North offers retirees a great year around climate, plentiful indoor and outdoor activities and the famous San Diego lifestyle.

Check Out North County's Other Retirement Golf Communities-

High Country Villas
Ocean Hills Country Club
Lake San Marcos' Senior-Friendly Village
Three Mobile/Manufactured Home Golf Communities

To see what homes are for sale in the Oaks North Active Retirement Community. We can also help you search for homes throughout North County that best meet your personal requirements and set up a tour of homes that are of interest to you.
Please Contact Us or Phone (760) 473-4647


Stan McNiel SRES
CalBRE #00623897
"I Listen, I Understand, I make it Work!
Associate Broker with Windermere Real Estate in Carlsbad, CA


Stan McNiel, our Seniors Real Estate Specialist is familiar with The Oaks North Community and with the other Active Adult Communities in North County.

He will be happy to send you information on homes for sale in Oaks North and throughout North County that meet your requirements and if you wish, show them to you.

Thinking of selling your home?

Stan would be delighted to help you. Please contact him for a free Market Analysis that shows the current market value of your home.
Learn more about Stan and our team at About Ralph Anderson and Associates

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