This is a new site I’m working on, about living in Ramona, California. I wanted to share my own discoveries about living the country life as well as show others, who are thinking of moving here, what Ramona is like.

We moved to the foothills east of Ramona February, 2012. Our house is in the country estates at the east end, so we might get more critters than in town, I’m guessing. The bird watching alone is amazing, and there is so much more.

Ramona proper has over 20,000 people, and the area of the estates has over 10,000, for a combined 30,000+. The planting zone is USDA 9a, as far as I can tell so far. Some years get snow that doesn’t last too long, and five years ago it got down to 17 degrees! Summers are typically 80’s-90’s, but this summer has been a hot one all over the county. I’ve caught up quite a bit on info from our neighbors, who are friendly and welcoming. I’m not used to people driving by and honking and waving, but I’m getting used to it quickly and think it’s part of Ramona’s charm.

Nearby Julian is famous for its Apple Days and old-fashioned charm. I’ve been there several times since we moved in, and love having it nearby. Santa Ysabel is famous too, home of Dudley’s bakery and where Julian Apple Pies are made. Both are lovely old-time towns with tons of charm and friendly folks.

Well today is the 2nd day for this blog, I am going to get some more information and fun stuff on the pages before I even mention to anyone that I am writing it. If you find me in September, please stop and say “hi” in a comment.


I looked out my kitchen window and saw this, a few weeks after moving in. Love it here!

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