Rancho Bernardo, an older cousin to Poway, is the northernmost residential community within the City of San Diego. Rancho Bernardo encompasses about 6,500 acres and was originally designed as a retirement community back in the 1960s and 1970s. The community is centered on Interstate 15 just south of Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley. Rancho Bernardo is a master planned community that includes private parks and clubs for each neighborhood in the community. It's also golfers paradise with beautiful public and private courses for golfers of every level.