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Encyclopedia > 4S Ranch, California

4S Ranch is an unincorporated community in San Diego County, California, United States. San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

To the east of 4S Ranch is the San Diego community of Rancho Bernardo. To the west is the Santa Fe Valley. Lake Hodges forms the northern border of the community while Black Mountain Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos are to the south. Black Mountain Ranch is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. ... Northeastern area map and neighborhood boundaries Rancho Penasquitos is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. ...



The origin of the name 4S Ranch is not specifically known. The first recorded owner of Rancho San Bernardo, as the area in which 4S Ranch is currently located, was by an Englishman named Joseph Snook (who later became a Mexican citizen and changed his name to Don Jose Francisco Snook). After the collapse of the California mission system around 1840, Snook obtained a land grant to build his own rancho where 4S Ranch now stands. Many now believe the "S" in 4S Ranch stands for "Snook". The "4" probably stands for "4 Snooks", either Snook and his three brothers or Snook and his wife and two children.

The property changed hands several times over the next 100 years. In 1938, the property was sold to the Ralphs family, owners of the southern California grocery chain. In the early 1980s, the Ralphs family agreed to develop the southern portion of their property (what is now the 4S Ranch master planned community) and retain the northern 1200 acres as a family retreat. daf


Main thoroughfares

Camino del Norte provides the primary access for the community.

Community events



4S Ranch is served by the Poway Unified School District. // Schools Currently in the PUSD: High schools Abraxas High School Mt. ...

High schools

Del Norte High School (This school is planned to open in 2009)

Middle schools

Oak Valley Middle School

Elementary schools

Stone Ranch Elementary School
Monterey Ridge Elementary School

4S Ranch Community Organizations


Service Clubs and Civic Groups


External links

  • http://www.sandiego92127.com/


  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040815/news_m1m15history.html



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