With a master plan conceived and submitted to the City of San Diego in 1961, Rancho Bernardo was annexed by the City in 1962, and for the next 30 years it grew steadily.
Take a capsulized tour of Historical Rancho Bernardo by visiting the RB Historical Societies web page – http://www.rbhistoricalsociety.org/, or visit any of the many communities or community center web sites on this and the following pages.
As with many Southern California suburban developments, the RB master plan included community centers in each new project, with each center designed to fit the needs of the residents for whom the homes were intended.
The first was the RB Swim and Tennis Club – rbstc.com/ – originally called Rancho Bernardo Park, which was incorporated in 1962 because the "… City of San Diego required that any new residential development must include a recreational facility large enoughj to serve the planned community.".¹ A more complete explanation is available at the Club's website through the link above.
The Senior Community Centers, including Oaks North – www.oaksnorthcommunity.org/ – and Seven Oaks – www.7oaksrb.com/, – have many senior targeted amenities such as lawn bowling, wood and ceramic shops, and libraries, in addition to the family features such as swimming pools, tennis courts, meeting and game rooms, workout facilities and auditoriums for meetings, dances, bridge tournaments and other activies.
The Rancho Bernardo Inn and golf course opened in 1963 and remains a popular destination resort for corporate meetings and seminars as well as for family recreation in the popular spa, championship golf course, tennis courts and pools. The Inn boasts gourmet fine dining in a casual atmosphere as well relaxed dining in any of its four restaurants.