Valle Verde Country Club Estates Real Estate Spotlight


This Valle Verde Country Club Estates real estate spotlight focuses on a neighborhood in Poway, California.

Specifically, an exclusive neighborhood located in North Poway. You can read our blog post about the City of Poway Here.


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Real Estate Market


According to the site, Valle Verde Country Club Estates offers Mediterranean style single family homes and ranch-style homes:

  • Most built between 1960 and 2017.
  • Your options include 2 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms.
  • The size of these homes ranges from 1,661 to 6,247 square feet.
  • The homes sit on 0.75-acre lots.
  • Most homes provide a garage or a driveway.
  • Their prices range from $850,000 to $975,000 in 2019.


Over the past year, 25 homes sales occurred:

  • The home sales prices ranged from a low of $605,000 to a high of $1,165,000.
  • Thus, the average sales price was $875,000.
  • Most of these homes sold at 97% of their listed value after staying on the market for 55 days.
  • Their price per square foot averaged $349.


A perfect neighborhood for purchasing single-family homes offering many styles and time periods. 


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The History about its Country Club Estate Name


According to a news story published in the San Diego Union-Tribune in February of 2018, Poway’s first golf course was StoneRidge Country Club. But, the once popular private golf course eventually went into bankruptcy.

Its owner obtained voter approval to develop the property into condominiums. He fenced and locked the golf course, fired its employees and kicked out its members.

Back in 1960, the Times Advocate newspaper punished a story about plans to develop a 350-acre subdivision with 300 luxury homes on a private golf course near Espola Road. The original name of the project was “Valle Verde Country Club Estates”. The developer, John (Jack) Sparkman became wealthy by manufacturing the Hawaiian Punch drink. He also promoted California avocados and developed High Valley.


High Expectations, But Low Demand


In 1961, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on the $3.5 million golf course, clubhouse, and luxury homes. The first nine holes and adjoining streets soon completed. Yet, the demand for luxury homes dwindled.

By 1964, a story in the News Chieftain revealed plans for a new housing development with the original developers of Rancho Bernardo. They expected up to 100 homes during the first year. But, that never developed due to lack of interest from home buyers. The nine-course golf course remained. But, without a clubhouse. The locals joked about the need to go over the 9 hole course two times for an 18 hole match.

In 1968, the owners tried to finance a new housing venture. But, that too failed resulting in its first bankruptcy. But, by the end of the year, Don Fischer from Minnesota saved the day. He paid off the debts and renamed the project the StoneRidge Country Club and built new model homes.

Finally, the market became ready for the project. The back nine holes and a clubhouse became a reality along with some homes sold. For several decades the country club estates thrived. Until bankruptcy reared its ugly head again after Poway voters rejected a condominium plan in 2017.


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Real Estate Spotlight


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Attractions


Many attractions exist in and near Poway which Valle Verde Country Estates residents enjoy such as:

Lake Poway which provides all the water sources for Poway also great outdoor recreation since 1972. Enjoy picnics, hiking up a mountain, boating, and fishing on a lake, or try archery.

Goodan Ranch provides over 10 miles of recreational trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking.

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve sits on a 700-acre canyon filled with oak trees, chaparral and sage scrub hills. Lots of local fauna and flora. Provides trails for hiking during the day along its creek.

Poway Community Park features a children’s playground, a skate park, senior center, ball fields, and a dog park.

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center situated on a five-acre site featuring the history of the local Kumeyaay-Ipai Indians.

Old Poway Park showcases life like it was in early century California includes the Nelson House, Heritage Museum and a 1907 No. 3 Baldwin Steam Locomotive;

Poway Center for the Performing Arts which entertains, educates, and enriches through live performances;

Poway Recreation Area situated in the hills of Poway providing outdoor recreational activities like boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking; and

Poway Community Library providing books, music, and movies.


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Restaurants


The Zomato site reviews the best restaurants near the Valle Verde Country Club Estates including:

Tikka Lounge for casual dining specializing in Indian cuisine;  

Original Pancake House for breakfast;

Lapperts Ice Cream and Coffee Lounge for coffee and ice cream;

Poway Sushi Lounge for sushi and Japanese foods;

Brigantine Seafood Restaurant for seafood dishes and other American foods;

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto for pizza and other Italian food;

Kaminski’s Food Truck for BBQ and burgers;

Rene’s Mexican Grill and Cantina for Mexican food;

Mexicocina Restaurant and Tequileria for Mexican cuisine and tequilas;

Takhrai Thai for Thailand cuisine; and

Hamburger Factory Family Restaurant for breakfast and burgers.


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Airports


The closest airport to the Valle Verde Country Club Estates is the McClellan-Palomar Airport for domestic flights.

The San Diego International Airport provides domestic and international flights.


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Shopping


As part of the Poway community, Valle Verde Country Club Estates sits near many big national stores such as:


Target; and


Click Here to view a list of all the retail stores in Poway.  


Valle Verde Country Club Estates Schools


The Valle Verde Country Club Estates schools come under the jurisdiction of the Poway Unified School District.

The nearest schools include:

Chaparral Elementary School educating grades K-5 (enrollment of 800 students) and rated 9 (out of 10) by;

Painted Rock Elementary School teaching grades K-5 (enrollment of 680 students) and rated 9 (out of 10) by;

Twin Peaks Middle School  handling grades 6 – 8 with 1,160 students; and

Poway High School offering grades 9 -12 with over 2,200 students and rated 9 by




As you read, this Valle Verde Country Club Estates real estate spotlight reveals a North Poway neighborhood with large single-family homes.

Over the past year, the average sales price was $875,000.

Highly rated elementary schools and nearby high school.

Plenty of outdoor recreational activities, great variety of good restaurants, and retail shopping.

Contact Us to learn more about available homes in the Valle Verde Country Club Estates.

Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger


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