San Diego Ranch Homes for Sale

San Diego Ranch Home

Search all Ranch homes for sale in San Diego. Nothing says "Postwar San Diego architecture" like Ranch homes. Ranch homes filled massive subdivisions that accommodated returning service members of WWII and their families. By the 1950s, ranch houses accounted for nine out of every ten new houses built.

Ranch homes are 100% American originals with no lineage to European architectural styles like Tudor or Mediterranean. Ranch homes are built for everyday living - the combination of design simplicity, aesthetic appeal, and functional layout led to mainstream popularity. For additional local inventory, view all houses in San Diego.

Ranch Home Listings

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About Ranch Architecture

Ranch is an architectural style characterized by low-pitched roofs, open floor plans, natural wood, and glass sliding doors. Ranch homes are typically one story in height. Their look is asymmetrical, and their overall aesthetic romanticizes California’s early history of ranchos, haciendas, and cowboy life in the West.

California Ranch homes were popularized by Cliff May, an architect who developed them in Sullivan Canyon, a bucolic neighborhood in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles.

Common Ranch-Style Home Characteristics:

  • Attached garage
  • Decorative cupolas
  • Decorative iron or wooden porch supports
  • Decorative shutters
  • Informal floor plan
  • Low-pitch roof, gable, and a large overhang
  • One story high
  • Shakes used for roof material
  • Unimpeded access to-and-from indoor and outdoor areas
  • Wooden and brick wall cladding

Ranch Home Search

Always find the latest San Diego Ranch listings; this page is updated several times per day (every 15 minutes) from the most extensive MLS in San Diego.

Each property listing includes the price, the year the home was built, the size of the house (square feet), the size of the lot, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other important details. You’ll also be able to check the MLS number, see how many days it has been on the market (DOM), and the current listing status (active, under contract, or pending).

Review interior and exterior features of the home. Details about the surrounding neighborhood will be included with a map, local schools, and similar homes for sale nearby.

Ranch Realtors® in San Diego

Are you thinking of buying a Ranch home in San Diego? Contact our San Diego real estate agents; we're the LOCAL experts and can answer all of your home buying and neighborhood questions.

If you're thinking of selling your home in the San Diego area, our listing agents can provide previous sales history, dates and prices of recently sold homes (comparable properties), and the latest San Diego real estate market statistics.