The reasons why we’ve come to Del Sur are as diverse as the homes that we all live in. We’ve been drawn here for different reasons, but we all share one thing—we love it. We’ve finally found a place where we belong among acres of peaceful open space, natural wonder and fast friends. These are our stories.
Jenn and Jeff on the trails in Del Sur
We rode our bikes on this land long before it was a community. So naturally, when we heard about Del Sur our interest was piqued. From the 1,000 acres of preserved open space that surrounds the homes to the 18 miles of trails that connect us to beautiful Black Mountain, we just had to live here. We don’t have to find nature, it is all around us. These trails are our escape route, with new paths to wander every day. Jeff can ride his mountain bike for 30 miles, or we can take Butkus for a 30-minute stroll. It’s unbelievably peaceful—once we hit the trails, we feel like we’ve been transformed to a different place, with the animals as our playlist.
The Gundersons playing
in a park in Bridgewalk.
We didn’t really know exactly what we were looking for in our first home, but one thing quickly became apparent, Del Sur felt like home. The intimate neighborhoods drew us in, but it was the homes that sealed the deal. This architectural diversity allows us to see something new on our daily walks around the neighborhood. Plus it will give us plenty of choices to move up within Del Sur. So even though it’s our first house, we’ve found a community that we can grow up with and never leave.
JR & Jerelyn with their
new family at the Ranch House
As we got married and thought about starting a family, we wanted the perfect place to raise kids close to my parents. What we found was an extended ‘family’ that was waiting to welcome us in. From impromptu barbecues with neighbors to elegant wine parties at the Ranch House, it seems we always find ways to draw closer to our new friends. And we know that once we do have kids, they’ll have plenty of little mates to run around with. It really is a different way of life, and a community in every sense of the word.
Principal Doug Johnson
Del Sur Elementary
I’m fortunate to work in an environment where kids can walk to school in a community invested in every facet of their education. We opened Del Sur Elementary with a goal to build a great future for these kids, hand picking teachers from the best in the Poway Unified School District. Innovative programs such as discussions with students across the world and smart boards and computers in the classroom are enabling us to help every student set their sights on college and a successful life beyond.
The Taylor boys and friends
playing in their alley at Pasado.
As a military family, we just wanted a place we could finally call home. We’ve lived all over the world, but never found a place as wonderful as here. Del Sur was exactly what we had been wanting for our family. Beyond our amazing home, we love the neighborhood—it’s as if it was designed to get families out of the house and socializing. If we’re not down the block at the park, the kids are in the alley playing with buddies. We finally found a special place to truly feel settled.
Haaland Glen Park provides Eve and her BFFs the perfect place to be themselves.
I love living here because I finally have a place to hang out. I grew up on a noisy street—with no parks or any quiet place. Since moving in just down the street, we’ve practically lived out here, laying out at the pool, playing on the playground, or just clowning around.