Palomar Mountain is home to the famous Palomar Observatory and Palomar Mountain State Park. Located East of Pala and Bonsall and North of the La Jolla Indian Reservation, Palomar Mountain is home to many beautiful campgrounds that tens of thousands of visitors frequent regularly. Palomar Mountain has a high elevation so you can expect everything all four seasons has in store. The summers will be warm and there will be snow in the winter.
Many people choose Palomar Mountain as a place to build or buy a vacation cabin, home, or ranch house. Southern California isn't well known for it's mountain getaways but Palomar Mountain is definitely one of the great ones. There are numerous lots, cabins and houses available throughout the year and make for great permanent or vacation homes. It is a very desirable place to own real estate so there is great potential there for investors as well.
On top of Palomar Mountain is a small lake that is stocked with trout. This is one of the few places you can catch trout near San Diego and is a great way to spend the day. If you love camping, there are tons of campgrounds in and around Palomar Mountain. The La Jolla Indian Reservation which is very close offers innertube rentals and has a fun little river to tube down.
Palomar Mountain takes about 2 hours to reach from downtown San Diego and a little longer from Los Angeles but much of this time is on mountain roads which have a lower speed limit than a freeway. Many people don't mind that extra driving time to be able to live in such a natural and beautiful place.