Steve and Victoria Gore Welcome You to Bonsall
Bonsall is a census-designated place in San Diego County, California. Bonsall real estate sits just east of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton.
It received a post office in 1881 under the name Osgood after California Southern Railroad chief engineer Joseph O. Osgood; the renaming was supposedly an unsuccessful attempt to convince Osgood to build the railroad through the San Luis Rey River valley (the rail line eventually followed the Santa Margarita River instead). Following a contest, the town was renamed Bonsall in 1890 after local minister James A. Bonsall.
Bonsall is home to the acclaimed San Luis Rey Downs Training Center for racehorses, making the community a hub for equestrian sports. The community is located just off of highway 76, which runs east to west. It is also conveniently close to Interstate 15, which runs north to south.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,625, and the median income for a family was $61,761. Males had a median income of $43,250 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,942.
The community is served by the Bonsall Unified School District consisting of three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.