Its coastal proximity and its 1400-foot elevation give it a climate comparable
to that of Pasadena in southern California and Napa Valley in northern
California. Its climate is well suited for its budding wine industry. Ramona
now boasts 13 wineries.
In 1928, Ramona won its third consecutive Silver
Citizenship Cup for voter turnout, producing the
highest voter turnout among California communities.
Its civic spirit remains undiminished, which is
helpful because its town leaders have their hands
full. Their aim, shared by all Ramonans, is to maintain
the town's friendly, rural ways, despite a rapidly
We, of course, keep recommending new urbanism as
the best strategy to achieve this. We're hardly alone
in this. The future looks good.
For those who want to know more about Ramona's history,
two excellent books are A History of Ramona by Charles
Darrell Beck and Ramona and Roundabout by Charles