New Homes in the Valley of the Sun

We love living in La Mesa. It has a small town atmosphere that feels somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of San Diego County. But every fall when we take the scenic drive through Ramona on our way to Julian, I do fantasize about truly living in the country to get even more land, even less traffic and a lot more quiet.

Of all the things we had going on last week, visiting Black Canyon Estates by KirE Builders was the one I looked forward to most. I knew the homes would be beautiful and more affordable than nearly any other recent developments in the county. I didn’t know how breathtaking the views would be.

There was more land, less traffic, and it was very, very quiet.

Although Ramona (population 40,000) may seem a bit sleepy compared with its closest big neighbor, Poway, the houses in Black Canyon Estates are state-of-the-art with superior insulation, wiring for flat screen televisions, tankless water heaters and more.

Focusing on the future, each home at Black Canyon Estates comes standard with a 3.0 kW solar system, powering the family while reducing its carbon footprint. The 20-year lease with Solar City is paid for by the builder, so owners just move in and reap the benefits. KirE is the first builder in San Diego County to offer this system size as a standard.

A built-in pest defense system also comes standard, protecting each home in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. The Taexx system installed within the walls allows pesticides to be kept away from humans while keeping pests out.

Black Canyon Estates, located less than 10 minutes from Julian and 15 minutes from major area freeways, consists of 35 new semi-custom estate homes on 2+ acre minimum lots. There are six floor plans to choose from ranging from 2,200 to 2,710 sq. ft.

The first phase of this community is already sold out, and the second will be gone before we would be ready to move. If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, callĀ 877-612-7465 ext 101 or visit

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