To the south east of Rancho San Diego lies the rural community of Jamul, a census-designated place (CDP) with plenty of history. Jamul was once part of a Mexican land grant offered in 1831 to Governor Manuel Victoria to PÍo Pico, known as the last Mexican Governor of California. A rancho was quickly established, only to be abandoned years later after an attack by the Diegueno Indians.
The rancho continued under various owners until it was last sold to Louis J. Wilde in 1915. Jamul is also home to the Jamul Indian Village, a federal reservation belonging to the Kumeyaay tribe of Native Americans, also known as Mission Indians.
Jamul offers a spacious and quiet rural location for those who not only long for the wide-open spaces of rural San Diego County, but also want to benefit from a quiet location that is far away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan area. The real estate market is fairly strong in this particular area, but homebuyers can still find excellent deals on a variety of homes. Ranch-style and split-level homes are fairly dominant, with many new additions to the community offering a variety of excellent features such as vaulted ceilings, intimate fireplaces and granite counter tops. This community is excellent for anyone working in the San Diego metropolitan area who's willing to commute in order to experience quiet, open living spaces.