Land For Sale in San Diego County

How to Buy Lots and Land for Sale in California

Browse lots for sale in San Diego. When planning to build on a vacant lot for sale, there are a few essential things to look out for no matter what size lot or how you plan to use it. Buy land in San Diego with the help of an experienced backcountry real estate brokerage.

  • land for sale in San DiegoFrom the beginning of your search, the most important thing to remember when buying a vacant lot is location. Location impacts the desirability and usability of the land so make sure you’ve settled on a place to build first
  • Make sure the lot for sale includes water and sewage connections. If not, take this in to consideration and think about adding self-sufficient utilities like solar, septic system and a well.
  • Understand your water rights – this can make or break your ability to build a well
  • Make sure electricity and phone/cable service is available if this is a priority
  • Confirm that there is a deeded right-of-way in place for land not accessible by a public road. The deed should give you and future owners the legal right to access the land, known as an easement
  • Check for any property deed restrictions or open space easements that may prevent you from building your desired home or infrastructure, such as an equestrian property with all necessary facilities or a home-based agricultural property.
  • If the lot is in a development, ask for the restrictive covenants, if any. This will tell you the restrictions for house size and other limitations
  • Check with the local city or county municipality for any zoning changes in the area
  • Make sure there are not environmental hazards on the land for sale
  • Confirm the area boundary with the agent and submit for a new boundary survey if desired
  • If you plan to build a home or an agricultural property, talk to lenders about construction loans and agricultural loans.

What Determines a Legal Lot For Sale?

In the County of San Diego, a parcel must be a legal lot to render it buildable. Having an APN (Assessor’s Parcel Number) does not necessarily mean it is a legal parcel (lot). For instance, some lots that are offered for sale are discovered not to be a legal parcel during the due diligence phase. In this case, the owner must to go through the process with the County of San Diego to create a legal lot which may include: obtaining a Certificate of Compliance, or locating a Grant Deed or other document of conveyance recorded prior to February 1, 1972 that describes the perimeter of the parcel without describing any other adjacent parcel.

To learn more on this subject, here is a helpful resource to open to provide you with additional information on the Planning and Development Services Policy for determining a legal parcel prior to issuing a building permit. Remember when investigating the possibly of building on a vacant land parcel, the first step is verifying the status of the land for sale in San Diego County, then moving on to investigating items such as slope, vegetation, access, and other pertinent development issues.

Buying Land For Sale in San Diego County? We Can Help!

Some real estate agents may not possess any knowledge about buying lots and land for sale in California. There is a significant different between agents who know residential homes for sale, and those who know land and vacant lots for sale. Specialty clauses, negotiations, construction planning require specialized experience from a brokerage specializing in large lots of land for sale. Red Hawk Realty is the preeminent land specialist when it comes to the California backcountry.

Our Lots and Land for Sale in California

  • Active Listing For Sale
    Top of the Hill Estate

    Ramona, 92065

    $250,000

    Top of the Hill Estate In the lush and lovely Fernbrook area south of Ramona and east of Poway,...

      Lot Size33 +/- Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    0 Puerta La Cruz Rd, Warner Springs 92086

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $499,000

    40 full acres, right out of a masterful work of wild western art. All gently rolling with native yerba...

      Lot Size40 Acres
  • Pending
    3 +/- Lovely Acres In Chihuahua Valley

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $99,000

    3 +/- Lovely Acres In Chihuahua Valley This lovely find consists of 3.03 acres, with paved Chihuahua Valley Road...

      Lot Size3.03 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Secluded 2.5-acre Mountain Home-Site

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $229,000

    Tucked away in the desirable neighborhood of the Wynola Estates, lies this beautiful, secluded 2.5-acre parcel ready to be...

      Lot Size2.51 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Charming 10+/- Acre Lake View Property

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $175,000

    Charming 10+/- Acre Lake View Property This charming 10+/- acre view property is ready for your dream home! Offering...

      Lot Size10.14 Acres
  • Pending
    2.5+/- Acres in Mount Laguna

    Mount Laguna, 91948

    $60,000

    2.5+/- Acres in Mount Laguna This quaint 2.5+/- acre offering is located in the desirable Mt. Laguna range, approximately...

      Lot Size2.52 Acres
  • Pending
    OCEAN-VIEW HOMESITES & RARE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Escondido, 92082

    $275,000

    In the exclusive gated and guarded neighborhood of Rimrock Estates in Hidden Meadows, which boasts million+ dollar homes and...

      Lot Size12.84 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Rural Valley View Home-Site

    Bonsall, 92003

    $185,000

    Rural Valley View Home-Site Nestled in the south facing slope of the incredibly beautiful San Luis Rey River Valley,...

      Lot Size15.91 Acres
  • Pending
    25685 Black Canyon Road, Santa Ysabel 92070

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $2,786,000

    278+ Acres of pristine farm/cattle/pasture acreage for sale. This type of property is rarely or almost NEVER available, as...

      Lot Size278.6 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Custom Mountain Dream Homesite

    Julian, 92036

    $229,000

    Custom Mountain Dream Homesite Located in the prestigious Julian Estates, this stunning 4.2+/- acre parcel is ready for your...

      Lot Size4.27 Acres
  • Sold
    San Diego County Recreational Paradise

    Mount Laguna, 91948

    $299,000

    San Diego County Recreational Paradise Rare opportunity to own pristine, expansive mountainous land in the San Diego backcountry community...

      Lot Size166 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Affordable & Usable 107+/- Acres in San Diego County

    Boulevard, 91905

    $249,000

    Affordable & Usable 107+/- Acres in San Diego County GREAT VALUE! 107 +/- acres of pristine naturescape with usable...

      Lot Size107 Acres
  • Sold
    20 +/- Acres Off Grid Property

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $195,000

    20 +/- Acres Off Grid Property 20 +/- rugged, yet wild and wonderful acres, overlooking Dodge Valley, toward Oak...

      Lot Size20 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity

    Julian, 92036

    $359,000

    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity In the beautiful agricultural center of Julian, CA lies a rare offering of...

      Lot Size25 Acres
  • Sold
    Valley Center Custom Retreat Site

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    $750,000

    Located in a very desirable area in the northwest area of Valley Center in North San Diego County, this...

      Lot Size91.46 Acres
  • Sold
    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise

    Ramona, 92065

    $1,649,000

    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise ~ Seller Accepting Backup Offers ~ In the lush agricultural heart of the...

      Lot Size177 Acres
  • Sold
    Pine Hills Homesite

    Julian, California 92036

    $229,000

    Pine Hills Homesite This easily accessible, partially developed 4.2 +/- acre Pine Hills parcel offers exceptional views of the...

      Lot Size4.2 Acres Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    10 +/- Acres In Ramona With Views

    Ramona, 92065

    $199,000

    10 +/- Acres In Ramona With Views This 10+/- acre Ramona property in the 4Corners region just outside the...

      Lot Size10 Acres
  • Sold
    Beautiful Ramona Property Home Site

    Ramona, 92065

    $210,000

    Beautiful Ramona Property Home Site This ~3.06 acre property consisting of 2 APNs on the western edge of Ramona...

      Lot Size3.06 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Affordable Potential Building Site

    Julian, 92036

    $99,000

    Affordable Potential Building Site Affordable potential building site on two parcels totaling nearly 1/3 of an acre located in...

      Lot Size.36 Acres
  • Sold
    Panoramic View Ramona Valley Acreage

    Ramona, 92065

    $299,000

    Panoramic View Ramona Valley Acreage VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! 45+ acre panoramic vista property located in the heart of Ramona...

      Lot Size45.54 Acres
  • Pending
    Fallbrook Oasis

    Fallbrook, 92028

    $545,000

    FALLBROOK OASIS A beautiful botanical paradise boasting valley and mountain views, this 9.46+/- acres offers the potential for a...

      Lot Size9.46 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Pristine Undeveloped Land - 160 Usable Acres

    Ranchita, 92066

    $425,000

    Pristine Undeveloped Land – 160 Usable Acres Pristine Undeveloped land for sale – 160 Usable Acres. Ideal for Development,...

      Lot Size160 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    City of Plymouth - Versatile Development Opportunity

    Plymouth, 95669

    $2,750,000

    City of Plymouth – Versatile Development Opportunity 89+/- acres in the heart of Amador County’s City of Plymouth within...

      Lot Size89 Acres
  • Sold
    Eagle Crest Property 21 Acres

    Ramona, California

    $199,900

    Welcome to the Highland Valley Wine Country. 21 acres of unlimited vista with an additional 8.31 acres for purchase....

      Lot Size21.15 Acres
  • Sold
    Eagle Crest Property 8.31 Acres

    Ramona, California

    $149,000

    Welcome to the Highland Valley Wine Country. 21 acres of unlimited vista with an additional 8.31 acres for purchase. Each...

      Lot Size8.31 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    71 Acres In Warner Springs

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $710,000

    71 Acres In Warner Springs 71 Acres with nearly a mile of frontage on Highway 79 in Warner Springs,...

      Lot Size71 Acres
  • Sold
    Martinez Creek Ranchette Homesite

    Mountain Center, 92561

    $795,000

    Martinez Creek Ranchette Homesite 40+/- acres of gorgeous and varied terrain to explore and enjoy scenic mountain vistas while...

      Lot Size40 Acres
  • Sold
    Stunning Views and Opportunity on 123 +/- Acres

    Lakeside, 92040

    $549,000

    Stunning Views and Opportunity on 123+/- Acres Stunning, panoramic views throughout with an ocean view on a clear day!...

      Lot Size123 Acres
  • Sold
    Premiere Lot In Harrison Park, Julian

    Julian, 92036

    $89,000

    Premiere Lot In Harrison Park, Julian ALMOST FULL ACRE, with deep water well, recently rated at 25+ gallons per...

      Lot Size.97 Acres
  • Sold
    Multi-Home Building Site With Incredible Views

    Escondido, 92026

    $295,000

    Multi-Home Building Site With Incredible Views VIEWS with an INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!! Priced significantly below market value! 12.84 acre exclusive...

      Lot Size12.84 Acres
  • Pending
    10 Acres Of Vacant Land In Southern California

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $39,000

    10 Acres Of Vacant Land In Southern California 10 rugged acres of raw land for sale, surrounded by gorgeous...

      Lot Size10 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Private Lot In Desirable Julian

    Julian, 92036

    $69,900

    Private Lot In Desirable Julian Serene mountain homesite in a quiet and picturesque neighborhood just minutes from the charming...

      Lot Size.39 Acres
  • Sold
    11.36 Acres Fully Fenced In Ranchita

    Ranchita, 92066

    $489,500

    11.36 Acres Fully Fenced In Ranchita When you want Montana ranch life, but you want to be in California!...

    • Bed2
    • Baths3
    • Sq Ft1493
    • Lot Size11.36 Acres
  • Pending
    Fully Fenced Acreage In Historic Volcano CA

    Volcano, 95689

    $399,000

    Infrastructures are in! 19.75 acres that border with 40 acres of Govt land and over 600 acres with the...

      Lot Size19.75 Acres
  • Pending
    120 Pristine Acres In San Diego Backcountry

    , 92070

    $595,000

    120 Pristine Acres In San Diego Backcountry Rare opportunity to own 120 pristine acres between Mesa Grande and Ramona,...

      Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Southern California Ranch Land Retreat

    , 92070

    $550,000

    Southern California Ranch Land Retreat 80+/- ACRE of scenic range land located in the historic San Diego County ranching...

    • Sq Ft965
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Picturesque Mountain Lot

    Julian, 92036

    $48,000

    Picturesque Mountain Lot Enjoy stunning sunsets and tranquility from this 2.5 acre parcel on the edge of off-grid Cuyamaca...

      Lot Size2.5 Acres
  • Sold
    40 Acres in Beautiful Ranchita Valley

    , 92066

    $75,000

    40 Acres in Beautiful Ranchita Valley Hike or ride up through this beautiful valley to stand at-top massive boulders...

      Lot Size40 Acres
  • Sold
    Secluded Retreat on 93 +/- Acres

    , 92036

    $875,000

    Secluded Retreat on 93 +/- Acres of Mountain Beauty with Charming 1200esf Custom House On 93 +/- acres in...

    • Bed1
    • Baths1.5
    • Sq Ft1200
    • Lot Size93.69 Acres
  • Sold
    Paradise In Poway

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    $1,150,000

    PARADISE IN POWAY 80+/- acre elite estate home site located in the City of Poway near Iron Mountain. This...

      Lot Size80 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Two View Homesite Parcels, Los Tules

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    $125,000

    Two View Homesite Parcels, Los Tules Originally purchased w adj 1.62 acre parcel, this 1.59 ac is now offered...

      Lot Size1.59 Acres
  • Pending
    Granite Mountain 187 Acre Ranch

    , 92036

    $359,000

    Stunningly beautiful ranch property with numerous roads, locked gate, very few neighbors. This off-grid property boasts a pond, water-spring,...

      Lot Size187 Acres
  • Sold
    Ramona Agricultural Acreage

    , 92065

    $699,000

    A cultivators dream property awaits at this 9+ acres farm land property located in the heart of Ramona. Flat,...

      Lot Size9 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    4.2 Acres Japatul Valley

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    $330,000

    Exciting opportunity awaits at this 4.2-acre land/lot for sale is located in the exclusive Rancho Japatul Estates. Situated within...

      Lot Size4.2 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    10.81 Acres Japatul Valley

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    $250,000

    Exciting opportunity awaits at this 10.81-acre property located in the exclusive Rancho Japatul Estates. Situated within the Japatul Valley...

      Lot Size10.81 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Japatul Valley Acreage

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    $500,000

    A rare and exciting opportunity awaits at this 15-acre property located in the exclusive Rancho Japatul Estates. Situated within...

      Lot Size15 Acres
  • Sold
    14.94 Acres Fallbrook

    , 92028

    $199,000

    The canvas on which to design your ideals is waiting. Situated in a quiet area of Fallbrook, this 14.94-acre...

      Lot Size14.94 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Game Bird Business and Home

    Ranchita, 92066

    $1,150,000

    Weber’s Game Birds Unique opportunity to acquire a profitable business and attractive turnkey home in the beautiful backcountry of...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2066
    • Lot Size9.54 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Lakeside View Property

    Lakeside, 92040

    $500,000

    Lakeside View Property There is much to explore at this 19+/- acre property situated on Rattlesnake Mountain.  Bordering the...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq Ftn/a
    • Lot Size19.1 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Mesa Grande Lake View Home Site

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    $264,000

    Incredible views make this 11+ acre home site the perfect canvas to create your full-time residence or private weekend...

      Lot Size11 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Incredible Fallbrook Homesite

    Fallbrook, 92028

    $269,000

    Incredible Fallbrook Homesite 17+ Acre Elevated Estate Fallbrook Home-site rich with opportunity and features incredible panoramic VIEWS! Enjoy vast...

      Lot Size17.4 Acres
  • Pending
    Ranching Investment Opportunity

    Sutter Creek, 95685

    $1,400,000

    Amador County Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity Ideal investment opportunity awaits at this rare 146.97 acre former vineyard &...

    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size146.97 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, 92065

    $150,000

    Parcel #23: 9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View MOTIVATED SELLER!!! Price Reduced! Sitting on 9.46 acres in sunny Ramona, this...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size9.47 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    34 Acres on Ramona Highlands

    Ramona, 92065

    $125,000

    34 Acres Off Of Ramona Highlands PRICE REDUCED from $149,000 to $125,000 Motivated Seller – Bring An Offer!! All...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size34 Acres

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