Originally founded as Nuevo, the community of Ramona is w kwn affectionately as the Valley of the Sun and was for decades labeled the Turkey Capital of the World. Long before Spanish missionaries trekked across the verdant valley, Ipaay and Kumeyaay Indians called the area home. The temperate climate, fertile valleys, and easy access to both the ocean and to the mountains have made Ramona an ideal place to live for thousands of years. From the Mexican era of land grants to today, Ramona has always been associated with ranching, rodeos, and rural life. Today, nestled in the hills above San Diego, Ramona is a unique blend of rural and urban life.