Wow, many of you have nice large parcels of land! No sooner did we buy our property, my husband met one of our next door neighbors (also on 5 acres) and discovers that the ladies 90-yr old mother owns the 10 acre vacant parcel behind us (and I guess attached to theirs as well). Of course he wants to buy it and said as much to the neighbors and they said they would never sell it. Never say never... Perchiegirl, are you in East San Diego County? My dad was a developer and lived on property owned by the company he worked for - one by the old Wild Animal Park on 900 acres got developed (Eagle Crest), the other outside Poway -I think it's called Sycamore Canyon is a 345 acre parcel that was put into a reserve and sold the the adjacent towns of Poway and Santee. I loved spending my summers and weekends on those properties - especially the second one. There was a historic house in the middle of the valley and no one else around - I think the driveway/road to the house was about a mile long. We had an awesome rope swing in the old oak grove and had our first experience with chickens there, as well as a small herd of Arabian horses. I loved loved loved growing up with that and wished I could live there full time. Buying our five acres is in part to recreate that for myself and give a similar experience to my children. Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the valley a few years ago - the oak grove, barns and charming house and caretaker's cottages are gone.