The Pacific Highlands Ranch community is located at the east end of Del Mar Heights Road and is anchored by The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, a mixed-use center offering retail shops, restaurants, a fitness center, and medical offices. Home construction in this community began in 2004, and many facilities are already in place, including a fire station, Pacific Trails Middle School, Canyon Crest Academy High School, and miles of bike and walking trails. Transit services are in the works, and the SR 56 highway provides direct access to both I-5 and I-15. Residents of the area can join the Pacific Highlands Ranch Private Recreation Center, which features a pool, spa, fitness center, and clubhouse. Almost half of the land in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community lies within the City of San Diego’s Multi-Habitat Planning Area, which is planned habitat preserve.