Discover an array of exciting things to do in Julian, CA. From exploring historic landmarks and indulging in mouthwatering apple treats to immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness, Julian offers a wealth of experiences for every visitor. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a taste of the town’s rich heritage, there’s something for everyone in this charming mountain town. Get ready to embark on unforgettable adventures and create lasting memories in Julian.

Located approximately one hour East of San Diego, Julian, CA is a premier mountain retreat and historic gold mining town. Julian enjoys true four-season weather, with Spring showcasing the wildflower blossoms and other flowers such as daffodils; clear Summer weather is perfect for hiking and star gazing; Fall is famous for our apple-picking and colorful Fall foliage; and Winter snowfalls are perfect for building snowmen and ring in the holidays.

Julian’s apples and apple pies are world-famous and the pies are available year-round. Julian’s proximity to the nearby mountains makes it the perfect location for hiking and day trips to the nearby casinos, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and the Southern California Coast. Often considered the B & B capital of Southern California and known for its romantic atmosphere, Julian is also a great destination for families, hikers, weddings, and corporate retreats.

The original Historic Designation main street showcases specialty shops with a true, old-time Western atmosphere. Unique and varied attractions and visitor experiences range from wildlife centers housing wolves to local wineries. Year-round events such as the Old-Time Melodrama plays and skits to the Grape Stomp Festa are perfect outings for couples, families, and groups.



Deborah Kerch
Broker / Owner

CA DRE #01441209
Jeffrey Robert Straus
Sales Associate

CA DRE #02029788
Anne Bove
Sales Associate

CA DRE #01776717
Karen Kincaid
Office Manager / Notary

Lisa Alvarado
Sales Assistant

A Variety of Back Country Properties and Experiences Can be Yours

The San Diego East County mountain and desert backcountry offers wonderful opportunities to live and enjoy the country life. Whether you are in the market for a small cottage, a cozy rustic cabin, a small ranch, a spacious horse property, secluded romantic getaways in Borrego, or an apple orchard, we know the backcountry and will assist you with all your needs. Orchard Realty is proud to showcase mountain and forest properties in Julian and Alpine, lakeside properties in Cuyamaca, rolling hillside properties in Warner Springs and Ranchita, and desert properties in Shelter Valley and Borrego Springs. Whatever it is, we look forward to helping you find your dream spot in the charming town of Julian and surrounding communities.

Call today to speak to an Agent at 760-765-1000


rebekah hasti
rebekah hasti
Working with Deborah & Lisa was the best experience….& THE only aspect of our long distance move that went smoothly. In large part, that is because of Deborah’s complete honesty & transparency as well as her thoroughness & communication! The only thing that she could have done to make it any better would have been to actually pack up & move our stuff 🤣 Both Deborah & Lisa were extremely personable, friendly, thoughtful & provided a level of service that you do NOT see in this day & age ! ~ We could not recommend them more
Alexis Gard
Alexis Gard
My husband and I worked with Allison at Orchard Reality on our recent land purchase. It was our first home buying experience, and she made it as seamless as possible! Her wealth of knowledge made us confident that we got what we wanted throughout the process. We would highly recommend working with her!
Mary Struthers
Mary Struthers
I am very happy to review Orchard Realty! Deborah sold our beautiful cabin in Julian for us. Deborah was professional, timely, organized, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Orchard Realty!!
Merry Jo Rembold
Merry Jo Rembold
I so appreciate a job well done and wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend Allison Petross, whether you’re buying or selling in the Julian area. She is very knowledgeable, took care of all the details and inspections and was great at keeping me informed. I’m 14 hours away and couldn’t have sold the house without her help. I’m very impressed at her professionalism when dealing with a very high conflict, uncooperative occupant. She still managed a job well done despite all the obstacles presented during this time. I’m sure most in her position would not have persevered and I appreciate all she was able to accomplish. She even had a housekeeping crew at the ready to clean the house and make it presentable to the new owners.
Firmartyst emery
Firmartyst emery
Erika was very patient and professional guiding me through the paperwork, legalities and complexities of negotiations in completing my house sale. And it all went very smoothly and stress free thanks to her good work, and lots of cups of tea.
Mick Kleinick
Mick Kleinick
I can recommend Erika Wright for anyone looking to buy or sell in Julian. She moved us through the buying process in a very quick timeframe, but we never felt rushed, and she always kept us updated with excellent communication. I can't imagine anyone who has a better pulse of the Julian market. She has also been incredibly helpful in introducing us to trustworthy local contractors to do some work on our new cabin. Thanks for everything Erika!
Francis Wiegand
Francis Wiegand
We had a long journey looking for just the right place. Erika guided us along the path to the perfect choice. Lots of effort was expended which resulted in an excellent result! Thank you.
L Alvarado
L Alvarado
Deborah Kerch is the very best at what she does. We happily worked with her to find the absolute gem!
Gary Kozlow
Gary Kozlow
Deborah and Erika sold my house for a fair price in just a couple days. The whole deal was seamless and convenient. They even supplied me with a flash drive containing all the transaction records. I would use Orchard Realty again for sure.
Dale Howe
Dale Howe
Erika Wright from Orchard Realty recently helped my wife and I purchase a beautiful piece of land. She was extremely supportive throughout the process and went above and beyond to dig up the information we needed to make a truly informed decision. She was very knowledgeable about the area and made the experience very positive. She walked the property with us virtually on more than one occasion and helped explain nuances about the local area. Our experience couldn't have been better.


Apple Alley Bakery(760) 765-2532
Serving a variety of homemade apple pies, pastries, and cookies. The lunch menu includes potpies, calzone, soup, sandwiches, and salads.

Julian Pie Company(760) 765-2449
This famous, locally-owned family business specializes in apple pies and cider donuts. Over 17,000 local trees provide apples for pies at our Julian and Santa Ysabel locations.

Observer’s Inn/Observatory/Gifts(760) 765-0088
Julian’s crystal clear mountain air is a perfect setting for this unique 1 hour tour of the night sky. View the planets, galaxies, star clusters, and the moon through large research-grade telescopes. An experienced astronomer leads you through this visual delight. (No credit cards)

Old Time Melodrama – (760) 765-1598
An audience interactive show put on by the Julian Triangle Club. Join us in celebrating Julian Apple Days with the Old Time Melodrama. Performances are on the weekends during the month of October in the Julian Town Hall; come cheer the hero and boo the villain. All proceeds benefit our community scholarships. See you there.

You can find additional things to do by visiting the Julian, CA Chamber of Commerce

Contact us today to get assistance with any of your Julian Real Estate needs

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Deborah Kerch: CA DRE #1441209
Orchard Realty, Inc.
2526 Washington St – Julian, CA 92036
Phone: 760-765-1000

CA BRE #01441209 | CA BRE #01934854

Corporate DRE: #01950433

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