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
Allison Pettross
Sales Associate

CA DRE #01934854
Erika Wright
Sales Associate

CA DRE #02108712
Jeffrey Robert Straus
Sales Associate

CA DRE #02029788
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


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.
Erin Jimenez
Erin Jimenez
Erika Wright with Orchard Reality did an amazing job of guiding my husband and I, through the sale and purchase of our new home. Along with Deborah Kerch’s support throughout this process. We had a great experience and we’re grateful and feel truly blessed! Erika was professional and kept us posted throughout this exciting, yet stressful time. She was honest and real, which we really appreciated! Also, her knowledge and insight on the horse property we purchased was extremely helpful with having no prior experience with this type of property! Overall, we’re truly satisfied and happy with our experience with Erika Wright and Orchard Reality! Erika Wright went above and beyond and has reached out to check in and see how we’re settling in our new home! So thoughtful, we highly recommend Erika Wright and Orchard Reality!!!
Steve Munson
Steve Munson
Thank you so much for providing guidance in the sale of our mother's home in Julian. You were instrumental in selecting quality subcontractors and escrow services. Thank you for the guidance in bringing the sale of our family home to a close seamlessly.
Michael Nicolai
Michael Nicolai
Working with Erika from Orchard realty has been a massive blessing to our family. Erika was able to be the "matchmaker" getting us connected to the sellers of a property that exceeds our expectations. Erika was exceptionally responsive, knowledgeable and down to earth, demonstrating she really cared about it working out for the best of both buyer and seller. Also the sellers agent Allison from Orchard, was another positive in our transaction. Both Erika and Allison have a depth of knowledge in not just real estate, but also the history and details of Julian and the surrounding area. This was very helpful in being new to the area. To this day, Erika still offers support when I have questions, need a referral etc. Highly recommend!
Sherry Engberg
Sherry Engberg
Selling or buying a home can be stressful, but thanks to working with Deborah Kerch and her team of amazing realtors, my experience was pleasant. Deborah is experienced, skilled, smart, efficient, professional and fun to work with. She guided me through every step of the process, and it didn’t take long before the sign was up and the house was sold! I highly recommend Deborah Kerch and her team at Orchard Realty in Julian, California.
Hugo Villar
Hugo Villar
Erika Wright helped us through a very complex and long short sale. She did an excellent job throughout the process. She was very professional, patient and kept us updated all along. And when we finally moved in, she was a wonderful resource for local information and services. We would work with her again without hesitation.
Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer
A rare moment in life, indeed, when one experiences 100% satisfaction. Erika Wright and Orchard Realty delivered such a pleasure. Erika is uniquely gifted with the highest level of competencies coupled with a genuine concern for your best interests.You will not find a better professional to represent you in any real estate transaction. You need to have Orchard Realty on your side as the owners, Deborah and Steve Kerch, run an outstanding real estate company.


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

Click the number to call us at 760-765-1000 to speak to one of our professional brokers.


2526 Washington St – Julian, CA 92036
Phone: 760-765-1000

CA BRE #01441209 | CA BRE #01934854

Corporate DRE: #01950433

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