North County contains forty golf courses, including Torrey Pines, which hosted the 2008 U.S. Open. North County is home to Southern California's only five star and five diamond restaurants: Addison at The Grand Del Mar, and El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn.
North County is considered wealthier and more socially conservative than other parts of the metropolitan area such as South Bay. It is the second largest region of the San Diego metropolitan area. There are 325,995 people residing in North County San Diego. 49.1% are males versus 51.9% female, and white collar jobs outnumber blue collar jobs. More people have B.A. Degrees then AS/AA. degrees. More people are married then single.