Four miles inland from the Pacific Ocean lies the luxurious and upscale community of Rancho Santa Fe. This San Diego neighborhood is known as one of the most affluent in all of California and is home to many prominent politicians, socialites and entrepreneurs. The natural beauty and relaxed country living draw people to Rancho Santa Fe but with a population of only 4,000, this community retains a small town atmosphere. Residents of Rancho Santa Fe enjoy outdoor activities such as world-class golfing, miles of riding trails, boating, tennis, art festivals and polo matches. The quaint downtown area of Rancho Santa Fe is comprised of restaurants and unique boutiques and shops. This tight-knit community offers many social gathering places where you can meet your friends, have the kids play together or enjoy an evening cocktail. Eucalyptus and citrus trees line this gorgeous area and the natural landscape is protected by a covenant drafted way back in 1928. The winding roads encourage drivers to slow down and enjoy the gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe scenery, which set the tone for the whole town. Rancho Santa Fe is also well known for its equestrian facilities and horse properties.
The town center of Rancho Santa Fe maintains an ultra-private feel for its highly educated and affluent residents. Here you will find 5-star restaurants with renowned chefs, exclusive shopping and impeccable service. Mille Fleurs and Dolce Pane E Vino restaurants in Rancho Santa Fe are always filled with patrons who enjoy fine dining and great atmosphere. The architectural centerpiece of downtown Rancho Santa Fe is the beautiful 21-acre “Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.” Designed by Lilian Rice, this hotel is a serene getaway with mouth-watering food, winding pathways and gorgeous guest appointed rooms and suites. The elegant Rancho Valencia and gorgeous Morgan Run Resort and Club are also favorites among many of the Rancho Santa Fe residents.
The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is an exclusive members-only club that was designed by Max Behr. This world-class, 18-hole golf course features a full service golf shop, club repair and dining room. The residents of Rancho Santa Fe are heavily involved with horses and this community was once the site of the Summer Olympics in 1984. The San Diego Polo Club is also located in Rancho Santa Fe, along with gorgeous winding riding paths that run all through the neighborhood. Residents of Rancho Santa Fe are incredibly involved with their community. Members of the Historical Society and Association Art Jury work to maintain the scenic beauty of Rancho Santa Fe and the many members of the service and social clubs of Rancho Santa Fe often put on special events and fundraisers throughout the year. The Library and Garden Clubs feature various programs and the town’s Senior Center offers transportation and other services.
Rancho Santa Fe real estate is some of the most sought after in the entire country and offers some of the best luxury homes in San Diego. Residents of Rancho Santa Fe enjoy gated communities, private estates and horse properties. Six upscale communities including Fairbanks Ranch and The Summit makeup Rancho Santa Fe. Over 1,000 homes are situated outside of downtown area of Rancho Santa Fe, with most of them situated on large lots and tucked away from the roads. Rancho Santa Fe upholds strict codes on architecture and landscaping for new homes. The average home in Rancho Santa Fe averages about $2.5 million and can go up to the tens of millions. The architectural design of the homes in Rancho Santa Fe offers Tudor, Mediterranean and Spanish with sparkling pools, tennis courts and guest homes.
This San Diego community is a wonderful place to raise children. You can be close to nature and enjoy an area that caters to families, without sacrificing the opportunities afforded by living in a city. Rancho Santa Fe boasts two award-winning elementary school districts, The Rancho Santa Fe School District and Solana Santa Fe Elementary School. Students living in Rancho Santa Fe have their choice of attending several middle schools and high schools, including National Blue Ribbon winner, Torrey Pines High School. A variety of private schools also serve Rancho Santa Fe including The Bishop’s School, The Grauer School, Francis Parker, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego Jewish Academy and more.
Enjoy elegant rural living in Rancho Santa Fe. With the perfect location, natural lush landscaping, incredibly lavish estates on large lots, prestigious schools, world-class golfing and resorts, Rancho Santa Fe has so much to offer. This California Historic Landmark is truly a fantastic place to call home!
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