Rancho Santa Fe

For ultra-luxury living in San Diego County, look no further than the exclusive and sprawling community of Rancho Santa Fe. Located in North County, just east of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe boasts some of the most expensive and gorgeous properties in Southern California. From beautiful Italian-style villas to Spanish abodes and luxury equestrian properties, Rancho Santa Fe homes offer an unmatched level of craftsmanship and luxury.

$3,800,000 Median
Median
Rancho Santa Fe School District
15 Min to Beach
25 Min to Downtown
25 Min to Airport

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Living in Rancho Santa Fe

For ultra-luxury living in San Diego County, look no further than the exclusive and sprawling community of Rancho Santa Fe. Located in North County, just east of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe boasts some of the most expensive and gorgeous properties in Southern California. From beautiful Italian-style villas to Spanish abodes and luxury equestrian properties, Rancho Santa Fe homes offer an unmatched level of craftsmanship and luxury. This private enclave got its start in the 1920s. Originally conceived as a “rural residential community for gentleman farmers,” the Santa Fe Land Improvement Company tapped land use consultant, L.G. Sinnard, to design a plan for the new town center and the surrounding community. The plans were later refined by an architectural firm, Requa and Jackson, who employed a then-unknown architect, Lillian Rice, to head the project. Rice is responsible for the iconic Spanish-style design you see in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe and some private homes today. The community really gained traction as a retreat for the rich and famous in the 1930s, when Bing Crosby began hosting “The Clambake” at the area golf club in 1937.

Rancho Santa Fe Schools

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Rancho Santa Fe and you have children, you’ll want to pay close attention to the public school boundaries. The Rancho Santa Fe school district serves grades K-8 with R. Roger Rowe Elementary School and R. Roger Rowe Middle School. The Solana Beach School District also has a presence in Rancho Santa Fe with Solana Santa Fe Elementary School located around the corner from the front gate of Fairbanks Ranch. High school aged students will need to travel outside of Rancho Santa Fe to attend school in the nearby communities of Carmel Valley, Encinitas, and Del Sur. Nearby public high schools include Canyon Crest Academy, Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito Academy, and Del Norte High School. Notable private schools in the area include Horizon Prep, Cathedral Catholic High School, the Grauer School, and Maranatha Christian Schools.

Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate

Rancho Santa Fe is the most expensive zip code in San Diego and one of the priciest in the country. Homes in Rancho Santa Fe tend to be large and sprawling, with generous lot sizes. Many homes are either located inside gated communities like Fairbanks Ranch, Cielo, or The Bridges, or sit behind individual private gates. Real estate in Rancho Santa Fe either exists inside or outside the Covenant, another important consideration to weigh when you’re thinking of buying a home here. Homes in the Covenant tend to be close to the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, mirroring the bounds of the original community that was designed and established here in the 1920s. The Covenant also introduces extra privileges and rules associated with homeownership. If you’d like to learn more about the pros and cons of buying a home within the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, please reach out. For a single family home in Rancho Santa Fe, the median home price is $3,815,000. Although there aren’t many townhome options available in Rancho Santa Fe and fewer still that come on the market, the median price for one is $2,150,000. For a single family home in Rancho Santa Fe, the median home price is $3,815,000. Although there aren’t many townhome options available in Rancho Santa Fe and fewer still that come on the market, the median price for one is $2,150,000.

Rancho Santa Fe Lifestyle

Rancho Santa Fe offers resort-style living with world-class amenities scattered throughout this exclusive community. From award-winning golf courses to luxury spas to prestigious country clubs to outstanding horse boarding barns, residents have many opportunities to indulge their hobbies and connect with members of the community. Golf courses and country clubs in Rancho Santa Fe include Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, The Crosby Club at Rancho Santa Fe, Morgan Run Club and Resort, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, the Del Mar Country Club, and the Farms Golf Club. With so many different membership options and amenities, many residents of Rancho Santa Fe belong to one of these country clubs or golf courses where they can hit the links with friends, play a quick game of tennis or pickleball, and enjoy the use of the upscale facilities. If horses are more your speed, Rancho Santa Fe offers many homes for sale with their own private equestrian facilities. In addition, there are a number of beautiful boarding barns in the area offering lessons and training with some of the top horse trainers on the West Coast. Many Olympic team members are based out of Rancho Santa Fe, providing residents with unparalleled access to premier instruction and horse care. Love to spend time relaxing at the spa? You’ll be just a short drive from the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, boutique luxury hotels with extensive spa services. Rancho Valencia offers a full-service salon, state-of-the-art wellness therapies, and traditional spa services like massages, facials, body wraps, and more. The Inn, Rancho Santa Fe’s historic luxury retreat, offers an extensive menu of spa services that include body scrubs, reflexology, facials, cupping, manicures, pedicures, and more.

Rancho Santa Fe Weather

Rancho Santa Fe offers the best of both inland and coastal climates. Expect, warm sunny weather with cooler overnight and morning temperatures in the winter months. In the summer, homes at higher elevations may catch a coastal breeze blowing in from the west.

Rancho Santa Fe Shopping & Local Businesses

Owing to the commitment of local residents and governing bodies in Rancho Santa Fe to keep the community quiet and private, Rancho Santa Fe offers few shopping and dining options. What retail options there are consist of boutique shops, local restaurants, and upscale services. Chain restaurants are limited to San Diego chains like Leucadia Pizza and Caffe Positano. Local favorite dining options include Nick & G’s Restaurant, Mille Fleurs, Thyme in the Ranch, and Rancho Roasters. The neighboring communities of Del Sur, 4S Ranch, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Torrey Highlands, and Carmel Valley are all convenient from Rancho Santa Fe. Where Rancho Santa Fe lacks, they offer plenty of upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment options, all just a short drive away! Ready to see what’s for sale in Rancho Santa Fe? Click here to get started or give us a call!

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