Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate

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Community Profile

Rancho Santa Fe without a doubt is one of the most exclusive unincorporated communities in Southern California. Located only four miles from the Pacific Ocean, Rancho Santa Fe is home to grand estates set on pristine lots that attract both young families and retirees. Commonly referred to as “The Ranch,” this primarily residential community has a population of over 5,000 people. Its rolling hills, eucalyptus trees, winding roads, and massive green space are evident of the idyllic character of the community.

Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate

Known for its luxury real estate and mansions, Forbes lists Rancho Santa Fe as the 13th most expensive zip code in the country. If you're considering moving to the area, prepare yourself to pay top dollar to enjoy idyllic views of the picturesque countryside, as well as ocean views in some cases.

The majority of Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale showcase a Spanish-Mediterranean style and American Classic. The combination creates a unique blend of New Urbanism. Most homes are large, some more than 5,000 square feet. With that in mind, the floor plans pack a lot of open floor space ideal for a large family or entertaining guests without the hassle of outdoor maintenance.

For buyers seeking privacy, there are several gated communities and large estate homes on considerable lots.  More affordable options include condos and townhomes though there are a limited number of these types of properties in town. Only a small percentage of Rancho Santa Fe residents live in the area full-time. This is because many residents own other homes elsewhere and only come to Rancho Santa Fe to vacation.

Shopping and Dining

Beyond the housing, a few areas within Rancho Santa Fe have more of a commercial focus. Stocking the fridge and pantry doesn’t have to be an all-day affair, as you can indulge in some retail therapy at the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. The quaint village features some of the best, shopping and dining options in the entire metro.

Rancho Santa Fe is a proper melting pot that is as much a foodie hangout as it is for wholesale provisions and groceries. A stroll down the middle of the downtown area will delight the senses with the aroma of coffee, sweet desserts, and delicious food. Check out Mille Fleurs, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, and high-end dining options such as the Rancho Valencia Restaurant at the Rancho Valencia Resort.

Recreation and Entertainment

If you’re an avid golfer, there are several private golf clubs in Rancho Santa Fe. Practice your swing at the Del Mar Country Club, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, The Bridges, Morgan Run, The Crosby, and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The community comes to life with horse races at the Del Mar Race Track, and horse enthusiasts can even find several private facilities with space for horse riding. Professional and amateur equestrians alike will enjoy over 40 miles of trails throughout the city.

Entertainment and cultural attractions that will keep the family busy all year round include the annual San Diego County fair, concerts, and other trade shows. Get your fix of arts and culture at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. And if you’re a visual art connoisseur, you're going to want to check out the annual Rancho Santa Fe Art Festival.

Educational Opportunities in Rancho Santa Fe

Are schools important to you? Rancho Santa Fe has plenty of reputable elementary and public schools for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Older kids attend the Encinitas schools a short distance away. There are also multiple private schools such as The Horizon School and the Diegueno Country School.

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