It’s said that the sun shines on Rancho Santa Fe 320 days a year. Picture a secluded, semi-tropical paradise only a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, The Ranch truly is one of a kind. This quiet community located just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego is equal parts serenity and magnificent decadence. Often thought of as one of America’s most affluent communities, Rancho Santa Fe feels as much like an urban oasis as it does a town.
Rolling hills, open wooded acres and mature landscaping is seen throughout the 7 square miles that encompass the “Ranch”. This definitely makes for interesting locations for homes, and land use options. Most parcels of land are 2 to 4 acres, and keeping with the rural theme, street lights and sidewalks are banned from the residential areas.
If golf is your game, the “Ranch’ has 6 courses within a few miles including The Bridges, Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and The Crosby. If you’d prefer a game of tennis, 12 championship courts are located at the private club. Other leisure activities include the private Rancho Riding Club, which offers riding lessons, boarding and maintenance for Association members, not to mention nearly 40 miles of equestrian trails.
The school system in the Ranch is second to none, rivaling the most exclusive private schools throughout the county. The recently constructed, state of the art elementary & middle school boasts some of the best teacher student ratios.
If you’re looking to wind down after a long day on the trails, or just want to sit peacefully and sip on a fine glass of chardonnay, you must visit the village. Fine dining at restaurants like Mill Fluer, a casual lunch and a spa day at the Inn, or shopping along Paseo Delicias awaits.
Rancho Santa Fe is a California original with shaded walking trails, private estates, and a true respect for its natural surroundings. Come visit this timeless community.