Rancho Santa Fe

Popular with household names who crave under the radar living without sacrificing style and comfort.

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe

Exclusive pastoral sanctuary

If the idyllic countryside is calling to you, Rancho Santa Fe is the answer. This affluent community is popular with household names who crave under the radar living without sacrificing style and comfort. Nestled between the southern California hills and the tides of the Pacific, this prestigious neighborhood is both exclusive and enticingly beautiful. Expansive villas in Rancho Santa Fe often flaunt Mediterranean flair, and properties combine plentiful acreage with state-of-the-art design. Purchasing a private estate is a worthwhile investment in Rancho Santa Fe, where property is always at a premium.

What to Love

  • Community traditions that bring the neighborhood together
  • Bucolic pastures and rolling hills
  • Robust properties with room to grow
  • Excessive privacy on remote ranchland
  • Pristine community amenities

People & Lifestyle

Luxurious Rancho Santa Fe has a rich history and a deeply rooted sense of tradition. Annual local events encourage residents to build strong community relationships and uphold Rancho Santa Fe traditions. Privacy is one of Rancho Santa Fe’s finest attributes, and this priceless amenity can’t be found in many places along the California coast. This unique community grants residents seclusion and confidentiality without losing the communal spirit found in small towns.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

This small, exclusive community doesn’t lack entertainment options. Take the afternoon off and enjoy a few hours on the green at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. This elite, members-only golf club dates back to 1929 and aims to uphold its old-fashioned excellence with a commitment to silencing technology while on the club, dressing appropriately, and practicing good sportsmanship on and off the course.

If you prefer the trails to the fairway, the Covenant offers 45 miles of horseback riding trails, exclusive to residents at The Covenant, a stretch of 6200 acres near the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. Another Rancho Santa Fe enclave, Fairbanks Ranch, consists of two gated communities, one north and one south, with private access to a resort-style country club.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is a historic establishment that currently houses a resort and spa for a rejuvenating experience whether you stop by for an afternoon facial or book a suite for a weekend staycation. If you get a craving for classic French cuisine, head to Mille Fleurs. This upscale bistro offers patio seating and blends French favorites with California culinary arts.

Things to Do

Equestrianism is a popular pastime in Rancho Santa Fe, where there is a myriad of reputable stables to choose from. Osuna Ranch boasts a stunning stable alongside a historic adobe house, Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility has a renowned staff for a world-class experience, and Jasmin Stair Stables creates individualized programming to suit each rider’s needs. 

Sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, Rancho Days connects residents to local charities with a string of events spanning over a week. From trail walks to barbecues, crafts to painting en plein air, Rancho Days is a family-friendly event you won’t want to miss. Annually, a 4th of July Parade begins in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe and concludes with a community picnic with live music, grilled food, and an afternoon of fun. 

Hosted by The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the culinary celebration Taste of Rancho Santa Fe commemorates fine dining and delicious fares with samplings from local restaurants and award-winning vintners. 

Schools

Schools in Rancho Santa Fe offer thoughtfully curated curricula that encourage students to deeply engage with their classes. By fostering a lifelong love for learning, Rancho Santa Fe schools set students up for success in future endeavors. Two of Rancho Santa Fe’s most notable schools include: 

  • R. Roger Rowe School, K-8
  • Diegueno School, K-6

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