Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe is truly a coveted treasure. The beauty and serenity of this tree lined landscape offers a feeling of seclusion, yet is still sublimely located just 4 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and the neighboring beach towns of Del Mar and Solana Beach, and only twenty miles north of Downtown San Diego. Rancho Santa Fe rests gracefully at a slightly higher elevation than its sister towns, extending over approximately 6.5 square miles of hills and bluffs.
The neighborhoods within Rancho Santa Fe are truly unique as homes in this area are often custom-built estates that dwell on a generous amount of rare coastal southern California land. From Spanish and Mediterranean styles, to modest ranch style homes, the architecture ranges widely in this area and homes are often surrounded by a well-landscaped grove of trees and greenery.
‘The Covenant’ is the historic part of Rancho Santa Fe covering approximately 6,200 acres, with approximately 1,700 households residing within its boundaries, and was actually registered as a California Historical Landmark for its status as a historic planned community.
The outskirts of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant share equal beauty with homes resting on land overlooking wide-open spaces that span to nearby canyons and hills.
The town center presents a few short blocks of quaint but elegant little shops, boutiques, businesses, nearby post office, and prominent restaurants including the fine dining destinations of Mille Fleurs, Nick & G's and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.
Rancho Santa Fe residents truly appreciate the their community and really band together to preserve and maintain its historic character and beauty. Clubs and organizations of Rancho Santa Fe are a signature part of this community and include the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Riding Club, Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, Tennis Club, Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, The Playing Fields, Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, Rancho Santa Fe Association, and RSF Art Guild.
A prized selection of distinguished schools serves within and around Rancho Santa Fe. A majority of schools from kindergarten through twelfth are shared between the Rancho Santa Fe School District, San Dieguito School District, Encinitas Union High School District, and Solana Beach School District. The public education choices are outstanding with several schools receiving recognition as California Distinguished Schools. Torrey Pines High School and the unique ‘school of choice’, Canyon Crest Academy, are both recognized statewide for their excellence in public education. The surrounding private schools are attractive choices to explore such as Diegueno Country School, Horizon Prep and The Nativity School. Each of the private schools available in Rancho Santa Fe have unique scholastic offerings with exceptional educational merit for enhanced personal growth and increased learning potential.