Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe
Nestled within San Diego is a charming village known as Rancho Santa Fe.
Located in San Diego’s North County, Rancho Santa Fe offers the best of Southern California living. This affluent and casually elegant community is perched amongst luscious green hills dotted with eucalyptus trees, orchards, and green spaces. Rancho Santa Fe offers a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Originally named Rancho San Dieguito, the origins of this community can be traced back to 1841. In 1921, an architect by the name of Lillian Rice developed the community’s master plan, making it one of the state’s first planned communities. Ms. Rice was dedicated to being eco-conscious and environmentally-friendly—principles that can still be seen in Rancho Santa Fe today.
Known for its luxurious real estate and mansions, Rancho Santa Fe is the epitome of sophisticated living. The majority of homes in this elite neighborhood are built in the Spanish- Mediterranean style, with most spanning over an expansive 5,000 square feet. These spacious properties give you plenty of room for hosting parties and entertaining guests.
What to Love
- Spend the day at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild
- Head over to Mille Fleurs for upscale dining
- Enjoy many of the private clubs found here
People & Lifestyle
Rancho Santa Fe totals just under 7 miles, making it a tight-knit community. Its relaxed and idyllic atmosphere is one of the many reasons why homebuyers are drawn to the area. Its ideal location is another thing that draws residents—approximately five miles from the ocean and 20 miles from San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe is a highly sought-after location.
This private estate enclave is home to some celebrities and elite individuals, although retirees and young families also frequent the neighborhood. With a handful of exclusive gated communities and a plethora of private golf courses, this town is perfect for residents who desire a more private lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply going out on a regular Thursday night, Mille Fleurs
is the place to be. Here, you can experience French California cuisine amidst a chic setting—gardens, patios, and a piano bar. For a whimsical experience, dine at Thyme in the Ranch
and enjoy traditional American fare in a country-chic, flower-filled setting. Nick and G’s
Restaurant is the place to be if you’re craving Italian-Mediterranean eats. With top-notch customer service and a creative menu, you won’t be disappointed.
Things to Do
When it comes to activities, residents of Rancho Santa Fe have plenty of options. Wine lovers will appreciate The Taste of Rancho Santa Fe
—a yearly event that brings the community together to sample wine and enjoy small bites from local restaurants. Rancho Days
gathers the community together for a celebration over music, wine, and food. This long-standing tradition is loved by the whole community.
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
offers an experience you won’t want to miss. This historic resort and spa is the place to go for romantic getaways, holistic wellness spas, a whiskey bar, and inspiring cuisine. A weekend spent here is a slice of heaven on earth.
Rancho Santa Fe is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- R. Roger Rowe Elementary School, PK-5
- Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, K-6
- R. Roger Rowe Middle School, 6-8
- High Bluff Academy, 8-12