Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is a 6.8 square mile area in North County San Diego. This small community of around 3,000 people is home to many larger homes, an elementary and middle school and some fantastic restaurants. Rancho Santa Fe residents are in the 92067 and 92091 zip codes. In the middle of “the Ranch” sits the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, offering members of the covenant many ways to enjoy their day. A round of golf, a quick tennis match or lunch with friends, this club provides it all. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course itself is a 6,940 yard par 72 course designed by Max Behr and is a private course for Covenant members. There is also a private equestrian and hiking trail system that runs throughout the Rancho Santa Fe community, and many neighborhoods within RSF that have their own stables.

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Neighborhoods

The Covenant – The Covenant is Rancho Santa Fe’s oldest and most well-known neighborhood. It was formed in 1928 and today includes more than 1700 homes. This area of “The Ranch” is governed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. The RSF Association’s Art Jury enforces requirements put in place by the association, including any and all home improvements homeowners wish to make. Homes in the Covenant offer large lot sizes, usually over two acres, and luxurious privacy, not to mention being within minutes from the Rancho Santa Fe school system.

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe – The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is an incredible gated community with over 250 homes. There are Villas (ranging from 3,000-4,000 sq. Ft), Cortiles (4,000-6,000 sq. ft.) and custom homes. Within the community there is a championship golf course, a pool, sports center, recreation center, and a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse. The majority of the homes in this gated community are located in the Rancho Santa Fe School District, although a few are in the Encinitas Union School District. All homes in The Bridges are located within the San Dieguito Union High School District.

Cielo – Cielo is a newer gated community on the east side of Rancho Santa Fe. Cielo sits on a hilltop and includes 1,740 acres of land. There are over 520 homes in this neighborhood, some located in the Rancho Santa Fe School District; others in the Escondido School District.

The Crosby – The Crosby is another gated community in Rancho Santa Fe with over 440 homes. This community features The Crosby National Golf Course, as well as a clubhouse with tennis courts and a pool.  Students in The Crosby attend schools in the Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.

Hacienda Santa Fe – This community features over 130 homes, mostly single level homes built in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This neighborhood is on the eastern side of Rancho Santa Fe, on the way to The Crosby. Hacienda Santa Fe is located in the Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.

Fairbanks Ranch – Fairbanks Ranch is a wonderful, gated community that includes over 600 homes. The security is top-level in Fairbanks Ranch, with gate guards carrying concealed weapons. (The only gated community in Rancho Santa Fe with this benefit.) Fairbanks Ranch, named after community developer and early film star Douglas Fairbanks, offers residents a clubhouse, 9-hole putting green, five tennis courts and equestrian stables. Homes here are situated on large lots with mature landscaping and wonderful amenities. Located south of the San Dieguito River Valley, many homeowners live in this community because of the privacy and convenient location. Fairbanks Ranch is located in the Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District, and children can walk through a tunnel to school and never have to leave the gates of Fairbanks Ranch.

Del Mar Country Club – Del Mar Country Club is a gated community in the southwest area of Rancho Santa Fe that includes over 100 homes. The community features a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse and an 18-hole Joseph Lee golf course, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, and six tennis courts.
The Del Mar Country Club is located in the Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.

Whispering Palms – Whispering Palms is located in the western part of Rancho Santa Fe, and includes around 210 homes and 344 condominiums. Homeowners here love that they are just a few minutes from Flower Hill Mall, the Del Mar village, as well as the beach and I-5 freeway. The community is built around the private Morgan Run Resort and Club, which offers tennis, golf and restaurant amenities. Whispering Palms is located in the Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.

Rancho Pacifica – Located in the southwest Rancho Santa Fe area, Rancho Pacifica is a gated community that includes over 140 homes. Almost half of its 400 acres have been dedicated to open space. Rancho Pacifica is located near the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Del Mar Polo fields, with convenient access to Carmel Valley, the I-5 freeway, and the beach. Rancho Pacifica is located in the Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.

Numerous other homeowners associations/communities – A number of other, smaller Covenant and non-Covenant homeowners associations/communities exist in the Rancho Santa Fe area, including: Las Villas, Rancho Del Lago, Rancho Del Rio, Rancho La Cima, South Pointe Farms, Stonebridge, Summit, Del Rayo Downs, Del Rayo Estates, Montecito, Rancho Diegueno, Rancho Farms Estates, Rancho Santa Fe Farms, Rancho Santa Fe Lakes, Rancho Santa Fe Meadows and Rancho Valencia.

School Information

RANCHO SANTA FE SCHOOL DISTRICT 

5927 La Granada / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (858) 756-1141 / Fax: (858) 759-0912 / http://rsfschool.net

R. Roger Rowe Elementary & Middle School 

5927 La Granada / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Phone: (858) 756-1141 / Fax: (858) 756-0712

ENCINITAS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT 

101 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road / Encinitas, CA 92024-4349 Phone: (760) 944-4300 / www.eusd.net

Mission Estancia Elementary 

3330 Calle Barcelona / Carlsbad, CA 92009 Phone: (760) 943-2004 / Fax: (760) 943-2008

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary 

8000 Calle Acervo / Carlsbad, CA 92009 Phone: (760) 943-2000

SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

309 North Rios Ave. / Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 794-7100 / Fax: (858) 794-7120 / http://sbsd.schoolwires.net

Solana Santa Fe Elementary 

6570 El Apajo / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Phone: (858) 794-4700 / Fax: (858) 794-4750

SAN DIEGUITO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

710 Encinitas Blvd. / Encinitas, CA 92024

Tel: (760) 753-6491 / Fax: (760) 635-0591 Email: info@sduhsd.net / http://sduhsd.net/

Torrey Pines High 

3710 Del Mar Heights Road / San Diego, CA 92130 Phone: (858) 755-0125 / Fax: (858) 481-0098 / www.sduhsd.net/tp

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

Diegueno Country School 

15663 Circo Diegueno Rd. / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067\ Phone: 858 756 3603 / www.diegueno.com

Horizon Prep 

6233 El Apajo Road / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (858) 756-5599 / www.horizonprep.org

Nativity School 

6309 El Apajo Road / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (858) 756-6763 / Fax: (858) 756-9128 / www.thenativityschool.org

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Rancho Valencia – Pony Room and Veladora

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Golfing in the Play for Pink Tournament

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