Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate


As one of the most affluent communities in San Diego County, Rancho Santa Fe features breathtaking natural beauty with sweeping mountain and ocean views and lush rolling hills filled with eucalyptus and citrus trees. It is ideally located about 5 miles from the ocean and about 30 minutes from downtown, giving it a scenic rural environment while still offering easy access to a number of San Diego attractions. Rancho Santa Fe real estate is found in a number of smaller sub-communities, each with their own distinct characteristics and an incredible selection of luxurious properties.

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Established in 1928, Rancho Santa Fe possesses a a rich history. It is commonly referred to as the Covenant, and this is in reference to the Protective Covenant that was created by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. This Protective Covenant agreed to maintain the landscape and the character of the community, along with the quality of any future architecture. This special agreement eventually came to be known as, simply, the Covenant. It now gives reference to both the principal governing document and the community as a whole.

As a result of this esteemed Covenant, the homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe are situated in an area that is truly unique to Southern California and even the entire United States. Nowhere else can one find private rural neighborhoods built to such specific and beautiful standards combined with amazing views of the ocean and meadows from every peak.

Rancho Santa Fe real estate offers its residents much in the way of amenities. This community contains many excellent opportunities in outdoor recreation. Residents have access to beautiful parks and an extensive trail system for hikes and horseback riding, playing fields, and more. There’s also the beloved Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club for additional recreation. This Max Behr-designed 6,700-yard par-72 private course offers a superb golf experience exclusive only to Covenant members and their guests.  In addition to the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, the other popular golf courses in the area include, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, and The Santaluz Club.

Great shopping and dining is available near the center of the community at the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. This “Village” contains a great selection of restaurants, shops, and commercial businesses, as well as the historic Rancho Santa Fe Inn. Rancho Santa Fe is also home to an enchanting Farmers Market where one can delight in fresh produce, fresh flowers, crafts booths, and so much more. In addition, a wide variety of retailers, restaurants, and entertainment is found in the adjacent communities of Del Mar, Encinitas, La Jolla, Solana Beach, and Downtown San Diego.

The homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe are known for their large parcels, which are typically 2 acres or more of rolling landscape with lush vegetation. There are many upscale and country estates throughout the community, many of which are located in gated neighborhoods. Architectural styles include Mediterranean, country French, traditionally styled Tudor, and California ranch. ‘The Ranch’ as it is known by locals, has many horse properties with access to over 30 miles of horse trails. There is also the Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club for private horse boarding and professional horse training.  Home prices currently range from approximately $600,000 to $85 million.

To begin your search for available homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe, please contact real estate professional and area expert Marla Zanelli for an amazing home buying experience! As a horse woman, Marla Zanelli also specializes in Horse Properties. Check out her additional website EquestrianRanchRE.com.

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