Neighborhood Guide

Rancho Santa Fe

An affluent, private community minutes away from downtown San Diego
Rancho Santa Fe is a charming, rural paradise with hills of green and views of the ocean. The community is only 20 miles from Downtown San Diego and less than 10 minutes from the ocean. Rancho Santa Fe offers its residents the chance to be close to the metropolitan city without being right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Whether residents live in one of the various gated communities in Rancho Santa Fe or outside of the gates, everyone is able to enjoy the private, scenic expanse of the community. 
This affluent community offers residents the opportunity to own their very own luxury estate in the sunny city of San Diego. Rancho Santa Fe homes vary in their architectural style, but throughout the area, you can see Mediterranean Classic, Mid-Century Modern, and Spanish Colonial architectural influences. Whether you’re looking for a terra-cotta tiled roof, high ceilings, or a wealth of natural light, you can find a house you’ll be happy to call home in Rancho Santa Fe.





  • Hills of green and views of the ocean 
  • 20 miles from downtown San Diego 
  • Private, scenic community with luxury estates 
  • Various architectural styles 


A number of Rancho Santa Fe residents own homes on acres of land. Residents often have a great many amenities on their land including, but not limited to, equestrian facilities, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and lush landscaping. While locals will find it hard to leave their personal utopias, the community is close-knit and welcoming to all of its residents. There is a small town center in downtown Rancho Santa Fe with boutiques, fine dining, and private clubs. Residents have the fortuity to join one of the numerous exclusive clubs in the area like the Fairbanks Ranch Country Clubthe Rancho Santa Fe Golf ClubThe Crosby, and Morgan Run.


Food is an important part of Rancho Santa Fe, as they offer top-rated cuisine throughout the community. The Pony Room has over 100 types of tequilas, award-winning wines, and a brunch you’ll want to stay for after a drink or two. Grab the housemade chorizo breakfast tacos, or opt to build your own scramble for brunch. The food and drinks are perfect to share with family and friends on a lazy afternoon. The Pony Room is located in the resort and spa Rancho Valencia and is often frequented by locals and visitors alike.



The Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market is a community staple open every Sunday from 9:30 am to 2 pm. If you’re looking to make a meal for the family with the best ingredients, it’s worth waking up early on a Sunday to take a stroll through the market. The farmers' market in the community often acts as a neighborhood hub to bring family and friends together through good food and artisan treasures. 
If residents are looking to do something out of the sun, The Spa at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is the palace to be. The Spa focuses on the holistic healing of the mind and body through sound meditation, yoga, massage, and chakra cleansing. It’s also incredibly easy to make an afternoon at the spa into a whole day at the spa with the inn’s on-site restaurant Morada and the Huntsman Whiskey Bar. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is a popular spot among locals for good reason.


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