Rancho Santa Fe Homes
Rancho Santa Fe homes have a unique and distinctive style within San Diego's
North County homes. Many of the homes are luxury estates on one plus acre lots
and have a rural charm with rolling hills, and built with a Spanish Hacienda,
Mediterranean or traditional Ranch flavor. Rancho Santa Fe is known for its
horse properties, large open spaces, mature trees and a very low density population
spread over approximately 10,000 acres of prime residential land. The area is
between 30 and 40 minutes from downtown San Diego. Rancho Santa Fe comprises
of the following neighborhoods.
Each neighborhood in Rancho Santa Fe is one of several exclusive residential
estate enclaves in the unincorporated area of the Rancho Santa Fe community.
Rancho Santa Fe lies directly east of the City of Solana Beach and the Del
Mar Racetrack areas which abut the Pacific Ocean, and the community is bounded
by the San Dieguito River Valley and lagoon on one side and Escondido Creek
and San Elijo Lagoon on the other. The quaint village town center of Rancho
Santa Fe is about five miles from the oceanfront.
Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, is a California Historic Landmark. In the 1920s,
architect Lillian Rice planned the subdivision and many of the public buildings
throughout town. Her vision of Spanish Colonial Revival set the standard for
most of the buildings in the downtown area. The unincorporated area of Rancho
Santa Fe is one the most affluent communities in America and leads the nation
in both per capita income and home values.
Del Mar Country Club
The neighborhood of Del Mar Country Club has108 homesites and is on 266 acres. The community has a 50,000
square foot clubhouse offering an 18 hole, 6950 yard, Joseph Lee Golf Course,
six tennis courts, and a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. The custom home
sites range in size from one-half acre to more than three acres. Each site
offers its own unique views - of the golf course, the clubhouse, the open hills
and back country, the ocean or the community below. The architectural review
committee has approved Mediterranean, Tradional, and Country French home designs.
There is a guard at the gate 24 hours a day. Students attend Solana Santa Fe
Elementary, Earl Warren Junior High School and Torrey Pines High School or
San Dieguito Academy.