With mountain and ocean views and rolling hills filled with citrus and eucalyptus trees, Rancho Santa Fe boasts the most expensive real estate in all of California. Some residents refer to this community as “Rancho”, while others simply call it “The Ranch." Either way, this neighborhood is an upscale, luxurious bedroom community located four miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in Northern San Diego County. Rancho Santa Fe lies east of Solana Beach with Downtown San Diego only twenty miles south.
Rancho Santa Fe is comprised of office buildings, shopping malls, restaurants and so much more. One of the well-trafficked shopping centers is the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Plaza, a quaint “European Shopping Village” located at 160-162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road. At the Plaza you will enjoy fine specialty shops and a number of services amongst Spanish tiles, a bubbling fountain and tree-lined courtyards.
For your dining pleasure, Rancho Santa Fe Plaza houses the North County’s newest steak house, Bentley's Steak and Chop House, along with the Firenze Trattoria, an Authentic Italian Cuisine restaurant. Also open daily is The Original Pancake House where “breakfast is at its best.”
Located in the heart of the village of Rancho Santa Fe is a very exclusive golf course called the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, which opened its course on June 5, 1929. This spectacularly “natural” golf course was carved from the rolling terrain of a eucalyptus forest and is surrounded by horseback riding trails and beautiful estates.
The downtown area of Rancho Santa Fe is centered at the intersection of Linea del Cielo/Paseo Delicias and La Granada/Via de Santa Fe. There you will find financial firms, restaurants, small stores as well as a branch of the San Diego County Library system.
With its neighboring community of Del Mar, traveling the 15 minutes to the beautiful shores and sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean is so easy. Del Mar, “Where the Turf meets the Surf,” is home to the famous Del Mar Race Track, which is situated on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
There are numerous exclusive gated communities with estate homes, custom homes, and ranch style houses that boast spectacular views, huge lots, horse property, everything you could imagine in one the most execlusive area's in all California. These homes range from $1,000,000 to $40,000,000 with 2,500 square feet to over 15,000 square feet. Some of these communities are:
• The Covenant - the original planned community of Rancho Santa Fe.
• Stonebridge – a gated community on the West boundary of the Covenant.
• Morgan Run – a golf course community surrounded by the Morgan Run Golf Course.
• Cielo – a residential development located atop the highest coastal peaks in all of North San Diego County.
• Del Ray Estates – large beautiful estates with fabulous views.
• Rancho Santa Fe Farms – built around the Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Course.
So if you’re looking to buy a luxurious house in an upscale North County community where you are surrounded by the natural beauty of the land, then Rancho Santa Fe is probably for you.