Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is an exclusive, quiet community nestled in in the heart of San Diego’s horse country.

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe 

Exclusive community with world-class amenities

An enduringly popular destination for affluent residents, Rancho Santa Fe is an exclusive, quiet community nestled in the heart of San Diego’s horse country. Rancho Santa Fe features sprawling ranches and lavish estates, many with private equestrian facilities, tennis courts and guest homes.  Impeccable landscaping and gorgeous century-old architecture create a captivating setting in a beautiful rural area of the North County countryside.
Rancho Santa Fe comprises a variety of stunning homes and upscale amenities. he Covenant, Rancho Santa Fe’s oldest community laid out as a masterplan in the 1920s, features a beautiful Beaux-Arts village with sophisticated restaurants surrounded by lush landscaping. Rancho Santa Fe is also home to an outstanding golf course and many other recreational amenities.

What to Love

  • Stunning luxury homes 
  • Famous golf course
  • Delightful restaurants
  • World-class tennis facilities
  • Private estates

Local Lifestyle

Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most distinctive communities in California, with upscale shopping, fine dining, galleries, golf courses and equestrian trails. Spectacular homes and luxury amenities have made the community a beacon for some of California’s most prominent residents. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rancho Santa Fe is home to several sophisticated restaurants serving gourmet meals in chic settings. Elegant French restaurant Mille Fleurs serves traditional country cooking in a homey space with gardens, patios, and a piano bar. The menu includes perfectly executed classic entrees such as lobster bisque alongside five and seven-course tasting menus with wine pairings. Rancho Santa Fe Bistro offers Mediterranean lunch and dinner dishes, including kabobs, pasta entrees, and gourmet salads and sandwiches. Thyme in the Ranch is a bakery, café, and restaurant featuring a charming interior decorated with flowers. The scrumptious cakes and pastries on sale here include signature fruit muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, bread, and bundt cakes. The lunch menu includes seasonal salads, soups, and gourmet sandwiches made with sourdough, rye, wholegrain, or focaccias. Dolce is a sophisticated Italian dining destination for farm-to-table wood-fired cuisine. Dolce’s delicious meals are paired with happy hour cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Things to Do

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is the centerpiece of the community’s historic Covenant. Designed by Max Behr in 1929, this beautiful course became famous nationally during the 1930s when Rancho Santa Fe resident Bing Crosby began organizing the annual Clambake pro-am tournament here. The golf course continues to attract attention, being featured on lists such as the top 100 walking courses in America. An elegant Spanish-style Ranch Clubhouse overlooks the golf course. The Spa at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe provides a range of world-class spa and wellness treatments in a serene hilltop setting. Treatments emphasize the use of natural local ingredients. The Spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness center with Star Trac equipment and a range of special programs and classes. Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club at Rancho Valencia has been named the best tennis resort in Southern California by Tennis Magazine since 2008. The tennis club’s outstanding facilities include 14 plexipave championship tennis courts, two European red clays tennis courts, and four pickleball courts. Experienced pros are on hand to provide expert instruction to tennis players of all abilities. Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery displays unique works from a range of talented emerging and established artists with an emphasis on local artists.


Rancho Santa Fe is served by the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary school district.

  • R. Roger Rowe Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • R. Roger Middle School, Public, 6-8

Overview for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2,914 people live in Rancho Santa Fe, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $106,804. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Around Rancho Santa Fe, CA

There's plenty to do around Rancho Santa Fe, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sandwich Spot 2.0, Sushi Florist , and Ballet Arte.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$$ 4.27 miles 81 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.82 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.77 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Santa Fe has 984 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rancho Santa Fe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,914 people call Rancho Santa Fe home. The population density is 434.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.85 / 54.15%

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Schools in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rancho Santa Fe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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R. Roger Rowe Elementary
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