Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe

The height of luxury living in a verdant Southern California enclave

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe

The dreamy town of Rancho Santa Fe radiates prestige. From the winding streets lined with fragrant eucalyptus to the exclusive golf clubs, this gorgeous neighborhood is a bastion of sunshine, warmth, and stately surroundings. Rancho Santa Fe is, in fact, considered one of the nation’s most fashionable zip codes, and the affluent lifestyle here is evident in the stately mansions, cultural pursuits, and philanthropic commitments. 

Rolling hills, lemon groves, and horses grazing lazily define the aesthetic of Rancho Santa Fe, and the area’s exquisite real estate completes the picture of lavish living. Estates here incorporate picturesque scenery, resulting in a world-class combination of sleek luxury and natural beauty. With unparalleled elegance and opulent details, the Rancho Santa Fe market is one of the most celebrated and coveted worldwide. 

What to Love

  • Elegant equestrian lifestyle
  • Stately homes and leafy streets
  • Country club culture
  • Wild beauty and diverse terrain
  • An incredible real estate market

Local Lifestyle 

Life in Rancho Santa Fe is full of sunshine and fresh air. Residents spend days on the golf course or riding horses through the sun-dappled trails. The delightful Mediterranean climate means outdoor recreation takes center stage, and locals enjoy making healthy living the focus. 

Tennis clubs provide a refined setting for a morning workout, while the town’s dramatic terrain encourages residents to hike the stunning hills. Six country clubs grace Rancho Santa Fe, and the glittering social club culture is at its best in this picturesque town.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

As one of California’s most prestigious communities, Rancho Santa Fe pampers residents with first-class dining and chef-driven cuisine. Tucked into the dreamy setting at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is New American standout Morado. The refined dining room is elegant and inviting, and the hospitality is second to none. Fresh seafood and coastal flavors dazzle the palate with dishes like the pan-seared filet with grilled lobster tail. The Inn is a destination in its own right, with luxe spa treatments and relaxation lounges. 

The iconic lemon yellow umbrellas on the patio of Mille Fleurs set the tone for a lovely French country lunch or elegant dinner, while the traditional French cuisine makes this a coveted San Diego bistro. High drama and haute cuisine reign supreme at Nick & G’s Restaurant, a bastion of American and Italian fusion fare.  

Things to Do 

Rancho Santa Fe is the land of country clubs and equestrian estates and offers residents some of the best courses and stables in the state. The Crosby Club features a legendary course, lush landscaping, and a sterling reputation. The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is an esteemed private membership club with a truly magnificent course and spectacular panoramic views. The stately clubhouse sits atop the hill, and trees and flowers line the impeccably maintained grounds. 

Perched on 45 acres of olive groves and verdant gardens, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa sings a siren song of sumptuous luxury. Guests enjoy first-class dining, lavish spa treatments, swimming, tennis, and a wine bar. The nearby San Diego Botanic Garden is a peaceful oasis of towering palm trees, bamboo, flowers, and shady trails. Horses in Rancho Santa Fe live as well as their owners, and the Rancho Cielo Equestrian Club provides an elegant backdrop for everything equine. 


Rancho Santa Fe is served by the Rancho Santa Fe School District and is home to several exceptional public schools and private academies, including:

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 The Golden Moth - Creative Lounge , Golden State Skateboarding, and Pegasus Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.28 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.73 miles 9 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.


Total Population


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Median Age

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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