San Diego Communities

Rancho Santa Fe California


Rancho Santa Fe

Where you live says something about you. Living in Rancho Santa Fe says a lot!

Rancho Santa Fe (Spanish for holy faith) and known locally as The Ranch, is one of the highest income communities in the United States with at least 1,000 households at $245,631 earning/year. It includes primarily residential areas with one shopping avenue as well as several private schools, and single family residential areas situated on uncommonly large lots.

Rancho Santa Fe has many strict architectural design codes as can be exemplified by several attempts from local residents to improve upon or build new residences. Forbes reported Rancho Santa Fe as having the third most expensive zip code in the United States, and most expensive in California, with a median home sale price of $2,585,000. Some homes in zip code 92067 are valued at more than the median home-value within the Master Planned Community and many people who live within the 92067 zip code cite their community as Rancho Santa Fe even though they do not live within the strict boundaries of the Master Planned Community. The United States Postal Service refers to all homes in the 92067 and 92091 zip codes, as well as many of the communities in the 92127 zip code, as “Rancho Santa Fe”.

Rancho Santa Fe gained popularity between World War I and World War II, especially following the construction of the Del Mar Racetrack. Bing Crosby is credited as an “early settler”, hosting annual clambakes on the golf course at the Club. The present-day luxury tract home development “The Crosby Estates” stands on the site of his former estate.

In addition to many notable Hollywood figures, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, who played important role in the founding and popularization of the resort town, Rancho Santa Fe.

The communities in Rancho Santa Fe are: The Covenant (refers to the original planned community of Rancho Santa Fe), Rancho Santa Fe Groves (a gated community on the northeast border of the Covenant set in an Orange grove), Cielo (a gated community east of the Covenant and bordered by Del Dios Highway), Santa Fe Hills (a community of 31 homes located directly East of the Covenant and West of Del Sur), The Crosby (a gated community east of the Covenant and bordered by Del Dios Highway), Morgan Run (a golf course community surrounded by the Morgan Run Golf Course in the southern portion of Rancho Santa Fe) and Fairbanks Ranch ( which includes The Crosby, Hacienda Santa Fe, The Summit, Del Rayo, The Bridges, Rancho La Cima, The River Estates).

Rancho Santa Fe has clubs for gardening, riding, polo, golf, tennis and bridge, as well as a Rotary Club, a Newcomers Club, and a Republican Women’s Club.