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RANCHO SANTA FE
Rancho Santa Fe is a highly desirous up-scale Horse Community. This unincorporated Community is located about five
miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern San Diego County, and just 20 miles north of Downtown San Diego.
Rancho Santa Fe consists of some 35 identifiable communities, (of which 3 are zoned for horses with trails and
stables.) These elegant horse communities surround the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, which is referred to as the
“Covenant”, the original Rancho Santa Fe which was subdivided in the 1920's.
All other communities are of more recent vintage.
THREE HORSE COMMUNITIES
Location: 2 miles southeast of Village; straddles San Dieguito Road
Size: 620 homesites
Approximate home prices: $1.4M to $6.0M
Parcel size: 0.5 - 10 acres
Schools: Solana Santa Fe
Features: Open community with manicured landscaping, winding streets, varied architectural styles and equestrian
facilities including riding trails. There is also tennis, lakefront clubhouse, guarded gate
Fairbanks Ranch is an exclusive gated enclave named after Hollywood actor Douglas Fairbanks who used to live there.
Amenities include a lakeside club house, tennis courts, 40 acres of open space, fenced horse trails, an equestrian
center, two lakes, walking trails and picnic spots. There are a number of exclusive gated communities worthy of
mention including The Bridges, Cielo, and Rancho Santa Fe Farms.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association founded in 1927 ensures the preservation of the rural character of the Rancho Santa
Fe Covenant area and its natural landscape of approx. 6,200 acres. The Association also operates and maintains the
golf course, tennis club, playing fields, and riding and hiking trails for the benefit of its members. These are
some of the luxury amenities this upscale community offers. Sidewalks and street lights are banned from residential
COVENANT - Established in 1928
Location: 6,200 acres surrounding the Village
Size: Approximately 1,700 homesites
Approximate home prices: $1.2M to $40M+
Parcel size: 2 - 4 acres
Schools: Rancho Santa Fe
Features: Large parcels on wooded, winding roads; large homes generally well set back, many individually gated;
varied topography; good equestrian facilities with riding trails, one horse per acre permitted on specified
homesites; there strict architectural/building controls;
The Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis Clubs open only to property owners;
SOUTH POINTE FARMS
Location: 2.5 miles northwest of Village at northwest boundary of Covenant; south of El Camino del Norte (14
parcels are within the Covenant)
Size: 52 homesites
Approximate home prices: $1.3M to $3.5M+
Parcel size: 2 - 7 acres
Schools: Olivenhain or, if within the Covenant, Rancho Santa Fe
Features: Gated; some sites with views; a portion within the covenant which is zoned for horses.
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