Living in Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe is a close-knit, family-oriented community with much to do. The Garden Club is active with flower shows throughout the year. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis Club is only open to covenant residents. The Schools here are considered to be very highly rated. Shopping abounds both in Rancho Santa Fe and in surrounding areas. Within 30 minutes, you can reach most attractions, such as Downtown San Diego with Symphony Hall, Convention Center and Horton Plaza. Local shops may be found in Rancho Santa Fe Village, Fairbanks Plaza, Del Rayo Plaza, Del Mar, and La Jolla. Activities available in the area include golf, tennis, horseback riding, sailing, entertaining or just lolling in the wonderful California sunshine.
Residents of this area often refer to their community as "The Ranch." Rancho Santa Fe is a rather exclusive area. It is one of the ten wealthiest communities in the entire USA. Despite this wealth, the area has a low profile and privacy is a prized feature. The main street is Paseo Delicias. Here there are restaurants and small shops. The center of attraction for the village is architect Lillian Rice’s creation the "Inn at Rancho Santa Fe." Horse trails abound in the hilly areas. Maintaining the low-key atmosphere here is helped by no sidewalks, street lights or street addresses throughout Rancho Santa Fe.