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Homes in Rancho Santa Fe
About Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe known locally as ″The Ranch″, is a census-designated place in San Diego County, California and an unincorporated bedroom community of San Diego County. With an estimated median income of $188,859, it is on the list of highest income communities in the United States with a population of at least 1,000.
The CDP is primarily residential with a few shopping blocks, a middle and elementary school, several restaurants and single family residential areas situated on primarily 1-3 acre parcels. In 2011, Forbes reported Rancho Santa Fe as having the fourteenth most expensive ZIP code in the United States and fourth most expensive in California (most expensive California ZIP in 2007), with a 2011 median home sale price of $2,585,000. In 2012, CNN Money / OnBoard LLC reported Rancho Santa Fe, with 96%, rated number one in the US ZIP code list of neighborhoods with the highest percentage of million-dollar homes.
“The Covenant” of Rancho Santa Fe has become the home of country estates and was declared the wealthiest community in the nation in the 2000 census. This pleasant oasis covers approximately 6,200 acres with approximately 1,700 households just four to six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful residences on lots averaging two acres or more are set back from the picturesque roadways which wind around the town. “The Covenant” of Rancho Santa Fe also enjoys a riding club, garden club, community center, art guild, library guild, book club, and 50 miles of horse trails which weave throughout the rolling hills of this community.
In 1989, “The Covenant” of Rancho Santa Fe was registered as California Historical Landmark #982 for its status as a historic planned community. It also received “Cultural Landmark Degniation” which is an amendment to California State Landmark for its roads, water features, landscaping, natural contours.