Why Rancho Santa Fe?
The population of Rancho Santa Fe is about 4,200 people. The total number of households is 1,453. It is estimated that the maximum total population of 6,500 people may occur by approximately 2007.
Historic Rancho Santa Fe
On February 3, 1989, the Covenant area known as Rancho Santa Fe was unanimously approved as California State Historical Landmark, #982, by the State Historical Resources Commission. Historical Landmark applications in California must have statewide significance to be considered. The director of California's Department of Parks and Recreation concurred with the S.H.R.C's recommendation. The plaque is on permanent display in the park on Paseo Delicias and following is a little bit of an explanation why Rancho Santa Fe became a State Historical Landmark.
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Rancho Santa Fe ~ Fairbanks Ranch
Welcome. Let me introduce you to the villages of Rancho
Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch! These two communities are among the finest
in the world and are only minutes away from major airports and financial
centers. They afford a quality of life that is both unique and unparalleled.
The distinctive Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe offers estate
living with complete privacy and seclusion and despite the fact that it
is one of the ten wealthiest communities in the nation, residents maintain
Leisure consists of horseback riding (the Covenant offers
approximately 30 miles of riding trails), golf on a championship golf
course, tennis and polo. Colorful hot air balloons launch on mild afternoons
adding their blaze of color to the already sparkling skies over Rancho
Fairbanks Ranch is one of Southern California's most
exclusive, private residential communities. The homes in Fairbanks Ranch
are architectural showcases ranging from 2,500 to 20,000 square feet.
Privacy and safety are assured by 24-hour gate-guarded access and security
patrol. The villages of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch offer life
styles for everyone desiring to live in the finest area in America. Schools
serving the area are some of the best in the country.
It is also a haven for the sophisticated shopper and
cultural devotee as well. The fashionable coutures, art galleries, gourmet
restaurants and charming shops of Rancho Santa Fe Village, Fairbanks Plaza,
Del Rayo Plaza, Del Mar and La Jolla are only minutes away.
Downtown San Diego, with its new Symphony Hall, Convention
Center and famous Horton Plaza is just 30 minutes south (22 minutes via
December at the "RSF Golf Club" Backdropped by an ever-changing pastel painting of Pacific sunsets and an average annual temperature of 72 degrees, this residential and recreational realm offers a cherished base for golf, tennis, horseback riding, sailing, entertaining or basking in the warm California sun.
There are never a shortage of fun activities in Rancho
Santa Fe and among them is the ever popular Flower Show where great fun
and some stiff competition maintains a keen level of interest for both
exhibitors and spectators.
In May, people "in the know" will travel many
miles to the amazing, Annual Rummage Sale for the "steals and deals."
The outstanding Rancho Santa Fe Library is one of the
most popular locations for residents and visitors alike. It is located
conveniently in the center of the "Ranch", adjacent to the Rancho
Santa Fe School and maintains a calendar of varied programs and events
throughout the year.
Another "hot spot" in Rancho Santa Fe is the
very special Community Center. Originally known as "Rancho Youth",
the organization was founded by unselfish volunteers and massive donations
from generous residents and friends to provide service to and activities
for the Rancho Santa Fe community.
The Inn and Garden Club are favorite locations for June
weddings as well as parties throughout the year.
Around July 4th, the community and young people from the school get together for a parade featuring floats, music, pets and other animals as well as a barbecue and tasty treats. A good time is had by all and this is a great time to appreciate "Ranch" ambiance at its best.
October means it's time for the Annual Golf Classic hosted
at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.
In December, there are many favorite holiday activities, one of which is the annual spectacular Tree Lighting Ceremony which is held in front of the historical Rancho Santa Fe Inn and members of the community gather to sing with the school's young people. Another favorite activity is, Ski Week. Rancho Santa Fe School closes during this week allowing families to guiltlessly head out to ski the dazzling slopes of our western mountains or follow other endeavors they and their family have planned.