The community of Rancho Santa Fe has a rich history of agriculture; as such, you can find properties here with their own orchards. Private access and gated communities dot the landscape in and outside of the Covenant to further ensure privacy. The view you can expect to enjoy from your Rancho Santa Fe property varies depending upon where your home is located. Properties along the western border of Rancho Santa Fe are treated to spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, less than five miles from the ocean. Other homes in Rancho Santa Fe enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the countryside and rolling hills.
Residents of Rancho Santa Fe frequent the Village for necessities without leaving the community. There are a few eateries, a barber, dry cleaners, a pharmacy, and mail services. Rancho Santa Fe does not have home mail delivery. Instead, residents have centralized PO Boxes in the Village where they can retrieve their mail. You can also opt for a mail delivery service to deliver your mail and packages.
When you find yourself in the Village requiring a caffeine boost, stop by Caffe Positano, located on Paseo Delicias. They're open bright and early to serve their freshly roasted Rancho Roast specialty coffee. You can also grab pastries, muffins, and cookies, all freshly baked daily. If coffee isn't your cup of tea, you have your choice of more than 30 teas served hot or iced. Enjoy your beverage and gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe weather at Caffe Positano's outdoor seating area.
Sometimes when you're craving pizza, nothing else will do. This is where Leucadia Pizzeria comes in. Leucadia Pizzeria is another eatery popular with Rancho Santa Fe residents. You can create your pizza or choose from one of several specialty pizzas. Appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, desserts, and sandwiches are made fresh daily from scratch.
Another notable course in Rancho Santa Fe is Morgan Run Club & Resort, which touts itself as “The premier country club and resort in San Diego.” Here you can play golf and racquet sports, go swimming, and relax at spa facilities. There are also fitness spaces, on-site dining, and a 69-room boutique hotel where guests can stay. The facilities are not open to non-members unless they stay at the resort or are guests of a member. However, non-members do have access to the restaurant. The lushly landscaped grounds often host special events, weddings, member mixers, and charity events.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club gives you the unique opportunity to live where you play. The neighborhood of Fairbanks Ranch consists of several gated communities just south of the golf club. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was founded in 1984 and is situated on 274 acres. There is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, and in 2004, Ted Robinson Jr. designed a nine-hole course for the club.
Rancho Santa Fe is an equestrian lover’s dream. Here, horse trails abound, and there is plenty of acreage available for homeowners to build stables, keep horses, and go horseback riding. Diehard horse people will appreciate local equestrian centers such as Concord Equestrian Center. According to the center’s mission statement, “Our teaching mission drives us to educate the public interested in traditional English hunter/jumper riding to the best of our ability with the healthiest and happiest horses we can care for.” This family-owned equestrian center instructs and mentors top professional and amateur riders. There is a Buckaroo Rides program for children ages two to six and lessons ranging from ages six to adult. The center also offers children ages six to 13 the opportunity to make new friends at Pony Play Date. This two-hour interactive play date combines fun with learning, a place where children can groom, paint, and bathe a horse or pony.
Another Rancho Santa Fe equestrian facility is Rancho Cielo. Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility has several boarding options and various training and riding programs with experienced instructors. The property sits on 11 level acres and has two jumping areas, a regulation-size dressage arena, a western ring, and one western schooling area. Visit Rancho Cielo, and you'll enjoy the privacy and professionalism Rancho Cielo offers and miles of riding trail access throughout Rancho Santa Fe.
If you’re considering purchasing a home in Rancho Santa Fe, you want the best agent by your side to help you navigate the process, and there is no better choice than the top Rancho Santa Fe real estate agent, Linda Sansone. Linda uses her nearly quarter of a century of real estate expertise to help you buy or sell your home in Rancho Santa Fe. Contact her today for a consultation, and rest assured you have a Global Real Estate Advisor on your team.
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