Rancho Santa Fe Community Overview

The community of Rancho Santa Fe was first established in 1928, and is commonly referred to as the “Covenant” by local residents. But the name the “Covenant” actually came about because of how the community was created. At that time, a group of property owners entered into a mutual agreement to preserve and maintain the character of the community and its rare landscape features, and to uphold the quality of future architecture. This mutual agreement came to be known simply as the Covenant and now refers not only to the principal governing document, but also to the community itself.

Today, the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe encompasses approximately ten square miles or approximately 6,730 acres, and is home to around 5,000 residents. Near the center of the Covenant area is the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, with shops, restaurants, other commercial businesses and the historic Rancho Santa Fe Inn.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Community Overview

Spanning approximately 12 square miles, the Covenant is one of the oldest and most sought after communities in Rancho Santa Fe. Homes in this area are some of the most expensive in the United States, and can range anywhere from around $1,000,000 to more than $20,000,000. The Rancho Santa Fe Association oversees the Covenant to ensure the historical landmarks, nature, and landscaping are all preserved.


Close proximity to the ocean (roughly 4 to 6 miles)
Close proximity to village with a library, post office, banking, and other local businesses
Social membership to Rancho Santa Fe Country Club
Access to golf membership at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club
50 miles of horse trails
Accessibility to top-rated schools

Rancho La Cima Community Overview

Rancho La Cima is a small, exclusive community featuring just 26 homesites. It’s well-known for its Mediterranean-Spanish and close proximity to some of the best amenities Rancho Santa Fe has to offer. Homes sit on an average of two acres and most were built between 1998 and 2000.


Guard-gated entrance
Close proximity to the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Del Lago and The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe
Prestigious schools

The Groves Community Overview

When it comes to luxury real estate in Rancho Santa Fe, The Groves is a highly sought after and exclusive community. The Groves is so unique, not just because of the limited 44 private estates, but because each property owner is required by the homeowners association to keep a percentage of their land as Valencia orange groves. Properties in The Groves don’t come on the market often, but when they do, they are completely worth the investment.


Acres of open space
Private hiking trails
Two tennis courts

Rancho Del Lago Community Overview

Situated within Valencia orange groves, on what was formerly known as the “Johnston Ranch,” Rancho Del Lago is a quaint community with about 43 homesites. All homes vary in size, but the minimum site is about 4,000 square feet. In total, there is about 185 acres within the Rancho Del Lago community.

Rancho Del Lago is mere minutes away from The Bridges of Rancho Santa Fe and the Village of Rancho Santa Fe.

Fairbanks Highlands Community Overview

Located east of Carmel Valley and South of Fairbanks Ranch, there’s an exclusive gated community known as Fairbanks Highlands. Not only is it nestled away in a prime location, but this community features about 368 acres of countryside. It’s perfect for those seeking privacy. In total, there are 93 home sites, situated on a minimum of one acre, in Fairbanks Highlands. Homes range from 3 to 5 bedrooms and have anywhere from 3,881 to 5,463 square feet of space.


24-hour surveillance
Located in one of the finest school districts in the nation

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