According to the census data from 2000, the per capita income of Rancho Santa Fe was ranked the highest in the nation. The 92067 zip code was ranked second on Forbes list of most expensive zip codes for 2006, behind Sagaponack, New York. Despite this wealth, the area has a low profile and privacy is a prized feature.
The following communities are shown on the RSF and Vicinity Map created by First American Title. The zip code of each community is 92067 unless otherwise noted. In recent years, the U.S. Post Office created the 92091 zip code to facilitate mail delivery to outlying areas that are still within Rancho Santa Fe.
The guard-gated golf community of 235-265 home sites on 540 acres. Custom homes are from 6000-13,000 sq. ft. on ½-2 acre lots.
- The Villas (59) from 3000-3800 sq. ft.
- The Cortiles (44) from 3500-4500 sq. ft.
An exclusive enclave, The Bridges was designed and constructed to preserve the natural beauty of its terrain. The community is centered around a championship golf course built by the Robert Trent Jones II Group and a 35,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, reminiscent of a centuries-old Tuscan village and winner of the prestigious Gold Nugget Award for Best Design. From 2003-2005, The Bridges hosted The Battle at the Bridges Golf Tournament and millions watched as Tiger Woods and John Daly battled Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen in an exciting best-ball team match.
- Most of the homes are in the RSF Elementary & Middle School District with choice of Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito Academy, and Canyon Crest Academy
- Small portion: Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School (Encinitas Union School District), Diegueno Middle School, and choice of La Costa Canyon High School, San Dieguito Academy or Canyon Crest Academy
The guard-gated community of 528 home sites on 1740 acres. Vacant lots on 1+ acre and homes from 3700-8000 sq. ft.
Atop the highest coastal peaks in all of San Diego County, these properties reach elevations of over 1400 ft. with expansive views to the Pacific Ocean including the Coronado Islands, San Clemente Island, Lake Hodges, and Palomar Mountain. There is a Tuscan-style clubhouse, commercial village, and fire station.
- Older section is in RSF School District (RSF Elementary and Middle Schools) and San Dieguito Union H.S. District (Torrey Pines, San Dieguito Academy, Canyon Crest Academy)
- Section farther east is in the Escondido Union School District
38 homes from 3500-10,500 sq. ft. Homes are sitting on .66+ acres.
- Solana Santa Fe Elementary, Earl Warren Middle School,
- Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito Academy, and Canyon Crest Academy
The CovenantThe golf community of 1740 homes on 6200 acres.
The Covenant refers to the original planned community of Rancho Santa Fe. At the center is a small village, library, civic center, school, community center, garden club, and the only hotel, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Aesthetics and architecture within The Covenant are protected by an Art Jury. There is a lack of streetlights, sidewalks, and traffic lights, but an abundance of winding roads that slow traffic and contribute to a relaxed lifestyle.
Rancho Santa Fe is proud of its rich heritage and, in 1989, Rancho Santa Fe was designated as a State Historical Landmark. Originally an Indian rancheria, the land called “Rancho San Dieguito” was granted to Juan Maria Osuna, the mayor of San Diego in the mid-1800’s. His family gradually sold off the land and, in 1906, a subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railway purchased all of the lands to plant eucalyptus trees for use as railroad ties. When the trees proved unsuitable forties, the Santa Fe Company hired architect Lillian Rice to plan and design a horse-oriented residential community. She favored the Spanish Colonial Revival style. In 1917, the completion of the Lake Hodges Dam brought water to the area, and construction began in 1922.
Rancho Santa Fe gained popularity between World War I and World War II. After the construction of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Bing Crosby was one of the Ranch’s “early settlers,” hosting annual clambakes on the golf course at the Club.
The Covenant is the home of the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary and Middle Schools, highly-ranked public schools that are a big attraction for families.
Known for its horses, The Covenant features 45 miles of private riding/hiking trails, as well as the RSF Riding Club and Saddle Club. Some of the finest horse trainers in the country live here, and the area was the site for the equestrian events during the 1984 Olympics. Polo is a popular pastime.
Only residents of The Covenant are permitted to belong to the RSF Golf and Tennis Club, located in the heart of The Covenant and regarded as one of the premier golf venues in the western United States.