Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe

Private, upscale community with an affluent rural feel.

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is a lavish and quiet oasis among the rolling hills of San Diego County. Here, you’ll find private estates and gated communities surrounded by lush landscapes. People are drawn to the highly-desired Rancho Santa Fe due to its exclusiveness and residential nature. Its massive Spanish-inspired and California-influenced homes are breathtaking, with sprawling acres of green land and gorgeous patios where residents can enjoy stunning views and the beautiful year-round weather. From lovable local restaurants to historic blocks of splendid shopping, this prestigious community beautifully combines the rustic with the lavish. 

What to Love

  • Quiet and residential area
  • Private and extravagant homes
  • Magnificent golf and country clubs
  • Gated communities with landscapes

People & Lifestyle

The census-designated Rancho Santa Fe is a beautiful and rural community perfect for both active and laidback individuals. It’s extremely quiet, from its gated communities to its highly-rated schools. There are many peaceful parks, well-regarded golf courses, and esteemed country clubs in the area—which means that residents love to get out and about.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rancho Santa Fe has both upscale and casual eateries with the finest foods and unique ambiances. The Pony Room is well-known by locals and visitors, especially for its wide selection of craft beers, one-of-a-kind cocktails, and cozy atmosphere (you can dine by the fireplace). The meal presentations are rustic and charming, with inventive plates such as wine barrel boards and cast-iron dishes. Veladora is a sleek and stylish spot with Californian fare and an incredible wine list. It’s the perfect place for a romantic, candlelit dinner (we recommend the lobster). Mille Fleurs serves up French classics in a country home with an upscale dining room. Have lunch, dinner, or happy hour on the patio surrounded by beautiful gardens or a private room. There’s even a piano bar!

The River Estates at Rancho Santa Fe

Morgan Run Club & Resort

Things to Do

The great part about Rancho Santa Fe is the dynamic array of mellow-paced things to do in the agrarian area. There are numerous golf courses at various establishments, including Fairbanks RanchMorgan RunThe Farms Golf Club, and Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, where you can have lunch on relaxing patios or take a dip in the pool after a delectable lunch. Plan a staycation or a lovely dinner at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the go-to “Southern California country escape.” This rustic boutique has beautiful views overlooking San Diego, a holistic spa, an impressive whiskey bar, and more. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is an elegant destination for relaxation, between the spa nestled amongst gardens and its notable dining options. There are also popular annual events that happen right in town; Taste of Rancho Santa Fe features award-winning restaurants, wineries, beverage vendors, and food vendors from Sonoma and Napa.


Rancho Santa Fe’s public school district, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School District, has several highly-rated schools and educational facilities of note, including and not limited to:

  • Roger Rowe Elementary School, Public, PK-5
  • Roger Rowe Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • High Bluff Academy, Private, 9-12
  • Horizon Prep, Private, PK-10

Morgan Run Club & Resort

Overview for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

3,226 people live in Rancho Santa Fe, where the median age is 50.7 and the average individual income is $98,824.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50.7 years

Median Age


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Average individual Income

Around Rancho Santa Fe, CA

There's plenty to do around Rancho Santa Fe, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Home Bakeshop, Bowl'd Bites, and Neiki Solana Beach.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.48 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Santa Fe has 1,127 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rancho Santa Fe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,226 people call Rancho Santa Fe home. The population density is 419.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.37 / 52.63%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


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25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rancho Santa Fe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
R. Roger Rowe Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 8th

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