Rancho Santa Fe is an unincorporated community in San Diego County and one of the most affluent areas in the country. Located 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, which has a population of more than 6,000 people, is four miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and Del Mar. Known as “The Ranch,” most of the rural equestrian community’s homes are situated on a minimum of two acres and many residents move to Rancho Santa Fe for the privacy it offers. The area is well known for its extensive trails system and a number of world-class golf courses and country clubs.
The downtown village of Rancho Santa Fe features restaurants, small shops, financial and real estate businesses, a library, Garden Club, top-rated school and “The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.”
Rancho Santa Fe is home to a number of local and national leaders from all professions, and is a top philanthropic community. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is the head regional governing body for the area.
Numerous homeowners associations exist within the Rancho Santa Fe 92067 zip code, but the oldest and largest is the Rancho Santa Fe Protective Covenant, governed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. People who buy homes in the Covenant, which was formed in 1928, agree to comply with the architectural requirements of the Protective Covenant and other governing documents. The Covenant was created, in part, to protect the aesthetics of the community. The RSF Association’s Art Jury enforces these requirements.