Rancho Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe (92067) is one of the most desired neighborhoods in San Diego. With a total area of about 13 square miles, it is known for its large upscale estates, including countless equestrian properties, and many exclusive golf clubs like RSF Golf Club, Del Mar Country Club and RSF Farms Golf Club. There are over 35 distinct enclaves within Rancho Santa Fe, all desirable, many guard-gated, and each with its own amenities. There is an abundance of tradition, charm and culture in this affluent community, as well as a commitment to excellent public and private education. Rancho Santa Fe has a rich history and an active Historical Society that profiles the region’s development and early residents, as well as providing a context for many of the architectural influences apparent in today’s home designs.
Carmel Valley (92130) construction began in 1983, when the area was still known as “North City West.” A master-planned community, renamed in the early 1990s, Carmel Valley is served by five local parks, a number of mini-parks, a community recreation center, athletic clubs and easy access to Pacific beaches at Del Mar and Torrey Pines. There is also a well-developed trail system and ample open space areas. The development takes its name from the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, who maintained a dairy farm and monastery in the area in the early 20th century. Early community design highlighted mesa-top construction that left canyons as undeveloped open areas. Carmel Valley is best known for its top-rated public schools. Families in the area are served by the several school districts, including the Solana Beach School District, the Del Mar Union School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.
Del Mar is a quaint seaside city located in San Diego County. Ideally positioned between San Diego and the coastal city of Encinitas, its total area is just two square miles. Solana Beach borders Del Mar’s famous racetrack to the north, Del Mar Heights runs alongside Del Mar to the east, Torrey Pines State Beach and the Torrey Pines State Preserve are to the south, and Del Mar’s entire western edge consists of unbroken Pacific Ocean seafront. Del Mar real estate includes beautiful custom-built homes, ocean-view condominiums, and lavish hillside villas.
Solana Beach is a charming coastal city in San Diego County’s North County area. This eclectic community is bounded by the Encinitas neighborhood of Cardiff-by-the-Sea to the north, Rancho Santa Fe to the east, Del Mar to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. A vibrant city with excellent shopping and upscale dining, Solana Beach’s neighborhoods include the private, master-planned Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, where spacious single-family homes and condominiums overlook two golf courses. San Elijo Hills 1 and 2 are also planned communities, with attractive homes perched atop oceanside bluffs. Other areas include the 1920s neighborhood of La Colonia, located within a mile of the beachfront.
Encinitas is an eclectic and historic beach town famed for its world-class surf spots. Encinitas is located in the North County area of San Diego County, bounded by Batiquitos Lagoon and Carlsbad to the north and northeast, Rancho Santa Fe to the east, San Elijo Lagoon and Solana Beach to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The 92007 zip code covers the southernmost portion of Encinitas, much of which is comprised of the refined coastal neighborhood of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Real estate within Encinitas’ 92007 zip code and the Cardiff neighborhood is a mix of stunning custom-builds and enticing single-family homes with magnificent views over the ocean.
Santaluz is different by design. From its unique configurations to conservation-minded landscaping, this master planned community shows a special reverence for coastal California’s natural resources that brings together all walks of life, from young families to empty-nesters, young entrepreneurs to senior executives.
Once beyond the gated entrances, which feature 24-hour security, visitors are immediately struck by the 1,000 acres of open space artfully arranged with drought-resistant native plants maintained using reclaimed water. Properties are peppered with fuchsia accents from burgeoning bougainvillea while the gentle hillsides burst with color from California poppies and lupine. Deep ravines are sheltered year round by riparian forests of towering California oaks and sycamore trees. Over 25 miles of groomed trails throughout the development invite nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts to explore a side of California they otherwise must drive hours east to enjoy.