Rancho Santa Fe

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe

An enclave of privacy and serene beauty
Nestled in the lush landscapes of Southern California, Rancho Santa Fe stands as a beacon of exclusivity and tranquility. This private community is celebrated for its sprawling estates, magnificent homes, and an unmistakable air of tranquility that permeates its rolling hills. Life here is marked by a seamless blend of sophisticated living and nature's bounty, offering residents a unique lifestyle that is both secluded and enriched by the community's amenities and natural beauty.
The heart of Rancho Santa Fe is its historic village, a picturesque assembly of high-end boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and intimate cafes, all set within walking distance of each other against a backdrop of Spanish Revival architecture. The community prides itself on maintaining a small-town feel, with a tight-knit society that values privacy and a quiet life amidst the scenic beauty of Southern California.

What to Love

  • Exclusive estates and gated communities
  • Serene horse and walking trails winding through rolling hills
  • A small-town atmosphere with a sense of close-knit community
  • Lush landscapes and acres of open land

Local Lifestyle

Living in Rancho Santa Fe means embracing a lifestyle where luxury meets the laid-back charm of countryside living. The community is a haven for those who appreciate the outdoors, with an abundance of horse trails and walking paths that invite residents to explore the area's natural beauty. The sense of community is strong, with neighbors often gathering for various social events or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of their surroundings. It's a place where the hustle and bustle of city life feel worlds away, yet modern conveniences and luxuries are never out of reach.

Dining and Shopping

Rancho Santa Fe boasts a selection of dining and shopping experiences that cater to its discerning residents. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe offers a luxurious dining experience with dishes that highlight local and seasonal ingredients. Dolce is another gem, where diners can enjoy Italian cuisine in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Nick & G's serves American Mediterranean fare for a more casual setting, perfect for family dinners or social gatherings. Shopping in Rancho Santa Fe is just as exclusive, with boutiques and shops offering everything from high-end fashion to unique local crafts, all within the serene setting of the village.

Things to Do

The community calendar in Rancho Santa Fe is filled with events that cater to a wide range of interests. The Taste of Rancho Santa Fe is an annual event that showcases the culinary talents of local chefs, set against the stunning backdrop of the town. For automotive enthusiasts, Saturday Cars and Coffee offers a weekly gathering to admire classic and exotic cars in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Outdoor activities are abundant, with the CaddyHack Golf Festival being a highlight for golfers, offering a fun and competitive experience amidst the natural beauty of local golf courses. The community also comes together to celebrate the 4th of July Parade and Picnic, a festive event that embodies the spirit of Rancho Santa Fe, showcasing the close-knit nature of its residents and their pride in their community.

Overview for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2,914 people live in Rancho Santa Fe, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $106,804. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

Median Age


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


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 carriecakestogo, Pegasus Pilates, and Horsemanship Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.48 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Santa Fe has 984 households, with an average household size of 2.96. 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. 2,914 people call Rancho Santa Fe home. The population density is 434.12 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

45.85 / 54.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

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

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
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
Search Homes

Work With Leslie