Rancho Santa Fe – A Historical Wonder
Designed to preserve quality of life and natural resources, Rancho Santa Fe is a highly sought after community filled with activity. With seven different private golf courses, Rancho Santa Fe offers seclusion as well as variety. The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club shares the same driveway as the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, and both sports can be viewed from the “Lily Award” winning clubhouse.
The Rancho Riding Club provides excellent amenities, as well, and association members and their guests have access to miles of trails. At the heart of it all is the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, located directly behind the Association Office, providing everything from after-school and vacation camps for youth and teens to recreational, social and educational classes for adults.
As one of the first planned communities in California, Rancho Santa Fe features curving rural roadways, winding eucalyptus-covered hills, green fields and citrus groves.
Following a village theme, the community was deemed a State Historic Landmark by the State of California in 1989 and designated a California Cultural Landmark in 2004. Rancho Santa Fe’s role has long been seen as a model for planned and themed communities. Currently the National Register of Historic Places lists nine buildings and homes in Rancho Santa Fe. In 1991, the Village buildings were surveyed, as well.