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Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Rancho Santa Fe is approximately 4,000 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,500 (1990).
Rancho Santa Fe is positioned 32.99 degrees north of the equator and 117.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rancho Santa Fe elevation is 245 feet above sea level.
Rancho Santa Fe average temperature is 72 degrees F.


four miles in from the Pacific Coast north of San Diego.

Communities within Rancho Santa Fe: Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, Rancho Del Lago, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho LaCima, Del Rayo Estates, Rancho Santa Fe Groves, Del Rayo Downs, South Point Farms, Hacienda Santa Fe, Santa Fe Valley, Fairbanks Polo Club, Morgan Run, Rancho Santa Fe Farms, Rancho Del Rio, San Diegueno Hills, Santa Fe Vista, Spyglass Hill, Santa Fe Sur, Rancho Valencia, The Summit, Del Mar Country Club.
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History & History Related Items

The area which is Rancho Santa Fe now was once developed to grow eucalyptus trees for railroad ties. This was around 1906. Later, the wood was found to be unsuitable for the railroad ties and the project was stopped. The trees continued to grow and flourish. Many of the trees are still standing today amongst citrus groves and hills.

Residents of this area often refer to their community as "The Ranch." Rancho Santa Fe is a rather exclusive area. It is one of the ten wealthiest communities in the entire USA. Despite this wealth, the area has a low profile and privacy is a prized feature. The main street is Paseo Delicias. Here there are restaurants and small shops. The center of attraction for the village is architect Lillian Rice's creation the "Inn at Rancho Santa Fe." Horse trails abound in the hilly areas. Maintaining the low-key atmosphere here is helped by no sidewlaks, street lights or street addresses throughout Rancho Santa Fe.

In 1989, Rancho Santa Fe was designated as a State Historical Landmark by the state government. The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant was one of the first planned communities in the state of California. Large homesites are the norm in Rancho Santa Fe with most ranging from two to four acres each. Home prices range from $ 600,000 to $ 10 million.
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Rancho Santa Fe is a close-knit, family-oriented community with much to do. The Garden Club is active with flower shows throughout the year. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis Club is only open to covenant residents. The Schools here are considered to be very highly rated. Shopping abounds both in Rancho Santa Fe and in surrounding areas. Within 30 minutes, you can reach most attractions, such as Downtown San Diego with Symphony Hall, Convention Center and Horton Plaza. Local shops may be found in Rancho Santa Fe Village, Fairbanks Plaze, Del Rayo Plaza, Del Mar and La Jolla. Activities available in the area include golf, tennis, horseback riding, sailing, entertaining or just lolling in the wonderful California sunshine.
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Rancho Santa Fe City Government

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 760-756-2461

U.S. Post Office
16956 Viaduct DE Santa Fe
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Rancho Santa Fe Association
17022 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 760-756-1174

Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department
16936 El Fuego
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 760-756-5971

Rancho Santa Fe Libraries

Rancho Santa Fe Public Library
17040 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 760-756-2512
Fax: 760-756-3485

Rancho Santa Fe Schools

Diegueno Country School
14963 Circo Diegueno Rd
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 619-756-3603

Fairbanks Country Day School
Pre-Kindergarten through High School
6233 El Apajo
P.O. Box 8387
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (760) 756-0500
Fax:(760) 756-1148

Rancho Santa Fe School District
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Rancho Santa Fe Elementary
5927 La Granada St.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 760-756-1141

Rancho Santa Fe Tutoring Academy
6757 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92067
Phone: (619) 574-0400

Homework help and tutoring for all ages by California credentialed teachers.

Solana Santa Fe Elementary
6570 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Phone: 619-759-1834 Rancho Santa Fe


Rancho Santa Fe covers about 6,200 acres

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