Rancho Santa Fe
The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe was established in 1928 as a country residential community with an emphasis on agriculture and on preserving the unique landscapes. Today it is one of the most exclusive, beautiful and desired rural communities in the country. With an estimated median income of $188,859, it is on the list of highest income communities in the United States with a population of at least 1,000. The population was 3,117 at the 2010 census. The CDP is primarily residential with a few shopping blocks, a middle and elementary school, and several restaurants.
At the very heart of the Covenant lies the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. The Village was laid out in the Beaux-Arts style by L.G. Sinnard in the 1920s. The Village includes the earliest buildings constructed under the master plan and established the broad architectural standards that have influenced the style, character and unity of the Covenant. The Village covers approximately 50 acres, and is anchored on the west end by The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The pedestrian-friendly Village includes restaurants, shopping, a post office, banking, real estate offices, the library and lodging.
Rancho Santa Fe is serviced by the following school districts:
Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School District, Solana Beach School District (Pre-K through Grade 6) & San Dieguito Union High School District (Grade 7 through Grade 12). The public library in Rancho Santa Fe is a branch of the San Diego County Library system, and is open to all California residents. The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild owns the building and land that house the Rancho Santa Fe Library, as well as providing the staff for the children's room.