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Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Homes For Sale

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To learn about the covenant (and the privileges to those that live here), as well as its real estate market, and the area schools, then scroll further down the page.

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What Is The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant?

The Covenant is the original community of Rancho Santa Fe and is comprised of approximately 2,000 homes and consists of about 10 square miles.

Most of the topography here is rolling hills, upon which low density housing on large lots (2 acres or more) are the norm.

Developed beginning in the 1920’s, with architect Lillian Rice on the lead, the Covenant was designed in the California Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style that is still prevalent to this day.

Unlike the majority of private communities sprinkled throughout Rancho Santa Fe, the Covenant itself is not gated (though many properties do incorpoate their own gates).

What Is The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Agreement?

Property owners within the Covenant abide by a protective agreement “to preserve the unique character of the community and uphold the quality of future architecture.”

First adopted in 1928, and managed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, the Covenant agreement is bound to the property and transfers with the property when it is sold.

The new owner is then obligated to comply with the same requirements as other Covenant owners and is entitled to the services and member privileges of the Association (see Covenant privileges below).

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Real Estate

Real estate in the Covenant encompasses approximately 2,000 single-family detached homes and estates (there are a few attached homes as well).

As mentioned previously, Rancho Santa Fe Covenant is managed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Yearly dues are assessed at 14 cents per every $100 of property value, as shown on the San Diego County tax assessor’s roll.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Covenant homes for sale typically range in price between $1 million and $100 million dollars.
  • Single-family detached homes for sale in the Covenant usually start around $2 million dollars.
  • Residences offer 900 sq. ft. to 22,500 sq. ft. of living space.
  • Lot sizes can be as large as 77 acres.
  • Residences feature 2 – 11 bedrooms.
  • Many homes for sale in the Covenant have been enhanced with guest houses, pools, tennis courts and multi-car garages.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Privileges

Owners of property in the Covenant enjoy membership opportunities and exclusive benefits.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Opened in 1929, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is located in the heart of the community. 

Property ownership in the Covenant includes a social membership to the club and the opportunity to join as a golf club member.

This 18-hole 7,073 yard, par 72 championship course, is considered one of the top courses in California.

In fact, the golf course was the home of the Bing Crosby (one of the first residents of the community) “Clambake”, which was the predecessor to the AT&T Pebble Beach Tournament.

Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club Covenant

Established in 1962, the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club features 10 hard courts and 2 clay courts

A recepient of the USPTA’s “Outstanding Facility of The Year” award, as well as a winner of the Lillian Rice Award for architecture, the tennis club, just like with the golf club, offers membership opportunities to those who own property in the Covenant.

Osuna Ranch

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Homes For Sale Osuna Ranch

Residents of the Covenant enjoy private access to the historic 23 acre Osuna Ranch, which is one of the oldest preservation properties in California.

Home to a historic adobe as well as a horse boarding and training facility, residents can enjoy the picnic areas and the covered gazebo.


Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Homes For Sale Arroyo

Residents enjoy private access to the 68 acre Arroyo.

The Arroyo is comprised of equestrian and hiking trails, a fishing pond, and an area for camping.

Private Trails

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Homes For Sale Trails

Covenant residents enjoy private access to almost 60 miles of equestrian and pedestrian trails.

Sports Fields

Two private sports fields in the Covenant are for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.

Managed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, the sports fields are available for use by local, organized youth leagues.

Rancho Santa Fe Field


“The Field” consists of a regulation size soccer field and baseball field (including 90-foot base paths), as well as a play structure.

Richardson Field

Richardson Field

Richardson Field features baseball fields (with smaller 70-foot base paths), as well as a youth-sized soccer field.

Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Schools

Children living in the community are served by the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School District (PK – 8), the Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.

5927 La Granada
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
R. Roger Rowe Elementary School
5927 La Granada
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
R. Roger Rowe Middle School
5927 La Granada
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
309 North Rios Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Santa Fe Elementary School
6570 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
710 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Earl Warren Middle School
155 Stevens St
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
*Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
*Lottery system for enrollment
*San Dieguito High Academy
800 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
*Lottery system for enrollment

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