The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe encompasses roughly 10 square miles or 6,730 acres and is home to around 4,300 residents. Near the center of the Covenant is the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, with shops, restaurants, other commercial businesses and the historic Rancho Santa Fe Inn.
The acclaimed and exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is located in the heart of the Covenant. The Max Behr-designed 6,700-yard par-72 private course is open to Covenant members and their guests.
Most of the Covenant is beautiful rolling topography with spacious low-density, large-lot residential development where the average lot size is more than two acres. Looping through the pristine countryside and alongside the golf course, a private equestrian and hiking trail network runs throughout the community. The exclusive, secure, rural character of the community, combined with its proximity to the ocean are what set the Covenant apart as being a highly desirable place to live.
Preserving and maintaining the character of the community are of utmost importance, as is the privacy, safety and security of its residents. The Covenant has a full-time private security patrol, and is served by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol.
Covenant residents may enjoy 68 acres of beautiful open space and nature at the Rancho Santa Fe Arroyo property. Located on the southeastern boundary of the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe and along the San Dieguito River, the Arroyo provides a natural open space buffer from developments located further to the east.
Youth sports are an important facet of life for many families with children and teens in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Two private sports fields are maintained in the Covenant for the exclusive use of residents and their guests. The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe boasts a unique and extensive network of private trails. Nearly 60 miles of equestrian and pedestrian trails are used exclusively by Covenant residents and their guests.
The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe boasts a unique and extensive network of private trails. Nearly 60 miles of equestrian and pedestrian trails are used exclusively by Covenant residents and their guests.
One of the most popular trail segments runs around the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course, offering runners, walkers and horseback riders alike unparalleled views of the beautiful golf course and adjacent estate homes. Hikers and riders may order and pick up lunch from the Golf Club snack bar.
The varied terrain on other trail segments ranges from forested areas with overhanging tree canopies, to trails that run along local streams, and to segments with ocean vistas. In most areas, the trails are wide enough to allow two horseback riders to ride side-by-side. The extensive network has trail segments to suit horseback riders of all skill levels.