Santaluz is different by design. From its unique configurations to conservation-minded landscaping, this master planned community shows a special reverence for coastal California’s natural resources that brings together all walks of life, from young families to empty-nesters, young entrepreneurs to senior executives.
Once beyond the gated entrances, which feature 24-hour security, visitors are immediately struck by the 1,000 acres of open space artfully arranged with drought-resistant native plants maintained using reclaimed water. Properties are peppered with fuchsia accents from burgeoning bougainvillea while the gentle hillsides burst with color from California poppies and lupine. Deep ravines are sheltered year round by riparian forests of towering California oaks and sycamore trees. Over 25 miles of groomed trails throughout the development invite nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts to explore a side of California they otherwise must drive hours east to enjoy.
With numerous housing options, each resident is afforded architectural elements to turn every house into a first-class retreat. Some sections feature visually stunning homes within more traditional neighborhoods, while others offer unique circular lots that guarantee a great view from any angle. With sizes ranging from 2,100 to 15,000 square feet, there is a home for every preference and lifestyle.
The hub of Santaluz is an 11-acre Village Green along which resides the membership-owned Hacienda and Santaluz Clubhouse & Spa, both of which serve as the social heart of the community. Club members enjoy all of the amenities of a world-class resort without having to travel beyond the neighborhood.
Santaluz also is home to a private, world-class, 250-acre golf course with 400-foot, Bermuda grass fairways. Rees Jones designed the course to complement – not compete – with the land’s natural assets, resulting in a championship course mimicking the surrounding environment and providing panoramic views all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Because Santaluz is several miles from the oceanfront, sunsets are rarely obscured by the marine layer. And because it’s a “dark sky community,” residents are treated nightly to a breathtaking view of nature’s celestial ceiling. Whether relaxing at home over a glass of fine wine or celebrating dinner with friends at the Clubhouse, at the end of the day residents and club members thank their lucky stars they chose Santaluz to call home.