Rancho Pacifica

Welcome to Rancho Pacifica in the beautiful Carmel Valley area of San Diego County adjacent to the southwest section of Rancho Santa Fe. This is an exclusive gated community in zip code 92130 with 148 custom homes spread over 400 beautifully landscaped acres. Home prices start at $2.5 million ranging to over $13 million for estate homes with ocean or mountain views.

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This quiet community is close to the beaches of Del Mar, its famous racetrack and Torrey Pines golf courses. Approximately half of the 400 acres are devoted to open spaces with sycamore, pepper, oak and pine trees providing shade on the private walking trails that wind through the community.

Homes are located on the rolling hills overlooking the San Diego Polo Club fields, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Gonzales Canyon.

Lot sizes range from one-quarter acre to more than two acre. They feature variations of Tuscan Mediterranean villa architecture with four to six bedrooms. Home sizes are approximately 5,000 to 14,000 square feet with custom landscaping. Most homes have elegantly landscaped swimming pools.


Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is a private golf and tennis club in Rancho Santa Fe with three nine-hole courses that are easy to walk. The courses are:

  • The Valley
  • Lakes
  • Ocean

Each course has a separate layout to challenge all skill levels. Each par-36 course offers five tee areas. Golf instruction is available through the pro shop. The club sponsors Junior Golf programs.

The country club also has a fitness center with equipment and exercise classes including Pilates and Yoga for people of all ages. Tennis facilities include eight lighted courts. The club has its own restaurant for members and guests.

Torrey Pines Golf Course is the public course located on the cliffs overlooking the sea in neighboring La Jolla. The two PGA 18-hole par-72 championship courses are in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100” and listed in the “Best Golf Courses in California” in Golf Digest. 

The holes on the North and South courses meander among the pines that grow only in this area. Torrey Pines is home to the annual Farmer’s Insurance PGA tournament and it has been the site of the U.S. Open. The facility has practice greens, a driving range and pro shop offering lessons.

The San Diego Polo Club is located just east of the golf course on 80 acres of land. This equestrian center has five world-class playing fields. Lessons are available for children and adults. An arena is available for spectators who want to enjoy the public Sunday polo matches May through October. Polo matches often benefit local charities.

Horse lovers will enjoy the thoroughbred racing season at Del Mar Racetrack. The season runs mid-July through mid-September, Wednesday through Sunday.


Rancho Pacifica schools are in the Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District. These top-rated schools include Torrey Pines High School, Canyon Crest Academy and San Dieguito Academy. Both the high school and the smaller academies are college prep.

Solana Santa Fe Elementary and Earl Warren Middle School serve children up to the ninth grade.

Neighboring La Jolla is home to the University of California at San Diego, one of the largest employers in the county. The Scripps Institute of Oceanography is part of UCSD.

Shopping and dining

The Westfield University Towne Center Mall is located in La Jolla just east of the UCSD campus. This outdoor mall features leading department stores, restaurants, movie theaters and skating rink.

La Jolla Village is a major shopping area with art walks and wine tasting events scheduled throughout the year. Outstanding local restaurants are also found in the village.

Del Mar Plaza and the Beachwalk Shopping Center in Solano Beach are other popular shopping sites. Rancho Santa Fe has a  Sunday Farmer’s Market featuring fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

Rancho Pacifica is a top community in the San Diego area, one of the most desirable locations in the United States. This is an area with a pleasantly warm climate, ocean breezes, outstanding healthcare and educational opportunities. Rancho Pacifica and its neighboring communities are perfect locations for enjoying the best of the Southern California lifestyle.

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