Home to hundreds of California’s most beautiful homes and a go-to for luxury real estate in an equally opulent setting, Rancho Santa Fe is a community that many admire and respect. Nicknamed “The Ranch,” the community offers exceptional schools, extensive trail systems, and numerous world-class golf courses and country clubs.
Even more, Rancho Santa Fe is regarded as a top philanthropic community. Students, teachers and parents make up the dozen or so organizations which seek to fundraise, raise awareness, and ultimately give back to the community.
While the Covenant is arguably the centerpiece of affluent Rancho Santa Fe, the community is home to a number of neighborhoods, including The Bridges, Rancho Pacifica, and The Crosby.
Fairbanks Ranch is one such neighborhood. Located just south of the San Dieguito River Valley, the gated community is home to more than 75 acres of park-like properties and amenities and more than 600 beautiful homes.
The neighborhood is best known for its Country Club; It offers an award winning golf course, tennis facilities, and a food and wine program to be enjoyed by all of its members. While the Club offers such modern luxuries, it holds quite a bit of history.
In the 1920s, Fairbanks Ranch was purchased by the famed silent film star Douglas Fairbanks. Fairbanks brought such roles as Zorro and Robin Hood to the big screen. He owned more than 3,000 acres – the Ranch was his private getaway to relax and entertain friends.
It wasn’t until builder and developer Raymond A. Watt set eye on the property that the Country Club became what it is today. Its construction began in 1980, and Watt built upon the idea that such a place would enhance the lifestyles and value of the properties owned by community residents in the area.
The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club’s significant impact and sophisticated image was solidified when the International Equestrian Federation chose it as the site of the 1984 Olympic Equestrian Speed and Endurance Test. Club members today may take a glimpse in the past while visiting, as a number of statues and equestrian jumps remain on the golf course as a celebration of the Club’s Olympics heritage.
If history isn’t enough to spark your interest, Fairbanks Ranch offers more than its historical Country Club – 24 hour security, an equestrian center, community library, and a picturesque local park are just a few of the other first class amenities that decorate the neighborhood.
So, if you are looking for a gorgeous home with all the amenities you could possibly need, and more, look no further! The Fairbanks Ranch neighborhood has homes to offer.
16715 Camino Sierra Del Sur is a custom, two-story French Country estate sitting on 2.5 acres of Fairbanks Ranch land. The one of a kind home contains a resort pool (one of the largest pools in all of San Diego), complete with dolphin water fountains, a bridge, and cabana.
The 10-bedroom, 14-bathroom estate is complete with a refreshment bar, spacious balconies, a full gym, and full cherry wood study. Altogether, the home is a must-see for those interested in purchasing a piece of luxury real estate in an all-inclusive community.
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