Tucked away on the shores of pristine lakes surrounded by verdant, rolling hillsides is Fairbanks Ranch, a 1,200-acre private community among the most luxurious and elegant in the country. Made up of twin neighborhoods guarded by private security 24/7, Fairbanks Ranch isn’t just one of the most beautiful places to live in San Diego County (and oft-called the “jewel” of Rancho Santa Fe). This gated community is also one of the safest in the state.
Founded by renowned silent film actor Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro) Fairbanks Ranch is full of world-class amenities, such as the massive Mission-style clubhouse, nestled on the shores of one of Fairbanks’ many private lakes. When you decide to call Fairbanks Ranch home, you’re choosing to flourish amid the immaculate beauty of a sheltered community. To put it simply, a home in Fairbanks Ranch is nothing short of life in paradise.
When it comes to estate-style living, Fairbanks Ranch is peerless. Over 1,200 acres of land (nearly 100 of which are open space parks of green hills and forest) contains only 600 homes, so each home has a large property all to its own, offering just enough privacy and serenity without the feeling of isolation that can come with larger properties.
Fairbanks Ranch is nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, so it’s just a stone’s throw from some of the finest golfing in the United States. Myriad options for golf all around Fairbanks Ranch include the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, the Morgan Run Club & Resort, The Farms Golf Club, and the Santaluz Club. That’s without even mentioning the dedicated Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, with a sun-dappled triple course that’s stunning year-round. Yes, that’s 27 walkable holes and three different course layouts!
Other amenities inside Fairbanks Ranch’s gates include tennis courts, a nine-hole putting green, expansive walking & riding trails, picnic areas, a private equestrian center, a volleyball court, a basketball court, and a playground. You can also opt to spend the day fishing the lakes right out of your backyard or hop in a paddleboat, rowboat, or canoe to explore the water yourself. This is all just minutes from some of the best beaches in southern California (Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla), so incredible surfing & hiking abounds, as well as high-end shopping & dining, with many Michelin-star restaurants in the vicinity. There are even several world-class resorts in the area, such as the legendary Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a perfect place to “wow” visiting friends and family. Be sure to stop by the local Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market on the weekends for organic, farm-to-table fruits and veggies, fresh flowers, and incredible cuisine from across the globe.
Several top-tier equestrian centers are within a 10 or 15-minute drive as well, like the Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center, Concord Equestrian Center, and Ridgemar Equestrian Center. And don’t worry… All this talk of “world-class” and “top-tier” isn’t just marketing gimmicks! Great Britain’s Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, actually chose Fairbanks Ranch Country Club to serve as the site for equestrian events during the 1984 Olympic Games!
In addition to the endless amenities, a home in Fairbanks Ranch gives residents access to the superb local education system, with award-winning nearby public institutions like Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School, and Torrey Pines High School. Private education options, of course, are nearly endless. These include Santa Fe Christian School, Lifetime Montessori School, Diegueno Country School, Horizon Prep, Fusion Academy, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego Jewish Academy, and Cal Coast Academy.
The world-class education notwithstanding, what really sets Fairbanks Ranch apart is the sense of safety and freedom you’ll have when living here. 24-hour security and fully-gated land, coupled with tons of family-friendly community events throughout the year—such as the Spring Fling, Summer BBQ, Halloween Bash, and Winter Wonderland—ensure that your children are nurtured without being isolated. Kids can be free to grow, playing in the driveways & cul-de-sacs, riding bikes together, and enjoying the 75+ acres of park-like grounds, and parents can let them go out to play stress-free. The Fairbanks Ranch community is close-knit and holds family values dear. But the expansive private lots, some several acres, give you the privacy and comfort of your own estate. Fairbanks Ranch truly is the best of both worlds.
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