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Rancho Sante Fe is one of the most exclusive and luxurious communities in the world, let alone Dan Diego and Southern California. With expansive property sizes covering several acres, and rolling hills, the area is unique when compared to the dense, coastal communities that we also help people buy or sell homes in. The population of Rancho Sante Fe is only roughly 3,000 residents, but it covers a vast area totaling nearly 7 square miles and running eastward from Interstate 5 out towards Interstate 15.

The Pete Middleton “Pete Knows Team” has developed a reputation throughout San Diego as one of the most respected real estate brokerages around. Pete’s career dates to 1992, and over the past 20 years he has helped transact over $400 million in residential real estate deals in San Diego. Rancho Sante Fe is one of the Pete Knows Team’s focus communities. Our high-end marketing capabilities fit well with the needs of home sellers in a market like Rancho Sante Fe’s. We will custom design a marketing plan for each home we list in Rancho Sante Fe. Each listing will include professional photography, professional staging, a custom video production using both a ground production team and drones, as well as a custom website to go along with all of our usual marketing online and off. The “Pete Knows” brand is known around San Diego thanks not only to our reputation for doing well for our clients, but also because of the consistent presence of our advertising on benches and billboards around town.

How much do homes cost in Rancho Sante Fe?
Rancho Sante Fe is an expensive area to buy a home. If you extend the Rancho Sante Fe designation out to areas like Fairbanks Ranch and the newer developments in 4S Ranch, you will find homes in the $1 million to $2 million price range. These are newer homes on average when compared with the coastal areas we do business in, like Solana Beach, Encinitas and Del Mar.

Rancho Sante Fe is primarily home to larger, estate style residences that have a price tag of anywhere from $3 million up to $10 million or more. Some of the most expensive homes in San Diego are often found in Rancho Sante Fe. Currently, listings on PeteKnowsRealEstate.com include a 7-bedroom, 10 bathroom estate with 13,000 square feet at a listing price of $9,800,000. Another home we have is 5-bedroom, 7 baths and 8,600 square feet of living space. Highly modern style with an infinity pool and high ceilings, a large wine cellar, and a 4 car garage, the house is priced at $5,690,000.

According to data published on Zillow, the median Rancho Sante Fe home listing price is $3,100,000 as of 2017, and the median home value is lower at $2,560,100. During the downturn in 2009-2011, home prices bottomed out at a median of just over $2,000,000 and have been on a steady climb upward since. In general, we see the Rancho Sante Fe market as a strong place for home values to maintain for many years to come. The geography, perfect weather, and wide expanse of space in the area, make it unique. Not to mention the attractiveness of living in Rancho Sante Fe to celebrities and wealthy people from around the world.

Does Rancho Sante Fe have good schools?
Rancho Sante Fe has numerous schools in the community. Most notably, and most central is R. Roger Rowe School. It is joined by Carmel Creek Elementary School, Skyline Elementary School, Solana Highlands Elementary School, Solana Pacific Elementary School, Solana Ranch Elementary School, Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, Solana Vista Elementary School. Middle schools serving the greater Rancho Sante Fe area include Carmel Valley Middle School, Diegueño Middle School, Earl. Warren Middle School, Oak Crest Middle School, Pacific Trails Middle School, Canyon Crest Academy, and high schools include La Costa Canyon High School. North Coast Alternative High School, San Dieguito Academy (formerly known as San Dieguito High School, as well as Sunset High School and the largeTorrey Pines High School.

Many residents of the Rancho Sante Fe area send their children to private schools around San Diego, including Encinitas Country Day School, La Jolla Country Day School, Francis Parker School and the Bishop’s School in La Jolla.

More About Rancho Sante Fe

Rancho Sante Fe is home to a small enclave of businesses along the commercial stretch in the center of town near the post office.  They run along Paseo Delicias and include local favorites like Mille Fleurs, the RSF Sandwich Shop, and Thyme at the Ranch.  Nearby resort hotels like Rancho Valencia and the Fairmont Grand Del Mar are some of the highest-rated hotels in North America, with their own respected dining options and event facilities.  Residents and tourists alike will enjoy the nearby polo grounds and horse training facilities in Rancho Sante Fe, as well the world-famous Del Mar Race Track and Thoroughbred Club, which has its primary season during July to September.  Opening day at Del Mar Race Track typically welcomes over 40,000 spectators dressed to the nines for the occasion.  

Contact Pete Middleton and the Pete Knows Team

Our brokerage is one of the top in San Diego, with a reputation dating back over 20 years.  We have built our business with a focus primarily on the higher-end markets around San Diego.  This includes Rancho Sante Fe.  Helping a homebuyer with a purchase that is north of $3 million is different than the same process a home of $400,000.  The same can be said about helping a homeowner successfully sell their home for their desired purchase price, while not having sit on the market for months on end.  We have experience managing the intense marketing needs and unique clientele that come through on a multi-million dollar residential real estate sale.  Take a look at our videos and professional staging and photography services on listings here on PeteKnowsRealEstate.com or contact our team for a consultation to discuss your upcoming sale.  We can give you a real-time update on the market in Rancho Sante Fe, and discuss your timeline and pricing expectations.  Fill out the form here on the website for a call back, or dial us directly in the office at 858-764-4808.


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Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2018 at 12:31am CDT.