With panoramic mountain and ocean views, the affluent community of Rancho Santa Fe has come to symbolize the ideal of elegant rural living. Recognized by the State of California as a California Historic Landmark, the community was ranked by Forbes as the third most expensive zip code in the United States, and most expensive in California. Rancho Santa Fe is the ultimate planned community where the average residential lot size is in excess of two acres and the traditional Spanish, Mediterranean or Ranch style estates are flanked by fragrant, citrus and native foliage. Elaborate landscaping protects the privacy integral to the exclusive way of life for residents. Located just four miles from the coast and twenty miles from downtown San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. Outstanding golf courses, a multitude of equestrian trails and facilities, tennis, hiking, terrific schools, shopping and fine restaurants are all designed to enrich your lifestyle. Additionally, the community actively supports charitable and educational organizations, cultural activities, live theater, art and music. Communities of Rancho Santa Fe include: The Covenant, Fairbanks Ranch, The Crosby, Hacienda Santa Fe, Rancho del Rio, Whispering Palms, The Groves, Rancho del Lago, South Point Farms, Stonebridge, Diegueno Hills, Rancho Valencia, Del Rayo, Rancho La Cima, Stratford, Montecito, Senterra, Horsemans Valley, Morgan Run, The Summit, and Rancho Santa Fe Farms. In addition, there are the newer communities such as The Bridges, Rancho Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe Farms Estates,The Lakes and Santa Luz.