Fairbanks Ranch has become a haven for the recreationally minded. The area, which lies just south of Rancho Santa Fe and east of Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean features numerous luxury estates and equestrian properties. This pristine environment, once part of a historic Spanish land grant, was purchased by Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920's. Fairbanks used the 3,000 acres, which he named "Rancho Zorro" as a retreat from bustle of Hollywood. In 1977, Ray Watt purchased much of the land to form the development that is Fairbanks Ranch today. Fairbanks Ranch features a elegant mix of custom estates and a planned development surrounding the beautiful Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (FRCC). With over 75 acres of park-like grounds and pristine amenities which include a lake with a clubhouse nestled on its shore, 5 tennis courts, 9-hole putting green, a park featuring a barbecue/ picnic area along with volleyball and basketball court, Fairbanks Ranch is a true gem.