Locally known by their residents as “The Ranch”, Rancho Santa Fe is one of the fourteenth most wealthiest communities in the entire USA and fourth most expensive in California.
Local shops and delicious restaurants can be found on the main street, the beautiful “Inn at Rancho Santa Fe” created by the talented architect Lillian Rice can be see at the village. Activities in the area include tennis, horseback riding, and sailing. Golf and Tennis club is only open to covenant residents. Rancho Santa Fe is quite ideal for families with children to consider, where schools here are considered to be highly rated. Not to mention privacy is it’s prized feature.
Rancho Santa Fe gained popularity when Bing Crosby bought the storied Osuna Ranch in 1936 when he invited all his Hollywood cronies down to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country, and to play the Rancho Santa Fe golf course. In 1937 , he launched the first Bing Crosby Pro Am Tournament. The same year, Crosby, along with fellow actors Pat O’Brien, Gary Cooper, Oliver Hardy and Joe E. Brown, opened the Del Mar Race Track. Crosby’s “fun golf tournaments,” which included Hollywood celebrities matched with owners, jockeys, and trainers from the area, drew great crowds to the Ranch. Thus, Rancho Santa Fe became a popular destination.