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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Rancho Santa Fe is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 2,591. Rancho Santa Fe is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Rancho Santa Fe offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Rancho Santa Fe there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Rancho Santa Fe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rancho Santa Fe are highly rated.
About Rancho Santa Fe...
Population
2,591

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,585
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Rancho Santa Fe

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,456
National
$55,322
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Rancho Santa Fe Reviews

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Rancho Santa Fe is absolutely beautiful! The people are warm and friendly, and there is a great sense of community in the Covenant (the historic part of RSF) with many activities and traditions that bring everyone together. Residents have great appreciation for RSF's special history and support the outstanding R. Roger Rowe School (elementary and middle.) Most homes are on large lots so have great privacy, the weather is perfect (out of the fog belt but not really hot), and it's just 10 minutes to great beaches.
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This area is nice, but it’s quite exclusive. It caters primarily to the wealthy, conservative, white, retired upper class of San Diego County. Unless you meet that criteria, you probably won’t be welcomed in this area.
Quiet, removed and sunny. This community east of the 5 freeway yet accessible enough for most commuters has everything you would want in a neighborhood/suburb. Friendly people, great community. Down side is the cost though. Rather prohibitive for people who are just starting out.