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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
    B-
  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 2,428. 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 suburban 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
2,428

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,944
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Rancho Santa Fe

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,469
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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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.
Rancho Santa Fe is a beautiful tight knit and historical town. Close to the beach and the racetrack, Rancho Santa Fe nightlife is very entertaining.