Rancho Valencia Neighborhood Guide

The upscale neighborhood of Rancho Valencia is located east of Del Rayo Estates and Del Rayo Downs, west of Rancho Santa Fe Farms and the The Farms Golf Club, north of Circo Diegueno, and south of Fairbanks Ranch. It offers luxury living just a couple of minutes away from high-end shopping centers, fine and casual dining, beaches, equestrian centers, country clubs, beaches, and hiking trails.


Rancho Valencia is home to the luxury resort and spa of the same name, which is ranked among the best hotels and tennis resorts in the whole country. Membership is offered in two ways—rental of casitas or villas through a timeshare program and individual ownership of 30 luxury home sites, which are ideal for those looking for a full-time or vacation residence in this affluent community.

Members of the timeshare program at the Rancho Valencia resort are offered luxury accommodations in a resort atmosphere, in which most casitas and villas have three bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom villas, each of which has a well-equipped kitchen and work station, entertainment system, a private terrace, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a wine cellar. Villa owners have access to the resort’s private clubhouse and pool just and a fleet of Porsches belonging to the resort. Owners of individual, residential properties in Rancho Valencia also have access to the resort amenities.

Restaurants, Shopping, and Entertainment

Guests and property owners often go to the top-rated Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa for shopping and dining options. Members of the timeshare program and owners of individual properties are given discounts on spa treatments, dining, and shopping.

Other nearby shopping centers include Del Rayo Village Shopping Center, the Fairbanks Village Plaza, the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar Center and Flower Hill Promenade, the Cedros Design District, Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach Town Center, and Solana Beach’s shopping corridor along Highway 101.

Parks & Recreation

The Rancho Valencia neighborhood has easy access to and a world-renowned resort and spa within walking distance, Interstate 5, and the ability to safely ride your bike to the weekly farmers market. The closest county park, San Dieguito, has 125 acres of community space with an accessible baseball field, playgrounds, a basketball court, exercise stations, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

Nearby resorts and country clubs:
  • The Farms Golf Club
  • Del Mar Country Club
  • Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
  • Morgan Run Club & Resort
  • San Diego Polo Club
  • Del Mar Horse Park
Equestrian centers and golf courses:
  • The Del Mar Racetrack
  • Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course
  • Kalimar Farms
  • Ridgemar Equestrian Center
  • Fairbanks Riding Club
  • Seabreeze Farms
  • Surfside
  • Bradley’s Stables
  • Cherokee Training Stable
  • Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center
Outdoor recreational areas:
  • Black Mountain Open Space Park
  • San Elijo Lagoon
  • Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • Del Dios Highlands Preserve

The Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District serve all Rancho Valencia Villas students attending public schools—Solana Beach Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School and Torrey Pines High School. There are also several private academic institutions close to the community including Diegueno Country School, The Nativity School, Horizon Prep, Fusion Academy, Santa Fe Christian, San Diego Jewish Academy, Cal Coast Academy, Lifetime Montessori School, and Cathedral Catholic High School.


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