Stratford: A Rancho Santa Fe Neighborhood with a Style of Its Own

While a good percentage of the affluent and highly coveted real estate in Rancho Santa Fe is designed around Spanish Mediterranean and Country Estate architecture, Stratford in Rancho Santa Fe is an entity unto itself. This gated community in the 92130 zip code of Rancho Santa Fe is done in French Country and English Tudor and there are five unique floor plans to choose from.

Stratford was developed, for the most part, in the mid 1980’s but some of these country homes were completed in 1988-89. This community especially draws singles and young couples but there is also an assortment of retired persons as well. In all there are 87 home sites and the current MLS price range is somewhere between $1.2 and $2.5 million.

The five plans range between 2600 and 3400 sq. ft. and there is an association fee which covers grounds maintenance to the front of each property, exercise room and spa as well as upkeep on the community pool. Also included in the association fees are trash pickup and common areas landscaping and maintenance. Quite close to Rancho Valencia Health Resorts, Stratford is also within a few miles of several other community attractions.

From Stratford it takes only a few minutes to get to several RFS shopping areas and boutiques, five golf courses, the Del Mar Beaches, Del Mar Racetrack and nearby Fairbanks Country Club. As a matter of fact, some of the properties are just across the street from the club. However, those who want to spend their down time in some of Southern California’s natural habitat can stroll through Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve or Torrey Pines State Reserve.

As far as Rancho Santa Fe real estate is concerned, Stratford is really quite reasonable but what makes this community so very appealing is in the fact that the homes are architecturally unique in the grand scheme of Rancho Santa Fe. Here you will find English Tudor at its very best among the rolling hills of Southern California – a match made in heaven.

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