Living in the Height of Sophistication: Rancho Del Lago

For decades now, any property within the Rancho Santa Fe area has been highly coveted, but none more so than the 43 grand estates in Rancho Del Lago. As a community within Rancho Santa Fe just to the east of the highly treasured Covenant, Rancho Del Lago was once part of what was known as the ‘Johnston Ranch’ that is one of the largest Valencia orange groves which is privately owned.

Horses and Citrus Groves

Rancho Del Lago was, in fact, sculpted from 185 of those acres and is now contiguous with another community in Rancho Santa Fe, the Groves. The terrain in Rancho Del Lago is breathtakingly beautiful with its rolling hills and citrus groves. It isn’t unusual to see a horse casually grazing on the grounds since this is an equestrian heaven with its oversized parcels of lands and lush landscaping.

Gated Community with Rambling Estates

The community itself is guard-gated and each of the 43 large estates is on a lot at least 4 acres in size with many of these stately mansions (there is no other word which better describes them!) being 20,000 square feet. Considering the fact that a 2,500 square foot home is considered average for a family of 4, these rambling estates are truly the height of sophistication.

Prestigious Properties with Awesome Views

There is quite a considerable differential in prices between homes in Rancho Del Lago, but they usually range anywhere from $4 million to $20+ million which is another indicator of just how prestigious it is to own property here. Some of the homes in the southern end of the community have an awesome view of the San Dieguito Reservoir which is closed to the public but provides a marvelous picture of nature at its finest from Rancho Del Lago.

Another interesting feature which is worth mentioning is that the homes are not strictly styled one after the other. You will find Mediterranean, Contemporary, Tuscan and even East Coast styles to give the area an eclectic blend of fascinating architecture. Living in Rancho Del Lago is truly the height of sophistication, privacy, seclusion and above all, security with an around-the-clock guard standing sentry at the gate.

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