Construction in Santaluz is heavily inspired by its historical roots, with many of the architectural components stemming from the aftermath of the Mexican-American War in the 1880s. Property acquired by the U.S. government eventually shaped what we now know as Santaluz, a community with preservation and reverence for the natural California coastal resources in mind.
The community prides itself on being different by design from other North County neighborhoods. It's full of colorful residents and unique houses constructed in distinctive styles that let individualism flourish. At the heart of Santaluz is the 11-acre Village Green and the Hacienda and Santaluz Clubhouse & Spa.
One of the many perks of living in Santaluz is embracing a resort-like way of life without having to leave your neighborhood.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Small-town vibe
- Peak outdoor living
- 3,800-acre master-planned community
- Year-round social events for all ages
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Unlike some of the other luxury communities in Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz celebrates outdoor living, drawing a very diverse group of residents from multiple cultural backgrounds and generations. The neighborhood offers village homes and hacienda estates, attracting families, professionals, and retirees.
It draws families because of the many activities available on-site and its close proximity to award-winning schools. Among some of the area’s best seasonal events are the Winter Holiday Celebration, Spring Fling, Fireworks Spectacular, and the Fall Harvest Festival.
The community was designed to be harmonious with the surrounding natural splendor, which can be felt in the distinctive homes and custom villas interwoven through the neighborhood. Whether you want to curl up outdoors and watch the sunset or enjoy a night out dancing, there is something in Santaluz for every preference and lifestyle.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
The majority of restaurants in the Santaluz area are found within the clubhouse
, which includes the intimate private setting of The Library and the more casual experience of the Club Room. Additional options include the Ladies Lounge, Men's Grill, and more. Another option, especially for a quick bite, is the Fresh Roast Cafe, which is a lovely spot for coffee and sandwiches. They even serve poolside if you wish!
Nearby shopping districts include Fairbanks Village Plaza
, Black Mountain Road, and Camino Del Sur
, which is just a few-minute drive away. However, the central shopping plaza is the 4S Ranch Commons Town Center
THINGS TO DO
The Santaluz Club
is one of the premier country clubs in all of San Diego. They offer an unparalleled resort-like experience, catering to residents with the utmost reverence.
Family-oriented, the club life is all about taking advantage of San Diego culture and the beautiful weather, which means lots of outdoor activities are available and encouraged. Children will enjoy the myriad of youth activities such as summer camp, movie nights, and special interest events catering to all ages. Best of all, these specialties are offered year-round.
Social events for adults include holiday festivals, wine tastings, musical performances, catered dinners, extravagant socials, and more.
Plus, this North County neighborhood is perfect for active couples, families, and professionals. There is a hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, golf, and more to enjoy. Multiple state-of-the-art equestrian centers and outdoor recreation areas are only minutes away from Santaluz. Even better, the community is within driving distance of the beach!
Students attending public school in Santaluz are typically served by Poway Unified School District, which is top-ranked in the area. They generally attend Willow Grove Elementary School, Black Mountain Middle School, and Del Norte High School.
Some of the most notable private schools within driving distance include Horizon Prep, San Diego Jewish Academy, Cal Coast Academy, Fusion Academy, Santa Fe Christian School, and more.