Rancho Santa Fe is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,237 people and just one neighborhood, Rancho Santa Fe is the 577th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Rancho Santa Fe home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Rancho Santa Fe real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Rancho Santa Fe is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rancho Santa Fe is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rancho Santa Fe who work in management occupations (35.59%), art, media, and design (13.33%) and business and financial occupations (7.49%).
Of important note, Rancho Santa Fe is also a town of artists. Rancho Santa Fe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rancho Santa Fe’s character.
Also of interest is that Rancho Santa Fe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.30% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rancho Santa Fe is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rancho Santa Fe a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rancho Santa Fe has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rancho Santa Fe’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rancho Santa Fe, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.19 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Rancho Santa Fe doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.