"It Takes a Family"

Fairbanks Ranch

Fairbanks Ranch Golf Coarse and Lake in California

Fairbanks Ranch is a custom luxury home neighborhood with 24-hour guard gated security. A private, established community for families of all ages, whether raising children or enjoying the rewards of retirement. Wide streets and a speed limit of 30 mph makes bicycle riding and walking safe for both children and adults. Appleby Family Group has specialized in selling homes in Fairbanks Ranch since 1992 and Kerryhas been a resident of the community since 1994.


Fairbanks Ranch residential community is located on the south side of Rancho Santa Fe on San Dieguito Road. The custom home neighborhood is named after screen idol Douglas Fairbanks Sr., as he and Mary Pickford owned the property in the 1920’s. Years later, Ray Watt, a Santa Monica developer, purchased and set out to create an elite community. Watt created his vision by subdividing the 1,240 acre property into 622 estate home sites and began selling the lots in 1981.


Watt then set forth to develop his vision of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (one mile from the residential community), which he felt would enhance the lifestyles and the value of the properties of these community residents. The opening of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club coincided with the 1984 Olympic Equestrian Endurance Event held on the property. The event took place on August 1, 1984. A bronze sculpture named ‘Victory’s Gate’ was created to commemorate the event, and this work of art permanently stands at the entrance gate of the private Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.


The average lot size is 1 acre and lushly landscaped, with homes range in size from 3,500 to 20,000 sq.ft. The community offers armed guard security, pristine lake with waterfall, gracious clubhouse with lake view terraces and a new commercial kitchen, 75 acres of park-like grounds, equestrian center, riding and walking trails, 5 tennis courts, playground, sand volleyball, a picnic area with barbecue facilities, 9 hole putting green and a sparkling stream with fitness par course. The acclaimed Solana Santa Fe Elementary School is conveniently located next door to Fairbanks Ranch.


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