Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.
Once part of an historic Spanish land grant, Fairbanks Ranch was purchased in the 1920’s by movie legend and idol Douglas Fairbanks. He and wife Mary Pickford owned over 3000 acres here, which they dubbed Rancho Zorro, from Fairbanks role in “The Mark of Zorro.” And so began the life and legends surrounding Fairbanks Ranch homes.
By 1977, famed developer Ray Watt set his sights on acquiring Rancho Zorro, which would entail assembling parcels from eight different land owners to develop what is known as Fairbanks Ranch today.
History: Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, the ranch was purchased by Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920’s. Fairbanks was a famed silent film star in the early 1900’s who brought such roles as Zorro and Robin Hood to the big screen. He and his wife Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” owned more than 3,000 acres of the area, which they called “Rancho Zorro,” taken from Fairbanks’ film “The Mark of Zorro.” It also means “Fox Ranch.”
In 1977, Ray Watt laid eyes on the fabled “Rancho Zorro.” At that time, the land belonged to many separate entities, and Ray was able to assemble land from eight of the entities to form the development that is Fairbanks Ranch (618 residential lots) and Fairbanks Rancho Country Club (341 homes) today.
With over 1240 acres developed, Fairbanks Ranch includes over 75 acres of park-like grounds, including a lake with a clubhouse, 5 tennis courts, 9-hole putting green, a park featuring a barbecue/ picnic area along with volleyball and basketball court. The setting is nothing short of beautiful–and many exquisite estates border the lake.
Sales began on Fairbanks Ranch lots began in the fall of 1979 and includes a 5,100-square foot clubhouse, Fairbanks Village Plaza, a 58,000 square foot office and retail center that is still partially owned by Watt. The center currently holds a beauty salon, deli, coffee shop, health club, florist and various other offices. The spaces range from 400 to 1,000 square feet and the current occupancy rate is 97.6%.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was also the site of a major marketing coup: the Equestrian Endurance Event of the 1984 Olympic Games. After Ray suggested FRCC to the commissioners for the Olympic Equestrian event, Prince Philip chose Fairbanks over the other 6 sites that had been selected. The event took place on August 1, 1984. A bronze sculpture was created to commemorate the Olympic event, and it permanently stands at the entrance gate of the Country Club.
Many of the stately homes in Fairbanks Ranch sit behind guarded gates. Fairbanks Ranch real estate is highly desired and homes here have an average price of around $2.5 million.
Listed below are homes for sale in Fairbanks Ranch. Newest listings are shown first. Below that are recent sales of Fairbanks Ranch homes during the past year
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Property is priced $1,500,000++ BELOW REPLACEMENT VALUE today! Seller has relocated and is walking away. Unparalleled opportunity to own this magnificent property! Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Vacuum/Central, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 200
Beyond the gates of Rancho Valencia rests this Mediterranean-inspired, single-level, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Villa. A welcoming courtyard entry, leads you to an embodiment of tranquil living with an artful mix of comfort & privacy. Truly a sanctuary of good living, featuring, a well-appointed Cook’s kitchen, stunning wood beam ceilings, attractive & timeless colorful Spanish tile inlays...cont Neighborhoods: Rancho Valencia Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Cost per foot! Best FBR value! This Richard Doan custom home behind the gates of North Fairbanks Ranch has all the amenities and refinement one would expect. Predominately a 1-level design, the 7-bedroom, 7 full and 3 half bath home a private master retreat with fireplace, sitting area, luxe bath and 2 closets. Enjoy a great room with pub bar, a paneled office, formal areas, high ceilings, intimate and inviting family space, and an abundance of natural light. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Equipment: Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Looking for that secluded piece of the Ranch with room to expand? Here it is! The single level Ranch style home sits on 2.54 acres of 100% useable grounds, serviced by a private paved road. There is ample room to add a granny flat for visiting family or for rental income; The possibilities are endless. The home has a new roof, wood-grained tile floors in the kitchen, den, family room & dining room, carpeting in the bedrooms, a separate laundry room and two floor safes; Horses allowed. Neighborhoods: Rancho Santa Fe Farms Equipment: Dryer, Shed(s), Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Septic Installed, Sewer Available Topography: LL,GSL
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Don't miss your chance to own this exquisite trophy estate, a short stroll from the neighborhood tennis courts and lake! Those accustomed to the finest will appreciate the extremely high-end finishes throughout this extensively-remodeled home, as well as energy-saving features including a top-notch SOLAR system. In addition to elegant entertaining areas, the main house offers 6 bedrooms + office + game room. Detached guest house with full kitchen and bath. Simply stunning. Neighborhoods: Fairbanks Ranch Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Vacuum/Central Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL
Del Rayo Estates The Pinnacle of Excellence. Views, Views, Views.From the opening of the private gates and the welcoming fountain, stands a timeless family home that hearkens to an era when luxury meant refinement and splendor gave way to opulence. With western sunset views and soaring portico grand hall, one moves seamlessly throughout this pinnacle estate with ease and tranquility. Sauna. Private Guest House with additional 1,452 square feet included in total.
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Remodeled to perfection, finest materials! Sited on 2.52 view, quiet acres, north side FBR walk to lake! Main house 5+BR, 5BA +2 1/2BA, 3 en-suite BR down. Full 2 BR guest house with kitchen & stone bath. Main floor: formal liv. rm, din. rm, huge family rm, media rm, stunning true gourmet kitchen. Lavish master w/ huge balcony, ladies study & incredible bath, office & 1BR en-suite up. N/S tennis court, resort-like pool/spa, BBQ, several patios, outdoor fireplace, lawn area, views.
Custom built single-level estate just behind the gates in the desirable Fairbanks Ranch community. Estate offers an unparalleled expression of casual elegance. Stunning architecture with well-designed indoor/outdoor living spaces, each room flowing seamlessly. Impeccable quality elements that include custom doors, light fixtures, gorgeous French oak wood flooring & intricate stonework. Theater room, wood-paneled office, wine cellar, detached casita plus 5-car garage spaces and large gated motor-court.
Tucked away on a private 2-acre homesite within walking distance of the Rancho Valencia Spa & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, this timeless Traditional-style estate welcomes beautiful views. An impressive gated and tree-lined driveway leads to an motor-court that is great for outdoor sports and ample guest parking. Approx. 5,200 s.f., the recently refreshed residence presents a detached guest carriage house with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and full kitchen. Garage parking accommodates 6.
This single level 5bd 4ba Fairbanks Ranch home is perfectly situated on a corner lot & boasts expansive views from every room. The light & bright interior showcases the numerous custom features throughout. The thoughtful design optimizes flow & functionality with all living spaces on the same level- no step downs or stairs. The manicured grounds provide a park-like setting with a pool & spa. Impress your guests with the charming 2 bd, 1 bath guest house equipped with laundry, kitchen & living room.
This coveted guard-gated Fairbanks Ranch traditional style home is in a class by itself. The heart of the home boasts a light & bright open floor plan, new gourmet kitchen, new appliances, temp controlled wine cellar, new baths & french doors that provide a seamless indoor/outdoor living experience, ideal for entertaining. Breathtaking 60ft. resort style lap pool surrounded by manicured lush landscaping, a fire pit and bbq. Stunning new master suite with vaulted ceilings, new bath & gorgeous balcony views
For nearly 40 years, Fairbanks Ranch has remained San Diego’s premiere guard-gated custom-home community in Rancho Santa Fe. Owners in this sought-after enclave enjoy diverse architectural styles, beautifully landscaped estates, and a broad spectrum of private recreational amenities, including tennis courts, a children’s park, an equestrian boarding facility, a peaceful lake and a groomed trail system.