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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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
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
Exceptional quality. This recently remodeled gated home features 5 BD, 6 BA and 2 powders including a gorgeous 1 BD/1 BA guest house. Birch library with fireplace, refrigerated wine room, French doors throughout, media/pool/entertainment room with bar. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, Mahogany family room with boxed ceilings. Backyard features specimen palms, Pergola with BBQ, fireplace, refrigerators, and sink. 2 Pools, spa, and 2 Koi ponds with connecting waterfall. Automatic security lights through
This property, now more than ever, is an amazing opportunity to provide your family and loved ones a safe and secure Guard-Gated sanctuary in one of the most prestigious communities in Southern California. The Del Mar Country Club is an all in one complex where golf, tennis, gym/wellness, in addition to fine dining options are experienced behind the community gates. This opportunity, at this price is available now for a limited time.
Bid to own and experience palatial, multi-generational living in this masterfully redesigned Spanish Colonial estate. Envisioned by Marcia Bland Brown, this completely private and expansive property contains four separate structures. Redesigned from the ground up with authentic materials, and featuring vintage light fixtures, 9 hand-carved fireplace mantles, and vintage Italian tile roofing, this once in a lifetime estate can be yours with a winning bid at AgentAuction.co. Auction Closes August 14th.
Elegant Private Gated Estate perched above San Dieguito River Valley on 9.66 acres in the exclusive gated Fairbanks Ranch community. Enter over the water on a grand bridge into soaring entry. Unparalleled sunset, mountain top and valley views from all main rooms & bedrooms. Enjoy meandering through the sprawling lawns and waterfall guided pathways to your own private lake. Poolside and lakeside gazebos for you and your guests to relax and take in the tranquility of the water cascading down. See supplement
Elegant private estate located in the exclusive “River Estates”, a guard-gated enclave of 13 custom homes, this remarkable 12,200 square foot, five bedroom/six and a half bath home plus detached Casita sits on a level 1.59 acre site. Impressive circular driveway with majestic palms leading to an elegant gazebo entry with the massive double doors opening up to soaring 20' tall ceilings in the living room, dining room and family room. (see supplement)
Easy to show; video showings available! Grander & warmth meet both timelessness & style in this new Santa Barbara home designed by architect Craig Friehauf. Step inside this 9,716 sf. luxurious home atop 2 private acres & discover a beautifully designed property. Enter through the front gate & step into a welcoming foyer showcasing a dramatic circular staircase, soaring ceilings & majestic windows which flood the main floor with with natural sunlight.
Just under 25,000 sqf this pristinely maintained & fenced compound with state of the art upgrades, smart home features & security cameras. Solar maintains the entire property with additional solar for pool. Only minutes to Del Mar Beaches, racetrack, world class spas & country clubs. Compound is comprised of 5 bedroom Main House, 2 bedroom Guest house, 3 bedroom Carriage House & Movie Theatre/Games house. Citrus trees, rose gardens, waterfalls and wells complete this fairytale estate. NO HOA!
The Villas at Rancho Valencia, a fractional ownership, is a sanctuary of good living with immaculate luxury residences & incomparable Five-Star services and amenities. Private Spanish style haciendas nestled within Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa offering full service concierge, 24 hour room service, access to The Spa, Tennis Club, with owners pricing at Veladora and The Pony Room, plus daily housekeeping. An option to trade vacation times with other unique properties in Timbers Collection across the world. Neighborhoods: Rancho Valencia Complex Features: BBQ,Tennis Courts,Clubhouse/Rec Room,Concierge,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Laundry Facilities,Pool,Spa/Hot Tub Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Range/Oven,Washer
Spacious single level home w/ pool, spa, covered BBQ lanai and lush landscaping on all level 4.7 acres in the gated enclave of Rancho Santa Fe Meadows. Equestrians: 6 stall barn, green lawns for pastures, space for large arena, well for irrigation, many horses allowed. Car Enthusiasts: 8 car garages w/ room for more! Excellent location just SW of the Covenant provides easy access to restaurants, shopping & freeways plus proximity to outstanding public (Solana Santa Fe Elem, SDHSD) and private schools.