By Phil Trubey
February 10, 2021
Just bought a house in Rancho Santa Fe or surrounding area? Check out these useful resources.
Internet & Phone
For those living within the RSF Covenant, you want to sign up with the RSF Connect gigabit fiber Internet network. They also have hard line telephone at $10/month/unlimited as well as TV. Click here for a review. For those not living in the Covenant, click here to read an article that explores other options. Note that connecting to RSF Connect may require the construction of a new conduit from your house to the road depending on whether your previous occupants were connected to RSF Connect or not. As of mid 2022, about 1,200 houses out of about 2,000 are connected to RSF Connect.
If your postal mail gets delivered to a PO Box, you can get it delivered to your front door M-F through RSF Mail Delivery Solutions. They will also pick up outgoing UPS/FedEx/Postal packages and letters. Also, see this article for options when looking for a new PO Box rental.
Edco and Waste Management are the two companies operating in this area. If you need the small 3 Yard dumpsters instead of individual pails, I’d highly recommend Edco since they are cheaper, don’t lock you into a contract and are friendlier to deal with.
If you use propane, check out this discussion forum where residents talk about the cheapest and best provider. Your house might be close-ish to a natural gas main, and if you are, you might want to explore connecting. This link provides more info.
Sign up for the local water utility’s portal (Santa Fe Irrigation District) so that you can automatically monitor your water usage to alert you to water leaks.
There are a lot of local community groups that do everything from sports, gardening, concerts, and the arts. Check out this article which lists these organizations.
Looking to plant some new trees on your property? RSF has a great resource accessible to anyone, an arboretum with about 60 different tree species that you can examine up close.
Home Technology Integrators
Looking for whole house lighting control? Bullet proof WiFi? Security cameras? High end homes can get pretty complicated. Here’s an article that recommends several local integrators to help you with your next technology installation.
By far the best way to keep up to date with local news and events is to subscribe to the RSF Post mailing list. You’ll get an email about once a week alerting you to when we publish new articles. Check out our comprehensive community calendar and our community discussion forum on our web site as well.
If you’re looking for an occasional or small office space, this company has a shared office facility in the RSF Village right beside the post office.
RSF Association Recreation
Don’t forget to ask the RSF Association for information about joining our very active and vibrant Golf and Tennis (including Pickleball) clubs. General information about Association Recreation facilities (including a fishing pond and overnight camping spot!) is available here.
There are also a variety of local youth sports organizations including RSF Little League Baseball, RSF Attack Soccer, Friday Night Lights Flag Football, and Eagles Lacrosse. The RSF Tennis Club also has junior programs, as does the RSF Golf Club. And finally the Association’s Osuna Ranch often has a riding lesson program available.
The Rancho Santa Fe Barber Salon is a single owner operator, full service barber located in the heart of the Village. Appointments can be made quickly and easily via your web browser.
RSF Vintner’s Association
Thinking of planting a vineyard and making some wine? It turns out that Rancho Santa Fe is a great wine growing region. Click here to read a two part series about our local wines, and you can also visit the Rancho Santa Fe Vintners & Growers Association website.
January 27, 2023
The Rancho Santa Fe Association HOA provides various clubs and amenities for members. The Association is continually upgrading these facilities over time.
RSF Golf Club
The RSF golf course was designed and built in the late 1920s and is considered one of the finest courses in southern California. It recently underwent an extensive renovation in 2021/2022 that replaced all fairways with higher performing grass (ie. better playability in the winter months) and replaced and reshaped all bunkers. Only members of the RSF Association HOA may become members. More info here.
RSF Tennis & Pickleball Clubs
All HOA members may join this private tennis/pickleball club which sports 8 hardcourts, 2 clay courts, 4 pickleball courts and 1 combo tennis/4 pickleball courts. Expansion plans are in the works to increase the number of both tennis and pickleball courts. Unlike other local options, courts are generally available for reservation at most times. Click here for more info.
Osuna Grille is your own private club restaurant available to all Association members and their guests. Stellar service, great food with private party availability and take out options. An outdoor seating snack bar is also operated for lighter, quicker fare. Latest information down the page here.
Osuna Ranch: Hunter/Jumper
Osuna Ranch is an equestrian barn providing training and show services for hunter/jumpers. It also has a lesson program for beginning riders, and is an information hub for the equestrian community. Also housing the oldest original Adobe ranch house in the area, Osuna ranch sponsors many community events and education seminars throughout the year. More info here.
Equestrian Trails: Riding and Walking
The Association maintains an extensive trail network over 60 miles long suitable for equestrian trail riders as well as walkers/hikers. Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed. The trail network is truly a jewel in Rancho’s crown. More info here.
Baseball & Soccer Fields
Three baseball diamonds, one large soccer field and one small practice field comprise the Rancho recreation area. More info about the fields here, and scroll down this page for a list of local youth sports teams that use the fields.
Arroyo & Ewing Preserves
RSF Connect: Symmetrical Gigabit Fiber Internet
Perhaps the most used Association facility is right under your feet. In 2017, the Association built an all underground fiber network giving all Association members access to a fully symmetric gigabit Internet service. This is a highly reliable system intentionally overbuilt to afford zero bottlenecks at any time of the day. Contact the Internet Service Provider, Race to get connected.