Welcome to the RSF Post, a news, communication & information site serving the Rancho Santa Fe Community

Purpose of the RSF Post:

The primary purpose of the Rancho Santa Fe Post (RSF Post) is to allow members of the Rancho Santa Fe Association to communicate with one another, share news, announcements, notices, resources, events, information and more.

Guidelines for Posting:

All contributions to the RSF Post are intended to help Association members. Content must be kept civil and be consistent with the terms & conditions, rules and guidelines of this site. If you access the RSF Post or contribute to this site, you are agreeing to abide by those Terms & Conditions. We ask that you keep all posts constructive and your responses pleasant. No personal attacks, gossip, obscenities, hostile diatribes or defamation is allowed. If you post a photo containing recognizable people, especially children, you must have written permission from the individuals in the photo, including the parent or legal guardian of the child, to do so. RSF Post administrators reserve the right to remove any posts or responses that do not follow these guidelines.

RSF Post is Not Affiliated with the Rancho Santa Fe Association:

The RSF Post is not affiliated with the Rancho Santa Fe Association or its staff or board members. Staff and board members may not post information on this site related to board business, RSFA operations, employees or vendors without written board approval. This site is also not a means for communicating with the RSFA’s Board of Directors or making demands. If you need information or to ask questions concerning RSFA matters, please direct those at to RSFA board members or staff. Use the following link to reach the RSFA website https://www.rsfassociation.org


Anyone can find and read certain sections of the RSF Post. However, only RSFA members may access the RSF Post forum and any documents on this site. Member access is protected via a user name and password.

History of RSF Post

The RSF Post was originally created on April 5, 2015. In late 2023, the RSF Post suffered a loss of content and format, and had to be recreated. If you have access to any previous content and photos that you would like to see restored to the site, please send it to editor@RSFPost.com. Enjoy the site, subscribe so you don’t miss news, and thank you for being a good neighbor of our treasured Rancho Santa Fe Covenant community.

History of Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

Rancho Santa Fe  has a rich history and was established in 1928 as a country residential community with an emphasis on agriculture and on preserving the rural landscapes. The community has become known as simply “the Ranch” from its earliest residents like Hollywood legend, Bing Crosby, who was as passionate a horseman and golfer as he was actor and chose the Ranch to raise his family in this peaceful, sylvan paradise away from tinseltown.

You may also hear residents call their commonly “the Covenant,” which refers to an agreement among property owners to preserve and maintain the character of the community and its landscape, and to uphold the quality of future architecture. The agreement came to be known simply as the Covenant and now refers not only to the principal governing document, but also to the community itself. You may see the terms “Ranch” or “Covenant” used on this site to describe the homeowners’ neighborhood.

Today, historic Rancho Santa Fe encompasses roughly 10 square miles or 6,730 acres and is home to around 3,156 residents as of the 2020 census. Near the center of the Covenant is the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, with shops, restaurants, other commercial businesses and the historic Rancho Santa Fe Inn.

The Rancho Santa Fe School District campus is located adjacent to the Village. The R. Roger Rowe School, for elementary and middle school aged students, K-8, features a state-of-the-art campus, a performing arts center, classroom labs and more.

The acclaimed and exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is located in the heart of the community. Membership to the Max Behr-designed, 6,700-yard par-72 private course is only available to Association property owners. Opening in 1929, the golf club served as the original site for 1930s-era clambakes hosted by Bing Crosby, an early resident of the Covenant. The golf course is perennially ranked among the top residential golf courses in the United States.

Most of the Ranch is beautiful rolling topography with spacious low-density, large-lot residential development where the average lot size is more than two acres. Looping through the pristine countryside and alongside the golf course, a private equestrian and hiking trail network runs throughout the community. The exclusive, secure, rural character of the community, combined with its proximity to the ocean are what set this community apart as being a highly desirable place to live.

Preserving and maintaining the character of the community are of utmost importance, as is the privacy, safety and security of its residents. The Rancho Santa Fe Association has a full-time private security patrol, and is served by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. 

The Association

The Rancho Santa Fe Association manages the community of Rancho Santa Fe. The Association was incorporated in July of 1927 as a California nonprofit corporation for the purpose of managing the planned community of Rancho Santa Fe. In 1928, property owners entered into a mutual agreement to preserve and maintain the character of the community and its rare landscape features.

That mutual agreement was called the “Protective Covenant”, which remains as the principal governing document for the community. Although technically a Homeowners Association, the Rancho Santa Fe Association functions very much like a small city, with a building department, planning department, parks and recreation department, and 24-hour-a-day security services.