Rancho Santa Fe

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From railroad land to most expensive zip code

In 1845, nearly 9,000 acres that comprised Rancho San Dieguito as it was then known, were deeded to Mexican magistrate Juan Osuna as a land grant. The bulk of this land was acquired by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in 1906, with the idea of planting eucalyptus trees that would supply wood for the railroad ties the company needed to expand into the western United States.

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Secluded community

It’s a highly coveted location that offers a secluded, peaceful lifestyle, complete with horse riding clubs and trails, golf courses and a tennis club.

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HomeDex: San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe

The Daily Transcript, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Brown, an economics professor at California State University, San Marcos and the North San Diego Association of Realtors, provides this daily section of housing information. This data tracks the housing market of four ZIP codes each day and allows businesses and investors to visually analyze selected areas of San Diego County. Today, the four ZIP codes are: 92069 (San Marcos), 92078 (San Marcos), 92067 (Rancho Santa Fe) and 92091 (Rancho Santa Fe).

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Spotlight on Rancho Santa Fe

From land owned by the Santa Fe Railroad to becoming a choice location for the privileged, Rancho Santa Fe’s early history changed drastically. But for the past 90 years, it has remained an exclusive residential community with homes situated on expansive lots, offering its well-heeled residents privacy, peace and quiet.