Rancho Santa Fe is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California, United States, within the San Diego metropolitan area. The population was 3,117 at the 2010 census. The CDP is primarily residential with a few shopping blocks, a middle and elementary school, and several restaurants.
Rancho Santa Fe borders the Fairbanks Ranch gated community to the southeast and Solana Beach to the southwest.
Rancho Santa Fe is a stronghold of the Republican Party in San Diego County. In the 2008 Presidential Election, its voters chose John McCain over Barack Obama with 66.61%, significantly higher than the county-wide average of 43.79%. The community approved of California Proposition 8 with 57.57%, while Proposition 4 passed with 53.06% of the vote.
In the California State Legislature, Rancho Santa Fe is in the 38th Senate District, represented by Republican Brian Jones, and in the 77th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Brian Maienschein.
In the United States House of Representatives, Rancho Santa Fe is located in California’s 49th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R+1 and is represented by Democrat Mike Levin.