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The River Estates Neighborhood Guide

The River Estates is a small gated community with just 13 homes built along The River Trail. Built by Jim Ford in the 2006 to 2009 timeframe, these Mediterranean-style properties have many amenities such as private pools, detached guest houses, and wine cellars. Given the small size and exclusive nature of this development, houses come onto the market very seldom – when they do, you’re looking at prices around $4,900,000 and up. The HOA keeps everything spic and span for residents.

The Fairbanks Village Plaza shopping center is only walking distance away. Here you can find a deli, as well as a salon and tailor and law, real estate, financial, and medical offices. The Del Rayo Village, which hosts the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market every Sunday morning, is also nearby.

Horse lovers will find plenty of equestrian facilities in the area to choose from. As for golfers – well, in Rancho Santa Fe you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from an upscale country club.

Via De Santa Fe is the neighborhood’s main street. Interstate-5 is about 5 miles away to the west and State Route 56 is about the same distance away to the south.

Properties for Sale in The River Estates

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Things to Do in The River Estates

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, a Bay Club Property

Country Clubs

15150 San Dieguito Rd
San Diego, CA 92067

Free Flight

Animal Shelters

2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

The Bridges At Rancho Santa Fe

Country Club

18550 Seven Bridges Rd
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Top Restaurants in The River Estates

067 Eatery

Tapas/Small Plates

16236 San Dieguito Rd
San Diego, CA 92067
(858) 832-8150



16089 San Dieguito Rd
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
(844) 637-4628

6106 Paseo Delicias
San Diego, CA 92067
(858) 771-1871

The River Estates Demographics


Median household income: $471,610
Median resident age: 49.4
Percentage of family households: 100%

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 47.4%
  • Female: 52.6%
  • Asian: 4.8%
  • Caucasian: 88.4%
  • Mixed race: 6.8%

Schools in The River Estates

Canyon Crest Academy

Grades 9-12

5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Earl Warren Middle School

Grades 7-8

155 Stevens Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School

Grades K-6

6570 El Apajo
San Diego, CA 92067