For those looking for a tranquil place to call home, Fairbanks Ranch is an ideal community... Located just south of Rancho Santa Fe and east of Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean, this upscale, gated community offers numerous luxury estates and equestrian properties, a haven for those looking for privacy while surrounded by a pristine environment. Boasting a rich history, Fairbanks Ranch was once part of a historic Spanish land grant and later purchased by the actor Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920s. Here he used the 3,000 acres, which he named Rancho Zorro after his character in “The Mark of Zorro” a popular 1920 silent film, to escape from the bustle of Hollywood. In 1977, much of the land was sold to Ray Watt and used to form the development of what is Fairbanks Ranch today. In 1984, this was the site of several equestrian events during the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles attended by Britain's Prince Philip. With a population of nearly 3,200 according to the 2010 census, residents live within two gated communities divided by San Dieguito Road. Featuring a mix of elegant custom homes and planned development, Fairbanks Ranch is further enhanced by the highly regarded Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, offering a world-class golf course, tennis and a host of other activities.