Located in the rolling hills of Southern California, just 30 miles from downtown San Diego is the premiere coastal community of Santaluz. It is commonly referred by builders and real estate professionals as the best master-planned community in all of Southern California. Santaluz real estate is most noted for the elegant estate-like homes. This 900-home gated community sits on 3,800 of hills and offers gorgeous views of grassy terrain, golf course fairways, mountains, and even ocean views.
The Center of Santaluz
The Santaluz Club is the hub of the entire community with its championship, Rees Jones designed golf course. In addition, members can enjoy the amenities inside the Clubhouse including the spa, lounges, fine and casual dining and the pro shop. To further enhance the luxury of Santaluz, some of the most stately homes line the fairways.
Down from the Clubhouse is the Hacienda Santaluz. This 19,000 square foot complex plays host to swimming, tennis and other field sports. The Hacienda is where families gather with friends and neighbors for fun. In the center of Santaluz is the Village Green, an 11-acre green space where friends and families also get together for community activities.
The Residents of Santaluz
Santaluz appeals to everyone from younger families to empty-nesters and retirees. Families move to Santaluz because of all of the activities available here. From running or playing sports on the Village Green to swimming and playing tennis at the Hacienda, there is so much here for families.
Retirees and empty-nesters enjoy Santaluz because of the golf. Whether they choose to downsize to smaller Spanish style bungalows or stay in a larger home in one of the gated neighborhoods, the amenities that appeal to the older crowd tend to be the activities in the Clubhouse and Hacienda as well as the dining.
Because of the easy access to downtown San Diego via I-15, many residents work in the city but enjoy being able to “flee” the chaos and return to their little bubble each night. Others work in and around the North Inland section of the metro area.
Within Santaluz, there are smaller neighborhoods that feature different styles of homes. The styles feature the Spanish and Tuscany villa-style homes as well as more traditional two-story homes and bungalows. The homes are larger in comparison to other communities with the smallest homes being just under 2,200 square feet and the largest being some of the largest in all of San Diego. Homes typically start in the low to mid-$800s and easily top $5 million or more depending on the location and views.
The neighborhoods feature homes built by mass builders like Centex, DR Horton, Warmington, and Taylor Woodrow. In these neighborhoods, buyers choose from several elevations and then pick the design elements within the homes. Other neighborhoods showcase custom built homes that are exquisitely unique yet maintain their elegance.
Santaluz is a beautiful community in the northern part of the metro area. With such beautiful landscape, elegantly perfect homes, and a close-knit, neighborly community, no wonder the residents love where they live. You will too.