Fairbanks Ranch celebrates completion of main gates upgrade


Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe’s first gated residential community, recently completed the final phase of the reconstruction of its six entry gates. The four secondary gates were completed last year and an Oct. 5 ceremony marked the completion and dedication of the two main entry gates.

The Fairbanks Ranch community is accessed through six gates all of which intersect San Dieguito Road. The construction project included two new guard houses at the main entrances, new entry monuments and gates at all six gates, signage enhancements, lighting, interior roadways at entrances and turn-out lanes from San Dieguito Road.

The Gates and Road Improvement Project was approved in 2008 in a record vote in which 90 percent of Fairbanks Ranch residents cast their ballots with an 80 percent approval rate for both the capital expenditure for the project and the special assessment.

Founded in 1980, the 1,240-acre neighbor to the Covenant is home to 600 residences, an equestrian center, five tennis courts, a 9-hole putting green, two lakes, a volleyball court, playground and picnic areas, hiking and jogging trails, and more.