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Welcome to CIELO, the hillside village above Rancho Santa Fe


CIELO, meaning “sky” or “heavens,” is an exclusive guard-gated community based in the hills above Ranch Santa Fe. The hillside village commands mesmerizing views reminiscent of Tuscan farmlands and vineyards. With a unique architectural style and layout based on villages in Italy and an elegant central courtyard as a focal point it provides a sense of old fashioned comfort and elegance. Created in 1922 by Lillian Rice it is meant to appeal to those who like a countryside, relaxed atmosphere with access to all modern conveniences.


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Shops, dining & services


Designed in the flavor of an Old Italian village, Cielo Village features a central gently shopping piazza complete with fountain and outdoor dining. The shops, dining and services are clustered around this central, European-style plaza, which serves as a central gathering place and focal point within the Rancho Santa Fe community.


There is a large pool and spa and fitness centre for residents to exercise and maintain physical fitness, as well as a park area for children to play and two tennis courts for friendly competition. In the Sante Fe area is a number of golf courses for a relaxing game and horse-riding stables and lessons. CIELO provides access to a wide, extensive range of activities for work free days and weekends. There are also a number of private schools for residents with school age children within a small radius of the community grounds. CIELO attracts those who are looking for a peaceful environment to live, work and play. With a hot, balmy summers a perfect time for spending time outdoors in the pool and rainy winters a time to enjoy your beautiful, traditional home CIELO is the perfect place to live through any season.


Collections of custom homes


With some of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast, the luxury home collection offers a variety of builders featuring distinctive locations, elevations, and floor plans in this exclusive enclave.


  • Upper Cielo
    1 & 2 Story Single Family Homes
    Approx. 3,496 to 5,306 square feet
    3 to 5 Bedrooms | 3.5 to 5.5 Baths
    Priced from the $1 millions
    Upper Cielo offers forty-one custom inspired residences at the top of CIELO with infinity views and a profound sense of privacy and natural exclusivity.
    Floorplan 1 | Floorplan 2 | Floorplan 3 | Floorplan 4 | Floorplan 5
  • Estancia at CIELO by Taylor Morrison
    Single-Story and Two-Story Single-Family Homes ranging from 3,930 to 5,295 square feet
    4 bedrooms, with option for 5th
    Priced from the $1 millions
  • UDC Luxury Homes


Below is a link to our comprehensive list of golf courses in the Rancho Santa Fe, California area. We list them by proximity to Rancho Santa Fe, including courses in neighboring cities.


Award-winning golf courses





Whether you own horses or just like to ride occasionally, there are numerous stables, riding clubs, riding schools and other equestrian facilities within just a short distance of CIELO.



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