6 Celebrities Who Love Rancho Santa Fe

  • Candace Stadelmann
  • 08/26/19
 
Idyllic Rancho Santa Fe real estate has earned the affections of high-profile individuals for more than a century. Although Bing Crosby’s Clambake has relocated and Howard Hughes has since passed, plenty of remarkable entrepreneurs, athletes, and creative minds still reside and relax among these Southern California foothills. Here are six notable celebrities that love Rancho Santa Fe:

Bill Gates

As one of the pioneers of the information revolution, Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates could conceivably live anywhere he’d like. The native Washingtonian might have grown tired of Seattle’s drizzly springs and cold winters, as he now spends his days beneath the warm California sun. The equestrian spirit of Rancho Santa Fe has even influenced his family, with oldest daughter Jennifer embracing the sport

Bing Crosby

With his famous, decade-long running golf tournament, the founding of “Bing Crosby’s Clambake,” and storied history of old Hollywood ties to the area, it isn’t a surprise to know Bing Crosby once called Rancho Santa Fe home. In addition to his success as a vocalist still widely recognized today for the seasonal favorite “White Christmas,” Crosby also helped found the nearby Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. His legacy lives on at The Crosby Club

Tony Hawk

It is believed that skateboarding was created here in California, and Tony Hawk knows that better than most. The retired professional skateboarder is no stranger to Southern California's irresistible sun and sand. His passion for skateboarding sparked the launch of Birdhouse in 1992, a skateboard company specializing in decks. The Birdhouse team has, since its founding, promoted skateboarding’s biggest names — Steve Berra, Ocean Howell, and, of course, Tony Hawk — and the company remains strong today. After growing up only fifteen miles away, Tony Hawk has now set roots down in Rancho Santa Fe. 

Phil Mickelson

If you’re a fan of the PGA Tournament, then you have undoubtedly heard Phil Mickelson’s name. The left-handed professional golfer has won 44 PGA Tournament events, and that’s only the tip of his accolades. It’s no wonder why Mickelson enjoys spending time in Southern California — Rancho Santa Fe’s immaculate country clubs flaunt award-winning golf courses and the temperate climate means it’s almost always excellent playing weather.
 

Jelena Janković

When she’s not working on her swing, Serbian tennis star Jelena Janković must like to lounge in the sun. Although currently living in Dubai, she previously traded the Balkan peninsula for California, where her multimillion-dollar Rancho Santa Fe mansion boasted a swimming pool and a tennis court. The former Women’s Tennis Association number one ranked player recently listed her 15,000-square-foot Mark Radford home for sale, but her time spent in San Diego County was surely cherished. 


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