From Rancho to Estate Homes
In 1977, home builder Ray Watt got his first glimpse of the verdant Rancho Zorro. Seeing what an exquisite place it was, he purchased land from eight different landowners to secure management of the property. He established Fairbanks Ranch with two components. One was a residential community with 619 estate residences. Another was the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (FRCC), with 341 production homes. Fairbanks Village Plaza, a 58,000 square foot office and retail center, sits between Fairbanks Ranch and the Country Club. The center currently has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and business offices.