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Santa Lucia Preserve

Santa Lucia Preserve


About Us

The Santa Lucia Preserve, a private community situated on 20,000 acres of majestic land, is a remarkable conservation community, where 300 families have chosen to permanently protect and collectively manage over 90% of their lands as wild natural habitat. Located approximately 10 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, the community and its residents are dedicated to appreciating and respecting the natural beauty of this unique geographical, historical and cultural setting.

The Preserve reflects a unique, blended ethos of community, culture and conservation, with a model unlike any other in America. A perpetually endowed, independent conservation organization, the Santa Lucia Conservancy, cares for its lands and waters and engaging the families who live here.

Within the community are a wide variety of lifestyle options and activities, including a golf course ranked in the top 100 in the U.S., the 18-acre Moore’s Lake, glamping, 100 miles of hiking trails, an expansive, multi-discipline equestrian operation, sports and aquatic center, and more.
Welcoming a variety of lifestyles and ages, The Preserve's engaged and active community has access to several dining venues in an historic Hacienda and at The Preserve Golf Clubhouse. Additionally, a full schedule of community cultural events and traditions are offered.

Custom designed homes built by owners feature unique and often award-winning architecture in a variety of styles built to settle into the landscape. Green design and sustainable building are highly encouraged. Select custom homes and lots are available for sale.


The Preserve Golf Course Aerial Image, Photo Credit:  Sherman Chu Photographer
The Preserve Golf Course
Trail Ride at The Preserve
Glamping at Moore's Lake
The Preserve's Concours and Cocktails Event
Lifestyle Event at the Hacienda

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