Santaluz shares a ZIP code with Rancho Bernardo in North County Inland. This exclusive, award-winning housing development features upscale homes spaced far apart on large lots. The natural habitat offers trails, gardens, and wide views of the ocean and the San Dieguito River. The Santaluz community is set in the southern part of the Black Mountain Ranch area, with the Del Sur community to the north. Black Mountain Open Space Park is just southeast of Santaluz.

The Santaluz community is definitely a private oasis, set apart from main roads and lacking public transportation, so it tends to attract more affluent residents.  However, reaching I-15 and Highway 56 is a matter of just a few miles.

The Hacienda at Santaluz is an immense clubhouse with a sprawling lawn. The Hacienda serves as the social hub of the community, hosting holiday parties and other gatherings. A golf course, pool, spa, tennis courts, and gym are available to members.