Encinitas, CA

National Geographic put Encinitas in the top 20 of the world’s best surf towns. It has a growing population of young forty year olds still hanging on to their wild side and is one of the most vibrant coastal towns in North San Diego County. With 20 miles of beach buttressed on either side by Solano Beach and the cliff-sided beaches of Carlsbad, there is no end to the good times in Encinitas, CA.

If you asked me about life in Encinitas, CA…

Probably the first thing I would tell you is that Encinitas, like many parts of San Diego, is made up of several micro-communities. There is what you’ll hear natives of the city refer to as Old Encinitas which is basically downtown Encinitas. There’s northern Encinitas that we call Leucadia. Then there’s Cardiff-by-the-Sea that sits between the southern tip of Encinitas and the northern tip of Solano Beach.

Lots of commuters to San Diego live in Encinitas. The Coaster stops right in downtown Encinitas which is bordered by the famed Coastal Highway. It’s a moderately growing city made up of professionals and hipsters alike.


Both of Encinitas’ high schools are well regarded for their top programs. Students have their choice between two school districts: Encinitas Union High or San Dieguito Union School District.


Encinitas is considered a hippie type beach town. Even though most of the recent growth is due to business expansion and professionals commuting to San Diego, it still maintains its laid back hippie vibe. A lot of daily activity revolves around hanging out at local coffee shops and record stores, surfing, or eating at one of the many local diners and oceanview restaurants.



One thing about living in Encinitas, CA…

Flowers are a big deal in Encinitas. During the holidays, we have the Festival of Lights and in the spring we show off our world famous poinsettias. The San Diego Botanical Garden has over 4,000 different varieties of flowers on display year round and draws people from all over the globe to Encinitas year in and year out.

When looking for real estate in Encinitas, CA…

The neat thing about Encinitas is that you’ll find a little bit of everything here. Whatever type of home you are looking for, there is probably one here. You’ll find contemporary style homes, Mediterranean, Spanish, Mexican, old homes, new homes, big homes, small homes – the gamut! And of course, you will find some fantastic beach homes for sale in Encinitas, CA.

Homes range in price but on average, you’re looking to pay close to $900,000 for the average home in Encinitas. People are getting good returns on that investment too. Appreciation for someone selling a home in Encinitas is nearly 9%.

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