Encinitas, incorporated in 1986, encompasses Leucadia,
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and Olivenhain in addition to the original
Encinitas area. The area is famous for its six miles of
beaches--Swami's is well known for its waves and
Moonlight Beach is a
gathering place for locals and tourists. Two lagoons bracket the
city--Batiquitos Lagoon forms the northern boundary and San Elijo
marks the southern edge. The city is about 22 miles away from San
Diego, and many residents make the commute on either I-5 or the
Coaster every day.
Encinitas offers a variety of housing from the older coastal
cottages that can be found along the 101 Highway, to the
Village Park bedroom
community along the main shopping route of Encinitas Boulevard, to
the spectacular luxury homes of Encinitas Ranch, Country Rose,
Knightsbridge, and Bello Mar. Planned communities such as Quail
Gardens and Coast Point offer mid-priced single family homes while
Saxony, Summerhill, and Cambria boast newer condominium homes, some
with ocean views. Maravu offers some of the area’s most beautiful,
newly constructed spanish style houses.
the area’s largest and most impressive homes are in Olivenhain.
An upscale town featuring
spectacular homes and incredible ocean views, Olivenhain literally
means "Olive Grove" in German. Much of the area’s agricultural past
has given way to new, single-family homes situated on hilltop estate
Encinitas" is the fastest growing community in the area. Known as
the "El Camino Real Corridor," New Encinitas has witnessed explosive
residence growth in the past 10 years. The town has a variety of
commercial and service businesses, new homes and large shopping
centers. It is a popular region for families who are attracted to
the suburban lifestyle, new housing, and highly rated schools.