SOLANA BEACH

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Median Price $780,000
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Solana Beach Real Estate

Solana Beach is located 21 miles from downtown San Diego along coastal I-5.  It is an upscale, small city tucked between Encinitas and Del Mar.  Solana Beach starts at the ocean, rises into the hills of Lomas Santa Fe, and then levels off again toward Rancho Santa Fe.  The city was incorporated in 1986 and currently has approximately 14,000 residents.

The I-5 freeway, running north-south divides the city.  West of the freeway is the older part of town, also known as Olde Solana Beach, with quaint antique shops, the Cedros Design District, galleries, restaurants, and shops.  Many of the homes in this area are older beach cottages with beautiful views over the Pacific.  In order to provide the town with those vistas, Fletcher Cove was created using hydraulic water pressure to erode tons of earth in the 1920s.  Some of the original beach cottages have been renovated and expanded, while others have been torn down and replaced with larger, more luxurious homes.

The Lomas Santa Fe golf course is located on the east side of the I-5 freeway.  The homes here in Santa Fe Hills, Lomas Santa Fe, and Solana Hills, were built in the past 20 years.  Most of them are large and offer views inland across the valleys or west to the Pacific. 

Prices for condominiums in Solana Beach begin in the $500,000s with homes close to and above $1 million.  The community is home to many artisans, high tech businesses and professionals and offers some of the highest rated schools in California.