A coastal city 40 kilometers north of San Diego composed of five distinct communities gives Encinitas its charm. The hills of live oaks that greeted Gaspar de Portola over three centuries ago are what led him to call this ecological land Encinitas. Today, more than 58,000 people are pleased to say that this uniquely diverse city is their own.
When five communities came together in 1986, a beautiful fusion of diverse identities gave birth to the city of Encinitas. The historic and modern were braided beautifully together like long locks of hair, differences were embraced and cherished. Old Encinitas, a wealth of past stories and architecture, sits comfortably along side New Encinitas with its tract homes, exceptional golf course, and shopping center. Gentle trees, easy living, and quaint little shops fill the streets of Leucadia. An opulent German history and rural lifestyle dominates Olivenhain while the southernmost community of Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-sea, is reminiscent of its counterpart in Wales.
A nice mild climate and almost a full year of sunny days is an appealing feature of Encinitas. Add to this six miles of gorgeous beach and you're living the perfect life. Surfing at Swami's on the southern part of Encinitas, enjoying an afternoon barbecue with friends, basking in the beach with the kids, or growing some beautiful poinsettia in your garden, this city by the majestic Pacific Ocean has many activities for you to experience.
Feel that strong sense of community during the several festivals held throughout the year; be it the Encinitas Street Fair in April, the concerts at Moonlight Beach, or the Oktoberfest in Olivenhain. No matter which community you opt to live in, the homes for sale in Encinitas, CA will be up to par with all you've ever dreamed of.