Somewhere in the city there is a place where you can still get in touch with an inner and outer sense of calm. A big enough patch of land that is a rural sanctum amidst a vast and unruly urban sprawl. In this place one doesn't have that confining feeling, instead it is as if you are the freest you have ever been. As the shadows of the evening sky closes into the horizon, the blaring street lights of other areas seem to be muted by the luminescent blanket of stars which light up your path. All this will welcome you when you choose one of the Olivenhain homes for sale.
Occupying an area of approximately 4.7 square miles, Olivenhain was incorporated as part of the city of Encinitas in 1986. This small community of only 5,000 residents and a little bit over 1,500 homes offers convenient country-style living close to the fast-paced city. Members of the community love the kind of life they live and they will do everything they can to preserve it. Olivenhain is an ideal location for families who want to settle in a neighborhood that is close-knit, peaceful, yet at the same time host to a fair share of activities.
Its name, German in origin since the first community of settlers on this land were immigrants from Germany, means olive grove. You'll still find descendants of the original settlers in Olivenhain and the rich cultural influences of the Germans are still evident, specially with the annual celebration of Oktoberfest in which mug after mug of beer is savored.
Lovely gardens delicately cared for, a horse and its rider gracefully galloping on a trail, the Ranch Harvest Market with its meat and produce, along with some good shopping anticipate your arrival in Olivenhain.