Located along six miles of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, Encinitas has an approximate population of 60,000 and is characterized by coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills. Our city was incorporated in 1986, drawing together the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia.

The beaches in Encinitas are outstanding. There are many stretches of beach that lie between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and La Costa. The surfing is unbeatable and many surf contests are held throughout the year in Encinitas. The San Elijo Lagoon Reserve is the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County and is home to nearly 300 different bird species throughout the year.

Encinitas Real Estate

Solana Beach Market Overview

  • $839,300 ZHVI
  • 0.7% 1-yr forecast (Feb 29, 2016)
  • $1,249,000 Median listing price
  • $829,250 Median sale price
Data through Feb 28, 2015
  • Family Households 61.9%
  • Non-Family Households 38.1%
  • Sales Tax Rate 8%
  • Population Change Since 2000 5.7%

Natural Beauty


Golf enthusiasts will enjoy our Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, a championship 18 hole par 72 course with panoramic ocean views. This public facility has five tees available and can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. Along with temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees year-round make Encinitas a spectacular place to live.



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