The beach city in Southern California

Encinitas is a fantastic beach community located 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles.  If you’re searching Encinitas Homes for Sale you are looking for the fabulous, laid back, beach lifestyle that Encinitas offers.  Encinitas is actually a Spanish name that means “little oaks”.  The city of Encinitas was incorporated in 1986 and has a population of over 60,000.  Encinitas is comprised of five areas: Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia and Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Old Encinitas is on the 101 or coast highway.  It is comprised of many little businesses or shops and houses.  It also contains the international famous surfing spot or point break called Swamis.  Swamis was named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda because his self-realization fellowship grounds was built here in 1937 overlooking this reef point.  He sought to the teachings of meditation to Americans.

New Encinitas features a golf course, shopping centers and many larger tract homes.

Olivenhain is a semi rural region in eastern Encinitas with mostly single family homes and some private equestrian facilities.

Leucadia is the coastal community of the city featuring art galleries, unusual stores, restaurants and single family homes.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the southernmost area of Encinitas and contains the Lux Art Institute and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.

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Things to do in Encinitas

Don't miss these events in Encinitas

(760) 944-4375When searching Encinitas Homes for Sale you want to make sure to take in some of the local culture and events.

  • Encinitas has a street fair annually that is held every April in downtown for 2 days.
  • There is also a Fall Festival that is held in downtown every November, this fair is only a 1 day event.  There are so many fun things to do in Encinitas for all ages, besides surfing.
  • There is a Lima Bean Fair and Battle of the Beans Cook-off ever September at the San Dieguito Heritage Musem at 450 Quail Gardens Dr.
  • Oktoberfest is held on the third Sunday in September, coinciding with the celebrations in Germany, a great reason to drink beer.
  • Classic Car Cruise Nights are the 3rd Thursday of every month from May to September.
  • On the 3rd Saturday in September is the Wavecrest Woodie Meet, the largest rally of wooden-bodied cars in the world.
  • There is also the Switchfoot Bro-AM, an annual surf competition and outdoor music fest held in early July at Moonlight State Beach.  This event has the world’s only Surf Jousting competition.

You also have to meet the Cardiff Cook, a 16 foot bronze statue located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  It is a true landmark and is “vandalized” regularly throughout the year to celebrate different times of the year such as independence day where it can be adorned in an uncle sam costume.

Encinitas Education

The 3 School Districts

If you’re searching Encinitas Homes for Sale you’ll want to know all about the schools.  There are 3 school districts that comprise the education system in Encinitas: