Neighborhood Guide


The city of Encinitas is located in the northern county of San Diego. This relaxing beach city offers local residents the perfect mix of big-city nightlife and quiet suburban comfort. Encinitas has a population of about 58,000 and runs along the Pacific Coastline. It's less than a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and is bordered by the cities of Carlsbad to the north and Delmar to the south. Encinitas is divided into five communities: New Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain, Historic Old Encinitas, and Leucadia. Each community has a unique contribution to the city, making it one of the most interesting places in Southern California to work, live, and enjoy the outdoors.



The city is full of beautiful oceanfront homes if you prefer to stay by the seaside. It also has an interesting mix of modern, colonial, and ranch-style homes for residents looking for a rural setting. Encinitas offers both residents and travelers a fun beach-town vibe with its beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, and a fun lineup of local boutiques.


  • Home of the popular surf-loving Beacon’s Beach 
  • A quiet suburban setting with exciting beach-town vibes
  • Breathtaking mountain views and miles of hiking trails
  • Conveniently located next to Interstate Highway 5  
  • Homes with stunning contemporary and colonial architecture 


The city of Encinitas has a unique and distinctive personality, attracting tourists and residents to its luscious landscape and numerous outdoor amenities. Its charming ocean-moderated climate is one-of-a-kind and allows locals to enjoy a host of annual and regular events. If you're looking for year-round entertainment and attractions, this quirky town has it all. The city's strong economy is well-endowed with a host of recreational activities, locally-sponsored events, food markets, and cultural hot spots.
The Encinitas local scene has something for everybody. During the day you can enjoy a host of outdoor activities at Beacon's Beach including surfing, kayaking, and jet-skiing. In the evening, you can wind things down by strolling into one of the local bars such as Roxy, a local favorite that's been around since 1978 and has live music all year round. 
Other note-worthy night haunts include Mr. Peabody's Bar & Grill1st Street Bar, and SHELTER Encinitas. The city has plenty of local food markets where you can find fresh produce, seafood, and specialty foods for great homemade recipes. 
The San Diego Botanical Garden, which is less than 10 minutes away, is home to 5,000 plant varieties and is a great way to spend a rainy day.


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