Welcome to Encinitas

Located in the northern San Diego County, with six miles of Pacific coastline, the city of Encinitas offers a amazing blend of picturesque charm, sophistication, and contemporary culture.

Key Details


bike-friendly, walkable, beach, shopping, restaurants, historic, tourist friendly, surfing


Commute Times
Downtown San Diego 35 m. by car
Oceanside 25 m. by car
Rancho Bernardo 30 m. by car
La Jolla 30 m. by car

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The flower capital of the world

Home to a vibrant surfing culture, Encinitas maintains a laid-back atmosphere while also becoming one of San Diego’s new dining and shopping hot spots.

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What to expect:
Beautiful parkes, pictureqsue streets, and unique homes within walking or biking distance to the beach, make Encinitas a highly sought after community to call home.

Encinitas is divided into five areas, four of which are beach towns that have retained their charm and simplicity. Bordered by two lagoons and known as the “Flower Capital of the World,” Encinitas is one of the world’s major suppliers of poinsettias. With world-class beaches, this is a surf town at heart. Encinitas is a community in the midst of change from a slower beach town to a vibrant, tourist-friendly and buzzing downtown.

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The lifestyle:
A stroll down the 101 will lead you past boutique shopping, fun bars, unique dining opportunities, and cute coffee shops to spend time with friends, or take a meeting.

Old Encinitas is beachside, while inland New Encinitas features golf courses, shopping centers and larger tract homes. There is a mix of businesses and a wide variety of housing styles in Encinitas Proper, but they all feature the laid-back lifestyle that you will witness when you walk down 101.

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Unexpected appeal:
A hike through the lagoons showcase the beauty of the native landscape.

With two lagoons on the northern and southern borders of the city, Encinitas has plenty of walking trails among the environmentally protected wetlands. As a historic city in north county, there are plenty of educational opportunities from the San Diego Botanic Gardens to the San Dieguito Historic Society and La Paloma Theatre.

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The market:
Whether its a neighborhood closer to the beach or more inland towards the parks, communities around Encinitas enjoy a high standard of living.

This coastal community is very family friendly, with a mix of upscale single-family homes to original houses built in the 60s and 70s. Some areas offer more affordability in planned communities, while the area of Olivenhain (bordering Rancho Santa Fe) to the east offers sprawling estates. Encinitas homes have median price of over $1.1M.

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You'll fall in love with:

Moonlight Beach has sand volleyball courts, fire pits and is a classic Encinitas beach scene. 101 in Encinitas has become a hub for fun with numerous restaurants, bars and brewery tasting rooms. Small, unique shops line the main street for shoppers of every taste.

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