Encinitas, North San Diego.
Known as the flower capital of the world and located along six miles of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, Encinitas has a small town approximate population of 60,000 and is characterized by beautiful coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills. Although National Geographic recently named Encinitas one of the best surf towns in the world the attraction of this quaint sea sid town goes beyond the world famous beaches. The warm feeling of it's health centric inhabitants, the inherent beauty of Encinitas communities along with temperatures between 50 and 85 degrees year - round make Encinitas a spectacular place to live.
San Diego's Hidden Gem
Outsiders have began to discover the beauty and free spirit of Encinitas and the city is mindfully expanding to accommodate.
Encinitas has developed around pre-exsisting flower growers, protected reserves and unspoiled coastline so even as the city expands the feel is small town. In fact many business that call Encinitas home are locally owned and operated and considered hidden gems by locals and visitors alike.
There's no doubt Encinitas is a beach community, one that is also very family friendly. This city is full of inhabitants that value the good things in life and on any given weekend you will find a plethora of fun for all ages.
Summer is a popular time for suf competitions, concerts and street festivals. Year around Encinitas houses an impressive 22 well maintained parks, 6 straight miles of coastline, numerous protected wetlands & hiking trails, a golf course, 5 community rec centers and a historic downtown business district sprinkled with shopping, food and drink choices.
Old Encinitas: a mix of businesses and housing styles along the seaside. The Encinitas welcome arch, the famous surf break Swamis, and the early 20th century La Paloma Theater are located here.
New Encinitas: a newer suburb which features a golf course, many shopping centers, and is composed of larger tract homes.
Olivenhain: an affulant semi-rural region composed of mostly single family homes, an active 4-H Club, and several private equestrian facilities.
Leucadia: a coastal community of the city. Leucadia features tree-lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, and restaurants, along with single family homes. This also contains beaches such as Beacons and Grandview.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community, some of the best views, the Lux Art Institute, and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.