Encinitas | 92024


This special coastal city offers everything from a relaxed beach lifestyle along the coast, to gorgeous golf course living in Encinitas Ranch, to sprawling horse ranch estates in Olivenhain. Known for it's small community feel with local coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques everywhere you look, the residents are often found walking or riding their bicycles around town. After practicing yoga at a local studio, you can pick up your groceries at the nearby Whole Foods and have a sunset picnic on the beach.



Encinitas Can Be Divided Into Five Areas -

  • Old Encinitas: A small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing styles. The Encinitas welcome arch, the famous surf break Swamis, and the early 20th century La Paloma Theater are located here. Old Encinitas is divided from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge.

  • New Encinitas: a newer region which features golf courses, many shopping centers, and composed of larger tract homes.

  • Olivenhain: A semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas, composed of mostly single family homes, an active 4-H Club, and several private equestrian facilities. Olivenhain connects to Rancho Santa Fe via Encinitas Blvd.

  • 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.  Known for "Keep Leucadia Funky" bumper stickers.

  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community, which features streets named after British cities (such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Oxford) in it's "walking district" and classical composers (such as Bach, Liszt, Mozart) in the Composer District.  Although Cardiff is within the Encinitas region, it has it's own zip code (92007) and post office.  Also features arguably the best market in north county:  Seaside Market with world famous Cardiff Burgundy Tri-Tip!