This unique coastal city offers a little bit of everything. From a relaxed coastal beach lifestyle, gorgeous golf course living in Encinitas Ranch, to sprawling horse ranch estates in Olivenhain. There's truly a place for everyone.
Known for its small community feel, the city has many local coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques that residents oftentimes walk or ride their bicycles to. The city of Encinitas can be broken into 5 areas which are listed below.
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.
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.
A newer region that features golf courses, many new shopping centers, and generally composed of larger tract homes.
A coastal community of the city. Leucadia features tree-lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, & restaurants, along with single-family homes. Known for "Keep Leucadia Funky" bumper stickers.
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 its own zip code (92007) and post office. It also features arguably the best market in North County - Seaside Market with its world-famous Cardiff Burgundy Tri-Tip!