Encinitas Real Estate

    Encinitas is an coastal beach city in northern San Diego County, California.  It is located about 25 miles north of San Diego, and about 95 miles south of Los Angeles.

    The city was incorporated in 1986 from the communities of historic Encinitas, new Encinitas (Village Park, etc.), Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. These communities retain their identities, and their distinctive flavors.

    The largest single industry is the growing of ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias.

    The Lux Art Institute and San Dieguito Heritage Museum are located in Encinitas. Other points of interest include the San Diego Botanic Garden, Self-Realization Fellowship temple and Hermitage, historic La Paloma Theater, Moonlight Beach, and one of California’s classic downtowns along historic Coast Highway 101. Surfing is a popular activity in Encinitas, particularly at Swami’s, which is rated in the top 5 surf locations in the world and is mentioned in a verse of The Beach Boys’ song “Surfin’ USA”.