With 6 miles of coastline, Encinitas is a popular surf city formed by a patchwork of smaller communities like rural Olivenhain and the beach towns of Cardiff and Leucadia. These smaller areas came together in 1986 under the umbrella name of Encinitas. Because of this quilting together of distinctive areas, a wide variety of properties can be found here, from beach houses to traditional lots with lawns and trees.


Commuting from Encinitas to more urban areas is a relatively simple task. A commuter train with a scenic route, the Coaster, is available to take passengers into San Diego or further. The San Diego Freeway runs north-south along the coastline.


Encinitas is known for its vibrant flower-growing industry, particularly poinsettias, and holds an annual Poinsettia Festival every November. Encinitas Ranch is a sought-after hiking area. Botanical gardens, a championship golf course, and the San Elijo Lagoon are some of the other attractions. The mild climate and ocean view of Encinitas makes it a great place to live if you prefer to be outdoors as much as possible.