Homes for Sale in Encinitas
View all Encinitas active real estate listings. Encinitas is a bustling and vibrant, mid-sized coastal city that sits roughly 25 miles north of downtown San Diego between Carlsbad and Solana Beach. Named by National Geographic as one of the best surf towns in the world, Encinitas' widespread surfing culture informs the vibes in this laid-back city.
Known by many as the "Flower Capital of the World," Encinitas is home to an extensive collection of gardens and nurseries, as well as the San Diego Botanic Garden. Wide sandy beaches, rugged coastline, and a true sense of community spirit contribute to Encinitas being one of the most desirable places in San Diego County to call home. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever properties that match your criteria come on the market.
At the heart of the city, you'll find a vibrant and historic downtown district that residents and business owners fought hard to preserve. Downtown Encinitas is home to surf shops, sidewalk cafes, record stores, and galleries. The neighborhood has long drawn hippies and surfers, and the atmosphere today is friendly, relaxed, and slightly offbeat.
Dining options in Encinitas range from upscale restaurants serving fresh seafood and offering stunning ocean views to down-home Italian trattorias serving up comfort food favorites. Many restaurants in Encinitas have outdoor seating, and it's common to find dog-friendly patios throughout the city.
The arts and culture scene thrives in Encinitas, perhaps epitomized by the La Paloma Theater. Opened in 1928, this beloved institution is located in the heart of downtown and offers movies, theatrical performances, and live music. The Arts Alive exhibition is another outlet for local creatives. This annual exhibition features art and paintings hanging from light poles and lasts from February until May, when the pieces are auctioned.
Encinitas is a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts, with surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and fishing among their favorite pursuits. There are over six miles of stunning coastline here, and many of the beaches are coveted as hidden gems by locals. Moonlight Beach and Swami's Overlook are both legendary surf spots and draw those in search of sun and fun. Locals can take a dip in the water, relax on the sand, or play beach volleyball. Once the sun has set, Moonlight Beach's fire rings are ideal for bonfires and barbecues.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is the jewel in Encinitas' crown, and there's always something new to discover. Clocking in at 37 acres, the Botanic Garden is home to 4,000 kinds of plants from all over the world and is a great place to spend an afternoon. The San Elijo Lagoon is another must-visit destination, and the free-to-enter nature center is a fascinating place to learn about migratory birds.
Encinitas hosts events and festivals throughout the year, with the April Street Fair among the most popular. This 2-day celebration is free to attend and offers arts, crafts, food vendors, and live music. On the third Thursday of every month, Classic Car Nights are always well-attended from May until September. Vintage cars and beefy hot rods line Main Street, while bands play 50's and 60's music on three stages.
Encinitas, CA Real Estate
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