Encinitas

With six miles of stunning coastline between…

Between Cardiff by the Sea and South Carlsbad, Encinitas boasts approximately 60,000 residents and is best known for its coastal beaches and relaxed attitude.

Encinitas offers an eclectic mix of residents from famous artists to famous surfers.


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Price facts:   The lowest priced detached home is currently listed at a value range of $999,000 – $1,100,000  (3.5 bed/ 2 bath) and the lowest priced attached home is currently listed at $525,000 (2 bed/ 2.5 bath), as of February 11, 2013.

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Encinitas is home to some of the most amazing beaches and not to mention world famous surf spots, such as Swami’s, Moonlight Beach, D Street AKA Boneyards…  Surf contests held often throughout the year…

Encinitas is mainly known for its coastal locale, but the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhavin and Leucadia became one when they were incorporated in 1986.

There are many sections of beach flanked by Cardiff-by-the-Sea, south, and La Costa, Carlsbad to the north.  Encinitas seems to capture the refined tastes and civic responsibility that come with prosperity and the energy and vitality that come from free-spirited ideals and attitudes.

The historic La Paloma Theater and adjacent Martini Ranch often host surf movies and live surf bands, respectively. Whether you’re interested in yoga, acupuncture or stronger potions like coffee, you’ll find plenty of choices in town. There are three primary beach zones in Encinitas, each with its own unique character and appeal.

Moonlight State Beach is situated at the end of Encinitas Boulevard  and is the most convenient of the three beaches.   It’s much closer to sea-level and is more accessible.  The services at Moonlight Beach include parking, lifeguard service, restrooms, as well as an on-site snack bar.

D Street is the access point to the mile-long beach also known as Boneyards that runs below the bluffs from Moonlight Beach south to Swami’s point. Like its neighbors, Leucadia to the north and Cardiff to the south, D Street is a treacherous spot better suited to surfing than suntanning

Swami’s is the name ascribed to the popular surf break at the southernmost end of Encinitas below the golden top of the Self-Realization Center ashram where scores of North County devotees have studied
Eastern philosophy, and an enduring symbol of Encinitas’ positive and spiritual vibe.  Too bad it all stops at the waterline. Swami’s is one of the best waves, but is usually super-crowded with ‘locals’ making conflict is inevitable.

Sea Cliff, a quaint little  park adjacent to the Swami’s parking lot boasts a lovely setting of shady trees, picnic tables, barbecues and clean bathrooms.  Lastly is Grandview Street.


Moving away to a new topic, did I mention the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve is the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County?  You can find around 300 different bird species here throughout the year!

The 101 provides a mecca of shopping with some structures over 100 years old, boasting historic architecture, charming shops, sidewalk cafes, and restaurants accented with flower baskets along the way.

If you are looking for the best NY Style Pizza, I highly suggest (and I’m Italian!) Manhattan Giant Pizza on 143 West D Street.  And… it’s actually right next store to the best Hawaiian food, Kealani’s.

The organization Downtown Encinitas Merchants Association (DEMA) is a great resource for information on business in Encinitas. And… not to mention the weekly Farmers Market providing fresh produce, flowers, art, and more.

According to the official website of the City of Encinitas, Encinitas is actually a significant flower growing industry in the City and many people assert that Encinitas is the Flower Growing Capital.  The city of Encinitas has actually grown around the pre-existing flower cultivators that were here for generations.

Speaking of growing flowers, the Botanical Gardens, a scenic oasis in Encinitas, boasts an Amazon Rainforest as well as the largest display of bamboo in the world.  The Self Realization Center boasts delightful gardens allowing you to sit and visit while overlooking the ocean in a tranquil, garden-like backdrop.

Don’t worry golfers!  Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, a championship 18 hole par 72 course with panoramic ocean views is another public facility (just like Torrey Pines in La Jolla) that offers five tee.

The natural beauty of the Encinitas communities makes Encinitas one of the most spectacular places to live!

Some information obtained from http://ci.encinitas.ca.us the official website of the City of Encinitas 2012.

 

 

 

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