The city of Encinitas includes the smaller subsections of communities including Cardiff-By-The-Sea.

Welcome to Encinitas

One of the Best Surf Towns in the World

Life in Encinitas

Recently named among the twenty best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas wears its surf history proudly. Sandwiched between two lagoons: San Elijo Lagoon to the south, and Batiquitos Lagoon to the north and located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900s.
The city's eclectic downtown has long drawn surfers and hippies with its unique and dynamic blend of San Diego's top surf shops, coffeehouses, street fairs, workshops, and farmer’s markets, not to mention the beaches that are coveted by locals as hidden gems.
Encinitas is alternately known as the "Flower Capital of the World," because of its extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens, the most extensive of which is the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the world's leading grower of the Christmas flower, the poinsettia. Twenty-five miles up the coast from San Diego downtown, the small city appeals not only because of its laid-back vibe but the views, proximity to beaches, and quality schools.

Homes in Encinitas

Because of the diverse neighborhoods in Encinitas, the homes are also varied and diverse. From custom coastal homes high up on the beach bluffs to spacious condos, there are many options for different lifestyles. Many homes have canyon or ocean views and further east one can have a feeling of living in the country while having access within minutes of the coastal lifestyle.

Schools in Encinitas

Elementary students (K-6) attend the Encinitas School District and the middle and high school students feed into the San Dieguito High School District along with Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley. Both public and private schools in Encinitas boast high scores and quality academics for students.

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