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Cardiff By The Sea is a charming laid back beach town located in Encinitas with a small town casual vibe. The Cardiff Kook or Magic Carpet Ride is a can't miss 6 ft bronze sculpture. Search the newest homes for sale & real estate listings in Cardiff, CA below. To change how the search is displayed, click the gray button next to "Sort Listings By." Save a custom search by clicking the blue "Save this Search" button allowing you to receive a daily digest of new Cardiff real estate listings.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 23
Average Price: $1,674,419
Highest Price: $3,650,000
Lowest Price: $739,000
Average DOM: 76
Average $/SQ.FT.: $861

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804 Nolbey Street, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA OPEN HOUSE
Jan 19th, 12:00PM - 3:00PM

804 Nolbey Street, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,959,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,860 SQFT
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Seller Will Entertain Offers From $1,959,000 - $2,199,000. New Construction In Cardiff By The Sea! This Vibrant, Coastal Home Features High-end Finishes Throughout Its 4,860 Square Foot Floorplan. A Grand 2-story Foyer Welcomes You Home And Flows ...

2437 Manchester Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA

2437 Manchester Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,365,000

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  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 494 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Opportunity In The Heart Of The Beautiful Cardiff Walking District. West Of 5 Frwy. Close To Beach, Restaurants, Shops, Park, & Library. Peek Ocean Views, Big View Potential From Upper Stories. Beautiful Sunsets. This Property Is Ready For A Makeo...

1526 Lower Lake Ct, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA

1526 Lower Lake Ct, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $739,000

Residential, Twinhome
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,040 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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This One Won't Last!! Single Level Twinhome In Cardiff's "park Place" Development With Westerly Sunset Views. The Tax Records Show This As A 3 Bedroom Home But One Room Was Opened To Living Area. This Home Is Move In Ready With Newer Windows And V...

2229 Lagoon View Drive, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA

2229 Lagoon View Drive, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,475,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,251 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Sandy Point Idyllic Gated Coastal Community. Turn-key Immaculate. Rarely Available 3 Bedroom Open Floor Plan, Master Down Fully Remodeled Artisan American Clay Plaster Hand-troweled Walls, Custom Lighting, Beautiful Wide Plank Oak Flooring. Centra...

1843 Playa Riviera, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $949,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,221 SQFT
  • 9 DOM
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Charming Cardiff Bungalow On 10,000 Square Foot Lot. Saltillo Tile And Custom Wainscoting Throughout The Home Give It A Classic California Feel. Master Bedroom Has A Bonus Room Attached With A Fireplace Making It A Great Retreat Separate From The ...

2104 Edinburg Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $3,650,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,809 SQFT
  • 10 DOM
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Looks...location...lifestyle...captured In This Exquisite Sweeping Ocean/sunset View Beach Home. Embracing The Elegance Of A Grand Estate Masterfully Merged With The Tones And Patinas Of A Dazzling Beach Retreat. Located In The Heart Of The Walkin...

2015 Edinburg, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,399,900

Residential, Twinhome
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,065 SQFT
  • 10 DOM
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A Truly Unique Cardiff Opportunity! Large Twinhome With Stunning Ocean Views; Clean, Move-in Ready Condition But Set To Blossom With Your Vision. Magnificent Upper Deck For Entertaining & Soaking In The Rays, Top Floor Boasts Lifted Ceilings And ...

1440 Mackinnon Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA OPEN HOUSE
Jan 19th, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

1440 Mackinnon Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,199,990

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  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,499 SQFT
  • 27 DOM
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New Construction! Move In By End Jan 2019. Coastal Farmhouse Style, Set In A Private Cul De Sac. This Home Offers A Thoughtful Floor Plan With 10 Ft Ceilings, Featuring 4 Bedrooms Plus Bonus Area, 3 Bathrooms, Including A Bedroom/full Bathroom Dow...

1866 Playa Riviera Dr, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA

1866 Playa Riviera Dr, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $830,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,013 SQFT
  • 31 DOM
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Rare Opportunity To Own In Cardiff Under $1,000,000! Unlimited Potential In This Property. Large Almost 1/4 Acre Lot, Just East Of I-5. Potential Ocean Views From Second Level/rooftop Deck. Just Minutes To Downtown Cardiff Shopping, Restaurants, A...

2006 Oxford Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,800,000

Residential Income,
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 45 DOM
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Stunning Architecture Featuring Two Stacked Units With 2 Bedrooms And 2 Full Bathrooms, Including A Master Suite With Walk-in Closet, Uniquely Designed Curved Walls In Both Bedrooms, And An Open Floor Plan With Panoramic Ocean View Balconies. Awa...

1557 Summit Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $1,600,000

Residential, Twinhome
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,333 SQFT
  • 59 DOM
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Enjoy This Treetop Ocean View Home In The Composer District, This Cardiff Home Is Completely Renovated With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garaged An Additional 2 Car Covered Carport. With A Beautiful Light-filled Interior, An Enormous Deck, And E...

2024 Bulrush Lane, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA - $2,249,888

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,330 SQFT
  • 65 DOM
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Ocean Views Immediately Upon Walking Into The Front Door! Epic White Water, San Elijo Lagoon & Panoramic Ocean Views Will Swiftly Capture Attention. Completely Remodeled And Meticulously Re-created! 2nd Story Addition Added W/grand Master Suite & ...

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Cardiff By The Sea Community

Cardiff By The Sea, also known as the coastal town of Cardiff is located in Encinitas, CA. This town, formally known as Cardiff by the Sea, is nestled on the California coastline between Solana Beach and Encinitas proper. Unlike the other portions of Encinitas, Cardiff has its own zip code, but it still legally operates under the umbrella of Encinitas in all other aspects. On its own, Cardiff has a population of less than 12,000 residents. 

The coastal town of Cardiff is located in Encinitas, CA. This town, formally known as Cardiff by the Sea, is nestled on the California coastline between Solana Beach and Encinitas proper. Unlike the other portions of Encinitas, Cardiff has its own zip code, but it still legally operates under the umbrella of Encinitas in all other aspects. On its own, Cardiff has a population of less than 12,000 residents. Its relatively small size helps to keep the crime rate low. These families are served by two local schools: Cardiff Elementary and Ada Harris Elementary. Older students attend high school in nearby Encinitas.

Living in Cardiff

Life in Cardiff by the Sea is all about oceanfront living. Cardiff has some of the best beaches on the west coast, with constant warm weather, awesome waves rolling in for surfers, and friendly residents. This area is known for its walkability, with many of its residents living just a short distance from town’s great shops, restaurants, and beaches. Cardiff is also known for its great surf spots, the most prominent of which are Cardiff Reef and Swami’s. Cardiff Reef can be found behind Cardiff Kook, a surfer statue that can be seen from the 101. This is a pretty laid back surf spot, but it is popular with both locals and visitors. Surfers of all experience levels can be found enjoying the long rides and steady waves found in Cardiff. When the tide is low, visitors like to explore the tide pools left behind on the reef’s low, flat rocks. Swami’s tends to be more crowded and is usually packed with some of the more serious surfers on the west coast. Its cliff top park includes a water fountain, picnic tables, and a shaded lawn. This park is the perfect spot to take a break and get out of the sun for a few minutes. Both of these surf spots are also located near top rated restaurants and bars, so you will not have to travel far to get a great meal after a full day of surfing. However, if you are looking for the best seafood in Cardiff, you should check out the Chart House or Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana and Seafood. The Chart House offers an unbeatable fine dining experience. The food is superb, the view is spectacular, and the staff is friendly and attentive. If you time your visit right, you might even be able to see whale spouts in the distance or a vibrant summer sunset. Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana and Seafood has a surprisingly diverse menu, with a ton of pasta options, including an incredibly popular ravioli, fettuccine alfredo with shrimp, chicken parmigiana and pasta salsiccia. They also offer a multitude of other seafood options and typical Italian favorites such as specialty pizzas that are made in house. This cozy restaurant has live music on the weekends, adding an additional level of ambience to an already great dining experience.

Cardiff By The Sea Real Estate

The median home value in Cardiff, CA is around $1.2 million. Like most of the real estate in coastal California, this price point is higher than that of the previous year. The homes in this community have an average sale price of over $600 per square foot, a figure that is about $200 higher than the San Diego Metro average. The homes for sale in Cardiff range from small, 2 bedroom properties to larger 4 bedroom homes with spacious stone patios, wide dormer windows, and columned walkways. While the majority of the homes for sale in Cardiff are single-family homes, there are a few communities of condos and townhomes that are great for those looking for a 2nd home or vacation home in Cardiff. The single-family homes in this area tend to range in price from a modest $400,000 to upwards of $5 million.  Popular neighborhoods include Poinsettia Heights, the Composer District, and the Walking District. Each of these neighborhoods has its own advantages and disadvantages, so explore the homes for sale in each to learn more about the various types of properties in Cardiff. The real estate for sale in Cardiff by the Sea also includes a limited amount of land that is ready to be developed. Buying land in San Diego comes with its own list of things to think about. Fortunately, our team here at Aumann Bender & Associates is prepared to help you with all of your real estate pursuits.

Cardiff Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in Cardiff By The Sea are Composer District, Walking District, Stoneleigh, Ridgeway Heights, Crest Drive Corridor, Chopin Estates, Sandy Point, Cardiff Glen, Cardiff Sea Village, Seaside, Poinsettia Heights, Monaco By the Sea, Cardiff Vista, Cardiff Acres, and Sea Crest Vista.

Cardiff Walking District

The Cardiff Walking District is located east and south of the primary downtown area. The Walking District is one of the most walkable communities in San Diego with a laid back surfer vibe. You are within very close proximity to Seaside Market, Pipes Cafe, and both state beaches Cardiff Reef which is near the Pacific Coast Grill, and Seaside on the Solana Beach border. 

Architecture in the Walking District is diverse with Contemporary, Craftsman, and Spanish styles. Streets within the Cardiff Walking District are San Elijo Avenue, Cambridge Ave, Newport Avenue, Oxford Avenue, Glasgow Avenue, Newport Drive, Edinburg Avenue, Liverpool Drive, Montgomery Avenue, Mackinnon Avenue, Norfolk Drive, and Newcastle Avenue.

Cardiff Composer District

The Composer District is located north of Birmingham on narrow curving streets that cut across the Cardiff hillside named after famous composers such as Bach, Brighton, Chopin, Gershwin, Mozart, Rubenstein, Rossini, Haydn, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Liszt and more. Composer district homes start at $1.5M for a smaller floorplan. Architectural styles are Spanish Mediterranean, Contemporary, and Craftsman.  

Cardiff Heights

The Cardiff Heights neighborhood is located east of Highway 5.

Park Place

Park Place located east of Highway Five in Cardiff By The Sea has a community pool, large community park with sand volleyball court, walking trails, and RV parking lot.

Cardiff homes for sale

Condos In Cardiff 

Cardiff Cove

Cardiff Cove is a two story condominium complex with over 100 units and located adjacent to the San Elijo Lagoon. Completed in 1974, the condos are one to two stories with two to three bedrooms, an attached garage, and private patio. Some units offer views of the lagoon and ocean. Community amenities include greenbelts, a pool, spa, picnic areas, and a recreation area. Cardiff Park Cardiff Park is a twinhome complex with about 80 units and was built in 1987. The twinhomes live like detached homes and are one to two stories with two to four bedrooms, an attached garage with a driveway, fireplace, front yard, and backyard. Community amenities include a pool and spa.

Ocean Crest Estates

Ocean Crest Estates is a twinhome complex that was built in 1968. The twinhomes are single level with an attached garage, driveway, and two bedrooms.

Orinda Village

Orinda Village is a 24 unit condominium complex located on Orinda Drive and was completed in 1981. The condos are three stories with an attached garage on the first floor, three bedrooms, patio, and balcony. Some units have ocean views. Community amenities include a pool.

Park Place

Park Place is a large twinhome complex that was built in 1973. The twinhomes are two stories with two to four bedrooms, attached garage, driveway for additional parking, fireplace, front yard, and backyard. Community amenities include a pool and spa.

Joy BenderJoy Bender is the co-founder/owner of Aumann Bender & Associates, Cardiff By The Sea real estate agents.  She has a passion for digital marketing and helping clients discover San Diego's lifestyle.  Joy Bender specializes in La Jolla CondosSan Diego beach homes, San Diego oceanfront real estate, and San Diego ocean view houses in La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and beyond.

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