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Cardiff By The Sea Real Estate

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.  Research real estate market trends and find Cardiff By The Sea homes for sale. Search for new homes, open houses, recently sold homes, and recent price reductions in Cardiff By The Sea. To change how the search is displayed, click the gray button next to "Sort" to display houses in Cardiff By The Sea by price, number of bedrooms, or days on the market.

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Cardiff By The Sea Homes July 9, 2020
44
Listed
57
Avg. DOM
$1,017.39
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,857,000
Med. List Price
44 Properties
Page 1 of 4
$1,995,000
Subdivision: Cardiff
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,360
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200031625
MLS
Custom, modern ocean view beach house, in a quiet neighborhood of Cardiff by the Sea. Rich walnut floors, designer lighting, modern kitchen w/custom cabinets, quartz island & counters. En-suite...
$1,050,000
Subdivision: Villa Cardiff Highlands
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,653
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200030044
MLS
Walk to Beach, shops and community park from this desirable Cardiff neighborhood. This is a Cardiff Original. Ocean view from 2nd floor bedrooms. The home is a 4 bedroom(PP shows 3) Great family...
$1,599,000
Condo: Mozart Creek
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,823
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
3
Days on Site
200031405
MLS
Welcome to 155 Mozart Avenue, a rare offering in the hip Mozart Creek complex in the PRIME Composer District of Cardiff by the Sea. This stylish 3 bedroom residence features airy, open-plan living...
$1,195,000
Subdivision: Poinsettia Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,249
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
3
Days on Site
200028558
MLS
Welcome Home! This beautiful single story home in Cardiff-By-The-Sea awaits you with it's crisp, clean and open floor concept. Efficiently designed, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home maximizes it's square...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,258
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
5
Days on Site
200027475
MLS
Centrally located in one of San Diego's great beach towns, Cardiff by the Sea. This light & bright townhome is an ideal location and has been updated throughout with: garage & driveway, newer...
$1,799,000
Subdivision: Sandy Point
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,245
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
6
Days on Site
200030463
MLS
MUST SEE stunning turn-key "Cardiff Cool" meets Houzz-worthy home $500K improvements (completed 2020) award-winning Cindy Courson Design Studio. Enter to soaring ceilings open concept design,...
$749,000
Subdivision: Ocean Crest Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
816
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200030870
MLS
You must see this charming move in ready Bohemian inspired twin home. Open floor plan with newly remodeled kitchen and floors with a spacious open pantry. The corner fenced in lot includes a large...
$1,295,000
Subdivision: Poinsettia Heights
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,936
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200030943
MLS
Single level Cardiff home in quiet corner location with private park like yard. Lovingly updated & maintained featuring an open floor plan, engineered wood flooring throughout the main living areas,...
$1,700,000
Subdivision: Glen Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,680
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200030965
MLS
West Cardiff duplex opportunity on Glen Park with great ocean views! Lower level unit (2 bed/1 bath) has oak hardwood floor and open beam knotty pine ceilings with ocean views from the deck. Upper...
$2,250,000
Subdivision: Composer District
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,991
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
10
Days on Site
200029755
MLS
Composer Dist. family home offering space, privacy, convenience, and horizon ocean view. High ceilings, approx. 3000 sq/ft, 4 bed/3.5 ba on a spacious 7254 sq/ft lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Gated...
$3,575,000
Subdivision: Composer District
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
4,150
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
17
Days on Site
200028368
MLS
Stunning RSF quality Hawaiian Craftsman style residence just 3 blks to Swamis bch. Main residence 4 bed/4.5 ba with 3400 sq/ft. Attached ADU with 2 bed/2 ba with 750 sq/ft. There are horizon ocn...
$1,449,000
Subdivision: Walking District
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,646
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
17
Days on Site
200028992
MLS
Relax and enjoy every sunset from either deck of this custom built Twinhome conveniently located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea's Walking District. The scenery never gets old with spectacular whitewater views...
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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.