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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.  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 September 22, 2020
33
Listed
52
Avg. DOM
$1,008.27
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,899,000
Med. List Price
33 Properties
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$137,993
Subdivision: Cardiff By The Sea
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
200045945
MLS
This is deed restricted as an affordable housing FOR SALE unit and must continue to be a rental unit to arms length tenant for 55 years. Single level, 3 bed/2.5 bath, 1500 square foot home, 2 Car...
$1,079,000
Subdivision: Cardiff / Park Place
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,490
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200041453
MLS
OCEAN VIEWS! One of the rarely available twin homes located at the top of Park Place in Cardiff (SFR ownership- attached wall). Ocean views from all rooms on both the first and second story. Large...
$3,195,000
Subdivision: Walking District
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,640
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200045799
MLS
As you walk into this completely turnkey, renovated home, you will be struck with an incredible ocean view from La Jolla to white water Cardiff beach, all the way up the coast. Every room and the...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,258
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
6
Days on Site
200045473
MLS
Spectacular value in a prime location! Turnkey townhome located in Park Place Bluffs. This 3 bed 2.5 bath boasts numerous upgrades throughout, one car detached garage and one assigned parking space....
$619,000
Condo: Park Place
2
Beds
1
Baths
922
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
6
Days on Site
200045498
MLS
This desirable one-story beach bungalow has been completely updated with modern and tasteful finishes. Renovations throughout include; recessed lighting, dual pane windows, and new appliances,...
$1,899,000
Subdivision: Composer District
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,120
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200045150
MLS
Beautiful Cardiff home located West of the 5 in the Composer District on a private cut-de-sac. A true escape, this home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with an additional bedroom/office space...
$1,249,000
Subdivision: Park Place
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200043957
MLS
COMPLETELY renovated Cardiff home located in a culdesac in Park Place. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home will not disappoint. Sunset & ocean views over La Jolla Peninsula, off the back deck & from most...
$3,375,000
Subdivision: Composer District
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,123
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
8
Days on Site
200044939
MLS
Luxury Coastal Home located in the exclusive area of Cardiff by the Sea. Beautiful open floorplan offers 15ft ceilings and large gourmet kitchen. Step out the 8ft double glass doors to a large open...
$2,150,000
Subdivision: Composer District
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,276
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
12
Days on Site
200044347
MLS
Seller to entertain offers between $1,950,000 and $2,150,000. Refreshed Coastal Gem in Cardiff by the Sea's sought after Composer District. Down-to-the-studs renovation celebrates effortless...
$2,490,000
Subdivision: Walking District
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,862
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
29
Days on Site
200041139
MLS
Coastal Craftsman w/ White Water Panoramic Ocean Views in Cardiff's Walking District. Recently remodeled w/ quartz countertops, oak plank hardwood floors throughout the open living space downstairs,...
$1,725,000
Subdivision: Cardiff
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,125
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
31
Days on Site
200040846
MLS
Welcome to this beautiful craftsman style beach home located just blocks from ocean! This thoughtfully designed tri-level home offers a gourmet kitchen, dining room, and family room with a deck on...
$3,190,000
Subdivision: Composer District
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,319
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
33
Days on Site
200040487
MLS
Turn key coastal Cardiff paradise w/ gorgeous ocean views from multiple living spaces. Engage all of your senses while taking in ocean breezes & endless sunsets over the Pacific. High quality...
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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.