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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 June 6, 2020
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Listed
57
Avg. DOM
$950.51
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,782,500
Med. List Price
40 Properties
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2
Beds
2
Baths
922
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
3
Days on Site
200019896
MLS
PREMIUM PARK PLACE LOCATION! 2 bed, 2 bath, SINGLE STORY! 1.3 miles to beach! Great natural light & move in ready. Beautiful updated kitchen-custom cabinets & hardware, quartz counter & stainless...
$650,000
Subdivision: Cardiff By The Sea
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,258
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
3
Days on Site
200025540
MLS
Welcome to Cardiff - A charming beach town that will capture your heart with its quaint shops and amazing restaurants, coffee houses and breweries, all a short distance from stunning beaches and...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,549
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
9
Days on Site
200023679
MLS
Coastal living at it's best, located in the coveted community of Cardiff Park. This home has it all, Owners spent over $100K in remodel. Ideal open floor plan, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and...
$1,699,000
Subdivision: Walking District
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,368
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
9
Days on Site
200024471
MLS
Unobstructed Lagoon & Ocean views from this modern 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 story townhome, in the heart of Cardiff Walking District. Beautiful architecture, high ceilings, lots of picturesque windows,...
$2,200,000
Subdivision: Composer District
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,120
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
13
Days on Site
200023742
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...
$1,499,999
Subdivision: Poinsettia Heights
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,702
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
15
Days on Site
200023634
MLS
THIS IS IT.... the home you have been waiting for. A prized 4 bedroom, 3 bath open concept Coastal Cardiff beauty with a spacious backyard. Recently remodeled from the plumbing up. New kitchen with...
$1,765,000
Subdivision: Walking District
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,063
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
16
Days on Site
200023255
MLS
Seller will entertain offers from $1,675,000 - $1,765,000. White water ocean views from this great twin-home with private yard in Cardiff's Walking District. The home has two bedrooms with full bath...
$1,295,000
Subdivision: Poinsettia Heights
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
17
Days on Site
200023132
MLS
Ocean view home in beautiful Cardiff by the Sea! First time on market... This well maintained home has 3 bedrooms /3 baths and is just under 1900 sq ft. Ocean views from numerous rooms. Large private...
$6,950,000
Subdivision: Walking District
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,078
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
18
Days on Site
200012782
MLS
One of the most iconic homes in all of North County, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a true legacy property. Offering unobstructed Cardiff Reef whitewater and lagoon views of the 915...
$2,425,000
Subdivision: Cardiff
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,798
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
20
Days on Site
200022376
MLS
Your Cardiff Spanish compound! Located in the walking district, an enjoyable jaunt to the village, this freshly painted home is ready to move in & enjoy. You will love entertaining in the chef's...
$1,249,900
Subdivision: Cardiff
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,502
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
21
Days on Site
200022317
MLS
This beautiful Cardiff single story home is in a desirable neighborhood a mile from the beach. You will enjoy ocean breezes in this move-in ready re-model that is within walking distance to award...
$1,200,000
Condo: Orinda Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,419
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
23
Days on Site
200021968
MLS
WELCOME TO THE BEACH!! If WHITE WATER/SUNSET VIEWS and walkability to the beach and down town Cardiff is what you're after, look no further. This RARELY AVAILABLE Cardiff By the Sea townhome offers...
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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.