Encinitas Homes For Sale
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Encinitas is located on the northern side of San Diego County, CA. It is a moderately sized city that has around 60,000 residents. The city of Encinitas was incorporated by a majority vote in 1986, unifying its five sub-communities under one legal entity. The neighborhoods that make up Encinitas are Leucadia, Cardiff by the Sea, Olivenhain, historic Encinitas, and new Encinitas. Its name comes from the Spanish word that translates to “little oaks.” Encinitas is located about 25 miles north of San Diego and just under 100 miles south of Los Angeles.
Encinitas's central location allows its residents to easily access both major metropolitan areas. Encinitas also has its own thriving job market, with many of its residents working locally. In fact, the residents of Encinitas have an average commute time of less than half an hour, a number that is in line with the national average. People who spend less than an hour commuting each day tend to have a better work/life balance and are generally happier overall. Spending less time commuting means that you will have more time to enjoy everything that Encinitas has to offer. The Encinitas 101 Main Street Association is focused on preserving the area’s unique atmosphere. The town’s rich history and beach vibe combine to make it a unique coastal community. Downtown Encinitas is a hotspot for culture, arts, shopping, and dining. It is also the site of the famous Hansens Surf Shop. This is the oldest and largest surf shop in San Diego, making it a must stop shop for anyone visiting Encinitas.
Living in Encinitas
Each of Encinitas’ neighborhoods has its own unique characteristics, but all five are excellent places to live, work, and play. Leucadia is one of Encinitas’ coastal towns, named after the Greek island Lefkada. This area is known for its great surfing and friendly culture that focuses on waterfront living. Its beaches are more secluded than those of the other, nearby towns. This makes it a top choice for those looking to live a more laid back lifestyle without sacrificing any of the luxury of oceanfront living. The homes in this neighborhood line the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, giving them a top notch view without being too close to the crowds of surfers and beachgoers. Cardiff by the Sea is one of the most famous surf spots on the west coast, with surfers traveling from around the United States to surf the perfect waves of Cardiff Reef. This seaside community is filled with upscale homes and condos that are as picture perfect as the nearby beaches. Olivenhain lies on the east side of Encinitas, right next to Rancho Santa Fe. This neighborhood is primarily composed of single-family homes on spacious lots. Most of the homes in Olivenhain are on lots that range in size from 0.5 acres to 5 acres, allowing their owners to have plenty of space and privacy from their next-door neighbors. These homes are built on winding roads that lace their way through the region’s rolling hills. As a whole, the residents of Encinitas will have plenty of opportunities to participate in cultural activities and artistic events. One of the best known dance studios in the area is Encinitas Ballet, a classical ballet studio that trained several prominent dancers who would later go on to tour the world. The community also hosts outdoor events such as the April Street Fair, a Fall Festival, Encinitas Environment Day, and the Wavecrest Woodie Meet. The Lux Art Institute focuses on allowing its patrons to see the artists’ work in progress rather than just the finished product or piece of artwork. This artist-focused museum operates in what they call a “working studio environment.” The museum frequently has classes and events that are open to the public.
When searching gated communities in Encinitas you will find the gated communities in Encinitas are Flair Encinitas, Encinitas Real, Poinsettia Park, Summit Cantebria, Monte Mira, Sage Canyon, Quail Ridge, The Summit at Cantebria, Sandalwood, Costa Laguna Estates, Crestview Estates, Pacific Crest, and Halcyon Estates. Olivenhain gated communities are Double LL Ranch, Wildflower Estates, Knightsbridge Estates, Dove Hollow, and Copper Crest.
Encinitas Ranch Real Estate
The Encinitas Ranch Trails offer approximately nine and half miles of trails for biking, walking, and running, while the Encinitas Golf Course trail is a one mile loop that joins up at Quail Gardens. Encinitas Ranch residents attend Capri Elementary School. The most notable sale was 1414 Bella Azul Court which traded for $3,430,000 in 2013.
Living In Encinitas Ranch
When searching Encinitas Ranch homes for sale you will find it was formerly part of the would famous Ecke Ranch. Encinitas Ranch is a master planned community of homes surrounding the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, a member of the JC Golf courses. Encinitas Ranch neighborhoods are gated Quail Ridge, Sidonia by Barratt, 37 Ranch Road, Mendocino, Devonshire, Braemar, The Links, Quail Hollow, Concordia, and Hilltop. Lynwood is one of the quietest streets with elevation offering ocean views.
Olivenhain is just north east of Rancho Santa Fe and in the Encinitas 92024 zip code. Olivenhain estates are generally situated on 1.5 to 2 acre size lots amongst winding roads and rolling hills. Olivenhain estates are slightly lower in price than those found in Rancho Santa Fe. The Olivenhain community stretches from San Elijo Lagoon in the south, along both sides of Manchester Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road, out past the northern reach of Lone Jack Road.
Olivenhain is located on the Rancho Las Encinitas Mexican land grant. In the 1890's Olivenhain was settled by a German colony. The name Olivenhain is German and means "olive grove". The annual Oktoberfest, Haunted House, summer movie series, craft fairs, and other civic meetings are still held at the original meeting hall built by the Germans. Little Oaks Park on Lone Jack Road is a horse park complete with picnic tables, parking for horse trailers, and a riding ring. It provides access to the trails within Olivenhain. There is a large collection of recreational trails, used by walkers and equestrians in Olivenhain. Right before sunset it is not uncommon to spot hot air balloons. Olivenhain has a "Dark Sky Policy" which restricts lights from street lights, tennis courts, and other forms of light pollution.
Knightsbridge is an exclusive rural gated-community in the Northeast Olivenhain Valley of Encinitas where you will find magnificent custom country estates with acreage and spectacular views. The elementary school is highly rated Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School.
Wildflower Ranch is a privately owned commercial stable with training and boarding facilities for sixty horses located in Olivenhain’s guard gated Wildflower Estates. On 7.6 acres, there are two competition scale arenas, an exercise corral, and four horse hot walker.
Lake Val Sereno is a 105 unit townhome complex located on Via De Caballo and was completed in the 1970s. The townhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, detached garage, fireplace, private patio, and high vaulted ceilings.
Seabluffe is a gated community that is also on the bluff, and residents have their own private beach access as well. Visitors can experience all the unusual stores, art galleries, restaurants, yoga, pilates along north Coast Highway 101. Restaurants include Haggo’s Organic Taco, which was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association preserves its funky lifestyle and hosts annual events including the Sunday farmers markets, Arts Alive!, LeucadiART Walk, and Taste of Leucadia. Parks include the Leucadia Roadside Park, Orpheus Park, and Leucadia Oaks Park. Leucadia is currently going through major developments and will feature many multi-use commercial spaces and residences. Notable residents include the late Bobby Riggs, Shaun White, and Mike McGill. Residents attends schools within the Encinitas School District.
When searching Leucadia condos for sale you will find there are a wide range of condos and townhomes for sale in Leucadia Encinitas. Leucadia has a number of single story options, as well as two and even three story townhomes.
Beachwalk is a 50 unit gated condominium complex located on Glaucus Street a few blocks from the beach and was built in 1975. The condos are single story with one to two bedrooms and private patio. Community amenities include a pool.
Coast Country is a rare 17 unit twinhome complex located on Hygeia Avenue and was built in 1987. The twinhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, garage, backyard, balcony for ocean views, and a fireplace.
Coast Point is a 35 unit townhome complex located on Orpheus Avenue and adjacent to Orpheus Dog Park. Built in 1989, the townhomes are two stories with an attached garage on the first floor, a private balcony, patio backyard, and fireplace. Community amenities include a spa.
Grandview Gardens is a small 4 unit townhome complex west of Coast Highway 101 and was built in 1980. The townhomes live like detached homes and are two stories with two to three bedrooms, a front yard, large backyard, attached garage, and fireplace.
Hygeia Heights is a small townhome complex located on Hygeia Avenue and was built in 1988. The townhomes are three stories with an attached garage on the first floor. The units are two bedrooms with ocean views, balconies, fireplaces, and a backyard.
Jasper Mews is a small 6 unit gate guarded townhome complex within walking distance to Beacons Beach and was built in 1990. The townhomes are three stories with two bedrooms, an attached garage, patio yard, and fireplace.
Jupiter’s Cove is a small 4 unit townhome complex on Jupiter Street and was built in 2001. The townhomes are two stories with three bedrooms, fireplace, attached garage, patio balcony, and backyard.
Leucadia Heights is a small 11 unit ocean view townhome complex located on Crocus Court and was built in 1984. The townhomes are two stories with three bedrooms, detached garage, fireplace, private balcony, and yard.
Leucadia Pines is a small two story 9 unit townhome complex located on Hygeia Avenue. Built in 1986, the townhomes have three bedrooms, an attached garage, fireplace, balcony, and private patio yard.
Leucadia Shores is a small 6 unit townhome complex located on Coast Highway 101 and was built in 2008. The townhomes are three stories with three bedrooms, an attached garage, private patio balconies, and are only located a few blocks from the beach.
Leucadia Village is a Cape Cod award winning 52 unit gated twinhome complex that was built in 1980. The twinhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, an attached garage, driveway, fireplace, front yard, gated front entry, and a backyard. Leucadia Village is eleven acres of open space landscape, pool, spa, BBQ, tennis, & basketball courts.
Neptune’s Cove is a collection of nine townhomes across from the steps to Grandview Beach in Encinitas.
Pacifica is a 60 unit townhome complex located on Coast Highway 101 and was completed in the 1980s. The townhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, several private balconies, attached garage, and fireplace. Community amenities include a pool and spa.
Seabluffe is a gate guarded complex in Leucadia that was originally built as a mini resort. The complex consists of 2 to 5 bedroom units, and is located on an ocean bluff. The community consists of townhouse on 40 acres with private beach access at the center. Residents can enjoy the 4 lighted tennis courts, 4 pickle ball courts, 2 heated pools, spa, and play area. Each unit has enclosed garages and laundry in unit.
Seacrest is a split level townhome complex with over 30 units and was built in 1986. The townhomes have three bedrooms, balcony, fireplace, private patio yard, and garage. Some units have ocean views. Community amenities include a pool and spa.
Sea Woods is a small 5 unit townhome complex located on Grandview Street and only a few blocks from the beach. Built in 1984, the townhomes have two master bedrooms, an attached garage, private patio courtyard, balcony, and fireplace.
The Encinitas Highlands neighborhood is located west of Highway 5 and just a short walk from Swami’s State Beach. Nearby cafes within walking distance Starbucks, Lotus Cafe, Beachside Bar, and the Encinitas Ale House. Homes within Encinitas Highlands are often elevated offering ocean views.
Sky Loft is a development near the Bataquitos Lagoon of ninety eight single family homes on twelve acres.
When searching Encinitas condos for sale you will find a wide range of condos and townhomes for sale in Encinitas. Encinitas has a number of single story options, as well as two and even three story townhomes.
Condos In Encinitas
The Beachtown Bungalows are a set of twinhomes located across from the train station in Encinitas. It is located a couple blocks from the ocean and downtown Encinitas. Residents enjoy their charming front porches and also have 2 car garages in the rear.
Capri Encinitas is the newest community in Encinitas and consists of luxury contemporary style condominiums in the heart of downtown Encinitas across from The Lumberyard. The units consist of high end finishes, large windows, high ceilings, and private roof decks with hookups for an outdoor kitchen. The complex has a private entry lobby with a gate and intercom. Residents also have individual storage and underground garage.
Cypress Cove beachfront Condos on Moonlight Beach is a gated oceanfront condo development. Beautiful Moonlight Beach features a permanent lifeguard tower, a tennis court, tot lot, concession stand, fire rings, showers and public facilities.
Encinitas Bluffs is a gated thirteen unit oceanfront townhome community walkable to downtown Encinitas. Encinitas Country Village
Encinitas Real is a gated twinhome community and was built in 1981. The twinhomes live like detached homes and are two stories with two to four bedrooms, an attached garage, private balcony, front yard, backyard, and fireplace. Community amenities include tennis courts, a pool, and spa.
Encinitas Village is a 71 unit gated townhome community that was completed in 1988. The townhomes are one to two stories with two to three bedrooms, an attached garage with a driveway, front yard, backyard, fireplace, and private balconies. Community amenities include a pool and tennis courts.
Forrest Bluff Terrace
Forrest Bluff Terrace is a 30 unit gated townhome community that was built in 1991. The townhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, attached garage with a driveway, private patio balconies offering amazing views, a backyard, and fireplace. The Encinitas Ranch trail access is located across the street.
Galeria is a 78 unit twinhome complex located in the Village Park neighborhood and was completed in 1985. The twinhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, an attached garage, front yard, backyard, and fireplace.
Hacienda De Las Playas
Haciendas De Las Playas is a small condominium complex consisting of 1 to 2 bedroom condos. It is located across from the train station and only a few blocks from downtown Encinitas and ocean.
The Lofts at Moonlight Beach
The Lofts at Moonlight Beach is composed of 18 ocean view lofts with first floor retail space. It is located 3 blocks from Moonlight Beach and 1 block from downtown Encinitas. Residents enjoy urban living and can watch sunsets on their rooftop decks.
Pacific Panorama is a gated oceanfront condominium community with about 20 units. Built in 1980, the condos are single story with one to two bedrooms, ocean views, and private balconies. Community amenities include a pool, spa, and community greenbelt area overlooking the ocean.
Pacific Pines is a gated two story one hundred eighty four unit resort like condominium which has had a recent complete exterior renovation. Pacific Pines has a community Pool & Spa, tennis courts, and exercise room.
Pacific Serena was formerly a retirement community and is now a collection of single story twinhomes that only share one garage wall. Residents of Pacific Serena enjoy direct trail access to the Crest trail leading to the Las Verdes Playground and San Diego Botancial Gardens. Children attend Park Dale Elementary School and Oak Crest Middle School.
Pacific Station is located in downtown Encinitas above the first floor retail space. It is composed of a mix of lofts, flats, and townhomes. The 47 units are enclosed in a gated complex with storage and an underground parking garage.
Regal View is a 114 unit gated condominium complex located on Requeza Street and Regal Road. Built in 1974, the condos are one to two stories with one to two bedrooms, private balcony, and private patio. Community amenities include a pool, greenbelts, and clubhouse.
Rosebay Falls is a 54 unit condominium complex that was built in 1980. The condos are single story with one to two bedrooms and a private balcony. Some units have ocean views. Community amenities include a secure underground garage.
Sandpiper Point is located a couple blocks from downtown Encinitas, and is a well-maintained gated townhouse complex with 33 units. Residents enjoy whitewater ocean views, barbecues, patio, clubhouse and recreation room, pool, spa, and playground.
Saxony is a gated 138 unit townhome community and was built in 2000. The townhomes are two stories with two to three bedrooms, an attached garage, private balcony, fireplace, and backyard. Community amenities include a pool and spa.
Seagate Village is a 205 unit townhome community that was built in 1983. The townhomes are two stories with two to four bedrooms, an attached garage, fireplace, front entry courtyard, and large patio backyard. Community amenities include a pool, playground, tennis courts, and volleyball court.
Summerhill is a twinhome community located in the Village Park neighborhood and was completed in 1986. There are over 200 units and the twinhomes are two stories with three to four bedrooms, an attached garage, front yard, backyard, and fireplace.
Vida Pacifica is a townhome community that was completed in 1981. The townhomes are one to two stories with two to three bedrooms, a fireplace, front patio, attached garage, and backyard. Community amenities include a pool, spa, barbecues, and playground.
Village Park is a large townhome community consisting of one and two story homes and an attached garage. The homes have two to three bedrooms, front and rear patios, front yard, and community greenbelts. Community amenities include a pool, recreation room, and tennis courts.
West Hampton Cove
West Hampton Cove is a 120 unit Cape Cod style townhome complex that was built in 1985. The townhomes are single story with two to three bedrooms, a garage, and private balcony. Some units have ocean views. Community amenities include spas.
Westlake Townhomes is a small 9 unit townhome complex located on Westlake Street and was completed in 1989. The townhomes are two stories with two bedrooms, balcony, patio, and garage.