Known as a surfer town, Encinitas has retained it casual charm but also offers a variety of lifestyles. The western part of Encinitas is home to the downtown area, where you can find great dining, shopping and boutique stores, as well as the famous La Paloma Theater. The Self-Realization Fellowship offers beautiful gardens and a place to relax on the cliffs above the blue pacific ocean. Swami’s and Moonlight Beach are favorite places to play, surf and just hang out.
Moving inland just a bit you will find Encinitas Ranch, a community of homes and wonderful schools surrounding the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. Here also you can visit the San Diego Botanical Gardens, a beautiful way to spend a few hours. There is also great shopping and dining off of El Camino Real throughout Encinitas.
Just a few miles further east is Olivenhain, a community of beautiful and eclectic homes on larger lots, many of them custom, including horse property. Olivenhain borders Rancho Santa Fe. This is a great place to live if you want to feel like you are in the country, yet be only moments away from the city center.
The Southwestern part of Encinitas is home to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, an upscale yet quiet and casual beach town. Cardiff has a small town center with an amazing gourmet market, restaurants and shops. Cardiff State Beach is pristine and a local favorite surfing spot. Many residents of Cardiff live there for years and play the musical house game…it is a close-knit community.
No matter what style housing you are looking for, you can find it in Encinitas. Encinitas also has some of the best schools in the county. It is an ideal location for anyone seeking to make a move to a wonderful community.
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