Many folks from out of the area who decide to settle in San Diego are searching for that quintessential California beach town. It can be a challenge, until they arrive in Encinitas. Here, they’re home.
Then, comes another decision: Old Encinitas or New Encinitas? They both have a lot to offer residents, so let’s take a closer look.
No mention of amenities in Encinitas is complete without mentioning the star attraction, the Pacific Ocean. Surfing reigns supreme in this coastal enclave. In fact, National Geographic once named Encinitas among the World’s 20 Best Surf Towns (the only So Cal town to make the list).
In doing so, they aptly summed up most of what Encinitas has to offer: a “magical sum of consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat.”
Not a surfer? You’ll still find lots of ways to remain active when you buy a home in Encinitas. Here you’ll find 18 city parks, multiple hiking trails, a swim center, golf course and numerous gyms.
Fitness isn’t just for bodies in Encinitas, but for the mind and spirit as well. To prove it, you’ll find no shortage of yoga studios in town and Encinitas is home to the Encinitas Ashram Center and Meditation Gardens.
Speaking of gardens, when you buy a home in Encinitas you’ll have plenty of out-of-town guests and one place they shouldn’t miss is the 30-acre Quail Botanical Gardens.
Cultural offerings include museums, art galleries, a historical center and the incomparable Encinitas Ballet.
Downtown Encinitas offers plenty of bars, eateries, galleries and shopping.
If you’ll be commuting from your Encinitas home you’ll be glad to know that the COASTER commuter train stops right in town.
Schools in Encinitas
Encinitans with kids love to brag about the city’s schools. Several school districts serve Encinitas’ public-school students:
- Cardiff School District
- Encinitas School District
- San Dieguito Union High School District
Private schools in the area include:
- Grauer School – A college preparatory school for students in grades 7 through 12.
- Pacific Academy – A college preparatory school for students in grades K through 12.
- Encinitas Country Day School – A college preparatory school for pre-school through 12th grade students.
Encinitas is also home to Mira Costa Junior College and the California Institute for Human Science (a graduate school).
Encinitas Real Estate
You’ll find a variety of housing types and architectural styles in Encinitas. Condos and townhomes dominate the lower price ranges (typically start in the high $300,000s). Put the condo or townhome on the beach, or up high with panoramic views, however, and you can plan on paying in excess of $1 million.
Single-family home prices generally start in the mid-$700,000s and soar to more than $13 million.
Prices change frequently so please feel free to reach out to us for current information or to schedule a tour of any of the homes for sale in Encinitas.
Encinitas has a very mild, Mediterranean climate boasts an average daily temperature of 72°F.
Average annual high temperature: 88 degrees
Average annual low temperature: 41.9 degrees
Average annual rainfall: 15.6 inches
Number of sunny days: 263 per year
While Encinitas weather is pretty much pure bliss year around, bouts of rain and marine layer (fog) are common in the spring.
Population: 62, 254
Males: 30, 689 (49.3%)
Females: 31, 565 (50.7%)
Median Age: 39.7
Married Population: 57.10%
Single Population: 42.90%
Average Household Income: $123, 180
Median Household Income: $87, 706
Number of Housing Units: 25, 129