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in northwestern San Diego County, Encinitas is part of one of
the most desirable real estate markets in the world. Residents
also enjoy astonishing natural beauty and scenery that is second
to none. Just 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south
of Los Angeles, Encinitas is a seaside city covering six miles
along coastal highway 101. The area was named Encina Canada
by the Spanish Governor of Baja California in 1669 - a name
meaning "hills of live oaks" in Spanish. Its name
held even after California became a part of the United States
in 1850. Known by many locals as one of the state's last remaining
unspoiled beach towns, Encinitas has its share of beaches -
11 to be exact.
city is also home to the now world-famous Hansen surfboard company.
The town hasn't lost its charm over the years, retaining its
strong beach culture and appreciation for community. Encinitas
maintains its own systems for water, power, utilities, police,
fire, public works and safety, parks and recreation, lifeguards,
beach/park services, animal control, city council and more.
This self-sufficient city's strong emphasis on the arts, education,
community development and enrichment makes it the perfect hometown
for families of any shape or size. Real estate is diverse, with
single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums available in
a variety of styles and a wide range of prices. With its ideal
location and friendly community atmosphere, it is simple to
see why nearly 60,000 residents call Encinitas home.