Encinitas, California

Encinitas CA Real Estate, Encinitas area and Community Information


Encinitas, California, is a seaside community in northern San Diego County that is home to about 60,000 individuals. This prosperous, affluent city is about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego. Interstate 5 passes through the community, and it makes it easy for residents to reach both San Diego and Los Angeles.

History

Gaspar de Portola, governor of Baja California, first led an expedition through the area in 1669. In 1875, the McKinnon family settled along the shores of a lagoon in the area that eventually became known as Cardiff-by-the-Sea. In 1881, Jabaz Pitcher purchased other acreage atop a plateau in the area. The arrival of the railroad stimulated development of the region in the late 19th century.

Parks and Recreation

In the early 1900s, residents would come to one beach to enjoy midnight picnics in the soft light cast by the full moon. Today, Moonlight State Beach is a haven for swimmers, anglers and surfers.There are also beach volleyball facilities, tennis courts and a snack bar. Equipment rentals make it that much easier to enjoy this historic area.

Surfers have long been drawn to the beaches of Encinitas. In fact, Encinitas has regularly appeared on lists of the top five surf locations worldwide. The surf spot at Swami's was even referenced in the Beach Boys' hit, "Surfin' U.S.A."

Attractions and Activities

The San Diego Botanical Garden is located in Encinitas. It features a couple of dozen individual gardens that feature flora from around the world. For example, there is an Australian Garden and a South African Garden. The Overlook Natural Area features a long boardwalk through extensive sage and chaparral growth.

In 2011, a unique 10-ft by 10-ft mosaic was installed on a bridge support on Encinitas Boulevard. It depicts a Virgin de Guadalupe that is surfing. It has become known by some in the media as the "Surfing Madonna."

Events

Residents that own Encinitas CA homes can enjoy a number of festivals throughout the year. In April, there is the April Street Fair in downtown Encinitas. The downtown area also hosts the Fall Festival as well. Every June, Encinitas Environment Day emphasizes proper stewardship of the environment. Games with ecological themes add to this family-centric event. Oktoberfest is timed to coincide the famed original Oktoberfest in Germany. It is held in the Olivenhain neighborhood.

Encinitas CA real estate includes prestigious estates along the Pacific coastline along with more affordable 1970s-era ranches. The homes for sale in Encinitas are often accompanied by lush, customized landscaping. Some Encinitas real estate may include more than 6,000 sq-ft of living space, in-ground pools, gourmet kitchens and multi-car garages. Such Encinitas homes for sale are often priced at $2 million and up.

The prospective Encinitas home buyer will find that working with a Trinity Realtor can save time. Trinity Real Estate Services can prove adept at matching your needs with the best Encinitas properties. The vast array of architectural styles represented in real estate in Encinitas will excite and entice the potential home buyer.
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