Solana Beach CA Real Estate, Solana Beach area and Community Information
Solana Beach, California, is a prosperous and affluent coastal community with about 13,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the northern part of San Diego County, just to the north of the historic Del Mar race track. Access to downtown San Diego to the south and Los Angeles to the north is provided by Interstate 5.
The San Dieguitos people long inhabited the area prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers. In 1886, the Jones family became the first family to settle in what is today Solana Beach. However, the community that eventually grew here was originally called Lockwood Mesa. The building of the Lake Hodges Dam during World War I stimulated the further growth of the town. In 1922, Col. Ed Fletcher purchased land for $20 an acre to establish a town center. Solana Beach was incorporated in 1986, and residential real estate in Solana Beach has expanded ever since.
Parks and Recreation
The most well-known beach park in Solana Beach is Fletcher Cove Park
, although there is more than 1.5 miles of beaches in the community. The other beach parks are Seascape Surf, Tide Beach and Del Mar Shores. At Fletcher Cove Park, water lovers with Solana Beach CA homes gather to swim, surf, or go surf fishing. The trails are popular with both hikers and bikers. Up on top of the bluffs there are picnic areas and a basketball court. In the summer, concerts are held every Tuesday evening in the park. Tide Beach Park offers scenic tide pools, snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving.
Attractions and Activities
The Solana Beach farmers market is located in the popular Cedros Design District
. This area, not far from the train depot, includes a diverse mix of quaint shops, antique stores and stylish boutiques.
Every May, numerous residents that own Solana Beach real estate head to Fiesta Del Sol
one of the community's major annual festivals. Children can ride llamas and ride on the kiddie railroad. Live music fill the air as visitors enjoy the offerings at the international food court. Over 50,000 people attend Fiesta Del Sol every year.
The discriminating Solana Beach home buyer will find many interesting Solana Beach properties among the homes for sale in Solana Beach. Solana Beach CA real estate includes multi-million dollar beachfront estates as well as modest ranch-style Solana Beach homes for sale. Let your knowledgeable local Trinity real estate agent know of your specific goals so that he or she can make your search more efficient. Trinity Real Estate Services can identify some of the best values in Solana Beach real estate for you.