Encinitas

A coastal beach city in San Diego County, California.

Welcome to Encinitas

Encinitas is a coastal beach city in San Diego County, California. The largest single industry in the city is the growing of ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias.
 
Encinitas real estate lies on rugged coastal terrain. The city is bisected by a low-lying coastal ridge that separates New and Old Encinitas. In the north of the city, the coast rises in elevation and the land is raised in the form of many coastal bluffs. The city is surrounded by Batiquitos Lagoon and San Elijo Lagoon to the north and south, respectively.
 
The city can be divided into five areas:
 
  • Old Encinitas: a small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing styles. The Encinitas welcome arch, the famous surf break Swamis, and the early 20th century La Paloma Theater are located here. Old Encinitas is divided from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge.
  • New Encinitas: a newer region which features a golf course, many shopping centers, and is composed of larger tract homes.
  • Olivenhain: a semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas real estate, composed of mostly single family homes, an active 4-H Club, and several private equestrian facilities. Olivenhain connects to Rancho Santa Fe via Encinitas Blvd.
  • Leucadia: a coastal community of the city. Leucadia features tree-lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, and restaurants, along with single family homes.
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Encinitas’ southernmost oceanfront community, which features streets named after British cities and classical composers, the Lux Art Institute, and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.
The Lux Art Institute and San Dieguito Heritage Museum are located in Encinitas. Other points of interest include the San Diego Botanic Garden, Self-Realization Fellowship temple and Hermitage, as well as the gardens which are routinely open to the public, the historic La Paloma Theatre, Moonlight Beach, and one of California’s classic downtown areas along historic Coast Highway 101. Surfing is a popular activity in Encinitas, particularly at Swami’s.

Overview for Encinitas, CA

62,140 people live in Encinitas, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $72,577. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

42.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,577

Average individual Income

Around Encinitas, CA

There's plenty to do around Encinitas, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Satori Designs, The Coder School - Encinitas, and John Tsumas ATP Ranked.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.29 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.46 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Encinitas, CA

Encinitas has 23,746 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Encinitas do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,140 people call Encinitas home. The population density is 3,261 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.7

Median Age

49.79 / 50.21%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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23,746

Total Households

2.6

Average Household Size

$72,577

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Schools in Encinitas, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Encinitas. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Village Gate Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Rancho Encinitas Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
Paul Ecke-Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Flora Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Ocean Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
San Dieguito High School Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Park Dale Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Sunset High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
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