Top 14 Reasons to Live in Encinitas
Available apartments! In the area of Garden View Road, you can find spacious 1,396 square foot two bedrooms for less than $2,300 a month. Likewise, over on Sanford Street, a large two bedroom rents for less than $2,400.
Lovely rental homes! If you're looking for rent to own homes or traditional monthly rentals, you'll find a wide variety of properties to choose from. In the neighborhood of Aldersgate Road, you can find a 1,467 square foot three bedroom for less than $2,900 a month, while near Rancho Santa Fe Road you'll be able to find a lovely ranch style house for somewhere around $2,250.
Condos and townhouses galore! The Encinatas market has a large selection of attractive rent to own and traditional rental condos and townhouses. In the area of West Glaucus Street, a large two bedroom townhouse rents for less than $2,800 a month, while over on Kennington Road you can get a huge five bedroom, 2,000 square foot townhouse for less than $3,200.
Property for sale! In the Wildflower Estates area, you can get a magnificent 1.66 acre parcel for less than $850,000, while in the Seascape neighborhood you can get a .55 acre parcel for somewhere around $845,000.
Good eats! Locals in the know gather to enjoy the fare at Union Kitchen & Tap (1108 S Coast Highway 101), which offers classic regional dishes such as fisherman's stew and Skuna Bay salmon. Another favorite is Trattoria I Trulli (830 S Coast Highway 101), which offers exotic fare such as duck breast with goat cheese and pine nuts, and filet mignon in red wine.
Great beer! At Encinatas Ale House (1044 S Coast Highway 101), you'll find a refreshing array of artisan crafted ales, lagers and stouts for every palate. At Bier Garden Encinatas (641 S Coast Highway 101), you can indulge in local craft beers from area breweries.
Elegant wine bars! The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro (897 S Coast Highway 101) has a superior wine cellar, with vintages that pair beautifully with house specialties such as duck confit, pork schnitzel and artisan cheese platters. At Firefly Grill & Wine Bar (251 N El Camino Real), you'll find locally sourced dishes paired with exquisite wines and ports.
Hit the Beach! Encinatas is home to several popular local beaches. Moonlight Beach (B Street off Encinatas Blvd) is a beautiful spot for spending the day in the sun. Another locals' favorite is Swami Beach (South Coast Hwy 101) which is a renowned surfer's destination.
Parks for relaxing! Encinatas boasts more than 143 acres of park space. One of the most popular is Cottonwood Creek Park (95 N Vulcan), which has basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas and a beautiful gazebo. Another favorite is Oakcrest Park (1219 Encinatas Blvd), thanks to its horseshoe and bocce courts.
Garden sanctuaries! San Diego Botanic Garden (230 Quail Gardens Dr) has four miles of flowering trees, towering palms and exquisite garden trails. Another flowering oasis is Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (215 West K Street), a peaceful ocean bluff garden with koi ponds and lush green walkways.
Learn how to surf! A surfer's mecca, Encinatas is home to several prominent surfing schools. Both Leucadia Surf School (400 B Street) and Peace Surf School (1160 N Coast Highway 101) offers private and group lessons given by experienced surfers.
Go golfing! Encinatas Ranch Golf Range is an 18 hole, par 72 championship course offering magnificent ocean views. Cabot Golf (1400 Santa Fe Dr), another stellar course, offers 45 challenging holes.
Great historic sites! The San Dieguito Heritage Museum (450 Quail Gardens Dr) has a superb collection of local historic artifacts, some used by the Native Americans who lived in the area thousands of years ago. Another local treasure trove is the Encinatas Historical Society (390 West F Street), where you'll find photos and exhibits housed in an authentic, restored 1883 schoolhouse.