At a Glance
2008 Home Prices
Units Sold: 321
2008 Condo Prices
Units Sold: 107
Median Age: 37.9
Median Income: $60,365
Ave. Family: 3.06
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Encinitas real estate is fairly expensive. Of course, for
a coastal town, it's not bad at all. The average home price last year was
$974,673, and the median home price was $775,000. For up-to-date real estate
statistics and trend charts visit our
San Diego Real Estate Market Trends Report.
The towns of Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia and Olivenhain banded together and incorporated in 1986. The towns still retain much of their individual identities.
Leucadia tends to have narrow streets and cottages with ocean view homes. In Cardiff, the lots are smaller and the coastal bluffs of Leucadia are gone.
The coast area is funky with many retirees and artists living in the old homes. Many of the homes are ripe for re-modeling.
Moving east, inland, the city rises into hills studded with ocean-view homes. Further east is the newer, suburban part of Encinitas where the homes are larger. On the very eastern edge of the city, the housing eases off into large lots and horse country.
There's lots to do in Encinitas. The city has eleven parks,
ten public beaches, trails, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, a skateboard park,
Little League, soccer and a city sports program for kids and adults. The
city is host to a botanical garden and a marine life refuge. A public 18-hole
golf course is being built.
Encinitas, the flower capitol of the world, celebrates Spring with a two-day street fair on the second weekend of April. In July and August, weekly Concerts by the Sea are held on Moonlight Beach.
Encinitas has a good employment base: about 20,000 jobs. The commute to San Diego is 22 to 26 miles. Rush hour traffic is a bear. The local train, the Coaster, stops in Encinitas. Tourism is a factor.