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6 Reasons to Move to Encinitas, CA

1. Geography

The City of Encinitas stretches six miles along the Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County. Its land features coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills.
The city of Encinitas was officially incorporated in 1986 and its territory can be divided in 5 areas: Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia.
Encinitas has total area of 20.0 square feet; 1.2 square miles of the its area is water and 18.8 square miles is land.
Part of Encinitas is at sea level, while other areas are at about 180 feet above sea level. In the north part of the city, the land is raised up in form of several coastal bluffs.
Old and New Encinitas are separated by a low-lying costal ridge.
To the north, the city is surrounded by Batiquitos Lagoon, and to the south it is surrounded by San Elijo Lagoon.

1.a Climate

Encinitas has a mild Mediterranean climate; sunny and temperate most of the time. The city gets on average, at about 10 inches of rain during the year.
The wet season lasts from November to March with cool temperatures of 65 degrees Fahrenheit During that period, the marine layer (fog) and rain are common, and sometimes the strong Pacific storms bring heavy rains to the area.
The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 44, and on average, the residents enjoy 263 sunny days each year.
The July high is around 88 degrees, while the January low is 38 degrees.
According to, the ocean water temperatures average 60F in winter, 64F in spring, 70F in summer, and 66F in fall.


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Encinitas is well-known for being the Flower Growing Capital, there is indeed a prosperous flower growing industry in the City.
Downtown 101, a coastal shopping district over 100 years old, is also famous for its historic architecture, unique exotic shops, sidewalk cafes, bars, fine restaurants, spas and salons, and art galleries among other businesses.
The Hanses Surf Shop is located in Downtown Encinitas and it is San Diego’s oldest and largest shop, with over 20,00 square feet of retail space.
The Encinitas Station Certified Farmer’s Market takes places every Wednesday, at 600 S Vulcan Avenue in Downtown Encinitas (behind Whole Foods Market). It is sponsored by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association which is in charge of caring for and managing the downtown area. According to its website, the program encourages imaginative use of business and government resources to support local downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization efforts.

3. Government

The City Council functions as the legislative body that represents the citizens of Encinitas. It is responsible for establishing the City policies and service standards, passing local ordinances and developing an overall vision for the community as a whole.
Five members form the City Council and they are elected at large for a four-year term at two-year intervals.
The City Counsel elects its Mayor for two year terms.
In the United States House of Representatives, Encinitas is in California’s 49th congressional district, represented by Republican Darrell Issa.

4. Education

Three school districts serve the city: Encinitas Union School District, Cardiff School District and San Dieguito Union High School District.
The Encinitas Union School District manages 9 schools; all of them including the District Office have received local, state and national award recognition for outstanding student achievement and for the innovative programs they have implemented.
The EUSD schools are the following: Capri, El Camino Creek, Farm Lab, Flora Vista, La Costa Heights, Ocean Knoll, Olivehain Pioneer, Park Dale Lane, and Paul Ecke Center.
The Cardiff School District consist of two award winning schools: Cardiff Schools (grades K-3) and Ada Harris School (grades 3-6).
The award winning San Dieguito Union High School District SDUHSD consist of five comprehensive middle schools for grades seven through eight, and also four comprehensive high schools for grades nine through twelve.
For 9th-12th grades the district offers an alternative education program, and for adults, the district provides a substantial Adult Education program.
Cardiff School District consist of two schools: Cardiff Elementary (grades K-3) and Ada Harris Elementary (grades 3-6).

There are at about 15 private schools in Encinitas. Two of them are High Schools: The Pacific Academy and the Grauer School; twelve of them are elementary schools, including: Pacific Academy, Encinitas Country Day School and the Rhoades School; and there are nine preschools including: the Central Montessori School, San Dieguito United Methodist Preschool, St. John Catholic School, and Santa Fe Christian School Ctr/ear.

4.b Library

Encinitas Library is a branch of the San Diego County Library, and it is located at 540 Cornish Drive.
More than 119 classes and activities are scheduled every year at the library.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

North County Transit District (NCTD) offers bus rides (via Flex, Lift and Breeze bus transportation) and commuter rail services (via Coaster commuter rail service).

The route 374 Encinitas-Solana Beach Flex takes you anywhere in the zone by previous reservation. This service takes passengers to their destination or to their nearest transit connection point.
Amtrak service is also available at nearly stations in Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town, and Downtown San Diego.
Encinitas also has multiple walking and biking trails for recreation and to get from one point to another. Some of these trails are: Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas Ranch, Indian Head, Manchester Preserve and Olivenhain.
The City of Encinitas encourages all the residents to use alternative transportation and mobilization in order to reduce pollution and improve healthy habits.That’s why the City promotes alternatives such as carpooling, walking, biking, and public transportation.

5.b Utilities

EDCO Waste and Recycling Services provide solid waste collection services in Encinitas for both residential and commercial customers, while The San Dieguito Water District provides potable (drinking) and recycled water to over 38,000 citizens in the communities of Leucadia, Old Encinitas, Cardiff and portions of New Encinitas.
Olivenhain Municipal Municipal Water District (OMWD) also serves residents and landowners in Encinitas.

6. Point of Interest

Encinitas is a beach paradise! There are 5 great beaches to enjoy: Grandview, Beacon’s, Stone Steps, Moonlight, D Street and Swami’s Beach.
Moonlight Beach offers a variety of amenities, including a tennis court, volleyball courts, restrooms, picnic facilities, a snack shack, children’s play areas, and fire rings.
When you move to Encinitas, you are going to find a large variety of parks scattered around the city. Some of they are: Encinitas Community Park, Cottonwood Creek Park, Leucadia Roadside Park, Orpheus Park, Encinitas Viewpoint Park, Oakcrest Park, Glen Park, Sun Vista Park and Hawk view Park; just to mention a few of them.
San Dieguito Heritage museum, the Lux Art Institute, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the Boathouses are other great points of interest that you will not want to miss.


As you can see, Encinitas will be a great place to call home, not only for its outstanding beaches, but also, for all of its natural beauty and modern life amenities.
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