Encinitas is one of Southern California’s most popular beach and surf cities, located in North County San Diego, Encinitas has more than six miles of ocean frontage and plenty of lovely beaches, several excellent parks, recreation areas, hiking trails and fabulous shopping and dining options. Encinitas offers a variety of landscapes from sandy beaches to semi-rural Olivenhain eight miles east of the famous beaches. Encinitas has been named one of the world’s 20 best surf towns, as well as the “flower capital of the world,” it offers a vibrant art and laid back surfer culture.
Encinitas means “little oaks” in Spanish. The city of Encinitas was incorporated in 1986 with the five surrounding communities of Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, New Encinitas, Old Encinitas and Olivenhain. Each of these five neighborhoods comprising Encinitas maintain a unique identity and character.
The gorgeous San Diego Botanical Gardens is well worth the visit, with four miles of walking trails on thirty-seven acres, it plays host to classes, events, weddings, and a popular summer concert series.
Encinitas boast multiple top-ranked schools. The Encinitas Union School District serves the city of Encinitas and the Rancho La Costa area of south Carlsbad in North San Diego County.
Flora Vista Elementary | Public, K-6 | 451 students
Ocean Knoll Elementary | Public, K-6 | 676 students
Paul Ecke-Central Elementary | Public, K-6 | 651 students
Diegueno Middle | Public, 7-8 | 937 student
Oak Crest Middle | Public, 7-8 | 736 students
San Dieguito High School Academy | Public, 9-12 | 1,850 students
La Costa Canyon High | Public, 9-12 | 1,947 students
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