Encinitas / Leucadia

Encinitas / Leucadia

Beach town with a heart for the outdoors.

Welcome to Encinitas

Encinitas (Spanish for “little oaks”) is a dazzling beach town known for its surfing and a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Located in northern San Diego, this peaceful community is alluring due to its breathtaking seaside views and its small-town vibe and culture. Perennially sunny Encinitas is called the “Flower Capital of the World” because of its beautiful gardens and nurseries. In addition, residents enjoy the warm sandy beaches. There is a wide range of housing styles, from single-family houses on rural tree-lined streets to beachside condos and mansions.

What to Love

  • Eclectic, laid-back community
  • Access to gorgeous beaches
  • Surfing and outdoor recreation
  • Small-town feel

People & Lifestyle

The people of Encinitas are down-to-earth and outdoorsy. There is a beach vibe in this relaxed, serene, and fun community. Easygoing with a quirky flair, you’ll find people of all ages — from young people to retirees. It is the ideal place to raise a family given the number of things to see and do and the fine schools. This beach community is known for surfing and has a plethora of kid-friendly parks and beaches.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you love delicious food and spirits/drinks, Encinitas is the place for you. Union Kitchen & Tap is a rustic but chic eatery serving rotating craft beers and delectable small plates. For a 1920s setting with a varied menu of American eats and lively entertainment every night, head to The Roxy Encinitas. If you like to support local and family-run restaurants, try Fish 101 Leucadia, where a husband-and-wife chef duo prepare local sustainably caught fish in an assortment of dishes and styles. Another family spot is Swami’s Cafe, where the hospitality is warm and menu unique (the breakfast Benedicts are yummy).

​​​​​​​There are numerous enticing shopping options in Encinitas, from walkable outdoor areas to massive shopping malls.

Swami's Beach

Moonlight State Beach

Things to Do

Living in Encinitas means celebrating the town and life in a big way. The Encinitas Spring Street Fair has everything from art to music and games. Come sip beverages from over 25 wineries and breweries and taste restaurant samplings at the Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival. Get thirsty for the Encinitas Oktoberfest, which has hundreds of local and German beers, along with a family fun zone with children’s rides and activities. Day-to-day, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Take in a film at the iconic La Paloma Theatre. Visit the legendary San Diego Botanic Garden by day and have a bonfire at Moonlight Beach by night. Swami's Beach, internationally known for its surfing, is just the place to catch a wave or swim with the kiddos.

Schools

The San Dieguito and Encinitas Union School Districts have several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:


  • Flora Vista Elementary School, Public, K-6
  • Oak Crest Middle School, Public, 7-8
  • La Costa Canyon High School, Public, 9-12
  • San Dieguito High Academy, Public, 9-12

Swami's Beach

Overview for Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

80,606 people live in Encinitas / Leucadia, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $67,609.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

80,606

Total Population

44.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$67,609.41

Average individual Income

Around Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

There's plenty to do around Encinitas / Leucadia, 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 Neiki Solana Beach, ARC Athletics, and Mad Hot Dance Studios.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.64 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.95 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

Encinitas / Leucadia has 29,950 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Encinitas / Leucadia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 80,606 people call Encinitas / Leucadia home. The population density is 2,019.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

80,606

Total Population

High

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

44.3

Median Age

49.15 / 50.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
29,950

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$67,609.41

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Encinitas / Leucadia. 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
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Village Gate Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
Paul Ecke-Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Flora Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
San Dieguito High School Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Rancho Encinitas Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ocean Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Sunset High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Park Dale Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5

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