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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.


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

62,140 people live in Encinitas / Leucadia, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $72,577. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.7 years

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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.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Satori Designs, The Coder School - Encinitas, and John Tsumas ATP Ranked.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 4.29 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.46 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

Encinitas / Leucadia has 23,746 households, with an average household size of 2.6. 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. 62,140 people call Encinitas / Leucadia home. The population density is 3,261 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.79 / 50.21%

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Commute Time

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Schools in Encinitas / Leucadia, CA

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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.
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