WHO will love living in Encinitas?

This coastal town is ideal for anyone seeking a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. Highway 101 is lined with pristine beaches that are perfect for a morning jog or a lazy afternoon stroll, while the Meditation Gardens at the Self-Realization Fellowship Center is a beautiful spot on the bluffs that provides a peaceful space to sit outdoors and revel in nature’s beauty and quiet your thoughts.

WHAT will you see?

Yoga on the beach, cliffside trails, and dog parks are all common sights when near the water. And in downtown Encinitas you’ll find a plethora of laid back bars and small shops carrying everything from surfboards to essential oils and beach clothing to crystals. The good vibes ring true here whether you’ve found your spot in the sand or are exploring the “main drag” nearby. 

WHERE will you eat?

Vegans and vegetarians go crazy over the number of organic restaurants here, such as GOODONYA Organic Eatery, which focuses on organic, sustainable, and fair trade food and drinks and Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar where you can readily see what’s vegan, honey-vegan, and gluten-free on the menu. Don’t worry, though, there’s also an emphasis on seafood and craft brew at neighborhood staples like Encinitas Fish Shop and Culture Brewing Co. to indulge pescatarians and carnivores, too.

HOW will you spend your time?

Learning to surf, walking seaside, or hanging out with friends on a deck is what will soon be a common occurrence in your world. It’s a place where it feels like you’ve stepped into a postcard that’s filled with round-the-clock sunshine, outdoor activities aplenty, and an atmosphere that just makes the body and soul feel vibrant and alive.

WHY you’ll love living here?

The low-key atmosphere will have you running on cruise control, which can be nice if your days are otherwise hectic. Embrace the beach culture vibe and welcoming community and live as the locals do; adapting is easy. Living in Encinitas is a constant reminder to stop and smell the roses or more importantly, the salty, ocean air and be rejuvenated. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

Key Stats

Population 62160

Median Age 42

Median HH Income 100698

Walk Score 43

Median Home Price 1079500

Median Rental Price 4001.00