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Encinitas, CA

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With beach-style living, Encinitas is a popular destination for people to call home. The San Diego County city is fairly new, having only been incorporated since 1986. However, the area has been lived in and loved for over 100 years. The city has been nicknamed the flower capital of the world by locals and offers breathtaking ocean views throughout the city. Residents can enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, golf, great shopping, and a great community, which makes this California city a place many love.

Getting Around in Encinitas, CA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Encinitas is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.05%
  • 15.63%
  • 4.13%

A Community Rich in t

The city of Encinitas is a huge supporter of the arts and has set up a commission for this that strives to bring arts into the community. The residents of the community gather together each month for various art events being held all over the city. Residents take part in many different types of art, including visual arts, performing arts, and arts education. Each year the city puts on an annual arts festival for locals to showcase their artistic talents. The festival brings the community together with live entertainment put on by local talents, food, and much more.

Encinitas Parks and R

Encinitas advocates healthy living in its community. To encourage residents to take part in more activities, the Parks and Recreation department provides several activities throughout the week. Residents of all ages can take part in the various activities hosted by the parks and rec department. There are tiny tots programs that allow children as young as two to learn how to participate in sports and senior activities keep older locals active. Whether you sign up for a group sport or just choose to spend some time at the many open gym locations, you will find something within the city that provides you with a healthy lifestyle.

Historic Downtown Enc

Just off of Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas is a shopping experience that locals love. The downtown area is rich in history, with some buildings being over 100 years old, and it provides the small town charm many major cities lack. With sidewalk cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and much more, residents love the diversity that the shops bring to the community. The downtown area also hosts street fairs, and the annual Main Street International Food Festival. Between the shopping, events, and history, downtown Encinitas is more than just a place to shop, it is an experience that locals enjoy time and time again.