Located along six miles of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, Encinitas has an approximate population of 60,000 and is characterized by coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills.
Yet there's much more to explore in the Encinitas area, which includes San Elijo Lagoon, the largest coastal wetland in North San Diego County and home to over 300 species of birds, several large neighborhood parks spread throughout the city, and the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, which gives golfers unforgettable ocean views as they play through the course's 18 holes. There's always something happening in the way of arts and culture in Encinitas 101, the historic downtown heart of Encinitas, where plenty of boutique shopping can also be found. Encinitas homes for sale are a homebuyer's dream come true.
There is a significant flower growing industry in the City and many people claim that Encinitas is the Flower Growing Capital. As the City has developed, it has grown up around the pre-existing flower growers. San Diego Botanical Gardens is a beautiful oasis to visit with an Amazon Rainforest and the largest display of bamboo in the world. The gardens of the Self Realization Center are beautiful and sit overlooking the ocean in a serene garden-like setting.