Encinitas, California 

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+6.5% since 2020

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9.7 / 8.3

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Best Places to Live in Encinitas, California

Encinitas, California is a picturesque beach town located in San Diego County. This beach community offers plenty for visitors to explore such as the beaches of Moonlight State Beach or one of many popular restaurants, shops and boutiques. Residents here also take advantage of all the outdoor activities available at Swami's State Park, Ecke Sports Park and La Paloma park. With its excellent school systems, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Encinitas their home. Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border.
State: California
County: San Diego County
Metro Area: San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area
City: Encinitas
Zip Codes: 92024 92007 92091
Cost of Living: 129.0% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

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Encinitas, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year-round climate
Attractive suburbs
Air quality
Rapid cost increases
Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


The unemployment rate in Encinitas is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Encinitas jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Encinitas's cost of living is 129.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Encinitas's Cost of Living

September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Encinitas, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

Encinitas's population is 62,140 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 25.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Encinitas is Real Estate: $1,546,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

Encinitas public schools spend $9,808 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.1 students per teacher in Encinitas. More Education

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Housing Market in Encinitas

It's a good time to buy in Encinitas. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Encinitas is $1,546,700.
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Reviews for Encinitas   14 Reviews
Old Encinitas, A Beautiful Place... - 11/4/2019
I've lived in many different neighborhoods throughout San Diego over the years. They've all been coastal, from Pt. Loma, Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Solana Beach and... Read More

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Very Overrated - 6/20/2018
1. Horrible, nightmare traffic with lots of road rage drivers everywhere 2. Extremely high cost of living for small crappy houses / condos 3. Nothing to do, no... Read More

Quality of Life - 3/14/2014
I have lived in many locations across the United States and the Caribbean and Encinitas is on my top list of places to live. The people are easy going and the pace... Read More

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