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Encinitas & Cardiff, CA

Encinitas is divided into four areas, three of which are beach towns that have retained their charm and simplicity. Bordered by two lagoons and known as the “Flower Capital of the World”, Encinitas is one of the world’s major suppliers of pointsettias. Old Encinitas is beachside, while inland New Encinitas features golf courses, shopping centers and larger tract homes. There is a mix of businesses and a wide variety of housing styles in Encinitas Proper, but they all have the laid-back lifestyle that you will witness when you walk down the main street of town. Moonlight Beach, with its sand volleyball and fire pits is a classic symbol of the Encinitas way of life. In Encinitas and Leucadia, you’ll feel like you are back in the sixties with small shops, restaurants, nurseries, and orchid farms, as well as an eclectic community of homes in harmony with the ocean lifestyle. Leucadia, which means isle of paradise, is a quiet surfing town, reminiscent of California beach villages of the past. It is located in the north coastal part of Encinitas, just south of Carlsbad. People who live in Leucadia have a strong independent character and a lot of pride in their community. Olivenhain, (German for “Olive Grove”) is semi-rural and country living at its best, offering estate homes on large lots, ideal for gardening, peaceful reflection, and horse-keeping, yet still close to shopping and restaurants. There is a very active 4-H club.

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