"Along the 101 California" Encinitas by ranger49

Encinitas Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 103 photos


The sprawling community of Encintas lies between Carlsbad and Solana Beach, about 20 minutes north of San Diego. It offers a contrast between the older settled "village" that grew up close to the coast and along the the 101 and the more recent inland development of New Encinitas a prosperous area with "gated communities" climbing up the hillside to cover the rural villages like Olivehain. Here ranch-type Homes, many with 2 acres of grounds, natural swimming pools, house some of the highest income households in California. But even here we noticed several "Bank Owned " and Foreclosure Sales signs - a grim indication of thepost banking crash times.

A sense of community

I liked the suburban village feel along main road.

It is a busy place with lots of shops, eating places and offices. The highway and the railway track run alongside each other carrying commuters on the Coaster and long distance travellers on the Surfliner.

A place for your pet dogs

Amongst the hustle and bustle it is quite easy to come across areas of greenery. This small community park, just a short distance from the main road, is a haven for dogs at certain times of the day , when under the superviaion of owners, they take some unleashed exercise.
At the bottom of the hill is the ocean. Not a bad place to live!

  • Last visit to Encinitas: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Jun 1, 2010
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    Every now and then, I see a King Quail dart for cover in my garden! There used to be heaps here, but no more.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Quail Gardens, wow, I had no idea. How lovely and I am glad someone preserved it. Nice page!

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