Located approximately 25 miles north of San Diego and about 95 miles south of Los Angeles, Encinitas has been recognized by national publications as one of the most desirable cities in the Nation to live in. A large city with a laid back, beachy vibe, high-end taste and style that epitomizes Southern California cool. This is a city that takes it's health seriously, and offers a plethora of outdoor and pet-friendly activities.
Encinitas, California's estimated population is 63,184 according to the most recent United States census estimates. The population density is 3358.76 people/mi² (1296.82 people/km²), with a household density of 540.22 people/km² (1399.18 people/mi²). You can find more in-depth demographics and econimic data here.
In the year 1669, Gaspar de Portola named the area of Encinitas "Encina CAnada", meaning "hills of live oaks" in spanish. In 1881, Jabez Pitcher filed a claim for 160 acres where the Encinitas Civic Center is now located. In 1870 English spiritualists settled in North Encinitas and named it Leucadia. In 1875 the McKinnon family settled in the Cardiff area and in 1909, J. Frank Cullen bought a big part of San Elijo, established streets and lots and named it "Cardiff-by-the-Sea". Today, Encinitas consists of five communities with very distinct personalities. “Historic Encinitas” is the stretch of Highway 101 that runs parallel to the beaches and ocean. “New Encinitas” centers on El Camino Real. Lovely homes dot the hillside in “Cardiff-by-the-Sea”. “Leucadia” is famous for its giant eucalyptus trees along Coast Highway and “Olivenhain” offers some incredible open horse country, pastures, and a rural vibe just minutes from the Ocean.
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