If you enjoy charming beach culture, a place where people enjoying themselves and being a part of an energetic and eclectic community, then Encinitas may be just the spot for you. There are 5 smaller communities in Encinitas, each one with its own distinct feel, offering those looking to reside in this beach community plenty of options to find the niche that’s right for them. All walks of life flock here to create a colorful environment, rivaled in color only by the multitude of some of America’s prettiest flowers growing everywhere. If you would enjoy going to the beach daily and experience the contagious vitality of an energetic community, then you may find your dream in Encinitas.
ENCINITAS COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Average daily high is 72° F
Old Encinitas is a small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing styles. The Encinitas welcome arch and famous surf break Swamis and the early 20th century La Paloma Theater are located here. Old Encinitas is split from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge.
New Encinitas is a newer region which features golf courses, many shopping centers, and composed of larger tract homes.
Olivenhain is a semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas, composed of mostly single family homes and boasts an active 4-H Club as well as several private equestrian facilities. Olivenhain connects to Rancho Santa Fe via Encinitas Blvd.
This area is an older community in Encinitas. Leucadia features tree lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, and restaurants, along with single family homes.
Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community, Cardiff-by-the-Sea features streets named after British cities and classical composers, the Lux Art Institute, and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.
*This information is from Wikipedia.org
Ada Harris Elementary School
Cardiff Elementary School
Capri Elementary School
Encinitas Country Day School (private)
Flora Vista Elementary School
Ocean Knoll Elementary School
Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School
Park Dale Lane Elementary School
Paul Ecke Central Elementary School
Rancho Encinitas Academy (private)
The Rhoades School (private)
Saint John The Evangelist School (private)
Sanderling Waldorf School (private)
Diegueño Middle School
Encinitas Country Day School (private Middle School)
Grauer School (private)
Oak Crest Middle School
The Rhoades School (private)
Grauer School (Private, college preparatory)
San Dieguito Academy
La Costa Canyon High School
Sunset Continuation High School
California Institute for Human Science
Mira Costa College, San Elijo Campus
St. Katherine College
Cardiff School District
Encinitas Union School District
Mira Costa College District
San Dieguito Union High School District
TAXES & FEES
The property tax rate is 1%, plus any bonds, fees, or special charges, which adds up to approximately 1.2% of the total purchase price. (In general, you can calculate your monthly tax payment by dividing the purchase price by 1000.) The tax rates in Encinitas are fairly similar to most cities in California and increase only 2% a year, for as long as you own the home (unlike other states where your home can be reassessed and rates increased as needed).
Most new neighborhoods in San Diego County have Mello-Roos fees. These fees help cover the costs for new roads, schools, parks, libraries, and other community services in developing areas. Local governments and developers create Community Facilities Districts in order to sell tax-exempt bonds, which homeowners then pay back through a supplemental tax bill. Each home/lot’s Mello-Roos fees differ due to the fact that every home is assessed when it is sold for the first time. The Mello-Roos information for a home is available from the tax assessor and is typically published in the MLS as well.