What: A coastal beach city known for being the "flower growing capital" as the growing of ornamental flowers particularly poinsettias is the largest industry in the area. Coastal Living named it one of its "coastal dream towns" and Surf magazine named it as one of the top ten places to surf in the United States.
When: Incorporated as a city in 1986 from the communities of historic Encinitas, new Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivehain.
Where: Located within San Diego County, 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles, Encinitas stretches along 6 miles of Pacific coastline.
Why: We have some friends that live in San Diego who have been raving about how beautiful the area is and on a day like today I am dreaming of someplace warm and sunny as opposed to raining and 38 degrees....
How many: 59,518 (2010)
- Bull Taco - looks like a go to place for "inauthentic mexican" (their tagline)
- Q'ero Restaurant - highly reviewed Peruvian and South American cuisine restaurant
- VG Bakery - or Very Good Bakery specializes in what they call old fashion style of baking - looks yummy!
- Jorge's Mexicatessen - looks like the real deal and a place I would definitely want to try
For this edition of the realty round up, I decided to think BIG and embrace how expensive the real estate market is in Southern California. As such, I thought I would just skip to the million dollar listings...
House #1: $4,650,000
This is a stunner. Right on the water, lots of space and nice finishes. I can only imagine how incredible it would be to wake up to this view every morning.
House #2: $5,900,000
This grand estate features 6 fireplaces, a 1200 sq.ft. guest house, pool & spa w/waterfall, putting green/sand bunker, zoning for 3 horses with 3 stall barn, riding ring and 4 pastures -just to point out a few details....
House #3: $11,500,000
This 11,200 square foot home is described as the perfect family retreat....It has 8 bedrooms and 8 baths, a theater room, a pool house, tennis court and stables.
House #4: $27,000,000
Finishing of the list is this $27 million dollar home. This 16,305 square feet house has 8 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, grand living spaces with exposed beams, a separate gym and spa area, stables, a pool, tennis court and over 15 acres of land. Wow wow wow!
Happy dreaming and have a good weekend!