New Encinitas boasts the small-town charm of other Encinitas communities, but has more of a suburban feel with newer homes, homeowners associations, condominium communities, and large shopping centers.
The eclectic shops of Leucadia, hiking and riding trails of Olivenhain, and the beaches of Old Encinitas and Cardiff-by-the-Sea are just a short drive away, making New Encinitas an attractive choice for families and professionals alike who want to live in a small town near the beach while also having access to city amenities not too far from home.
Encinitas, as a whole, is known for having highly rated schools, great surfing, and lots of fun community events throughout the year. New Encinitas offers the opportunity to enjoy all of this from newer, more uniform neighborhoods just minutes away. Read More...
The coastal communities of Encinitas have a nostalgic, surf-town feel with the small-town charm of boutiques and locally-owned eateries. Moving East towards New Encinitas will have more of a suburban feel with newer homes and housing tracts intermixed with shopping centers and office buildings.
This neighborhood will appeal more to those in search of an up-to-date, suburban lifestyle. Maintained and manicured lawns accompanied by well-designed streets guide commuters throughout this community.
One of the primary shopping centers in New Encinitas is Encinitas Ranch Town Center, which is located at North El Camino Real and Leucadia Boulevard, and is home to Target, Best Buy, Ross Dress for Less, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Office Depot, Pier 1 Imports, and other major retailers. There is also a variety of eateries in the shopping center, including fast food restaurants and family-friendly restaurant chains, such as El Torito and Chili’s.
New Encinitas will mostly have large, recognizable retailers along North El Camino Real. The shopping district along the Highway 101 Coastal Corridor that runs through Leucadia, Old Encinitas, and Cardiff are just a short drive for residents living in New Encinitas looking for surf shops, sidewalk cafés, and additional specialty shopping.
There are plenty of nearby parks and outdoor spaces in the surrounding Encinitas neighborhoods as well, such as the hiking and riding trails in Olivenhain and Paul Ecke Sports Park, Cottonwood Creek Park, and Mildred MacPherson Park in Old Encinitas. For other sorts of outdoor recreation, there is the San Diego Botanic Garden right at the border between Old Encinitas and New Encinitas, as well as the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course just Northwest of the neighborhood (some consider it part of New Encinitas). The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts several community events throughout the year, including Thursday Family Fun Nights, the Chocolate Festival, the Fairy Festival, and ArtFest.
New Encinitas public schools include the highly regarded Encinitas Unified Elementary School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District. Private schools in the area include Encinitas Country Day School, Grauer School, Saint John The Evangelist School, Sanderling Waldorf School, Rancho Encinitas Academy, and The Rhoades School.
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