Olivenhain homes are sweetly-located between La Costa and Rancho Santa Fe and enjoy a quiet rural setting. The eastern-most neighborhood in the City of Encinitas and offers upscale country living just a short drive from downtown. Walking and riding trails meander through the neighborhood, and historic landmarks dot the landscape.
A semi-rural community made up of mostly custom-built, detached homes on lots that range in size from about .5 acres to five acres. Gently rolling hills, small ranches, and two-lane roads that wind through the community past rail fences and horse stables give this small community the country feel that residents hold dear and visitors quickly fall in love with. Read More...
Many homes enjoy ocean views. Residents also enjoy stargazing that is unmatched in most of the towns along the coast in North County due to Olivenhain’s Dark Skies Policy, which reduces light pollution by placing restrictions on outdoor lighting used on tennis courts, streets and other structures in the community.
Primarily a residential community with few stores or restaurants within the neighborhood. The primary shopping location where most residents in this area complete day-to-day errands is the area around Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real, which is along the southwestern border of Olivenhain. Here you will find the West Village Shopping Center and stores like Vons, Trader Joe’s and T.J. Maxx. A bit further north on El Camino Real, you will find Target, The Home Depot and other larger chain retailers. Encinitas and Carlsbad are just a short drive away. This allows Olivenhain residents to enjoy a quiet, country lifestyle in close proximity to city amenities.
Close proximity to many of North County’s most popular outdoor recreation areas and for the many walking, biking and horseback riding trails that meander throughout the neighborhood. Access to an extensive network of trails can be found at the end of Taegan Lane, and part of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is located within the Olivenhain community, which includes the dog-friendly, three-mile San Elijo Lagoon Trail.
Public school students living in Olivenhain are served by the highly rated Encinitas Union School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.
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