Encinitas, California


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What's it like to live in Encinitas?

Carlsbad vs Encinitas

I live in Carlsbad but lived in both places. Encinitas "downtown" is a bit nicer and less touristy than Carlsbad Village but still pretty packed all the time. Carlsbad is more newer suburban tract style housing. Carlsbad is also geographically huge so like you can live in Carlsbad and be close to Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista or Encinitas depending on where you live. If I could chose to live anywhere id pick Encinitas but Carlsbad was more affordable for us. That being said we are a close enough to Encinitas that it doesn't really matter that much.

Carlsbad vs Encinitas

I’ve lived in both and both places are wonderful the raise a family. Encinitas is my favorite. It has such a unique vibe that’s different than anywhere else in the area. Carlsbad is a little more… cookie cutter? There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the definition of suburban living. No matter which you choose, you can enjoy the perks of the other since they are next to each other.

Ocean Beach/Encinitas Comparison

Lived in Encinitas/Leucadia for a couple years. It has it's perks. It's definitely more spread out than OB, definitely more family oriented. Was rad 10 years ago now seems to be heading the way of over development, but that's everywhere. I like surfing in Encinitas better, def feel single life is better in south San Diego for a 40 something. Especially since your near San Diego city, North Park etc. To each their own, I would go to enci if I had a family. Oh and if you work in general city of San Diego traffic headed back North can be a killer, especially during fair/race season.

What I wish I knew before moving to Encinitas