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Best Places To Live In Encinitas, CA

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  • Encinitas, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 62,160
  • Stopping in Encinitas on a trip a year or so ago, I was amazed at how much the city offered in terms of sports - especially water sports. The residents of Encinitas focus on one main form of recreation…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Del Mar, CA
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km away
  • Population: 4,312
87
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 13,312
  • I've lived in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach, San Luis Obispo Encinitas & Carlsbad SO i've been around! Solana Beach has a down to earth vide, art scene, big events, variety of…[read more]
85
  • Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • Population: 39,559
84
  • Del Mar Heights, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 6,860
84
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 29,356
  • La Jolla is like the Beverly Hills of San Diego. If you aren't a Doctor, or don't make upwards of 70k a year, you probably won't be very comfortable here. Talk about expensive. The beaches are amazing,…[read more]
81
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 112,008
  • We have lived in Carlsbad for 10 years and it is the best place we have ever lived. Neighborhoods are safe, beaches are beautiful, schools are top notch. The downtown area is so nice. It is expensive…[read more]
81
  • Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 63,341
81
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.7km away
  • Population: 2,763
81
  • Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 14,559
80
  • Del Cerro, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.5mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 6,238
79
  • La Jolla Village, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.3mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 6,108
79
  • Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 71,228
  • I have lived in Mira Mesa for ten years. I moved to Mira Mesa from Twenty-nine Palms, California. Mira Mesa is near San Diego. It is bordered by Interstate 15, Interstate 805 on the Los Penasquitos…[read more]
78
  • North City, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.4mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 12,743
78
  • Rancho Bernadino, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 44,185
78
  • University City, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 50,132
78
  • San Carlos, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 14,460
76
  • Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 8,906
76
  • San Marcos, CA
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 91,479
  • I moved to the beautiful town of San Marcos, California just about six years ago. I first went there to attend the California State University San Marcos. My first encounter, therefore, of San Marcos was…[read more]
75
  • Santee, CA
  • City: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 56,839
  • Having lived in Santee, CA, I can tell you that it's not a tourist town, but there are definitely some great things to do. With only about 53,000 people, the city of Santee has a nice small town feel to…[read more]
75
  • Bay Park, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 16,187
74
  • Bonsall, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.7km away
  • Population: 4,294
73
  • Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 29,095
72
  • La Mesa, CA
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.5km away
  • Population: 59,125
  • I'm a San Diego native and I always enjoyed going to La Mesa, its such a quaint area. Cosmos Cafe is probably my all time favorite coffee shop and I really miss it after moving away from the city. Out of…[read more]
72
  • Poway, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 49,675
  • I live in Poway, California, and love it. Poway offers beautiful scenery as well as natural and many fun things to do. One of Poway's biggest attractions is the Old Poway Park. Here, you can see what…[read more]
72
  • Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 9,581
71
  • Clairemont Mesa, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 38,765
  • Clairemont is a wonderful place to live, work and play. It is located about 15 minutes from almost everywhere but with lots of shopping and great restaurants in our community there is often time little…[read more]
71
  • Miramar, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.9mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 2,024
71
  • Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 31,770
71
  • Bay Ho, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 12,154
71
  • Fairbanks Ranch, CA
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • Population: 2,864
70
  • Lake Murray, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.3mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 20,476
70
  • Lake San Marcos, CA
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 4,529
69
  • Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 36,364
69
  • Hidden Meadows, CA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 3,648
69
  • Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 2,072
69
  • North Clairemont, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 15,282
69
  • Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA
  • City: 26.2mi / 42.1km away
  • Population: 20,137
  • Living in Casa De Oro-Mount Helix is refreshing, it is a very nice area in California. There is a great selection of venues to consider when living in Mount Helix. Mount Helix is a good place for a low…[read more]
68
  • Moreno Mission, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.7mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 9,691
67
  • Talmadge, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 9,733
67
  • Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 9,484
  • This is a great, safe area to raise your family! Pretty good weather when comparing to other states I've lived in. Neighbors keep up with their homes or hire someone who does the work for them. They…[read more]
67
  • Escondido, CA
  • City: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 149,912
  • Ever since the first time I visited California, I had a good impression and after visiting the wonderful city of Escondido I can still say the same! Escondido is a beautiful city which blends modern…[read more]
67
  • Normal Heights, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.3mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 15,186
66
  • Winter Gardens, CA
  • City: 24.5mi / 39.4km away
  • Population: 21,255
  • I love the community feel of Winter Gardens California. This is one of the best places to live if your looking to relocate to this state. While being a small town, Winter Gardens is packed full of…[read more]
66
  • Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.1mi / 30.7km away
  • Population: 20,893
  • I lived in Tierrasanta for three years. I was always bored. They have a couple grocery stores (and by a couple I literally mean like two), they don't have a mall except little strips of shops next door…[read more]
65
  • Camp Pendleton South, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 12,491
  • Living in Camp Pendleton South might not be exactly what you thought you were getting when you moved to a marine base, but this Southern California base is close to all the things that make living in…[read more]
64
  • Grantville, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 14,104
64
  • Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 7,490
63
  • Oceanside, CA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 173,829
  • Oceanside, California is a wonderful city in Southern California that is located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Oceanside has a perfect climate and 3.5 miles of the most beautiful beaches in…[read more]
63
  • Vista, CA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 98,560
  • So vista is a safe city to live in and it's not a "Hood" like wannabe "thugs" say it. Is theirs some gunshots from time to time, but overall it's pretty cool and there is some soccer fields that are good…[read more]
62
  • Camp Pendleton North, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km away
  • Population: 7,885

Listed above are the best places to live in Encinitas, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Encinitas, CA, followed by the best places to live near Encinitas, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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