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A+ Encinitas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Encinitas Cost of Living Cost of living is 36% higher than California
Encinitas
18787% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Encinitas cost of living
A Encinitas Crime Total crime is 45% lower than California
Total crime
1,61841% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6241% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Encinitas crime
B+ Encinitas Employment Household income is 58% higher than California
Median household income
$100,69882% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$52,80777% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Encinitas employment
D+ Encinitas Housing Home value is 100% higher than California
Median home value
$820,400344% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,79189% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Encinitas real estate or Encinitas rentals
A+ Encinitas Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than California
High school grad. rates
93%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
67%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:139% higher than the US average
Encinitas K-12 schools

Living in Encinitas, CA

Encinitas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 62,160 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,304 people per square mile, Encinitas is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Encinitas residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Encinitas is known to be family friendly as more than 84% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Encinitas, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around Encinitas, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Encinitas has received a livability score of 80/100. This score is ranked in the 94th percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Encinitas is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Encinitas has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Encinitas ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B+). Regrettably for Encinitas, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Encinitas has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Encinitas: Moonlight Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Leucadia Surf School.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Encinitas gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 166 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Encinitas are 67%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Encinitas real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Encinitas. The median home price for Encinitas homes is $820,400, which is 100.4% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Encinitas, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8.2, which is 28.1% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Encinitas will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Encinitas, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.4%.

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Compare Encinitas, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Encinitas, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Mar Heights, San Diego846.56,860
Carmel Valley, San Diego828.639,559
North City, San Diego816.412,743
Sabre Springs, San Diego8112.114,559
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego799.563,341
Mira Mesa, San Diego7812.171,228
Rancho Bernadino, San Diego7710.844,185
Carmel Mountain, San Diego7611.69,581

Best Cities Near Encinitas, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA854.113,312
Aliso Viejo, CA8245.350,219
Ladera Ranch, CA8240.827,121
Del Mar, CA816.14,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Encinitas, CA80062,160
Coronado, CA8025.624,852
Carlsbad, CA799112,008
Granite Hills, CA7826.93,071

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Attractions8/10
Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
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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 involving water - surfing. Maui Surf Academy, Leucadia Surf School and the South Swell surf lessons all provide residents and visitors with the knowledge needed to entertain themselves on the waves that crash on to the warm California coastline.

If the cruising the waves isn't your form of entertainment, the air may be. I found the Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures to be quite interesting, to say the least. Licensed pilots hoist you into the air in a hot air balloon that is inspected regularly for safety measures. The balloon rides were fantastic!

Moonlight beach offers visitors and residents the chance to relax during the day if they wish. This family beach provides a nice place to rest while the children play in the sand and surf of California. Swami's Beach is available for family fun as well, however it tends to be overcrowded with people involved with Encinitas other recreational sport - surfing. Surfers flock to this beach to enjoy the nice height of the waves.

When the beaches of Encinitas are crowded, you might visit the San Dieguito Heritage Museum for an afternoon of learning about the historical facts of the area. Finishing off the trip, I played a round of golf at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, which sits on a ranch while displaying views of the beautiful ocean side the whole way around.

From the Brookside Garden areas that are set up into two categories of fragrance garden and rose garden, to the tourist attraction of The Civil War in Silver Spring, Maryland's Wheaton-Glenmont region has a sweet, country home style appearance and feel.

During a visit to the Wheaton area, a visit to the various community and neighborhood parks left me with enough of an outsider's opinion about the city as a whole. The residents displayed courteous attention to tourists of their city. From an old-fashioned set of tables set up for checkers in the middle of General Getty Park, to the spa known as "Face by KC", this little city knows how to entertain guests.

The night revealed a small theater presented works from international classical writers such as Pushkin, Moliere, and Chekhov, to name a few. The Stanislavsky Theater Studio also boasts a free program designed to bring students from around the DC area in to the theater crowd.

Barnaby's club is a small pub type of get together place for the residents and visitors of Wheaton. Kick back in the University Street gathering place for relaxing comfort of a good old-fashioned pub style ambiance.
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