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Encinitas

Encinitas, CA Real EstateEncinitas is a coastal beach city in San Diego County, California. Located within Southern California, it is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego in North County and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 59,518, up from 58,014 at the 2000 census. Encinitas is known for its mild climate and surf scene. The largest single industry in the city is the growing of ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias.

Annual events

The Annual Fall Festival, formerly known as the Poinsettia Festival, is held each November in downtown Encinitas.

The Wavecrest Woodie Meet takes place once a year on the third Saturday of September at Moonlight State Beach. It is the largest rally of wooden bodied vehicles in the world and it is free to the public and to participants.

The Annual OktoberFest is held the third Sunday in September to coincide with the start of the Oktoberfest celebrations in Germany. This is the only community event in Encinitas that takes place in “new Encinitas.”

Museums and other points of interest

The Lux Art Institute and San Dieguito Heritage Museum are located in Encinitas. Other points of interest include the San Diego Botanic Garden, Self-Realization Fellowship temple and Hermitage, historic La Paloma Theater, Moonlight Beach, and one of California’s classic downtowns along historic Coast Highway 101. Surfing is a popular activity in Encinitas, particularly at Swami’s, which is rated in the top 5 surf locations in the world and is mentioned in a verse of The Beach Boys’ song “Surfin’ USA.”

source: wikipedia.org


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