The city of Encinitas was founded over 100 years ago and is characterized by beautiful coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills. The first inhabitants were Indians called the San Dieguios, the La Jollans, and the Diegueno’s. In 1669 the Governor of Baja California, Gaspar de Portola, led an expedition throughout the San Diego and Monterey areas and chose the name Encinitas for the small oak trees on the surrounding hills.

Encinitas is now made up of five communities that take pride in their own distinct personalities: Historic Encinitas, New Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia, and Olivenhain.

·Old Encinitas: a small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing styles. The Encinitas welcome arch, the famous surf break Swamis, and the early 20th century La Paloma Theater are located here. Old Encinitas is divided from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge.

·New Encinitas: a newer region which features golf courses, many shopping centers, and composed of larger tract homes.

·Olivenhain: a semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas, composed of mostly single family homes, an active 4-H Club, and several private equestrian facilities. Olivenhain connects to Rancho Santa Fe via Encinitas Blvd.

·Leucadia: a coastal community of the city. Leucadia features tree-lined streets and boulevards. The community features art galleries, unusual stores, and restaurants, along with single family homes.

·Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community, which features streets named after British cities and classical composers, the Lux Art Institute, and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.




The beaches in Encinitas are outstanding. There are miles of beach that stretch between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and La Costa. The surfing is world-class and many surf contests are held throughout the year in Encinitas.

Golf enthusiasts will also enjoy Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, a championship 8 hole par 72 course with panoramic ocean views.

Downtown 101 is a coastal shopping district over 100 years old featuring historic architecture, quaint shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants framed by beautiful flower baskets.

Choosing the Best Realtor:

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Encinitas, it’s important for you to choose the best Realtor to save you time and money. Realtor Brent Ringoot is a California native who enjoys helping families and individuals make smart decisions when investing in San Diego real estate. For sellers, Brent takes an aggressive marketing approach to get homes sold for top dollar in the shortest amount of time. When working with buyers, his networking savvy and intensive research uncovers great values. Brent is pleasant to work with and demonstrates a sense of mental toughness when negotiating the best price for his clients. He is honest and loyal to his buyers and sellers and has a proven professionalism to get the job done. Because of Brent’s background and extensive knowledge of the San Diego area, he now specializes in helping his clients buy and sell golf and coastal properties.

For more information about buying or selling a home in this community, contact Realtor Brent Ringoot at (858) 243-3673