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San Diego - North Coast Community

North County Coastal, San Diego extends up the coast line beginning in Del Mar, and travelling north up to Orange County. Home prices demand a premium along the coastal belt, and are generally lower as one moves further back from the ocean.  Carlsbad encompasses 4 entire zip codes and has a population of over 100,000 strong. It is an area that offers a multitude of housing options, both detached and attached, and where area is so widespread, and there are many properties to choose from, often times homes here can be obtained at a very good value on a cost per square footage basis, paired with well rated local schools. Within the area everyone can enjoy amenities such as water sports on the Batiquitos Lagoon, and many of the local golf course options in La Costa. Families also take advantage of Legoland and their famous water park right in town.

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Del Mar

This quite popular ocean side town, Del Mar has a quaint existence like no other coastal town. Perhaps it is the preservation of the historic village from which the town or Del Mar surrounds itself by, or perhaps it is the people whom call Del Mar their home. It offers a nice place to settle into with a good degree of privacy with the thanks of mature trees and curved streets. The beaches are spectacular, and the town follows I-5, and The Coaster train so commuting is made easy through these alternative options.
Del Mar has numbered streets that run east to west and end at the ocean. Del Mar has nicely sloping neighborhoods, to allow many of the properties to capture the gorgeous views of the ocean and lagoons.

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Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley was developed in the 1990's and took full advantage of the rolling hills and gorgeous vista views of the ocean and local canyons just to the east of Del Mar. The area surrounds various company's along the I-5 corridor and these impressive master-planned communites have earned its position among the list of most highly ranked schools in the area. Residents take advantage of the various convenient shopping centers strategically located nearby. If you are seeking a property built in the 1990's and newer need a property with multiple bedrooms that are at more affordable prices, Carmel Valley may be a suitable option for you.  Back to Communities List


Olivenhain is a small residential area that shares the 92024 Zip code with Encinitas it's western coastal neighbor. It borders Rancho Santa Fe to ti's west, and in step with the region it is a haven for horse properties and fertile rolling landscape. Lot sizes are on an average of about two acreas, and properties tend to be of the larger variety as well, albeit not quite as large as properties found in Rancho Santa Fe. Back to Communities List

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is the quintessential luxury home destination within the San Diego North Coastal community. Resdients of this quiet equestrian community enjoy wonderful mature trees and lush vegatation in an oasis-like inland setting. Many of hte lots in Rancho Santa Fe are over 2 acres, and many are several acres. The majority of homes within Rancho Santa Fe are privately gated or within several gated communities. Homes here are on average two times larger than that of the homes in neighboring coastal areas. Many of the homes in the community are built with privacy and security in mind. Some of the most successful individuals in the country call "Rancho' their home. 


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Solana Beach

Becoming ever popular, this small coastal town continues to rise in popularity. In 1986 The Cedros Design District was formed, which is an area containing artisan shops, designer building showrooms, and boutiques. The area has become a destination for designers and local consumers and has spawned the local economy and opened up the eyes of many to Solana Beach as more than just a traditional beach town. Some favorites in the area are "The Belly Up", a fantastic venue to hear some of the popular national acts of yesteryear, and "The Warehouse" antique mall.  Solana Beach meets Del Mar to it's south, and of close proximity as well to the Del Mar Racetrack. Closer to the ocean on the South side of Solana are a series of properties featuring condo and townhomes. Further to the north many of the coastal bluff properties are single family homes.


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Cardiff By-The-Sea

Cardiff might just be the next hot area along the Cardiff-Encinitas corridor of coastal route 101. For the many that would love to call Cardiff home, a tight inventory coupled by consistent demand keeps these properties priced towards the higher tier. Cardiff got it British namesake, because it's original developer, Frank Cullen, prior to becoming a resident of San Diego, was a native of Cardiff, Wales.

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Just south of Carlsbad, Encinitas is a charming coastal city that houses one of California's oldest and still active movie theatres, La Paloma Theatre, dating back to 1928. It is also the location of one of the most popular beaches called Moonlight Beach. This beach is ideal for all ages, it has several volleyball courts, a large playground for kids, several public restrooms and showers, and its own snack bar. Every year the Woodie Festival features some of the most rare original and restored wood-sided surfing vehicles in existence. The festival is coupled with music, prizes, and great food. This event typifies the local surf culture that is comprised of young 'groms', adolescents, corporate professionals who make the time for early morning or late afternoon rides, and 'old dogs' who have had surfing in their lives for generations. The northern tip of Encinitas is referred to Olivenhain known for it's plentiful olive groves, and today the location of some very exclusive private ocean front detached luxury properties.   

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Carlsbad is a behemoth community that houses the largest population in Coastal San Diego and encompasses just shy of 40 square miles.  Two of the 4 Carlsbad zip codes are coastal facing, and the other two are directly east. Carsbad houses the world famous La Costa area golf courses and spas, and it is a peaceful and affordable alternative to home buyers that are seeking lower cost per square footage properties. Those requiring several bedrooms, we often recommend Carlsbad be a top consideration if the budget will not allow in other locales. Carlsbad has a healthy inventory of single family homes, town homes, and condo properties to choose from in gated and non gated communities. Carlsbad Village is another quaint coastal commerce area with nice restaurants, shops, and a great walking path that follows miles and miles along the shore.

Oceanside, California

Oceanside is the literally 'the last stop on the train", and the last coastal city in San Diego prior to reaching Orange County. Over the past few years there has been a tremendous effort to re-develop the coastal area with affordable, and impressive residential townhomes, and condo options within close proximity to the beach. The Strand is the ocean front street housing homes and condos that are directly ocean facing.  The Oceanside Pier divided the North and South side of the Strand.

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