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Encinitas & Leucadia, CA
zip code: 92024
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Encinitas is a coastal beach city in the northern section of San Diego County.
It is located about 25 miles north of San Diego, and about 95 miles south of Los Angeles.
The city was incorporated in 1986 from the communities of historic Encinitas, new Encinitas (Village Park, etc.), Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. These aforementioned communities continue to retain their own unique identities.
The largest single industry is the growing of ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias.
Encinitas can be divided into five areas:
Old Encinitas: a small beachside area featuring a mix of businesses and housing styles. The Encinitas welcome arch is located here. Old Encinitas is split from New Encinitas by a low coastal ridge.
New Encinitas: a newer region which featuring a golf course and composed of larger tract homes and many shopping centers.
Olivenhain: a semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas, composed of mostly single family homes and an active 4-H Club.
Leucadia: an older 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, famous surf break Swamis and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.0 square miles. Of that 18.8 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles of it (5.89%) is water. The city's elevation ranges between sea level and 180 meters above sea level.
Encinitas lies along rugged coastal terrain. The city is bisected by a low lying coastal ridge that separates new and old Encinitas. In the north of the city the coast rises in elevation and the land is raised up in the form of many coastal bluffs.
The city is surrounded by Agua Hedionda Lagoon and San Elijo Lagoon to the north and south respectively.
The climate is very mild. Average daily high temperature is 72°F. Temperatures below 40°F and above 85°F are rare.
Average rainfall is about 10 inches per year. As with much of the South Coast area, the region experiences June Gloom and May Gray; marine layer covering the coast.
Arts and Culture
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.
In 2011 an artist illegally (by-passing city permits) installed a 10 by 10 foot mosaic of the Virgen de Guadalupe surfing on a concrete pylon in the city leading to a battle over whether it should be removed or preserved. It was christened the Surfing Madonna by the media and public… It has been ordered by the City of Encinitas to be removed.
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, 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."
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