Encinitas

City Info


You’ve got your New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. Yes, each of the five communities is part of Encinitas, but make no mistake that they have distinct personalities. An enclave of artists of every kind, Encinitas is known widely as the “flower growing capital of the world,” but that’s really just one part of what makes this city cool. Just ask resident and surfing legend Rob Machado. Traveling the coast of Encinitas you will encounter the ever-funky Leucadia before hitting Swami’s and the Self Realization Fellowship and then the Cardiff State Beach Campgrounds. And who can forget our polarizing buddy the Cardiff Kook?Heading into New Encinitas amazing restaurants and shops dot the landscape where the younger residents take advantage of the highly regarded school districts.

Population: Approximately 61,588

Housing units: Approximately 25,740

Median income: $63,954

Education: 55.0 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Contact Info


City Hall
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024-3633

Encinitas Sheriff’s Station
175 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-3633
760-966-3500

Graffiti Hotline
760-633-2751

Public Works
760-633-2840

Encinitas Fire and Marine Safety
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024
Fire Prevention: (760) 633-2820
Marine Safety: (760) 633-2800

‘Thorny’ issue getting better along roads

‘Thorny’ issue getting better along roads

ENCINITAS — There was a time that bicyclers riding through Leucadia would avoid the east side of Coast Highway 101 and the west side of Vulcan Avenue between Encinitas and Leucadia boulevards at all cost. The reason: Tiny jagged-shaped thorns that would flatten cyclists tires — from school-aged children to Councilman Tony Kranz and everyone […]

Encinitas celebrates Nimoy with week of ‘Spock Block’

Encinitas celebrates Nimoy with week of ‘Spock Block’

ENCINITAS — Vulcan Avenue: The not-so-final frontier. Voyage a block of this avenue — between D and E streets — for a weeklong mission to celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy — the most prominent of Vulcans. Nimoy, who passed away in February, portrayed the character of Spock from the planet Vulcan in the “Star […]

Barriers on San Elijo Avenue placed as a matter of public safety

Barriers on San Elijo Avenue placed as a matter of public safety

ENCINITAS — It didn’t take Michael Manhard long to express his feelings about the new “additions” to his neighborhood — more than a dozen temporary barriers at the edge of a bluff adjacent to the stretch of San Elijo Avenue where he lives. “Of course I think they’re ugly,” said Manhard, who lives in a […]

First Thursdays kick off spring in Encinitas

First Thursdays kick off spring in Encinitas

Encinitas 101 MainStreet follows its mission and mantra: “Downtown Encinitas — a place to Live, Work, and Play,” in presenting First Thursdays, a free monthly community evening of food, art and entertainment along Coast Highway 101. Originating a few years ago as a means of drawing residents and visitors to eat, drink and shop on […]

Local actress stars in Cuban film

Local actress stars in Cuban film

ENCINITAS — Emmy Harrington was in her sixth-grade play, took a drama class in junior high school and participated in theater productions while attending San Dieguito Academy. But when the former Encinitas resident decided to pursue professional acting she never imagined her career would take her to Cuba. Harrington stars in “La Noche Buena,” a […]

Council honors Spock with a Block for a Week

ENCINITAS — Trekkies and Spock fans of all ages, mark the week of March 26 through April 1 and a trip to Encinitas on your calendars. From March 26 to April 1, Encinitas will temporarily rename the area between Vulcan and Cornish avenues, between D and E streets “Spock Block,” in honor of the Star […]

All SDUHSD applicants get first choice as parents rally for future

All SDUHSD applicants get first choice as parents rally for future

ENCINITAS — All prospective and current San Dieguito Union High School District students who applied for admission to their school of choice during the district’s lottery got into their first-choice school, district officials announced Wednesday. The news comes just a day after nearly 40 parents and students rallied outside of San Dieguito High School Academy […]

New records set in race’s second year

New records set in race’s second year

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Mile saw some of its fastest times recorded yet in the race’s short two-year history, including the possibility of a new world record. Jason Parra, 8, of Lakewood, Calif. may have the new world record in his age group, finishing the mile with a time of 5:34. Race organizers Dan Seidel […]

Arguments to be heard in yoga case

Arguments to be heard in yoga case

ENCINITAS — A conservative rights group’s continued litigation against the Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program returns to court next week when a state appeals court panel will hear arguments in the group’s appeal of the lower court’s ruling. The Fourth District Court of Appeal March 11 will hear oral arguments in Sedlock v. Baird, […]

Speed at the forefront of second annual Encinitas Mile

Speed at the forefront of second annual Encinitas Mile

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Mile is back — all 5,280 feet of it — for the second year in a row. And the sight of running feet covering that mile might look even faster this year when they hit Vulcan Avenue March 15. With an upped prize purse of $2,000, race co-founders Dan Seidel and […]

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