Welcome to Encinitas. Originally known for being the poinsettia growing capital of the world, Encinitas is now a picturesque family friendly coastal city. It is made up of several smaller highly desirable communities such as Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia, Olivenhain as well as Encinitas proper. These unique areas offer their own style and real estate opportunities. With its ideal climate, Encinitas offers a little bit of everything from coastal beach living for the surfer at heart, to larger hillside properties with acreage for those desiring more spacious surroundings. Encinitas has something for everyone and when it comes to North San Diego County real estate there may not be a better place to call home.