About Cardiff By The Sea Real Estate
Cardiff by the Sea, commonly referred to as Cardiff by residents, is a small community of beachfront and ocean view homes nestled between Encinitas and Solana Beach in North San Diego County. Cardiff by the Sea real estate was originally developed by Frank Cullen who named it after his wife’s hometown of Cardiff, Wales and gave many streets English names such as Manchester, Glasgow, and Westminster. For many years the town’s only industry was kelp seaweed processing. In 1986 the area was incorporated into the City of Encinitas and now has approximately 11,000 residents. It is just over 30 minutes to downtown San Diego on the I-5 Freeway. The neighborhood has its own K-6 Schools and older students attend schools in the San Dieguito High School District.
Cardiff by the Sea Homes
Cardiff is a quaint and funky village, home to many professional surfers, skateboarders and other athletes, musicians and artists. The neighborhood’s 2.6 miles of coastline boast some of the best surfing on the west coast and the area hosts many surfing events. Along with the neighboring towns of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Cardiff homes in zip code 92007 are in high demand by beach lovers. Cardiff by the Sea real estate offers endless opportunities for recreational activities, including the oceanfront Cardiff State Beach Campground and several parks. Nature lovers will enjoy jogging, hiking, bird watching, at San Elijo Lagoon and biking.
Delightful coffee shops, and dining can be found all along this stretch of Highway 101. This “Restaurant Row” is mostly oceanfront and ocean view dining with the Beach House, Chart House, Ki’s and Las Olas right on Highway 101. Don’t forget to visit VG’s Donuts, a popular hangout, or Giovannis Italian.
There are about 4500 homes in Cardiff by the Sea. Housing wise, it is diverse area with an eclectic mix of original 1950s beach cottages, newly constructed contemporaries or remodeled homes on 2-4 levels. You won’t find tract houses for sale in Cardiff. Many Cardiff homes are on small lots, but take advantage ocean views with vertical construction. The priciest homes in Cardiff are often in the Composer District which is on the north end of town. “The Walking District” is west of I-5 is proud of its “walkability” although you don’t see sidewalks on many of the residential streets. The reason many wish to call this area home is the opportunity to have a unique coastal home, often with a great view, with a small town/village feel that is close to the beach, surfing, and complements an active lifestyle.
Entry level homes for sale in Cardiff by the Sea start in the $800,000’s and $900,000’s. Single family homes prices go up to about $5 million with the average sale price around $1.5 million. There are a few condos available, but most Cardiff real estate consists of single family houses. Contact The San Diego Realty Pros, Geoffrey Schiering, for more information about Cardiff by the Sea real estate or to schedule an appointment to see inside any homes for sale in Cardiff. Call 619-200-7612.