Cardiff By The Sea Real Estate

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Community Profile

Simply referred to as Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this suburban community is in the North Coastal County region. The community has a Zip code, 92007 and it's situated south of the city between Solana Beach and Encinitas. Home to over 10,000 people, its relatively small size helps the community maintain a low crime rate. The Pacific Ocean forms its western border and many homes boast fantastic ocean views.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Real Estate

Cardiff-by-the-Sea may have its own zip code but technically it’s part of Encinitas. Although it began development in 1911, the community was initially founded as an agricultural enclave. J. Frank Cullen began to build new homes in the area and his wife, a native of Cardiff convinced him to give the community its name after her hometown. As a result, many of the area's street names are named after cities in the UK. Cardiff features charming, small neighborhoods with a nice mix of single-family homes, condos, and townhomes that give it a delightful laid back feel.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea homes for sale range from small, 2 bedroom homes to larger 4 bedroom properties. Smaller communities with home prices that range in the mid-six-figure region include Orinda Village, Cardiff Seacliff, and Mozart Creek. Larger communities such as Park Place, Cardiff Cove, and Cardiff Park have lists prices that can climb to over $1 million depending on the views.

Buyers will also find a limited amount of land ready to be developed. Residences feature wide dormer windows, spacious stone patios, and columned walkways. Cardiff-by-the-Sea real estate is characterized by exceptional ocean views along with easy access to the beach and other natural resources.

Recreation and Entertainment

Few places in the country serve up opportunities to enjoy the gorgeous year-round weather like Cardiff-by-the Sea. You will find some of the best surfing in San Diego County at Pipes, Cardiff Reef, and Swamis. Surfing enthusiasts can even show off their prowess to those cruising on Highway 101 which overlooks a few choice spots.

Outdoor aficionados will appreciate a more thoughtful option, in which low tides reveal fifty feet of tidal pools to explore as well as a walkable beach. Residents can also stroll the natural gems only found in this area including Carpentier Parkway.

Amidst the natural surroundings, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve offers eight miles of hiking trails that nature lovers can take advantage of. As the largest wetlands reserve in San Diego County, the reserve offers plenty to see and do for anglers, birders, and photographers.

Family Friendly

The neighborhood is centered on Glen Park which provides a regular meeting space for families. Park amenities include volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, a children’s play area, and a horseshoe. There are several other small parks sprinkled throughout the neighborhood including Encinitas Community Park which features ball fields and a skate park.

Keep the family busy all year round with a host of entertainment and cultural attractions that bring the community alive. Garden lovers appreciate yearly events such as the Encinitas Garden Festival while dog lovers are not left behind with their very own Dog Days of Summer event. Every December, the Kringle Mingle offers fun for the whole family. After working an appetite outdoors, both locals and guests can taste the culinary delights of Restaurant Row as well as the local breweries and vintners.

Educational Opportunities in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The Cardiff School District serves families living in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with two local schools: Ada Harris Elementary and Cardiff Elementary. Students attend middle and high schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District for higher-level education. Take a break from the world to go into your imaginative world with the books at The Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library.

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