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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Encinitas is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 62,713. Encinitas is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Encinitas offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Encinitas there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Encinitas and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Encinitas are highly rated.
About Encinitas...
Population
62,713

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$913,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,886
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Encinitas Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    666.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Encinitas

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,175
National
$55,322
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Encinitas Reviews

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A beautiful place along the southern California coastline. No complaints about the sun and surf, and spending my late childhood in this quiet beachy town. However, it tends to be a bubble in terms of perspective and awareness and I'd like to see citizens here take the initiative to educate themselves more on a myriad of issues - race, education, healthcare disparities, etc. In a place that tends to feel like paradise, people here forget that there are problems that are indirectly and directly caused by their participation in commercialism, and certain industries that exploit other groups of people to a great extent.
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I feel safe in Encinitas. People are kind, friendly and helpful. It is very family oriented with a lot of parks: playground structures, dog parks, skate parks and trails in the city and surrounding areas. Best of all are the beaches!
Encinitas is a beautiful city with incredible scenery and lots of lovely people. The city is very liberal in general, but there remains many conservatives; for California, we are a very balanced city. The public education is incredible and there are many high schools that rank in the top of the nation for both academics and athletics. There is lot's to do at night time for young adults and teenagers and the city is extremely safe. Although very pricey, the local markets and grocery stores have incredible, healthy food options. The people here are wonderful by my experience, and you can always meet new people at the beach, a social event, or at a bar downtown.