If you’re looking for a slower pace of life in a quiet, community with a laid-back vibe, look no further. Solana Beach, California is one of San Diego’s best coastal towns with a select, affluent population of less than 13,000. Situated in North County San Diego and bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, exclusive Rancho Santa Fe to the east, and luxurious Del Mar to the south, Solana Beach is an ideal place to call home. Residents enjoy the year-round beautiful weather and cool ocean breezes along the 1.7 miles of tranquil Pacific coastline. The well-planned coastal neighborhoods offer up breathtaking ocean views and a very tight neighborly community.
Real estate here has a clean, natural feel reflecting the sense of harmony with the enduring surroundings of blue sea and pristine coastline, with a connection to nature that is rare nowadays. The charming, tranquil village feel complements the community’s enjoyment of the natural world and dedication to protecting it. It’s not surprising that Solana Beach was the first city in the US to enact a smoking ban. This leads to unspoiled beaches, setting a trend that many other coastal Californian towns followed. Residents watch the sunsets at Fletcher Cove, and take environmental protection seriously to preserve this treasured seaside spot
Solana Beach homes include quaint beach cottages where you can enjoy dramatic, sunny views set against the Pacific backdrop. They stretch inland to more exclusive estates offering more space for larger families or those desiring a little extra luxury. The area contains many established homes as well as some newer developments, and for those with a love of history, the Eden Gardens neighborhood is one of the oldest residential areas that was founded by Mexican farmers working for ranch owners in nearby Rancho Santa Fe. In addition, the area has a fascinating past. The first settlers arrived in Solana Beach as early as 1886, and knew the area as “Lockwood Mesa”.
Potential buyers can be assured that despite being a small community, economy is strong with more than 85 art galleries, boutiques, cafes and stores in the Cedros Design District, and the area is served by several premier schools. Great dining, nightlife, golfing and hiking are also available, and downtown San Diego is only a 30 minute drive, so residing in Solana Beach offers the perfect blend of peaceful living set within convenient reach of big city facilities.
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