Leucadia Information and Highlights

One of five distinctive communities that form the city of Encinitas, California, Leucadia is nestled along the scenic Coast Highway 101, a comfortable 25 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. This beautiful neighborhood, founded in 1885, is mainly composed of single-family homes.

Leucadia is known for its old-fashioned flavor. Groves of eucalyptus trees, quaint boutiques and art exhibits, temperate coastal weather, and excellent beaches make this area a great location for individuals and families looking to escape the hectic atmosphere of big city life.

While Leucadia is a hot spot for numerous forms of outdoor recreation, it is most well known for its surfing. Surfboard signs welcome you as you enter the city, and the three local beaches at Stone Steps, Grandview, and Leucadia State Beach or Beacon’s are open daily almost 24 hours.

With a population of approximately 60,000, the Encinitas community offers residents educational opportunities through three local public school districts, numerous private elementary and high schools, and the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College. California State University-San Marcos and the University of California-San Diego are both within 15 miles of Encinitas. The city also features two libraries, nine shopping centers, and Scripps Memorial Hospital.

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