Cardiff By The Sea Real Estate is considered to be one of the same with Encinitas Real Estate. Once an individual city, Cardiff by the Sea is now a neighborhood amongst the city of Encinitas. The city of Encinitas is a great place to live filled with sophistication and style.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, usually referred to as Cardiff, is a beach community located in Encinitas, bordering Solana Beach to the south in San Diego County, California. The Pacific Ocean is to the west of Cardiff, Encinitas on its east and north, and a beach and lagoon on its south. With a population of under 12,000, Cardiff-by-the-Sea operates as part of the city of Encinitas, but unlike the other communities that comprise Encinitas, has its own ZIP code (92007).

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a classic Southern California beach town that boasts a moderate climate, breathtaking views, two miles of Pacific coastline, a 900-acre ecological reserve, world-class surfing and lovely residents who take pride in their community.

Locals and tourists alike enjoy this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, yoga studios, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a linear organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities. Cardiff-by-the-Sea thrives year-round and it’s not unusual to find people sunbathing on the beach in January.

In 1911, this former farming community began to develop Cardiff, when developer J. Frank Cullen broke ground to build new homes. It is reported by the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce that it was Frank Cullen’s wife, a native of Cardiff, Wales, who persuaded him to name the community, “Cardiff”. Many streets in Cardiff bear names this English-born landowner grew up with in his native UK. The names of, “Birmingham”, “Oxford”, “Chesterfield” and “Manchester” are major streets in this city.
According to the 2010 Census, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is 71% white, 21% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 1% African-American and 4% Other
Cardiff is also home to a few well-known surf spots, such as Swami’s and Cardiff Reef.

Notable residents
Mark Allen, former professional triathlete
Jon Foreman, singer/guitarist for Switchfoot
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, professional skateboarder
Peter Laszlo, All-American Golfer at UCLA
Chalmers Johnson, historian and author of the Blowback trilogy
Jonathan Jones, Singer for the bands Waking Ashland and We Shot the Moon
Frances Lee, silent film actress
Rob Machado, professional surfer
Marion Ross, actress