WHAT BEACH TOWN TO LIVE IN SAN DIEGO?
Many families want to visit San Diego County for various reasons, but more often than we think, many of them end up actually moving here. When the decisive moment comes, the most common situation is to look up houses within a nice beach area. But where exactly? We listed (not in order) our favorite beach towns in the great San Diego County.
The first thing to know about Encinitas is that it’s a great town to raise a family in! The sense of community is very strong, becoming easy to get to know people around as soon as you move in. There are always very friendly people walking around with kids and/or pets waving at you. It’s almost like they know you already.
The city has a variety of restaurants, events, and different activities, making it easier for you to enjoy life with friends and family without having to go too far away from home. There’s always something to do and a place to go.
An interesting thing about Encinitas is that the town was just recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic. So if you are an active surfer or want to learn and meet local people in the water, this is definitely the perfect place to go. If are interested in learning how to surf, there are plenty of surf school option for you to choose. Some of them are the Leucadia Surf School, Maui Surf Academy, and Surfhouse Adventures.
Del Mar is a beautiful beach city rich in history with a unique European charm that delights every visitor and resident. If you’d like to enjoy your mornings with a good breakfast and/or coffee and go for a very pleasant walk by the beach, just go to Caminho Del Mar Street by the Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Park. You’ll find many restaurants and coffee places along with friendly people walking around. By the beach, you’ll always see families having a little ‘fun time’ together, and surfers getting ready to surf.
When it comes to events, Del Mar will not disappoint you. San Diego County Fair is held every summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and it’s considered the largest county fair in the United States. Families and friends from all San Diego County go to the event, where it reaches a record attendance above a million annually. This year will be 26 days of fun, 4,187 attractions, 1,879 concerts, and the prevision are to get 1,609,481 visitors.
But it doesn’t end there, Del Mar held a summer racing that has brought crowds to the city with many Hollywood celebrities. The San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mal Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July – early-September.
Do you think this is enough? Well, not yet. Del Mar also has space to held KAABOO, which is a big 3-day festival that brings popular DJs and singers along with comedians. A great festival for not only young folks but also the older birds who are interested in enjoying some music under the end-of-summer sun.
La Jolla is a hilly seaside community within the city of San Diego where the sense of community is very strong. This helps small businesses to succeed even more because of the local support. It’s very common to see small family-friendly events on the streets from time to time, as well as a specific farmers market that happens every Sunday morning.
Restaurants are one of La Jolla’s fortés. Great for date night or family dinner night, you’ll find a big variety of restaurants’ styles and food options, such as vegan, vegetarian, seafood, etc.
La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Children’s Pool, and Coast Boulevard Park are some of the most visited places by tourists and residents, and you can always do a lot of outdoors activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle, swimming, biking and a lot more.