The coastal city of Encinitas is a 'surfers paradise'. Situated just south of Carlsbad, north of Cardiff and Solana Beach, Encinitas boasts beautiful Moonlight beach, the famous 'Swami's' surfing break and is home to some of the best runners, triathletes and surfers in the world. The Scripps Encinitas Hospital complex just west of the I-5 on Santa Fe Dr., is one of San Diego's finest health care facilities. Encinitas is also home to the famous Paul Ecke Poinsettia Ranch and the laid back beach community of Leucadia, where time seems to have stopped in the 50's! Settled by German immigrants in 1885, the rural enclave of Olivenhain with its custom homes and horse properties, lies on the east side of Encinitas adjacent to Rancho Santa Fe. Encinitas restaurants, shopping areas and beautiful tree lined neighborhoods make it one of the most desirable areas of San Diego to live in. For more detailed information on Encinitas please click on the adjoining area links.