Solana Beach, California

Solana Beach Area and Community Information

Solana Beach, California, is an affluent community located along the Pacific Ocean. It is just north of the horse racing track at Del Mar, in northernmost San Diego County. The approximately 13,000 residents can easily travel down to San Diego or up to Los Angeles via Interstate 5.


Spanish explorers visited the region in the mid-18th century. However, the first settlers that lived in today's Solana Beach were the Joneses, who arrived in the 1880s. The community that eventually developed here was originally called Lockwood Mesa. An important moment in the history of the community was the building of the Lake Hodges Dam in the World War I era. Col. Ed Fletcher bought land to create a town center in 1922. He paid $20 per acre. The name was eventually updated to Solana Beach, and the community was incorporated in 1986.

Parks and Recreation

At Fletcher Cove Park Fletcher Cove Park, those with Solana Beach real estate can enjoy swimming, fishing and surfing. High atop the bluffs, players gather for a game of basketball. Hikers and bikers alike can enjoy the trails that are routed along the beach and on the bluffs. Tuesday evenings bring concerts to the park during the summer season.

At Tide Beach Park, popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing. The tide pools left by the receding waters are both fascinating and scenic.

Attractions and Activities

The North Coast Repertory Theatre  in Solana Beach has developed a reputation as one of the better community theaters in southern California. The talented actors perform a diverse selection of both classic and contemporary theatrical plays.

The Solana Beach farmers market is a favorite destination for many with Solana Beach CA homes. The market is found in the Cedros Design District, near the historic train depot. While you're there, enjoy the antique shops and eclectic boutiques.


The Fiesta Del Sol one of the community's major annual events that is held every May. The kids can try the llama rides and the small, kid-size train. Over 50,000 people, many of them with Solana Beach homes, enjoy the offerings of the international food court while they take in the live bands and the other acts.

The real estate in Solana Beach ranges from luxurious estates with water views to more affordable bungalows not far from the beach. Million-dollar Solana Beach homes for sale are not uncommon, but the prospective Solana Beach home buyer can also find more affordable homes for sale in Solana Beach that still include features like deluxe kitchens, over-size master bedrooms, multi-car garages and energy-saving systems. Explain to Sandi Chenoweth what type of Solana Beach properties are of interest, and she will suggest interesting Solana Beach CA real estate for you to consider.
Sandi Chenoweth
Sandi Chenoweth
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1472 Encinitas Blvd Encinitas CA 92024