Welcome to Leucadia 

Hip coastal neighborhood in Encinitas with secluded beaches and a casual vibe 

Located on the northern edge of the city of Encinitas, Leucadia is an eclectic coastal community offering laid-back Californian vibes and beach-style living with urban amenities. Miles of magnificent sandstone cliffs line golden-sand beaches along the Pacific Ocean to the west; rolling hills surround family-friendly neighborhoods to the east. Along the northern border, the city of Carlsbad is home to some of San Diego County’s most popular tourist attractions. 

The Leucadia, Encinitas real estate mix can range from spectacular multi-million-dollar properties directly above the beach on Neptune Avenue to bungalows, cottages, townhouses and stylish condominiums, as many homes can offer sweeping ocean views. Walk or bike to beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, local markets, yoga and more.  

What to Love 

  • Beautiful secluded beaches and sandstone cliffs 
  • Highway 101 restaurants and shops 
  • Spectacular oceanview homes in Leucadia
  • LeucadiART Walk and street fairs 
  • Weekly farmer’s market 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Leucadia

Leucadia covers a quiet area of Encinitas with beautiful beaches, mesmerizing ocean views and a  friendly, laid-back surf and yoga ambiance. Residents enjoy access to lots of shopping and dining with  diverse shops and eateries along Leucadia’s stretch of the North Coast Highway 101. Homes are  located on peaceful tree-lined streets within easy reach of the beach and 101’s eclectic businesses.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Leucadia

North Coast Highway 101 runs through Leucadia parallel to the coastline. This vibrant stretch is lined  with a range of restaurants, coffee shops, taco stands and wineries. Valentina is a rustic and romantic  restaurant serving flavorful Mediterranean bistro fare prepared with fresh local ingredients. Solterra  Winery and Kitchen also draws on the cuisine of the Mediterranean for its menu of seasonal tapas, small  plates, charcuterie and cheese boards, steakhouse and seafood entrees, paired with Solterra wines  crafted and aged on-site from Californian and Mexican grapes. Inside the historic 1888 Santa Fe  Railroad Station, Pannikin Coffee & Tea is a local favorite for freshly roasted single-origin coffees and  global blends. Pannikin’s tea selection is also impressive, along with delicious baked treats, breakfast  and lunch. Fish 101 is a popular casual Californian-style seafood spot run by a husband and wife.  Everything on the menu at Fish 101 has been caught locally and sustainably. Other Leucadia dining  choices include Mediterranean and Latin American fusion cuisine at lively La Papagayo, artisanal  sandwiches and craft beer at Moto Deli, organic and gluten-free baked goods at Nectarine Grove, and  organic Mexican eats at Haggo’s Organic Taco

Things to Do in Leucadia

Along the oceanfront, Leucadia State Beach is subdivided into the distinct beaches of Beacon’s  Beach to the south and Grandview Beach to the north. Tucked beneath high bluffs, both beaches are  popular sandy spots for surfing, sunbathing, walking and enjoying magnificent sunsets. Every Sunday  between 10 am and 2 pm, Leucadia Farmers Market brings more than 75 vendors to the grounds of Paul 

Ecke Elementary School, including fresh produce, plants, beef, seafood, baked goods, and many kinds  of specialty foodstuffs. The Annual LeucadiART Walk in late August centers on a juried art exhibition with  artists displaying their entries at various points along Coast Highway 101. The festivities also include free  trolley rides, a children’s art pavilion, art and dance demonstrations, and live music at nine venues  around Leucadia. 


Leucadia is served by the Encinitas Union School District. 

  • Paul Ecke Central Elementary, Public, K-6

Overview for Leucadia, CA

16,027 people live in Leucadia, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $75,962. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Leucadia, CA

There's plenty to do around Leucadia, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Artifact Books, Pretty Please Boutique, and pillarPERFORMANCE.

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Shopping 1.9 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 61 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 100 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Leucadia, CA

Leucadia has 5,883 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Leucadia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,027 people call Leucadia home. The population density is 6,988.922 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Leucadia, CA

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Montessori Childrens House
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