The San Diego neighborhood of Encanto is actually comprised of several individual communities, including Chollas View, Lincoln Park, Emerald Hills, Valencia Park, Encanto, Broadway Heights, and Alta Vista.  The encompassing district can be divided into North and South Encanto, with the main thoroughfare Broadway dividing the two enclaves.  Situated just south of the Martin Luther King Junior Freeway, with I-805 to the west, the community of Encanto is characterized by its rolling hills and wide open spaces. Several commercial buildings line many major streets and low-density residential housing is typical for this area of San Diego County.  The neighborhood is currently undergoing a revitalization, and the Chollas Creek Enhancement Project is spearheading a progressive restoration that strives to protect native vegetation in the area.

Residential housing in the Encanto community ranges from buildings constructed as early as 1915 to new homes built from 2004-2006.  Many homes and lots enjoy significant view opportunities, including glimpses of Coronado Island and majestic downtown San Diego, due to the changes in topography throughout the neighborhood.  Residents of Encanto live in apartments, townhouses, and modest single-family homes that sell from $90,000 for a studio up to $265,000 for a four-bedroom house.  The median sales price for a single family home in Encanto is $201,000.  The average price per square foot is $171.

Encanto residents value strong community involvement and the city provides many services and opportunities to enjoy fellowship with neighbors and enhance personal well-being.  The Encanto Recreation Center offers sports programs like Youth Soccer and Men’s/ Women’s Basketball, and also hosts several events and classes throughout the year.  Families enjoy sponsored Teen Nights, a Spring Easter Egg Hunt, and cooking and craft lessons.  The Recreation Center features a tot lot for little ones and mom’s to gather during the day, and a picnic area for relaxing with neighbors or soaking up the scenery of the area. Encanto’s school-aged children are served by the Solana Beach School District for grades K-6, and the San Diego Unified School District for grades PreK-12.  Residents are part of a multi-racial group that includes Latinos, African-Americans, Phillipinos, and Caucasians.

Encanto is served by an efficient public transportation system that includes a San Diego Trolley Station, which offers a central hub near Euclid and Market Street.  Residents arrive into exciting downtown San Diego in a short 15 minutes aboard the San Diego Trolley.  Dining options in Encanto include fast food eateries, bakeries, and international-themed casual restaurants.  Big-chain and independent grocery markets, convenience stores, and retail outlets line the streets of this slow-paced community.  Government services, like a local post office are also available.   Situated less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, residents of Encanto are close to beaches in the popular North County area, as well as fantastic destinations in the south, such as the beautiful Mission Bay.

Residents who choose to buy a home in Encanto are able to afford a larger home for a relatively low price, as compared to many surrounding San Diego neighborhoods.


Newest Encanto Real Estate Listings

8575 Innsdale Unit #A, Encanto CA 92114


8575 Innsdale Unit #A, Encanto

Broker is owner. Sold as is. Buyers/Agents to verify all information.

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  • MLS 140048086

6105 Wunderlin Ave., Encanto CA 92114


6105 Wunderlin Ave., Encanto

Single family home for the price of a condo. Remodeled in 2010- with kitchen cabinets, GRANITE counters, carpet, tile, doors, garage door, new dual pane windows, light fi...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140048063

522 Billow, Encanto CA 92114


522 Billow, Encanto

Large Master Bedroom, Newly remodel Bathroom, New Kitchen counter tops, Double pain windows throughout, gated RV parking, Solar panels(electric bill $90/month), tiered ba...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047961

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  • MLS 140047956


735 Goetschl St, Encanto

Gorgeous Home ready for you to move in. Home features open and spacious floor plan, tiled flooring, ceiling fans/light on all rooms, natural lighting throughout, his and...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047954

5255 San Jacinto Place, Encanto CA 92114


5255 San Jacinto Place, Encanto

One of a kind opportunity for a fixer upper, come see for yourself. Property sold as-is, current property condition will not qualify for financing. Only CASH offers will ...

  • Beds 3
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  • MLS 140047578

420 Sawtelle Avenue, Encanto CA 92114


420 Sawtelle Avenue, Encanto

Subject to cancellation of current escrow. Back on Market due to shaky escrow at no fault of seller or home. GREAT LOCATION! TONS OF BREEZE! SUPER QUIET STREET. SITS ON ...

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  • MLS 140025099



Great investment for first time buyers or investors with a convenient location. Very well maintained property with new kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops Great te...

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  • MLS 140047432
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Encanto CA 92114



Once you see this lovely home with tile in the Kitchen & Baths, hardwood floors, dual pane windows, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, enclosed and insulated p...

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  • MLS 140047533

724 Kingswood, Encanto CA 92114


724 Kingswood, Encanto

Seller to Entertain offers between $379,000-$389,000. Come and check out this 4 bedroom 2 bath beauty. Home has been Remodeled from head to toe. This lovely new kitchen i...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047463

881 Billow Drive, Encanto CA 92114


881 Billow Drive, Encanto

Lomita Village, huge corner lot, back yard has access from street on side.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140047453

6085 Cervantes Avenue, Encanto CA 92114


6085 Cervantes Avenue, Encanto

Very homey one level well maintained home, with vaulted ceiling in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Perfect for first time home buyer. Close to school, freeways and sh...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047434

347 63rd, Encanto CA 92114


347 63rd, Encanto

Fixer!!! Cheap!!! Lease option??? Square footage is estimated, county records show 400 sq. ft. and 1 br. Owner wants NON Contingent sale with quick close!!! Do your home...

  • Beds 2
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  • MLS 140047369

5265 - 5267 Castana St, Encanto CA 92114


5265 - 5267 Castana St, Encanto

ESTATE SALE. 2 separate units. 3Br/1 Ba Front dwelling and 2Br/1 Ba Back dwelling. Alley access for Back dwelling, 5267, also with fenced parking. Very large lot, co...

  • Beds 2
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  • MLS 140037260
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5616 Olvera Ave., Encanto CA 92114


5616 Olvera Ave., Encanto

NICE SINGLE STORY HOME!!! Beautiful view to Coronado Bridge!!!!! Totally Remodeled!!!!! This home has Brand new kitchen, well light and airy, open space distribution,...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047147

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