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

7164 Brookhaven, Encanto CA 92114


7164 Brookhaven, Encanto

SHORT SALE! HOAG Real Estate is pleased to offer this 3 Bedroom/1.5 bath home with living area of 1,557SF (approx) and with a lot size of 7,579SF (approx). The home is a ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021425

408 Brandywood, Encanto CA 92114


408 Brandywood, Encanto


  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021378


5222 San Bernardo Terrace, Encanto

Lovely 3 bedrooms, attached garage, laudry room in the garage,has a small back yard but back is the canyon

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140021447

6393 Kimmy, Encanto CA 92114


6393 Kimmy, Encanto

Well kept 4 bedroom 3 Full bath home on large lot! Home sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Large backyard for big family get-togethers.

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140021409


706 Leghorn, Encanto

Traditional Sale! Quiet home on a Large lot! Plenty of parking space on property even for an RV! Home features white tile floors throughout and high ceiling. Great lo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021397

5216 Naranja, Encanto CA 92114


5216 Naranja, Encanto

Adjacent to the "Village at Market Creek" being developed by the Jacobs Foundation. Adjacent vacant lot APN548-051-06-00 included. Total land 33,266 SF or .76 Acres for ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 130045740

203 Henrietta, Encanto CA 92114


203 Henrietta, Encanto

Wonderful investment ppty great fixer. Located at the entrance of cul de sac. Property needs TLC but amazing potential. Sold in AS IS CONDITION

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021063

141 Siena, Encanto CA 92114


141 Siena, Encanto

MOVE IN READY-COMPLETE remodel don't miss this great opportunity. You'll love with the bright and open feeling in this spacious home, floor plan perfect for entertaining...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021112

1737 Weaver, Encanto CA 92114


1737 Weaver, Encanto

Stunning home inside! A must see to appreciate,3 bedrooms 2 full baths, wood shutters,new windows upgraded stainless steel appliances & sink top of the line craft made wo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021208

5621 Mira Flores, Encanto CA 92114


5621 Mira Flores, Encanto

This is it! A spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath residence with hardwood floors, large kitchen, dining room, laundry room and an oversize 2 car garage. Oh yeah, there are also vie...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021164

7671 Jamacha, Encanto CA 92114


7671 Jamacha, Encanto

NICE SINGLE STORY HOME!!! This home has a big private backyard for the kids -Corner lot - Fully fenced yard with fruit trees -- RV parking

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140021047

5963 Kenwood, Encanto CA 92114


5963 Kenwood, Encanto

Tenant moving out. Seller would like to sell soon after. 2 car garage and additional parking. Fully fenced yard, needs TLC but would make a fine home or rental.

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140021051

244 Middlebush, Encanto CA 92114


244 Middlebush, Encanto

Honey stop the car! You will love this amazing property for your family! Room to SPREAD OUT! Move in ready! Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, beautiful...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021092

8051 Jamacha, Encanto CA 92114


8051 Jamacha, Encanto

Back on the market !! Buyers were not able to performed !!! Traditional sale !! Quick response , move in ready !! Lots of upgrades , pefect for first time buyers , huge...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140006252

713 62nd, Encanto CA 92114


713 62nd, Encanto


  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS 140021270

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