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

7939 Jamacha, Encanto CA 92114


7939 Jamacha, Encanto

WELCOME HOME TO NARRAGANSETT HEIGHTS! Come see this beautiful home centrally located in Narragansett Heights! This 3 bed/2 bath property has been wonderfully remodeled wi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140042191

6545 Radio, Encanto CA 92114


6545 Radio, Encanto

The Cottage That you have been waiting for its here ! totally remodel ! beautiful wood floor, new windows, new carpeting, ceramic floor in Kitchen and bath. open floor k...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140041954

6632 Akins Avenue, Encanto CA 92114


6632 Akins Avenue, Encanto

This single level home boasts a bright open floor plan that provides plenty of room to entertain or relax. The home was extensively remodeled in 2012. Kitchen upgrades ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140041860


1148 Elwood St, Encanto

Cute little corner house that needs TLC. Yard fully fenced in. Solid house! Close to Hwy 94 and 805. Close to shopping, schools and restaurants. Looking for a long t...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140031498

244 Umber Ct, Encanto CA 92114


244 Umber Ct, Encanto

Well maintained, large, view home at the end of a nice cul de sac. Original owners have meticulously maintained this home and it shows. Open and functional floor plan pro...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140041806

614 Cadman St, Encanto CA 92114


614 Cadman St, Encanto

Hard to beat this value for a 3 bedroom 2 bath home! Fully remodeled & move-in ready! Modern upgraded kitchen w/ granite countertops & stainless steel appliances! Spaciou...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140041776

1269 Watwood Road, Encanto CA 92114


1269 Watwood Road, Encanto

FHA, VA welcome. Ocean/Bay views! Move-in ready home on quiet street bordering Lemon Grove. Home has recent upgrades including laminate flooring, new light fixtures,toile...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140041651

364 Siena, Encanto CA 92114


364 Siena, Encanto

Beautiful, spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in a great community! This one-owner home was bought brand new in 1988 and lovingly cared for and updated along the way. Th...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140041634

1653 Mesa Brook, Encanto CA 92114


1653 Mesa Brook, Encanto

Fully upgraded and remodeled bathrooms. Newly Painted Interior, Floor tiles and Granite counter top. Additional Den and covered extension not permitted. Refrigerator, Was...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140041446


1066 Gallery Ct, Encanto

BACK ON MARKET through no fault of property! Previous buyer could not perform. Newly renovated! Great for first time home buyers. Located in a quiet cul de sac, great...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140028060


653 Fergus St., Encanto

Contingent on current escrow cancellation! Remodeled duplex on a huge lot, almost half of an acre! New carpets on both units, newly painted, both units have fenced and se...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths
  • MLS 140030682
  • Bldg. N/A

1710 Plaza Crest Ridge Road, Encanto CA 92114


1710 Plaza Crest Ridge Road, Encanto

move in ready, spacious well maintained 4 bedrooms, 2 baths single family home in a quiet neighborhood, fruit trees in the backyard and patio, nice cabinets in the garage...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140041167

5733 Market, Encanto CA 92114


5733 Market, Encanto

Traditional sale! Great tenant occupied investment property with a $3,340 cash flow in monthly rents. Nice Triplex! 2 bedrooms, 1 bath each unit. There is plenty of front...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths
  • MLS 140041091

315 61st, Encanto CA 92114


315 61st, Encanto

Detached home in a gated community. Excellent starter home. Vaulted ceilings, laundry hook up in one car garage, natural gas stove, fully fenced, fireplace in living room...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140041093
  • Bldg. Sunset Views

921 Bollenbacher, Encanto CA 92114


921 Bollenbacher, Encanto

Totally updated home. granite counters, stainless appliances. Oak floors in living spaces, tile kitchen and carpets in 4 bedrooms. Two car oversized garage and ample park...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140040997

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