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
This is a dream house, with panoramic views from the patio. This one won't last long. Excellent condition, move in ready. The TLC by owners is apparent as soon as you e...
- Bldg.Summitt Ridge
Don't look any further! You have found the perfect home for your family! Beautiful home in the heart of Encanto. This one story fully renovated home features 4 bedrooms a...
A true pride of ownership! Move-in Ready! Built in 2007 3 Bedroom Townhome! Beautiful granite countertops with a mosaic backsplash! Low maintenance backyard. This won't l...
Upgraded single story on large lot. New exterior & interior paint, new dual pane energy efficient windows, new kitchen cabinets w/granite countertops & new stainless ste...
- Bldg.West Hollywood
Nice and Large 3+ Acre Parcel. Located in central location, surrounded by established residential neighborhood. 160' Frontage on Euclid. Views of the city skyline and mo...
This beautiful home is great for first time homebuyers. Lovingly maintained. Inside you will find hardwood floors, large open kitchen with dual sided fireplace, huge livi...
Upgraded 3BDRM 2BA home situated on large lot. Walk into LVGRM with high ceilings & gorgeous wood beams & stained glass decorative window. Beautiful hardwood & tile floor...
This very private and cozy home boasts views to the pacific ocean! Feel the breeze as you watch the sunset from the new front deck! This cute home has been well maintain...
Opportunity for first-time buyers. Extra-large 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home in North Encanto. Optional 4th bedroom with separate entrance. Unfinished basement has pot...
Nice Large Family Great Condition Custom Home! Located in a private canyon lot with an amazing view and lovely back yard. Perfect For A Big Family! This is a Must See!!!
Gorgeous remodel perfect for the whole family.
Offered at $349,000 - $363,000. Lovely single family home perched in the hills about San Diego overlooking the Coronado Bridge & Downtown San Diego. Enjoy cool Ocean bre...
Short sale! Come and enjoy your forever views of the ocean, Coronado Bay Bridge and beyond from your top of the hill location on an oversized lot! Your new home feature...
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