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

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
  • Baths
  • MLS 140037260
  • Bldg. N/A

5616 Olvera Ave., Encanto CA 92114


5616 Olvera Ave., Encanto

NICE SINGLE STORY HOME!!! Totally Remodel!!!!! This home has Brand new kitchen, well light and airy, open space distribution, close to shopping, restaurants and public ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140047147

8150/52 Dodie St, Encanto CA 92114


8150/52 Dodie St, Encanto

Cash flowing duplex in great condition. The property underwent a major remodel in 2009 and has been well maintained. Fully rented. These units are very marketable and inc...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths
  • MLS 140046970
  • Bldg. Lomita Village

1004 Worthington, Encanto CA 92114


1004 Worthington, Encanto

Gorgeous New 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Attached Garage home. New kitchen with dark wood shaker cabinets and stainless appliances, granite counters and wood flooring. All ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140046718

305 Los Reyes Drive, Encanto CA 92114


305 Los Reyes Drive, Encanto

Wow! Beautiful Move-In ready Home - NOT A FLIP! Perched Atop Hill w/Cool breezes & light traffic! Pride of Ownership Neighborhood, w/Recent KITCHEN REMODEL, Granite & SS ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140046367

5241 Coban St, Encanto CA 92114


5241 Coban St, Encanto

Remodel, Beautiful with New European style Kitchen and Lacquered Cabinets with soft close drawers and All Stainless steel Appliances included. Light and bright with Large...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140039928

611 Sunnyside Avenue, Encanto CA 92114


611 Sunnyside Avenue, Encanto

BOM, subject to cancellation. Priced at selling price, Appraised recently for $325,000. Additional studio unit with bathroom from a converted garage (not in square footag...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140021017

260 Umber, Encanto CA 92114


260 Umber, Encanto

Located in a quiet cul de sac of Paradise Hills, this spacious home features high ceiling living and dining rooms, an extra family room for entertaining, extra parking (c...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140046219

521 59th, Encanto CA 92114


521 59th, Encanto

Ideal starter home located centrally in San Diego. Gorgeous wood, bamboo flooring and ceramic tile throughout. Kitchen is spacious with warm tones accentuated by a love...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140046056

424 Ringwood Dr., Encanto CA 92114


424 Ringwood Dr., Encanto

Just remodeled with custom wood kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, new travertine & tile floors throughout except 2 bedrooms with car...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140045977
  • Bldg. Highland Park Estates/Lomita

Encanto CA 92114



Gorgeous fully remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom family home. Enjoy a covered front porch area-great for relaxing! All brand new gorgeous landscaping in front/back yard with...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140045870

5461 Imperial Ave, Encanto CA 92114


5461 Imperial Ave, Encanto

3 separate units, 2. 2x1 and one 2x1 plus wash room. Fixer, needs lots of work. Cash preferred.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths
  • MLS 140045544
  • Bldg. Duplux

6318 Brooklyn Avenue, Encanto CA 92114


6318 Brooklyn Avenue, Encanto

Value in land!! Perfect investment opportunity to buy/hold, build multiple units or flip ... Strong bones/ just needs tlc.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 140045645

402 63rd Street Unit #134, Encanto CA 92114


402 63rd Street Unit #134, Encanto

Cute and Cozy! This wonderful 2bd, 1ba home, features an open floor plan with dining room and hutch all in a popular, well maintained All-Age park! Inside recently painte...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 140003279
  • Bldg. Summit Ridge Mhp

6393 Kimmy, Encanto CA 92114


6393 Kimmy, Encanto

Texas sized lot in San Diego!!, nearly 15k sq ft end of the Cul-de-sac property. Great 1983 home with nice remodel. Granite, new flooring, Great lay out. Check out the lo...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 140045403

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