The history of the Olivenhain area dates back several hundred years. It was once home to three Native American cultures until a group of 25 original family settlers started a colony in 1884. The gradual decline of farming activity during the 1950s combined with the importation of water to Southern California slowly transformed the Olivenhain area into its present residential status.
The city of Encinitas is situated along six miles of scenic coastline just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego. Encinitas is a charming community of some 60,000 full-time residents. The city was incorporated in 1986, drawing together the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia.
Encinitas, known as "The Flower Capital of the World," offers residents a variety of events and activities to keep everyone busy for days on end. Aside from taking leisurely drives along the Pacific Coast Highway and staying in the area's many bed and breakfasts, residents can also take a walk through the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County and a haven for more than 300 species of birds. Or, if you care to spend the day out on the links, the City of Encinitas is home to 12 different golf courses and an additional 50 more are all located within a short drive from Olivenhain.
Historic downtown Encinitas offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cultural activities and historic buildings including the vintage La Paloma Theatre, built in 1928. Antique galleries and quaint coffee houses line the coast through Leucadia, Encinitas and Cardiff-by-the-Sea. And of course, all of Southern California's world-famous attractions are within a short drive including the San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the Lawrence Welk Resort and much, much more.
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