Leucadia

The sunny beach town environment is beloved by avid surfers and its picturesque oceanfront

Welcome to Leucadia

Enigmatic, eccentric enclave with luxurious appeal

This funky sliver of Pacific coastline has developed a flair of its own with a mixture of surf culture and upscale couture. Situated on the northern edge of Encinitas, Leucadia is relatively secluded, creating a hub of passionate surfers who enjoy the remote beaches and untamed breaks. This bluff-side enclave is home to both lackadaisical beachcombers and luxury estates that cling to the cliffsides. Leucadia homes blend careful craftsmanship, such as timbered ceilings or stone-faced fireplaces, with beachy airiness.

What to Love

  • Quiet, bohemian, slow living
  • Secluded surfing spots
  • Top tier education enticing for families with children
  • Expansive Pacific views
  • Little tourist traffic
  • Mild, Mediterranean climate
  • Getting lost in luscious greenery at the San Diego Botanic Garden

People & Lifestyle

Leucadia’s off-the-beaten-path location cultivates a unique ambiance. Inclusive and welcoming, Leucadia’s sunny beach town environment is beloved by avid surfers and its picturesque oceanfront bluffs attract artists, musicians, and writers to the coast.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Leucadia’s eateries are as eclectic as its residents. Fusing Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines is Le Papagayo. With their convertible indoor-outdoor dining room and an all-day menu, Le Papagayo is a frequented favorite, whether you stop by for cinnamon roll pancakes for breakfast or tapas after dark. If you’re craving Italian food, Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana offers a sophisticated selection of traditional Italian dishes and contemporary twists on old-fashioned classics. Since 1994, this restaurant has been a North County staple, as people are drawn to the live piano entertainment, happy hour drinks, and delectable meals.  

For lunch on the go, track down Juanita's Taco Truck. With a rotating menu of authentic Mexican fares, Juanita’s Taco Truck is the perfect quick-bite while running errands. You’ll find familiar faces at Leucadia Donut Shoppe. This family-owned breakfast stop is a classic donut shop with all your favorite yeasted and cake donuts tucked inside a cozy storefront. Melt-in-your-mouth glazed donuts and sweet, rich chocolate frosting are family favorites. 

For an upscale night out, swing by happy hour at Solterra Winery & Kitchen. This uniquely situated winery—which opts for cool ocean breezes by the shore rather than being nestled in a valley—invites you to partake in an unforgettable experience, from the dramatic tasting room to the carefully aged, one-of-a-kind wines.

Things to Do

Each year, Leucadia hosts several recurring community events that bring the neighborhood together. Local artists flock to LeucadiARTWalk, an annual celebration of the creative arts with a showcase of juried artists, live dance performances, and an open-air trolley to make perusing the art simple. With a shaved ice vendor, a Children's Art Pavilion, and nine locations to hear live music, this family-friendly event is an excellent way to support the arts in Leucadia. 

Culinary buffs will love Taste of Leucadia, an evening where local restaurants and bars open their doors for a night of drinks and delicacies on a walking tour accompanied by live music. In the winter, the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair turns the nearby neighborhood into a wintry crafts fair to kick start your holiday shopping. 

Southern California’s stunning natural beauty is exalted at San Diego Botanic Garden, located on the eastern edge of Leucadia. This curated garden ranges from bamboo groves and tropical rainforests to desert cacti and fruit trees in the span of 37 acres. 

Surfing at Beacon’s Beach is a favorite local pastime, and this remote beach spot is excellent for catching waves and a tan. If you prefer shore to sea, tee off at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course for a round of 18 holes.

Schools

Leucadia’s schools offer students the best of the best. Combining small class sizes with passionate educators, Leucadia is able to customize lesson plans to ensure that no student gets left behind. A few of Leucadia’s most notable scholastic institutions include: 

  • Dehesa Charter School, K-12
  • San Dieguito High Academy, 9-12 

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