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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, which is usually simply referred to as Cardiff, is a suburban community in the San Diego region of Southern California. It is located between Encinitas and Solana Beach, and has a population of around 12,000. Technically it is a neighborhood within Encinitas, but it is south of the city and has its own Zip code. The Pacific Ocean is the western border of the community, and many of its homes have wonderful ocean views. It is about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego.

The community was founded as an agricultural enclave but it began development in 1911 when a man named J. Frank Cullen began to build new homes in the area. Cullen's wife was a native of Cardiff, Wales, and she was the one who convinced him to give the community its name after her hometown. Consequently, many of the area's street names are named after cities in the United Kingdom. Though the community was originally named simply Cardiff, German developer Victor Kramer, who later came to the community, added the "by-the-Sea" to its name.

There are two schools in Cardiff run by the Cardiff School District: Cardiff Elementary, which serves grades kindergarten through third grade, and Ada Harris Elementary, which contains grade three through six. For higher-level education, students attend middle and high schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District.

The community is very livable, with many of the main attractions easily reached simply by walking. Its beach, lagoon, several restaurants, the post office, library and other spots can all be accessed within minutes of each other by walking. The main area of town for dining is called Restaurant Row and features an assortment of dining options, particularly those serving seafood. Nearby is the San Elijo State Beach Campground, where visitors can spend time on the beach during the day and rent campsites overnight. Glen Park has basketball and tennis courts, and Cardiff Sports Park has baseball and soccer fields for use. Cardiff Reef is a popular destination for surfers all over the region. South of the community if the 900-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

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Newest Cardiff By The Sea Properties for Sale

$8,998,000
3 Beds 4 Baths NDP2300810 MLS ACTIVE Status
When light creates art, art evokes emotion. Phoenix House, unlike anything Cardiff by the Sea has ever seen, is an Architectural Record award winning sanctuary. Impeccably designed by Sebastian Mariscal, Phoenix House was the first of three of his creations to receive the prestigious Record House designation. Expansive ocean views and multiple outdoor living spaces, including the rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen, make indoor/outdoor living as easy as the ocean breeze. Wall surfaces of carefully crafted board-formed concrete, the 20th century stone, combine with walnut and Buckingham slate floors throughout and walnut and mahogany windows, doors and cabinetry to form a serene environment of warm minimalism. Beams of light filter through multiple gaps and skylights to cast cool shadowed transitions between well thought out rooms. Depending on the time of day youll marvel at the sun or moonlight dancing from the outside in, setting many different tones and shades, creating spaces that evoke the feelings of an immersive art experience. These are just a few of the intricate details youll swoon over throughout this inverted floor plan. The living space overlooks Cardiffs familiar but always beautiful Pacific Ocean while the master suite gazes into the peaceful yard and alluring pool area. In the midst of all of the incredible contemporary details and centered between the private walls is an interior garden, a true focal point of this masterpiece home. In the heart of Cardiff's Composer District, Brahms Road is the most undiscovered, tucked away street, parallel to Rossini Can

1660 Brahms Road, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$4,895,000
3 Beds 5 Baths 230002070 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rarely do site and structure so seamlessly align to create an indescribable sense of tranquility in a truly remarkable setting surrounded by natural beauty. Custom built and consisting of 2 legal parcels bordering the San Elijo Lagoon, this unique estate boasts breathtaking views overlooking the ocean and coastline. The architecturally stunning interior showcases abundant light through a wide array of skylights while walls of windows and doors in the main level living areas frame the seaside scenery. Working from home is easy from the designated office also located on the top floor. Downstairs you will find the private master suite offering a spacious walk-in closet and sumptuous stone bath, a secondary bedroom and bathroom, as well as a gorgeous family room perfect for displaying your artwork. Just outside is a guest quarters with its own sitting area and covered patio. Soak the stresses of the day away in the spa, relax poolside or sunbathe in privacy on the picturesque patio where you can enjoy the ever-changing wildlife and preserve as your backdrop. Affording limitless potential should you wish to expand, the second parcel currently consists of a 3-car garage, a generous craft room plus a large greenhouse with an expansive, wraparound view deck. Situated in the desirable Cardiff Walking District where you’re provided convenient access to Cardiff State Beach, Seaside Market, Glen Park, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and trails, local shopping and dining, as well as Highway 101 and Interstate 5. This amazing property sets the bar for exceptional coastal living.

2520 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$3,600,000
5 Beds 4 Baths NDP2300292 MLS ACTIVE Status
WOW! CARDIFF by the Sea BEACH COTTAGE W/2 ADU Apartments (permitted in 1985 as duplex) set on 5 lots w/2 APNs WOW - 2151 Glasgow is a unique Cardiff by the Sea property situated at the top of the hill west of I-5 in Cardiffs famed Walking District. This single-story home also includes 2 rentable guest units, a large pool sized yard, and 2 ocean view rooftop decks. Main House (built 1959) offers approx 1347 sqft, 3bd/2ba, open floorplan with wood beamed ceilings, fireplace, breakfast nook, and RV / Boat Parking. Attached is an additional (built in 1985) approx. 1000sqft 2nd story 1bd/1ba apt offering a 400sqft view deck and an approx. 600 studio ground level apartment with its own private yard and carport/garage. This fabulous location is perfect for enjoying sunrises to the east and sunsets to the west. This special property offers many options keep as is for rental income, live in one rent the others, add on or remodel to create your perfect dream home at the top of Cardiff or check with the City of Encinitas about building multiple townhomes. 2 APNs are included totaling just under 15K sq. ft. all within a highly sought after Cardiff neighborhood where you can walk, skate or bike to some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, hiking trails along the San Elijo Lagoon, a variety of great restaurants, shops and of course, Cardiffs own Seaside Market. Buyer/Buyer's agent should verify all information regarding building requirements, permits, zoning, vacation rentals, measurements, etc.

2151 Glasgow, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$2,300,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 220029463 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to Cardiff, where this decked out entertainer’s dream meets the beach! This home was completely rebuilt from the ground up in 2004 with a custom pool, spa and built-in BBQ added in 2016. FULLY OWNED SOLAR and dual zone AC recently added as well. As soon as you enter the home you’ll experience soaring high ceilings with a beautiful chandelier and instantly be drawn toward the backyard through the LaCantina doors. Hang out in the completely private resort-like backyard with pool, spa, BBQ, fire pit, and fruit trees. This home offers an ideal layout with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs (including the primary suite), and 2 bedrooms, 2 baths down. Both downstairs bedrooms have French doors to the outside and high, vaulted wood beamed ceilings. All bedrooms are en suite with high ceilings and the home offers tons of natural light and open space. The oversized primary suite offers another area perfect for a home office, sitting area or nursery in addition to a cozy fireplace, a beautifully remodeled bathroom with a walk in cedar lined closet and French doors leading to a balcony with ocean views. Custom kitchen with barstool seating opens to the family room and dining area perfect for entertaining. Other features: downstairs laundry room, two car garage, two furnace units, wood flooring upstairs and travertine floors downstairs, no HOA. Do not miss the chance to live 5 minutes from the beach, Cardiff Seaside Market, and the well-known Swami’s surf break. Walk to Ada Harris Elementary School in minutes.

761 Ocean Crest Rd, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$2,995,000
3 Beds 2 Baths NDP2205756 MLS ACTIVE Status
This modern coastal cottage, remodeled in 2019 by local designer, KC Interiors in 2019, is located in the coveted walking district of Cardiff by the Sea. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath; with additional attached studio with loft, full kitchen and bathroom, is being sold fully furnished, turn-key and ready to enjoy. No expense was spared to create a modern feel with top-of-the-line finishes throughout; be-it a gourmet kitchen similar to a French bistro, or professional lighting and designer furnishings to evoke a feeling of coziness. The attached studio loft with full kitchen and bathroom, constructed in 2020 is a sleek and modern space, perfect as a guest suite, office space or rental. Enjoy ocean, lagoon and sunset views from the front deck, or barbecue in the private, beautifully landscaped back yard with artistic shed and gorgeous lighting. New roof installed May 2022. Owned solar system and a/c units just installed. HALO 5 whole home water filtration system. Off street parking with additional parking via back alley access. Top rated schools. This property is perfect as a primary residence, second home by the beach or an investment property. Enjoy everything that Cardiff by the Sea offers - walk to the beach, park, restaurants, shops, San Elijo Lagoon trails to Solana Beach - or stroll along the rail trail to downtown Encinitas. Top rated Cardiff and Encinitas School districts. Lot Zoned R-2 Minor

2449 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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