Renowned for a varied topography that is easily accessed via miles of walking and riding trails that traverse its scenic country-style setting.

Welcome to Olivenhain

Olivenhain presents a pastoral location in the eastern-most region of San Diego County’s beach-oriented city of Encinitas. Residents enjoy upscale country living just a short drive from downtown.

Olivenhain – Upscale Living with Downhome Appeal

Olivenhain, which is German for olive grove, is renowned for a varied topography that is easily accessed via miles of walking and riding trails that traverse its scenic country-style setting. Historic landmarks are preserved throughout the landscape, reminding residents of the Colony Olivenhain that once called this land home.

Olivenhain Real Estate Insights

What can home buyers expect from Olivenhain homes for sale? Olivenhain reveals an impressive selection of residential enclaves within its scenic boundaries, including Copper Estates, Country Rose, Double LL Ranch, Dove Hollow, Knightsbridge, Rancho Encinitas, Morning Sun, Olive Crest and Rancho View Estates. There are currently about 1,500 homes in Olivenhain, and low-density zoning ensures that this number will not grow much larger.

People & Lifestyle

Residents of Olivenhain enjoy a semi-rural atmosphere of gently rolling hills, small ranches, and two-lane roads that wind past split-rail fences and horse stables. Olivenhain real estate mostly offers custom-built residences on homesites averaging about .5 acres to five acres in size, with several featuring ocean views.

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Parks & Nature

Beaches: The broad beaches and intimate coves of Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach beckon residents to the shoreline year-round.

Little Oaks Equestrian Park: A favorite for horse lovers with its trail access, arena, trailer parking and picnic tables.

San Elijo Lagoon: Part of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is located in Olivenhain and includes the dog-friendly 3-mile San Elijo Lagoon Trail.

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve: This reserve was set aside to protect Southern California's scenic resources. There are opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding against a backdrop of sweeping ocean views.

Lake Hodges: This lake serves as a reservoir, and the surrounding area has more than 1,200 acres of open land. There are barbecues and picnic tables available for the public.

Black Mountain Open Space Park: This sprawling park has plenty of space for hiking, biking and more. There are many lookouts throughout the park to capitalize on the stunning views.

Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Grand Del Mar: Unrivaled luxury, fine dining and elegant style are the hallmarks of this five-diamond/five-star resort, named California’s #1 luxury hotel by TripAdvisor.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe: The centerpiece of Rancho Santa Fe, the Inn features cozy bungalows, pristine landscaped grounds and an award-winning restaurant.

Rancho Valencia: This lavish Relais & Chateaux resort is positioned on 45 acres. Its upscale amenities are paired with a variety of activities on the grounds.

Morgan Run Club & Resort: With a location close to Torrey Pines, this hotel has golf course access, and the rooms are comfortably outfitted.

The Hotel del Coronado: The legendary Grand Dame of hotels in San Diego, The Del offers a wide array of beachfront activities and dining options.

Restaurants, Nightlife & Shopping

Olivenhain residents, and even homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Olivenhain, are drawn to the community by a quiet, country-infused setting that is within easy reach of city attractions. Dining, shopping and entertainment abound in Encinitas proper, at The Forum in Carlsbad, the luxurious La Costa Resort & Spa, and Four Seasons Aviara.

Award-Winning Schools

The sought-after public schools of Encinitas belong to the San Dieguito Union High and Encinitas Union Elementary School Districts. Students in Olivenhain will attend:

  • Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School
  • Diegueno Middle School
  • La Costa Canyon High School
  • San Dieguito Academy

Prestigious private schools in the area include:

  • Happy Time Nursery School
  • Village Nursery School
  • Santa Fe Christian School
  • Cal Coast Academy
  • Nativity Catholic School
  • Horizon Prep School
  • The Grauer School
  • Cathedral Catholic High School
  • San Diego Jewish Academy
  • La Jolla Country Day School
  • The Bishop's School

Discover Your New Home at Olivenhain Today

To learn more about Olivenhain, its array of prestigious and beautiful neighborhoods, and current listings, please contact K. Ann Brizolis & Associates today. We look forward to introducing you to this outstanding community and will be happy to arrange your private and personalized tour.

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