Olivenhain is a neighborhood in the eastern region of Encinitas, California known for its equestrian properties and large luxury homes. It is also one of five large incorporated communities that make up this city.
Olivenhain is comprised of many horse trails that are found throughout the community and are popular with walkers as well as equestrians. There are mostly single family custom homes and the lots range typically range from 0.5 to 5 acres. You often see hot air balloons in the late afternoons and the landscape is made up of beautiful rolling hills. This area has a Dark Sky Policy which controls lights from things like tennis courts and street lights; and keeps the light pollution at a minimum.
Olivenhain is served by the Encinitas Union School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District with highly ranked facilities like Pioneer Elementary School, Diegueno Middle School, and La Costa Canyon High School. There are several private faculties such as The Rhoades School, Lighthouse Christian School, and Encinitas Country Day School. Nearby colleges include MiraCosta College and the California Institute for Human Science.
There are many shopping centers in this region including the West Village Shopping Center and the Village Square Shopping Center.
Encinitas is a beach city that is known for growing ornamental flowers which is its main industry. It is located 95 miles from Los Angeles and 25 miles from San Diego. Its name mean “little oaks” in Spanish and it is made up of five areas: Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Notable points of interest include the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and The Lux Art Institute. This city is a popular surfing hangout and Swami’s is mentioned the Surfin’ U.S.A by the Beach Boys.
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