Solana Beach Real Estate Information

The very small city of Solana Beach is one of the smallest cities in San Diego County and is an active member of the North County Coastal area. Hosting almost 13,000 people, Solana Beach has been developed into a small beach community that everyone is comfortable to call home. With fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean to the west, the beauty and aura of the mystical waves captivates residents day in, day out. The city is bounded by the city of Encinitas to the north and Del Mar to the south while Rancho Santa Fe forms Solana Beach’s eastern boundary.

Solana Beach was formed in 1923 when the area was renamed from Lockwood Mesa. However, the area was first settled in 1886 when the first construction on Lake Hodges Dam began. The city was in national news reports when it became the first city in the continental United States to successfully enact a smoking ban on its public beaches. Solana Beach pioneered a wider movement that has led other towns to follow suit and similarly ban smoking on their beaches. Ironically, Solana Beach was the last coastal community to ban alcohol and drinking on its beaches. Today, only two beaches in North San Diego County allow liquor.

The beaches are some of Solana Beach’s most renown features. The most famous beach is Fletcher Cove, followed by Tide Beach Park that is a little father north. The cove is popular with surfers and also features abundant sea life, including harbor seals and other interesting animals.

Solana Beach, due to its size, operates its own elementary schools but uses neighboring school districts to serve its older students. The Solana Beach Elementary School District operates two elementary schools in the area: Solana Vista Elementary School and Skyline Elementary school. Two private elementary schools are also in the area. The Earl Warren Middle School serves Solana Beach’s middle school needs while Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito Academy, and Canyon Crest Academy are San Dieguito Union High School District high schools that are not in Solana Beach but serve the community’s needs.