LIFE IN CARDIFF
Cardiff is quiet and relaxed city along North San Diego County’s coastline. It is tucked away north of Solana Beach and south of Encinitas. Cardiff has it’s own coast city identity and culture. People in Cardiff have a reputation of being happy and easy going. Something you look for in neighbors. Cardiff falls under the Encinitas City Council, however it is technically it’s own city, since it has its own post office. Cardiff has renowned schools, beautiful beaches, and a small town feel. With only 12,000 residents, Cardiff is barley smaller than Solana Beach, and the smallest coastal community in North San Diego County, excluding it’s attachments to Encinitas.
Who needs a city council when you have a Cardiff Town Council? Instead of worrying about elections, Cardiff residents can can focus on other important issues like driving by the Cardiff Kook and seeing the outfit of the day. Cardiff 101 Main Street is a non-profit community organization governed by local volunteers with the purpose of maintaining the unique qualities and beauty of the area, stimulating a thriving local economy and engaging the community in fun along the 101 corridor in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Square in the middle of things you will find Seaside Market. It is the staple community hub in downtown epicenter of Cardiff life.
A great spot to mingle with neighbors is the Encinitas Elks Lodge, which is technically located in Cardiff. The Cardiff city boundaries runs from Cardiff State Beach to Swami’s. Everything south of Santa Fe Drive and West of El Camino Real is part of Cardiff.
Cardiff School District is one of the best in the county. Cardiff schools rank a 9/10 on Great Schools.org. They rank slightly higher than Encinitas Schools, which rank a 8/10. Both school districts are highly rated.
Swamis, San Eijo Campground, and Cardiff State Beach are the signature beaches of Cardiff.
There is one hotel in Cardiff that really stands out. The Cardiff Lodge is smack dab in middle of Cardiff.
Cardiff has some great restaurants. Pipes and Swami’s are the go-to breakfast restaurants in the area. If you are looking for something light Sambazon Acai Cafe is a great spot. For lunch you can .For dinner some great choices are Trattoria, Ciciotti’s, or East Coast Pizza if you want to keep it casual. A great place for wine is Cardiff Wine Steals. A great place to catch a home brewed beer is Lost Abbey – Cardiff.
If you are looking for more information on Cardiff, please feel free to contact Brian Hall at 619-370-7715. Brian Hall is a San Diego native, real estate broker, and lived in Cardiff for 5 years.
Fire Department: Encinitas Fire Department 760-633-2800
Government: City of Encinitas 760-633-2700
Police: Sheriff’s Department Emergency 911, non-Emergency 760-966-3500
Schools : Cardiff School District 760-632-5890
SDG&E: San Diego Gas & Electric 800-411-7343
Trash: Edco Disposal 855-713-4203
TV: AT&T 855-757-4232 Cox Cable 760-943-9000 Time Warner 858-695-3220
Water: San Dieguito Water District 760-633-2650
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