Solana Beach may be mini, but it maximizes its four square miles by the sea. Emerald green polo fields border the southeast side of town, a bustling design district and sprawling San Dieguito Park bolster the east, and surfers rule the big blue Pacific waters to the west.


Once dominated by avocado groves and lima bean fields in the 1920s, the town has evolved over the years from a gasoline stopover between San Diego and Los Angeles into a thriving community of 13,000 full-time residents. Even with downtown San Diego 25 minutes away, most residents say they thrive within the "Solana bubble," where a slower lifestyle rules.

More than anything, Solana Beach is a family town; most children walk to school and learn beach basics during Junior Lifeguard Camp, a summer rite of passage for many kids here. And thanks to a recent $7 million Highway 101 revitalization project, it's an even more beautiful place to live, with newly planted swaying palm trees and red and purple wildflowers, tiled fountains, plentiful bike racks, and—perhaps the biggest perk—free parking.

As a typical Solana Beach spring day wanes, the seaside park at Fletcher Cove pulses with activity: picnics and pickup basketball games, small fry on skateboards or swing sets. People gather cliffside to watch the setting sun, a beguiling backdrop for surfers catching the last rides of the day.

Families love Fletcher Cove, a seaside haven with calm waves, a playground, and a grassy knoll for live summer concerts. Tide Park Beach hosts a treasure trove of sea creatures in its tide pools, from crab and octopus to colorful sea anemones.

The Cedros Design District has 85 one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, cafés, and restaurants. Electric bikes are a perfect way to take a cruise up the coastline. Carruth Cellars, the urban winery on Cedros Avenue, is a hot spot for robust reds and sweet Chardonnays, while the Belly Up Tavern has the best live acts around. Preservation is a way of life here—north of town, the 1,000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve has seven miles of easy hiking and jogging trails that weave through the landscape, home to wildlife including mule deer. It's also a birder's paradise for spotting great blue herons, brown pelicans, and snowy egrets.Just about everything you need sits within a walkable two-mile radius of town: three grocery stores, fine dining, shopping, public and private schools, and pretty parks. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the North County Coaster commuter train both stop in Solana Beach; scenic routes carry passengers south to downtown San Diego or north to Anaheim and L.A. Surfers flock to Solana's 1.7-mile coastline year-round. Beginners like the gentle beach break Pillbox, off Fletcher Cove, while the Seaside area is favored by pro surfers and aspiring young wave chasers who want to tackle some of the most impressive swells on the West Coast.

Solana Beach, CA 92075
$1,379,000
2473
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Top 10 Reasons to LOVE this Gem! 1. The “Best of the Best” in St. Francis Ct – an extraordinary single-level remodeled gem w/ an added upstairs suite, an amazingly private location, & golf course view. 2. Originally, this home was the highly sought-after plan 2 – an 1864 sq ft single level. Past owners added a 600+ square foot suite upstairs. So the best of both worlds – spacious single-level living with gorgeous hickory plank & leveled floors, plus beautiful accommodations for visitors. 3. Gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, center island, beautiful cherry wood cabinets, gas-stove, built-in refrigerator, & expansive views. 4.Delightful FR w/ built-in entertainment & sliding doors to patio & view. 5. Inviting double-wide patio, with sandstone tile extends from the FR to the MBR. Enjoy the morning sun, the expanse of green grass, & the golf course view. The large powered retractable awning makes it a joy to be on the patio in sun or shade. 6. Spacious LR. 7. MBR faces east to the morning sun and golf course & opens to the back patio & informal lounge area. The remodeled master bath has 2 sinks & a large walk-in shower. 8. The beautiful upstairs suite upstairs is ideal for visitors – sitting
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$1,090,000
1218
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
OCEANS VIEWS...You can see all the way from the waves breaking at Dog Beach to La Jolla! This completely updated, cool/clean lined contemporary single story unit is in one of the best locations in the complex. Amazing ground floor end unit with tiled patio and yard area for relaxing and enjoying the endless views. Upon entering you'll see an open concept with 10ft center island with Quartz counters & dark stainless steel appliances. Dual pane windows abound to let in the light and take advantage of views!
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,788,000
3180
sqft
4.5
Baths
4
Beds
Ocean view from 1st and 2nd story! Perfectly perched high atop in Solana Beach and West of the I-5 to maximize ocean view. This lovely home has gone through complete gut renovation, just like a brand new house! Brand new plumbing, brand new electrical with 200 amp panel ready for solar and electric car charger, new dual zone HVAC with A/C, new tankless water heater, brand new roof, all new windows and doors, lots of custom features and so much more! Walk to school and shopping, minutes from the beach.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$1,029,000
1573
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE 18th Fairway, lush green, sweeping views from Living, Dining & family room. Grassy level rear yard maintained by HOA. Outdoor living Entertainers dream! Rare level location affords possible Patio expansion. Enjoy the scents of fresh cut grass & cool coastal breezes. Start the day with coffee watching golfers play. Sun drenched home with Clearstory windows & soaring ceilings! Meticulous owner beautifully remodeled kitchen & baths. Family room optional 3rd bedroom. Bonus loft a plus!
SOLANA BEACH, CA 92075
$3,274,000
4230
sqft
5.5
Baths
4
Beds
Fabulous SINGLE level home in custom area of S.B. Pick out your new carpet with a $50,000 carpet allowance. Entertainers delight, have a swim, enjoy the sunset views while sitting around out door gas fire pit. Wonderful floor plan with high ceilings and wide hallways, one bedroom/ba at one end of house for the "man cave"/office or 4th bd. Gourmet kitchen with all the greatest stainless appliances, granite counter tops. Close to S.D. Park, beaches and shopping make this a treasure!!
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$6,500,000
sqft
4.5
Baths
3
Beds
528 Canyon Drive Located in the upscale coastal community of Solana Beach, conveniently situated just west of the 5, sits the beautiful property; 528 Canyon Drive. Showcasing endless ocean, surf and sunset views, this breathtaking residence truly encompasses the coastal lifestyle. With beautiful landscaping and intricate stonework, the exterior of the home easily transports you to a Meditteranean coastal town while creating an unmistakable style. The outdoor in ground jacuzzi allows you to relax and take in the views. A sunny courtyard with its babbling fountain greets you before being whisked away into the grand entry of this impeccable 3 bedroom, 5 bath home boasting over 5300 square feet of meticulously designed living spaces. With distinct features including herringbone patterned wood floors from a button factory in Minnesota, beams salvaged from a railroad bridge in Washington state and French limestone floors quarried in Paris, every detail in this home adds to the exquisite character and charm. Pass through the full-service seated wet bar en-route to the expansive Great Room, with its elegant fireplace and 18’ wide floor to ceiling glass windows, showing off the jaw-dropping white water and lagoon views surrounding the home. The gourmet chef’s kitchen comes fully equipped with beautiful cabinetry, built in coffee maker, large pantry, stainless steel fixtures, five ovens and two farmhouse sinks. Soaring 17’ high ceilings with clerestory windows allow natural light to fill the room, while French doors open out to a captivating outdoor patio with a barbecue niche, dining area and views of the Pacific Ocean that will rival those of the French coastline! The nearby dining room, with its voluminous wood-beamed ceilings and double doors opening out to the front courtyard, provides the perfect space to host a dinner party, while enjoying the soothing trickling sounds of the fountain. Take the winding staircase or the elevator to the second level, where you can unwind in the oversized master suite, with its gorgeous views and luxurious bathroom, featuring a marble bath, walk in shower, expansive dual walk-in closets and yoga room. And with a private terrace, you can easily sun-bathe or end the day watching the majestic sunsets. With two additional en-suite bedrooms, a wine tasting room with a temperature controlled wine cellar, a stately office and a large finished basement with a huge storage room, there is definitely no shortage of space in this impressive residence.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$954,900
1382
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
BEAUTIFUL, UPGRADED UNIT in BEACH-FRONT COMPLEX!!! Don't miss this opportunity to buy a unit at the beach, upgraded and ready for your rental and living pleasure! Beautifully appointed w/ Brazilian Cherry flooring throughout the living room, stairs, & hallway upstairs, rich and inviting; the kitchen has been upgraded with a higher-end stainless appliance package and gorgeous granite counters! Write a solid offer and ASK!!! Enjoy DMBC top-notch amenities ~ see SUPP!
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,690,000
1093
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
Newly remodeled and meticulously appointed 2 bed, 2 bath beach house just 1 block from popular Tide Park beach. Enjoy French Oak hardwood floors and designer lighting, hardware and finishes throughout. The fully customized gourmet kitchen seamlessly opens to a bright and sunny dining nook and a cozy living room with a modern wood burning gas stove. En Suite Master Bath features 2 sink vanity and marble shower. Landscaped front and back yard ideal for entertaining. Walk to shops and restaurants on 101.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$1,188,000
1304
sqft
3.5
Baths
2
Beds
Live in one of the most desirable communities of Solana Beach! Saratoga West is perched on its own hill & offers marvelous birds-eye views of the horses racing at the famous Del Mar Racetrack & WHITE WATER VIEWS of the OCEAN at the same time! With indoor/outdoor spaces, enjoy al fresco dining on the balcony all year long. It's an easy stroll to dinner at The Brigantine or a morning run on the beach in Del Mar. Close to everything yet also PRIVATE w/ oversized downstairs MSTR BR & patio. The good life!
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