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
$2,400,000
3931
sqft
5
Baths
4
Beds
Luxury Live Auction! Bidding to start from $2,400,000! Views, views, views. This stunner in Solana Beach is one of those opportunities that do not come around often. Uniquely located in the gated community of Solana Hills, this beauty boasts jaw dropping views of the beach, world famous Del Mar Race Track and San Dieguito lagoon. Close enough to the Del Mar Fairgrounds that you are a short walk to the fun, but far enough to maintain that peaceful vibe. The views from the family room are sure to impress your friends and family. Enjoy the wrap around deck with a coffee in the early morning and a cocktail in the evening. The home features granite countertops in the kitchen, custom cabinets, Sub-Zero Fridge, water softener, new water heater & central vacuum. But it doesn't stop there... the backyard is perfect for entertaining, built in BBQ, large pool and hot tub complete with an exterior bathroom. Just imagine the firework shows from your balcony! The options are endless here, whether it's for family living, vacation rental (quoted $250,000/year-net) or long-term rental ($9,999/month). Opportunities like this do not come around often and when they do, they don't last long.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,495,000
1269
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
Detached, single story 2 bedroom - plus optional room, 2 bath home. Well maintained beach house West of Hwy #101 with fresh paint, new carpet, attached garage, interior laundry room, vinyl windows and ceiling fans in most rooms.Private and sunny low-to-no maintenance fully fenced yard, front and rear patios, and off street parking. Sweet spot location - truly walking distance to all Solana Beach has to offer - white sandy beaches, rail station, great dining, shopping and highly rated schools.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,250,000
2993
sqft
4
Baths
3
Beds
Tucked away in a private enclave of homes, while still being centrally located amongst the best that North County has to offer, 960 Valley is a unique opportunity that does not come along often! Complete with a unique origin story that ties in closely with some of the most important players in Del Mar Racetrack history, immediately upon entering the home it will become apparent that you are in a special space. Set back from the street, insulated from any freeway noise, and surrounded by lush, mature landscaping, the home will surely transport you away to a world of rest and relaxation. With two secondary bedrooms, complete with separate entrances located on the entry level, the usage opportunities for the residence are endless. The spacious master suite can be found on the second level, located just off of the living room, and comes complete with an additional flex space that would make for the perfect nursery, music room, or whatever your heart desires. Ascend the spiral staircase and you will arrive at the large loft area that can function as a bedroom or whatever else you may need, complete with a West facing view deck that would make for the perfect setting for a sunset glass of wine. The primary deck, located just off the kitchen, offers a similar view opportunity, and is even more spacious to provide the ideal location for sun-based rejuvenation.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,900,000
1282
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
Build your dream home on this 15,000 square foot, cul de sac lot with standing ocean views. Zoning MHRc Medium High Residential (8 DU per acre) The only lot in the development with this zoning allowing you to legally build 2 single-family homes and 2 ADU (guest homes). 601 N Cedros has a floor area ratio or (FAR) of .75 giving you the option to build up to 10,500 total square feet including and ADU when other lots of the same size would be limited to a 3,600 s.f max including ADU because the average FAR is only .4. The city has deemed the back yard 25 setback to be on the west property line (letter can be provided) Plans have been submitted for a single-family house which could convey with the sale and can be modified and should be able to be resubmitted under the current planning application to avoid the initial fee.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$1,199,000
1558
sqft
3.5
Baths
2
Beds
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! TOP TO BOTTOM REMODEL on the golf course with SPECTACULAR VIEWS in the desirable community of Santa Helena Park! Step inside to recessed lighting, bamboo flooring throughout, custom textured walls and ceiling, and more! Spacious living room features a redesigned fireplace with custom woodwork, marble surround, and gas log insert. Open concept kitchen has been completely remodeled with engineered structural beam, custom cabinets with built-in hutch and wine rack, custom island, Carrara marble counters, subway backsplash, Kohler porcelain farm sink, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, and custom pantry. Sliding glass doors off living room & kitchen allow for stunning golf course views and wonderful indoor/outdoor living to backyard patio. Redesigned stairwell with custom balusters and rails leads you upstairs to 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, plus a permitted redesigned loft space. Master bedroom suite features a private spacious lounge deck and remodeled bath with Carrara marble counters, floor to ceiling tiled shower w/ glass enclosure, and more! Secondary bedroom with attached completely remodeled bath includes deep soaking tub, marble tile tub to ceiling surround, and Duravit vanity. Other upgrades throughout include white shaker solid wood doors, 6in white baseboards, new HVAC and ducting, new electrical box & wiring, Rheem tankless hot water heater, new in-wall plumbing, new copper piping in kitchen & bathrooms, and more! Backyard patio includes new fencing, retaining walls, pavers, and stairs down to the golf course. HOA includes community pool
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$3,795,000
2677
sqft
5.5
Baths
4
Beds
Sophisticated California Craftsman situated in the heart of Solana Beach. This single story home is located on a quiet corner 10,000 sq.ft lot and was newly constructed in 2008 complete with spacious, totally separate upstairs, 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment suite with private ocean view deck ideal for high end luxury rental, extended family or visitors. This elegant home lives comfortably with open, great room concept, beautiful gourmet kitchen sure to delight the home chef who enjoys the flow of indoor- outdoor lifestyle ideal for entertaining. Classy primary suite with designer finishes, magnificent show stopping closet and elegant bath. Distressed wood floors, plenty of custom built-ins, custom wall finishes and stunning lighting throughout. Gorgeous secondary bedroom with large bathroom, additional room (3rd) currently used as a home office with custom built-in desks perfect for work at home or can easily be converted back to 3rd bedroom. The entire home and upstairs unit was taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt, no attention to detail was spared. Paid solar has been installed, super charged heater for the outside spa with water feature, Tankless Water heater, Small pool house has a murphy bed and its own private bathroom with tankless water heater, Fantastic covered outdoor living room with roaring stone fireplace, BBQ island and ample seating for effortless enjoyment. Green space and low maintenance landscape surround the home enhanced with beautiful exterior lighting. Finished 2 car garage has epoxy floors and tons of built-in storage, additional driveway park
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$699,000
860
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Welcome to this well appointed home in Desirable Coastal community of Triple Crown Del Mar. This Completely remodeled Condominium includes: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, in unit Laundry, 2 patios, a Living room, Dining area, a gorgeous upgraded Kitchen and a 1 car garage. Approximately 860SF. Some of it's notable upgrades are: Beautiful brand new Luxury Vinyl plank flooring and quartz countertops throughout, designer subway tile backsplash in the kitchen along with 2 beautiful blue tile accent walls, a pull up seating bar, stainless steele appliances, farm house stainless sink, all new plumbing and water lines, new paint throughout, new closet doors new tub, shower doors, vanity and toilet. The A/C unit, water heater and furnace have all been replaced in last 4 years. The oversized 1 car garage has additional space for storage. The Triple Crown community has a sparkling Lap/Rec Pool to enjoy. Located conveniently nearby gorgeous Beaches, the Del Mar Racetrack, freeways, shopping and Cedros Avenue filled with shops, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses & more.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$2,495,000
3782
sqft
4.5
Baths
4
Beds
Sunset Spanish Home! This custom Spanish home accentuates magical Solana Beach sunsets every night from a variety of places inside and out. Looking for PRIVACY? This 3700+ sf home offers solitude as its perched on one of the larger lots in Lomas Santa Fe Estates. This 4BR home has a large master suite upstairs along with 2 other bedrooms and aux bath. The ensuite bedroom downstairs has its own private entrance. This home has space for the whole family with its sizable family room, dining room and living room. Even a FLEX space that can be used for a ZOOM room, gym, crafts, nursery or what ever you can imagine. The backyard is the crown jewel of entertaining space: included pool/spa, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen, along with a beautiful 7" Spanish water fountain. Please note home was updated in 2004:New roof, flooring and entry staircase were the large items updated. -See attached docs for a more detailed list.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
$3,055,000
2350
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Enjoy the idyllic Solana Beach lifestyle in this exquisite property just four blocks from the ocean! This beautifully appointed, custom home is light and bright with large living room upon entry and adjoining dining room. Recently updated kitchen with high end appliances and new cabinetry. Enjoy the ease of indoor/outdoor living from every downstairs room. The master retreat features ocean view balcony, walk in closet and whirlpool tub. Generously sized secondary bedrooms with ample closest space. Relax in the private and serene outdoor living areas and enjoy the ocean breeze. Walking distance to the beach, train station, Cedros Design Center and area restaurants. It doesn’t get any better than this!
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