Olivenhain Homes



Homes in Olivenhain may offer the best of both worlds. Olivenhain is both an upscale rural San Diego community with a wholesome, country-like feel, yet it is just minutes from the sun and seaside attractions of many North San Diego County beaches. Olivenhain is located in Southern California’s Encinitas, adjacent to the prestigious Rancho Santa Fe area.

In Olivenhain you’ll find few sidewalks or streetlights by design, but along its serene, two lane winding roads you’ll discover plenty of citrus groves and avocado trees, wooden rail fences, trails for horses, bicycles and joggers and numerous equestrian facilities.

Thanks to Olivenhain’s strict, low-density zoning, Olivenhain real estate limits its homes for sale and lots for custom builds. With the town’s roots deep in agricultural, Olivenhain’s rural ambiance is treasured by Olivenhain home owners and has helped keep the  property values high.

Raising horses and tending gardens may be the two biggest hobbies for many  home owners. Horse trails wind through Olivenhain, providing the local equestrians with many peaceful and scenic places to ride. A number of horse arenas provide venues that attract crowds to show off their prized thoroughbreds.

Many residents also enjoy spending time shopping within Olivenhain – the West Village Shopping Center is the main retail focal point with its low-key but high-style shops that reflect the high-end tastes of Olivenhain and nearby Rancho Sante Fe home owners. The Harvest Ranch Market is another local attraction with its gourmet food and superb produce sections, and other retailers that include restaurants, furnishings, and a French bakery.

Schools in the area are exceptional, with Olivenhain students served by the Encinitas, San Dieguito, and Rancho Sante Fe school districts.

Olivenhain real estate is highly sought after for its value and lifestyle. Most  homes are situated on large lots. One of the most popular neighborhoods is Wildflower Estates – a premier gated community with lot sizes from 1.5 acres to more than five acres. Olivenhain condominiums are rare, and are usually purchased as soon as they come on the market.