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Search all Cardiff CA homes for sale including detached houses, condominiums, townhouses and real estate. Access photos, addresses, maps, and price history of properties actively listed for sale in the Multiple Listing System (MLS), including property price and status changes. Download current Cardiff By the Sea housing market reports and trends and explore information on local neighborhoods, beaches, parks, restaurants, shopping, schools and local festivals and events.

Dean and Paul of Harcourts Jade Properties, and Cardiff real estate agents, want you to consider allowing us to represent you in the purchase or sale of your property. While we buy and sell real estate throughout North County Coastal, the neighborhoods and home communities we know best are located in Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and Del Mar. This is where we live, work and play.

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Encinitas is a wonderful place to live! It is a lovely little bubble filled with tons of surfing and beautiful views. It is the best mix of Hawaii and LA without the traffic.


Encinitas is an amazing beach town. Great food, local atmosphere, and beautiful beaches. There are lots of outdoor activities and nature hikes.



Searching for a more exciting way of life? If you're into balmy weather, a plethora of things to do, and a chilled-out beach vibe, Cardiff By the Sea, or just Cardiff, California should definitely be on your radar for a great place to live.

Cardiff is a popular beach destination in North County San Diego that is known for its fun and vibrant atmosphere. With its stunning coastline and breathtaking views, it's no wonder people want to live in this town. Known for its laid-back vibe and excellent surf, Cardiff is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and soak up the sun. With its quaint shops and restaurants, there's never a dull moment in this picturesque town.

Cardiff CA is located between Solana Beach to the south and Encinitas to the north. The city is known for its stunning beaches, world-class surfing, and charming village-like atmosphere. The town is just 25 miles north of Downtown San Diego and offers easy access to nearby cities such as Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Oceanside. As of 2021, the population of Cardiff-by-the-Sea was approximately 12,000 people. Despite its small size, the town has a strong sense of community and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. Whether you are looking to catch some waves, enjoy a sunset on the beach, or explore the local shops and restaurants, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is an awesome place to live.

Now that you know more about Cardiff CA, let's discuss in more detail what locals love about living here:

Weather -- Cardiff boasts a perfect Mediterranean climate with an average temperature range of 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The area typically receives only 10-15 inches of rain per year, leaving plenty of sunny days to enjoy the stunning coastline and nearby hiking trails. With an average of 263 days of sunshine per year, Cardiff is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts looking to live the North County Coastal dream.

Beaches -- This city is a beach lover's paradise with its breathtaking coastline and crystal-clear waters. San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach are two of the most popular spots for surfing, sunbathing, and swimming. Nearby beaches like Moonlight State Beach, Swami's and Del Mar City Beach are also worth exploring, offering stunning views and a variety of water activities.

Shopping -- Cardiff offers a unique shopping experience with its eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, and specialty stores. The Cardiff Town Center is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, and services. From handmade jewelry and clothing to surfboards and home décor, there's plenty of shopping in this small coastal town.

Outdoor Activities -- There's more to Cardiff than beaches and shopping, it also offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages. The San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is a great spot for hiking and bird watching, while the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Farmers Market is a weekly event that features fresh produce, live music, and local artisans. The nearby Encinitas Community Park is perfect for picnics and sports activities, and the Cardiff Kook Run is an annual event that attracts runners from all over the world. With so much to see and do, Cardiff is an awesome place to live for outdoor enthusiasts.

Surfing -- Cardiff By the Sea is a surfer's paradise with its world-renowned surf spots such as Swami's, Cardiff Reef, and Seaside Reef. The consistent waves and stunning beach views attract surfers from around the world. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, Cardiff's beaches offer a memorable surfing experience that you won't forget.

Bars, Restaurants and Wineries -- Whether you're looking for a cozy coffee shop, a lively bar, or a fine dining experience, Cardiff has something for everyone. Some popular spots include The Plot, a vegan restaurant serving up delicious plant-based dishes, The Lost Abbey, a brewery with a rustic and cozy atmosphere, and Seaside Market, a local grocery store that offers fresh and gourmet food items. With so many options to choose from, Cardiff's culinary scene is a foodie's dream come true.

Schools -- Cardiff School and Ada Harris School are two excellent educational institutions in Cardiff, California. While Cardiff School serves students in grades K-2, Ada Harris School serves students in grades 3-6. Both schools are dedicated to providing a high-quality education to their students and preparing them for success in the future. When students reach grades 9-12, they enter the San Dieguito Union High School District. To attend school in this district, one needs to be a resident and live of the area.

Events -- From the Cardiff Kook Run, an annual race that encourages participants to dress up in costume, to the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, a fun-filled festival for dogs and their owners, there is always something happening in this vibrant community. The Cardiff Surf Classic, a surf competition that attracts surfers from all over the world, is another popular event that showcases the areas love for surfing and beach culture. With so many events to choose from, Cardiff is a great place to live.

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If you're interested in purchasing or selling your property in Cardiff, whether it's a house, apartment, or townhouse, get in touch with Cardiff real estate agents Paul and Dean today through phone or text. They can answer any queries you may have, create a personalized property search for you, or provide a free assessment of your home.

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QUESTION: What is the current median home price in Cardiff By The Sea, California? ANSWER: As of January 2023, the median home price in Cardiff is $2,149,500.

QUESTION: How competitive is the housing market in Cardiff? ANSWER: The housing market in Cardiff is somewhat competitive, with an average house price of $2.14M last month.

QUESTION: What kind of properties are available in Cardiff By The Sea? ANSWER: Cardiff offers a variety of properties, including single-family homes, condos, and luxury homes.

QUESTION: What amenities are available in Cardiff By The Sea for homeowners? ANSWER: Cardiff By The Sea has several amenities for homeowners, including parks, beaches, hiking trails, and shopping centers.

QUESTION: What kind of schools are available in Cardiff By The Sea? ANSWER: Cardiff By The Sea has several highly-rated public and private schools, including Cardiff Elementary School and Ada W. Harris Elementary School.

QUESTION: What is the real estate market like in Cardiff By The Sea? ANSWER: The real estate market in Cardiff By The Sea is competitive, with high demand and limited inventory. It's important to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent to navigate the market.

QUESTION: How does Cardiff compare to other cities in terms of home prices? ANSWER: Cardiff has a relatively high median home price compared to other cities in the area, with a median listing price of $2.4M.

QUESTION: What cities are near Cardiff that are a bit more affordable?  ANSWER: I'd suggest checking out Carlsbad homes for sale.


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