Solana Beach

Solana Beach presents a delightful setting along the San Diego County coastline, with Del Mar to the south and Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas to the north. For those interested in Solana Beach real estate, the area offers a variety of properties that cater to diverse tastes and lifestyles.

Welcome to Solana Beach

Solana Beach presents a delightful setting along the San Diego County coastline, with Del Mar as its southern neighbor and Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas just to the north. Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch are minutes inland from Solana Beach, which is considered one of the region's best-kept secrets.

Solana Beach - Something for Everyone

Whether you're looking for a luxurious beach house in Solana Beach or a low-maintenance townhome, the seaside city features something for everyone. Singles, couples and families enjoy its proximity to downtown San Diego, Carlsbad, world-class tennis and golf, and top-rated schools. Solana Beach Real Estate offers a diverse array of properties, each with its unique charm and amenities, ensuring that residents find their perfect match in this coastal paradise.

Solana Beach Real Estate Insights

To this day, Solana Beach offers a laid back charm and carefree attitude that carries over to its desirable selection of neighborhoods. While still relatively exclusive, homes for sale in Solana Beach are often more attainably priced than Del Mar, La Jolla, or Rancho Santa Fe real estate. Many homes in the coastal hills of Solana Beach welcome beautiful ocean, mountain or greenbelt views.

People & Lifestyle

Offering an ideal small-town atmosphere where residents live, work, surf and play, Solana Beach boasts some of San Diego County’s best year-round weather. The city is a favorite choice for those looking to enjoy the beach, shopping and dining destinations, golf and more.

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Parks & Nature

Beaches: Residents of Solana Beach enjoy spending time at one of its many picturesque beaches, including Tide Beach, Fletcher Cove and Seascape Beach.

Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve: One of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast, its 2,000 acres are preserved as they were before San Diego was developed.

San Elijo Lagoon: These wetlands are some of the few that remain in Southern California. San Elijo Lagoon has a Nature Center with information about the plants and animals found throughout the area.

Lake Hodges: This lake serves as a reservoir, and the surrounding area has more than 1,200 acres of open land. There are barbecues and picnic tables available for the public.

San Dieguito County Park: A 125-acre park with picnic pavilions, barbecue grills, playgrounds, a basketball court, a rentable gazebo, hiking trails, exercise stations, and Miracle Field, which is a baseball field designed to be accessible for players with disabilities.

Black Mountain Open Space Park: This sprawling park has plenty of space for hiking, biking and more. There are many lookouts throughout the park to capitalize on the stunning views.

Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Grand Del Mar: Unrivaled luxury, fine dining and elegant style are the hallmarks of this five-diamond/five-star resort, named California’s #1 luxury hotel by TripAdvisor. 

L'Auberge Del Mar: This luxurious beach resort sets a new standard in coastal hospitality. Reminiscent of a private, coastal estate, it encapsulates style and prestige.

La Costa Resort & Spa: From world-class amenities and dining destinations to championship golf and spa experiences, every moment is special at this Omni resort.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe: The centerpiece of The Village, the Inn features cozy bungalows, pristine landscaped grounds and an award-winning restaurant.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge presents a AAA Five Diamond setting.


From pubs and lounges to fine dining and everything in between, Solana Beach real estate offers foodies a grand selection of mouth-watering spots. Favorites include Pamplemousse Grille, Crush, The Curious Fork, Claire’s, and Waters.


Take in a show at the popular Belly Up Tavern, dine at a variety of local restaurants, or simply enjoy a moonlit stroll along the beach after sunset. Solana Beach is also close to country clubs and resorts in neighboring cities.


Solana Beach is home to Cedros Design District, which is known throughout San Diego County and beyond. This signature shopping district is a hot spot for trend-setting art, antiques, clothing and furniture. The expanding Solana Beach train station and new promenade are sure to be popular destinations as well. Epicureans will also enjoy a gourmet shopping experience at Gelson's, Whole Foods, and Jimbo's markets.

Award-Winning Schools

Students in Solana beach attend some of the region’s highest-rated public schools, including:

  • Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary schools
  • Earl Warren Middle School
  • Torrey Pines High School

Local private schools include:

  • La Jolla Country Day School
  • Cathedral Catholic High School
  • The Bishop's School
  • Cal Coast Academy
  • Maranatha Christian School
  • Diegueno Country School
  • Del Mar Pines School
  • The Nativity School
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School
  • Horizon Prep
  • San Diego Jewish Academy
  • Halstrom High School
  • Pacific Ridge School

Discover Your New Home in Solana Beach Today

Our Solana Beach Real Estate experts at K. Ann Brizolis & Associates are leading professionals in the area and look forward to answering your questions about available real estate. We will be happy to arrange a personal tour of listings that meet your lifestyle needs.

Overview for Solana Beach, CA

13,025 people live in Solana Beach, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $71,021. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach has 5,278 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Solana Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,025 people call Solana Beach home. The population density is 3,815.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Solana Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Solana Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Fusion Academy Slb: Solana Beach
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