Located at the southeastern edge of the city of Encinitas, Olivenhain is an oceanfront community bordering the westernmost portion of Rancho Santa Fe. Olivenhain is known for its rolling topography, with its small streets winding through the surrounding hillsides, providing majestic ocean views.
As its distinctly German name suggests, Olivenhain was originally settled as a German colony in the 1890s. The name means “olive grove” in German, and the wonderful Californian climate still ensures olives grow here in abundance. Olivenhain’s German heritage is celebrated with a popular Oktoberfest, one of many annual events.
A vast network of walking and equestrian trails weave through Olivenhain real estate’s adjacent hillsides. The natural beauty of Olivenhain is preserved into dusk thanks to local policies restricting light pollution, giving it some of San Diego’s darkest nighttime skies. In contrast, the late afternoon and early evening skies are filled with a preponderance of hot air balloons taking in the majestic surrounding scenery.
Olivenhain is considered a neighborhood of the city of Encinitas, with Encinitas providing residents with abundant choices for shopping and dining.
Olivenhain’s gently rolling hillsides give its homes the sense of being nestled deep within the countryside, while fabulous beaches and oceanfront stretches are just a short distance away. This is an exclusive community with most Olivenhain homes for sale valued at several million dollars, while the most extravagant estates may be worth in excess of $20 million. Expect magnificent luxury homes with stunning views over Encinitas’ beautiful scenery.
Residents of Olivenhain real estate enjoy a convenient commute into San Diego via the Coaster and Amtrak rail services.
Olivenhain is served by the San Dieguito Union High and Encinitas Union Elementary Schools Districts. Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School is the recipient of a National Blue Ribbon, while Diegueno Middle School, La Costa Canyon High School, and San Dieguito Academy all offer an excellent standard of education. There are also many private schools located within the vicinity.
Upscale institutions within Olivenhain’s vicinity include the La Costa Resort & Spa in nearby Carlsbad. La Costa’s luxurious amenities include an award-winning spa, 17 tennis courts, eight sparkling pools, and two championship golf courses.
The Forum in Carlsbad features exceptional shopping and dining options. Aside from the year-round refinement of its shops and restaurants, The Forum hosts seasonal events throughout the year, including a popular summer concert series.
For golfing enthusiasts, Olivenhain is also conveniently located for accessing Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. This magnificent members-only club is centered on a 7,035-yard, 18-hole, par-72 course designed by renowned golf course architect Max Behr. This majestic course has been in operation since 1929, and is still considered one of the world’s finest and most walkable golf courses.
The Four Seasons Aviara is also close by, with an outstanding Arnold Palmer golf course.
If you would like to experience luxury living in this wonderful community, White Label Home Collective’s expert real estate agents can help you find the perfect Olivenhain home for you. Contact us today!