Olivenhain, which means "olive grove" in German, offers a rural atmosphere and has a "Dark Skies" policy, limiting exterior lighting so the residents can enjoy spectacular views of the night sky. Olivenhain helped to incorporate Encinitas as a city in 1986 joining Leucadia, New and old Encinitas, and Cardiff by the Sea. Residents of Olivenhain have a strong sense of community, history and heritage, and the town council organizes events throughout the year including Beer and Bratwurst Festival, Halloween, craft fairs, and fund raising activities. Olivenhain is a family orientated community with access to Southern California's amenities beautiful beaches and top rated school districts.
Olivenhain is located in San Diego, California, and is an eastern district of Encinitas; zip code 92024. Real estate for sale varies from: affluent detached homes for single-families, town houses, condominiums, gated estate properties and land for the construction of large opulent dream homes. Real estate in this area is highly sort after and valuable. Families looking for a little more space can enjoy properties with hill top views, and some with equestrian facilities; lots range from 0.5 acres to 5.5 acres.
Olivenhain is one of the most desirable locations to live in eastern Encinitas, and even though it is predominantly rural, boutique shopping, restaurants, major shopping malls, recreation facilities, a racetrack, and grocery stores are only a few minutes away by car. The area boasts a rural community atmosphere originally settled in the 1890s by a German colony. Olivenhain connects to Rancho Santa Fe and the coastal community of La Costa; it is one of the more opulent parts of Encinitas with huge sprawling estates often with panoramic views.