When convenience, proximity to the beach, fun activities, and great weather are among your main priorities in looking for an active adult community, you need to look at High Country Villas 55+ homes.
Living in your active adult to golden years means enjoying a life of leisure where you get plenty of opportunities to relax, explore, meet new people, and perhaps gain a new skill or two. High Country Villas offers all the opportunities you need to live your life to the fullest.
High Country Villas is a retirement neighborhood located in the beach city of Encinitas in Southern California. Situated approximately three miles from the Pacific coast, you can be on the beach in minutes.
Early morning runs to watch the sunrise, long afternoon walks on the seashore waiting for the glorious sunset, hours and hours of fishing with friends and loved ones, all day swimming and surfing — these and more are what's waiting for you when you live near the beach.
High Country Villas is also close to 1-5, providing you easy access to other cities and communities of North San Diego and California.
Living in this 55+ neighborhood in Encinitas means proximity to amenities and conveniences offered by the city. About a mile to the west, on the corner of El Camino Real and Encinitas Blvd, is a wide range of affordable shopping and dining options.
Downtown Encinitas offers more restaurants and retail stores, and it’s only 10 minutes away from this neighborhood. Encinitas Ranch Town Center, about eight minutes away, is another spot where you'll find a wide choice of restaurants and retail stores.
Do you love picturesque nature views? You'll find Highway 101, about 10 minutes away, a great spot for stunning panoramic views of the Pacific coastline.
If you enjoy bird watching, Batiquitos Lagoon, about eleven minutes north of High Country Villas, offer a great variety of birds for your own enjoyment. San Diego Botanic Garden, a 4-mile trail of serene garden setting and gorgeous flowers, is only six minutes away.
The exceptional location of High Country Villas 55+ homes also ensures you have easy access to excellent medical care. Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is located less than 3 miles away. Several other medical centers are located just a short drive away.
Things to know before living in Encinitas
Encinitas is the city the High Country Villas community calls home. If you haven’t made up your mind about moving to Encinitas, here are five things you should know about the Encinitas community.
1. It has the best weather in the country.
Encinitas is part of the San Diego County, which ranked number 1 in the best places survey based on the weather. You'll love the year-round warm weather and low humidity in this community. The nights are equally mild.
It never gets really cold in Encinitas, not enough to freeze. This city’s fantastic climate is one of the reasons you'll love this place. You can enjoy your favorite activities like swimming and playing golf all year long.
2. Live just minutes away from gorgeous beaches.
There are so many beautiful beaches in Encinitas. Swami's, Cardiff, Ponto, Encinitas, Grandview, Moonlight, the list goes on! Living so close to the beach offers you the chance to enjoy plenty of natural sceneries.
Not to mention the fact that simply being on the beach can lessen stress and improve the immune system.
3. This community supports an active lifestyle.
Encinitas residents embrace the active outdoor lifestyle. You'll find a lot of people running and cycling along the roads. Visit the beaches and you'll find people of different ages enjoying long walks or running on the shore.
There are many places in Encinitas where you can go hiking, running, bicycling, and more.
Coastal Rail Trail, the Encinitas Community Park, the Moonlight State Beach, Annie's Canyon Trail, and the Batiquitos Lagoon are among the most popular running trails.
For hikers, the Manchester Preserve Hiking Trails, Annie's Canyon Trail, and the Mushroom Caves Trailhead, are some of the local favorites.
One more thing. There are plenty of yoga studios in Encinitas. There’s practically one every corner!
4. It’s a great location
Encinitas is located 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. It is the perfect community for people who wanted to enjoy the coastal lifestyle without the traffic, noise, and hectic lifestyle of larger cities. There's plenty of businesses, work options, shopping options, restaurants, and homes for you to choose from, but without the high cost of living in LA.
5. Living in Encinitas is like being on a permanent vacation.
Encinitas has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere that you'll enjoy. The people are generally friendly. This beach town has a unique charm, and it even has a surfer community.
10 Local spots you need to visit in Encinitas
Living in an active adult community means having easy and convenient access to many exceptional amenities. High Country Villa is the only active adult community in the city, but sooner or later, you’ll want to explore and check out the hotspots of Encinitas. Here are the top nine places you need to go and experience in this beautiful coastal city.
San Diego Botanic Garden
Located almost three miles west of High Country Villas, this garden features almost 4,000 kinds of plants from all over the world and more than 37 acres of exhibits including bamboo groves, gardens, a rainforest, Mediterranean climate landscapes, a subtropical fruit garden, and more. This garden is a treat for the eyes and soul, and a visit will surely help you be more appreciative of nature.
Swami State Beach
This public beach almost feels like a private beach. If you're looking for a perfect sunset picture, this is the right beach to visit. It is everything you want a beach to be, a relaxing retreat that offers peace and serenity.
San Elijo Lagoon
Located a little over two miles southwest from High Country Villas is a 979-acre ecological reserve. This must-visit 7 miles of moderate trails offers a view of the county’s most diverse coastal wetlands and is home to a variety of birds.
Leucadia Farmers Market
Leucadia Farmers Market is a Sunday's market at Paul Ecke Elementary School. You'll find 75 vendors with various fresh organic produce, foods, local artisans, and a food court a wide array of breakfast and lunch choices.
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Garden
This zen garden is rated #1 on Trip Advisor and it's easy to see why. Relaxing, peaceful, serene, this garden located on the bluff offers breathtaking views of the coast. There are also koi ponds and waterfalls, ideal places for meditation.
Do you want to clear your thoughts and gain clarity? Check out this garden.
La Paloma Theater
La Paloma is a historic theater that opened in 1928. Bring your popcorn and drinks. This theater may not have many of the high-tech features other theaters offer, but this history-rich theater will help you appreciate the simpler times.
Named after the midnight picnics local used to do in the early 1900s, Midnight Beach is a favorite among locals and tourists. This beach has a volleyball, tennis courts, recreational equipment rentals, and a snack bar. There are also fire rings for barbecues.
Lux Art Institute
Do you want to see artists create their masterpiece? That's what you'll find in Luxe Art Institute, located almost two miles northeast of the High Country Villas community. This museum encourages interactive learning and offers educational courses and art camps for kids, adults, and families.
For the ultimate road trip, take Highway 101. This highway is one of the most scenic drives in the world, thanks to its gorgeous ocean views and amazing food stops.
High Country Villa 55+ Community
The High Country Villas community was built between 1973 to 1985. This beautifully landscaped community offers a total of 546 attached homes and condos spread throughout 12 acres. The attached homes are for the 55+ and the two-story condo units are for the non-age restricted neighborhood in the community.
One of the perks of living in this community is its beautifully-maintained surroundings. Well-manicured trees and park-like green belts with walking trails and gorgeous views make this community more appealing to its residents.
Do you have a certain view in mind? When you buy a 55+ home for sale in High Country Villas, you'll find that some homes offer a panoramic view of the valleys and canyons, while others have a golf course view.
Which community amenities are important to you? In High Country Villas, you don’t have to choose. There's a long list of amenities for you to enjoy.
The center of many activities is the spacious clubhouse, the venue where residents gather to attend events, exercise, or simply meet and hang out with their neighbors.
This clubhouse features a great room with a billiard table so you can enjoy a game of pool. There’s also a library, a quiet escape when you find yourself in need of a different environment to read and relax. Or you can simply relax and meet with your friends in the great room with a covered patio.
Among the popular activities you can enjoy in the clubhouse are art, Bridge, Bunco, happy hour, movie night, poker, potlucks and more.
Outdoors, this community offers a nine-hole golf course, perfect for golf enthusiasts and lovers. Say goodbye to long drives and traffic. You can easily walk out of your home, walk or drive your golf cart to the first tee, and start playing.
Would you like to practice your swings? There's also a driving range and putting green where you can hone your skills.
Enjoy relaxing swims at any of the two outdoor pools and spa. Try your skill at bocce ball, horseshoe pits, or shuffleboard. Or simply enjoy relaxing at the picnic area, then go for a slow walk along the walking and biking trails.
Homes and Real Estate
Homes in the active adult neighborhood feature 1-3 bedrooms and 1-2 baths. These homes range from 884 - 1,056 square feet in living space. Most homes offer a one-car detached garage. There's also an additional parking space available for guests.
55+ homes in High Country Villas range from high $400,000’s to mid $500,000’s.
One of the advantages of living in an active adult neighborhood is low maintenance. The HOA takes care of the maintenance of the homes, including the roofs, sidings, grounds, and fences.
As a resident, you have to pay two HOA fees each month. One fee is for the monthly maintenance of the common areas, grounds, exterior parts of the buildings, roof, etc. The other HOA is an additional fee which goes to the upkeep of Village Park Recreation Club amenities.
There are very homes for sale in High Country Villas. When you do find a home for sale, you'll find these homes to be clean and renovated. Many of the homes offer an open floor plan, with glass sliders leading to good-sized patios or backyards.
The homes are usually sold with furnishings and appliances like stove, fridge, and microwave.
Live in the oceanview community of High Country Villas
Homes in High Country Villas community has it all - great location, proximity to amenities, exceptional community amenities, park-like surrounding, and stunning views.
Are you looking for a home in Encinitas or other 55+ communities in San Diego?
Call me, Dennis Smith, at (760) 212-8225. Let’s talk about the oceanview home that best fits your budget and lifestyle.
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