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Welcome to Olivenhain

Tradition and tranquility on the eastern border of Encinitas
Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Encinitas, Olivenhain is a haven that seamlessly merges luxurious living with a countryside allure. This charming neighborhood offers a tranquil escape from city life, providing a unique blend of elegance and relaxed country vibes. With larger lots that stretch over an acre, horse-friendly properties, and a serene rural atmosphere, Olivenhain fosters a sophisticated yet rustic lifestyle. It’s a desirable destination for residents, investors, and anyone who appreciates the Southern California lifestyle.
Olivenhain's story is one of rich history and natural beauty. Its name, which means "Olive Grove" in German, reflects the agricultural roots that still influence the area today. The neighborhood was initially established in the 1880s by German immigrants who sought to create a close-knit and self-sustaining community. Over the years, Olivenhain has retained its rural character, with equestrian trails, open spaces, and abundant olive trees that lend a unique ambiance.

What to Love

  • Premium schooling: Embrace the top-rated education system with esteemed institutions like La Costa Canyon High School, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, and San Dieguito Academy High School.
  • Estate-like living: Revel in the expansive estates offering larger plots and an ambiance of sophistication, many with provisions for horses, creating a distinctly rural setting.
  • Proximity to urban conveniences: Although it boasts a countryside charm, Olivenhain is within reach of upscale shopping centers like The Forum Carlsbad and Encinitas Ranch Town Center, as well as the laid-back sophistication of Moonlight State Beach.

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle at Olivenhain is a refined amalgamation of luxury and the rustic charm of a rural setting. The large lots, some extending over an acre, provide ample space for residents to relish the outdoors and indulge in a country lifestyle while still being close to upscale amenities, creating an unparalleled fusion of elegance and nature's tranquility.
Despite its rural feel, Olivenhain offers modern amenities and easy access to the bustling city of Encinitas. Residents here enjoy the best of both worlds, with a strong sense of community and the convenience of nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The neighborhood's commitment to preserving its natural surroundings has resulted in a tranquil environment where native wildlife, mature trees, and rolling hills are part of everyday life.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining and entertainment options in Olivenhain are conveniently located. For fine dining and shopping, The Forum Carlsbad and Encinitas Ranch Town Center are a short drive away. Meanwhile, Moonlight State Beach offers a relaxed setting for a laid-back beach day with a selection of eateries nearby.

Things to Do

Visiting the historic Olivenhain Meeting Hall is a unique experience, providing a glimpse into the area's rich history. Meanwhile, Moonlight State Beach offers a chance to unwind in a beach environment, with opportunities for sunbathing, surfing, and enjoying the relaxed coastal atmosphere. While Olivenhain is a bit inland, it's conveniently close to the beautiful beaches of Encinitas. Spend your days basking in the sun, surfing, or exploring the tide pools along the coastline.
Olivenhain is known for its extensive scenic trails that wind through the countryside. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, or horseback riding, these trails offer the perfect way to explore the area's natural beauty. 
For equestrian enthusiasts, the Olivenhain Riding Club provides facilities for riding, horse training, and horse shows. It's an ideal place to pursue your passion for horseback riding.
Enjoy the picturesque Olivenhain Reservoir, surrounded by walking and hiking trails. It's a peaceful spot for bird-watching, picnicking, or simply unwinding amid the natural beauty.


Olivenhain proudly hosts several esteemed educational institutions, including La Costa Canyon High School, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, and San Dieguito Academy High School, offering a comprehensive and highly-rated academic experience.

Overview for Olivenhain, CA

19,197 people live in Olivenhain, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $71,580. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45 years

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Around Olivenhain, CA

There's plenty to do around Olivenhain, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including One Nine Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Pacific Ridge School, and Ballet Arte.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.81 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.8 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.77 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.41 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Olivenhain, CA

Olivenhain has 6,817 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Olivenhain do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,197 people call Olivenhain home. The population density is 4,536.582 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.15 / 51.85%

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Schools in Olivenhain, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Olivenhain. 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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Village Gate Children's Academy
K - 8th
No rating available
7th - 8th
Flora Vista Elementary
K - 6th
Park Dale Lane Elementary
K - 6th
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