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Overview

Introduction to Solana Beach, California

Solana Beach, California, in San Diego County, is 3 miles S of Encinitas, California (center to center) and 20 miles N of San Diego, California. The city lies within the San Diego metropolitan area. 

Solana Beach History

The area was earlier known as Lockwood Mesa. The first settler was George H. Jones who came down with his family in 1886. The area and its surroundings witnessed rapid progress after the building of the Lake Hodges Dam. It was Colonel Ed Fletcher who bought 140 acres from Jones in order to develop a town. The area was incorporated as a city in 1986.

Solana Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • City Hall Art Gallery.
  • Fletcher Park.
  • Cedros Design District.
  • Belly Up Tavern.
  • Fletcher Cove Beach Park.
  • Windward Plaza Shopping Center.

Things To Do In Solana Beach

The beach is excellent for relaxing, swimming or indulging in water sports. The city hosts recreational programs and activities throughout the year. There are several parks as well as facilities for playing tennis, golf, basketball and other sports. The arts district Cedros is well worth a visit and Belly Up Tavern guarantees an entertaining nightlife.

Solana Beach Transportation

The San Diego International Airport is a short drive away.

Solana Beach Higher Education

San Diego Miramar College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,312
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+6,973
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65%
Median Earnings25+$56,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,900
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,587

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,444
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home17.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,892
Median House Value$1,045,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
German17.8%
Irish14.4%
English13.6%
Italian8.3%
French Except Basque3%
Norwegian2.6%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Scottish2.2%
Russian2.1%
Dutch1.4%
Greek1.1%
Welsh1%
Iranian1%
Hungarian1%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
US/American0.4%
New Zealand0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Romanian0.3%
African0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
South African0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Australian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Solana Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92075
Phone Area Codes858
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33
Approximate Longitude-117.26

Solana Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationOCEANSIDE MARINA
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 64 F
Apr Temp51 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 72 F
Oct Temp56 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.1 inches
StationSAN PASQUAL ANIMAL PK
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 70 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 83 F
Annual Precip14 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlsbad112,008$115,255
Del Mar4,312$152,545
Encinitas62,160$124,732
Escondido149,912$59,940
Poway49,675$111,554
San Marcos91,479$74,512

Solana Beach Public Schools

Earl Warren Middle
155 Stevens St.
ZIP: 92075
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Skyline Elementary
606 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
ZIP: 92075
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Solana Vista Elementary
780 Santa Victoria Ave.
ZIP: 92075
Primary
Total Enrollment 458

Solana Beach Private Schools

Santa Fe Christian Schools
838 Academy Dr
ZIP: 92075
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 923
Santa Fe Montessori School
1010 Solana Dr
ZIP: 92075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool
120 Stevens Ave
ZIP: 92075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St James Academy
623 S Nardo Ave
ZIP: 92075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
The Academy
722 Genevieve St Ste C
ZIP: 92075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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