Solana Beach – Villas of Lomas Santa Fe real estate spotlight offering spacious townhomes and Condo units.
Only 1.5 miles from the beach, the Villas of Lomas Santa Fe receives cool ocean breezes at affordable prices. Short walk to nearby Lomas Santa Fe Plaza shopping mall with over 50 shops including nice restaurants. Just a short stroll for great wine selections at BevMo or shopping at Marshalls. In less than 10 minutes awaits the fabulous and famous Del Mar Fairgrounds and racetrack.
The Villas of Lomas Santa Fe Community
Your whole family will enjoy the outdoor fun-filled features provided by the Villas of Lomas Santa Fe Community including:
- Community BBQ Grills
A total of 220 units offering different sizes and styles including private patios. This complex built in 1979 offers a relaxing atmosphere with cool breezes.
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Solana Beach Life
The pleasant seaside community of Solana Beach nestles in the north coast of San Diego County. Around a 30-minute drive from downtown San Diego. Highway 101, Interstate 5, Via de la Valle, and Lomas Santa Fe Drive consist of the main access routes to Solana Beach.
The City of Solana Beach
The City of Solana Beach boasts a small, livable city full of charm and personality. Trip Advisor rates beautiful “Solana Beach as the #2 Best Small Town Beach Getaway in America”.
The city contains a vibrant train station serving both the Coaster and Amtrak trains. Those looking to enjoy the beach, great dining, eclectic shops, golfing, hiking, and nightlife love Solana Beach.
The City of Solana Beach government consists of a five-member city council and a city manager. The mayor is one of the city councilmembers serving on a yearly rotating basis.
The oldest homes located in an area known as “Olde Solana Beach” maintain that old world charm at the beach.
Solana Beach Recreational Activities
A surprising number of recreational activities awaits your family at Solana Beach, such as:
- A golf course
- 10 city parks
- 5 beaches
- 3 museums
- 4 viewpoints
- 3 senior centers
- A city library
- A community swim center
- 16 gyms
Solana Beach Facts
First formed by the San Dieguitos archeological pattern and settled by the Spanish during their colonial era. The first settlers arrived in 1886.
The La Colonia de Eden Gardens neighborhood (also called La Colonia and Eden Gardens) became the oldest residential area in Solana Beach. Mexican farmers formed this community in the 1920’s hired by large ranches in the nearby Rancho Santa Fe.
Solana Beach Restaurants
Yelp Restaurant Reviews of Solana Beach
Yelp, recommends the following Solana Beach restaurants:
Hide Away Cafe received Yelp’s 4.5 Stars (out of 5.0) from 384 reviewers. Specializes in breakfasts and brunch with tasty bakery goods. Described as “little neighborhood cafe” serving large portions of good food. Many Yelp reviewers recommended their egg breakfasts along with Mexican foods like chorizo, chiliquiles, and machaca.
Claire’s On Cedros received an average rating of 4.0 from 1,155 reviews. Specializes in breakfasts, brunch, sandwiches, and baked goods. Reviewers claim that Claire’s only serves fresh ingredients and made to order. Their breakfasts of “Claire cakes”, Eggs Benedicts, pancakes, and omelets drew high ratings. For lunch, reviewers like their salmon salad, burgers, and steak salad.
Bangkok Bay Thai Restaurant earned a 4 Star rating from 641 reviewers. A true, authentic Thai restaurant with smells and flavors that blew some reviewers away. Many raved about their chicken satay.
Pizza Port Solana Beach got a 4 Star rating from 1,344 reviews. Best pizzas and beers in the area according to many Yelp reviewers.
Tony’s Jacal received 4 Stars from 537 reviews as a great Mexican restaurant. Reviewers really raved about their Chile Relleno.
Crush Solana Beach earned its 4 Stars from 613 reviewers as the best Italian restaurant in the area. Many reviews praised Chef Renee for his amazing foods and presentations. Many loved the Chicken Picatta and the Eggplant Parmesan. Patric the bartender is famous for his big glasses of cocktails.
Pamplemousse Grille also earned a 4 Star rating from 426 reviewers. New American and French foods specialists. Several reviewers especially liked their Black Truffle Gnocchi where they shave the truffle tableside for a thrill.
Solana Beach Things to Do
So many things your entire family will enjoy at Solana Beach. Take a look at this list of the best things to do:
Solana Beach Farmers Market: Fresh produce and fruits from the farm to your table every Sunday. Also, enjoy locally made arts and crafts. A hometown favorite with the locals.
Del Mar Horse Races: Don’t miss out on a day at the races! The thrill of watching thundering horses and maybe even wagering on some. Live concerts also add to the excitement. Famous musical artists entertain the throngs every summer for free.
Surfs Up: With practically every day sunny and warm at the beach makes Solana Beach a popular venue for surfers and paddle boarders too. California beach lifestyle at its best. The local surf shops conduct surfing lessons so you never miss a wave. Locals recommend these beginners surf spots: Fletcher Cove, Del Mar Shores, and Tide Beach.
San Diego County Fair: Since 1880, this county fair attracts more visitors than any other fair in San Diego. Fun for the whole family with carnival games, classic rides, and deep fried snacks.
Fletcher Cove Beach Park: A beautiful beach without the crowds. Great swimming, kayaking, surfing, and fishing for everyone. Watch your entire family enjoy the newly renovated park in the heart of the city with picnic spaces and a playground while enjoying the view. Trip Advisor gives this park a 4.5 Rating (out of 5.0). View their website.
Tide Beach Tide Pools: Tide Beach Park fulfills a kids dream. The north end tide pools allow easy access to observing marine life interact. Low tide provides the best experience where you can view crabs, starfish, anemones, and little fish.
Cedros Design District: Antiques shoppers and art lovers enjoy walking through Cedros Avenue in the Design District. You won’t stay hungry or thirsty with all of the interesting bars, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy. You will delight with the variety of personalized, small breweries, wineries, and craft foods outlets. Trip Advisor Rates this district a 4.5.
Coaster Train Ride: Not many places offer train rides along the coast with such fantastic views. The Coaster provides a fast way to go from Downtown San Diego to Oceanside. Ride the Coaster to all of the places mentioned above on the comforting train ride along the coast. As a bonus, the tickets are cheap.
Solana Beach Education
Solana Beach located within the San Dieguito Union High School District and served by the Solana Beach School District.
Public Elementary schools include:
Public Middle school
Public High schools
Public high schools include:
Santa Fe Christian Schools serving ages K-12.
Notable People from Solana Beach include:
Patti Page, the famous singer
George Brent, well-known TV actor
Solana Beach – Villas of Lomas Santa Fe real estate spotlight offering spacious units and cool breezes for a relaxing atmosphere.
Your family can enjoy quality schools, typical coastal beach life with lots of parks and gyms. Great eateries and lots of outdoor activities await your family’s enjoyment.
Contact Us to learn more about the available Villas of Lomas Santa Fe units and the Solana Beach life.
Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger
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