Leucadia is a picturesque beach side community located in northern San Diego County, California. The community has approximately 7000 residents and is easily accessible via the Leucadia Blvd. exit off Interstate 5. Commuters also have easy access to the Amtrak Coaster train, which runs through Leucadia.
The history of Leucadia is rich and diverse. Of particular note is the history of how Leucadia got its name. Some early British settlers of this region had a penchant for Greek mythology and named Leucadia after a Greek island, which means, “sheltered paradise.” Similarly, many of the names for streets in Leucadia are drawn from historical characters in Greek mythology.
Agriculture was once the predominant occupation of this region and now horticulture and tourism drive Leucadia’s economy. In particular, highway 101 runs through the center of this community and serves as Leucadia’s commercial zone. This section of Leucadia is speckled with shops, yoga studios, health spas, multi-cuisine restaurants and art galleries. Other popular hotspots include Pannikin Coffee & Tea house, Calypso Café and Lou’s Records. What adds more charm to this shopper’s paradise is the fact that this shopping avenue is over 100 years old.
Students in Leucadia attend schools operated by the two schools districts: Leucadia Union Elementary District and the San Dieguito Union High School District. There are also many prestigious universities located nearby, which offer opportunities for higher education.
There are a variety of housing and real estate options in Leucadia. The real estate west of the highway 101, with their breathtaking ocean views, are some of the priciest homes in the region and attract affluent buyers who are willing to pay top dollar to live by the ocean. Homes situated east of the highway 101, offer variety that includes condos, cottages, remodeled single-family homes and new construction homes. Leucadia has a mix of older and modern homes and condos for sale.
Leucadia has retained its rustic small-town charm, while offering residents access to all the amenities of a metropolitan area – a rare and unique combination that is ideal for a beach side community.
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