Cardiff by the Sea

Situated along the picturesque Pacific coastline, Cardiff offers residents and visitors.

Welcome to Cardiff by the Sea

Cardiff is a charming coastal community located in North San Diego County, California. Situated along the picturesque Pacific coastline, Cardiff offers residents and visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and convenient access to urban amenities.
 
Known for its stunning beaches and panoramic ocean views, Cardiff attracts outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, and beach lovers. Swami's Beach, one of the area's most famous surf spots, draws surfers from all around, while Cardiff State Beach offers a serene setting for relaxation and family outings. The coastal bluffs provide excellent vantage points for watching sunsets and spotting migrating whales.
 
The community of Cardiff is characterized by a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It has a close-knit and friendly vibe, where neighbors often know each other by name. Despite its small size, Cardiff boasts a vibrant local culture and a strong sense of community. Residents take pride in preserving the area's natural beauty and preserving its unique character.
 
Cardiff's downtown area, known as Cardiff Town Center, features an array of boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes. Here, you can find everything from surf shops to art galleries, making it a popular destination for both locals and visitors seeking a leisurely shopping or dining experience.
 
Education is highly valued in the Cardiff community, and it is served by the Cardiff School District, providing quality education to the area's children. Cardiff is also conveniently located near other prominent educational institutions, making it an attractive place for families.
 
With its close proximity to larger cities like Encinitas and Carlsbad, Cardiff residents enjoy easy access to a wider range of amenities, including shopping centers, entertainment venues, and employment opportunities.
 
In summary, Cardiff is a picturesque coastal community in North San Diego County, offering a relaxed beach lifestyle, natural beauty, and a strong sense of community. It provides a perfect balance between a peaceful coastal retreat and the convenience of nearby urban amenities, making it an appealing place to live and visit.
 
 

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Overview for Cardiff by the Sea, CA

11,271 people live in Cardiff by the Sea, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $69,977. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,271

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$69,977

Average individual Income

Around Cardiff by the Sea, CA

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

59
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
29
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A & R Health, The Euphoria Effect, and Pegasus Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.15 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.87 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.09 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.98 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Cardiff by the Sea has 4,238 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cardiff by the Sea do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,271 people call Cardiff by the Sea home. The population density is 6,357.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,271

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

53.68 / 46.33%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,238

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$69,977

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cardiff by the Sea, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cardiff by the Sea. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available

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