Solana Beach, meaning "sunny", is a city of its own having been incorporated in 1988. It sits along two miles of coastline in between Del Mar and Encinitas. Old Solana Beach is separated from the hills that rise to the east by Interstate 5 and a deep ravine. In 1986 Solana Beach was incorporated as a city.

Downtown Solana Beach is quaint with shops, galleries, antiques, restaurants, night clubs, and resorts. The South Cedros area of the City has been developed as an upscale design district that attracts many artisans, decorators and antique dealers. Just east of the beach is a golf course and country club and there is a lagoon regional park to the north. In addition there are two community centers, Fletcher Cove and La Colonia.

Solana Beach real estate features of a number of ocean front condo complexes west of Highway 101. Older homes and remodels that dot the hillside overlooking the ocean and newer homes east of the Interstate (5) in an area known as Lomas Santa Fe.

The elementary school district is composed two elementary schools within the actually within the city limits of Solana Beach. The middle & high schools are under the administration of the San Dieguito Union High School District. High school students attend Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley.

The Coast Express Rail Service (Coaster), commuter rail line operates between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot.

In 1995 the train station was moved from Del Mar to Solana Beach and also serves Amtrack

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Updated: 12th December, 2019 8:36 AM.