Solana Beach is a small, enchanting city within San Diego County, California. Over 12,000 residents call this beach community their home. The Pacific Ocean is to the west; the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea to the north, and the City of Del Mar to the south. The unincorporated village of Rancho Santa Fe is located on the east side.
The neighborhood of Eden Gardens, one of the oldest residential areas of Solana Beach, was a community formed in the 1920s by Mexican farmers, who were hired by the owners of large ranches in Rancho Santa Fe. Many residents still refer to the area as “La Colonia”. Famous residents include Chicano rapper Lil’ Rob and comedian Rene Sandoval, who were born and raised in the community.
Solana Beach is served by the Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.