Fjellestad, Barrett & Short (FBS) established its complete property management and advisory services in 1972 and has been operating rental properties throughout San Diego for independent rental owners in an exemplary manner that recognizes renters as their preferred customers as well. In the early 1990s, due to a growing emphasis on north county rental homes, condos, townhomes and apartments for rent a central office for the company was established in the heart of Rancho Bernardo that is operated by local staff that specializes on FBS properties north of SR-52 and that have invested their careers at Fjellestad to be leaders in this area of San Diego property management.
These ZIP codes feature the upscale north county coastal neighborhoods of Encinitas, Leukadia, and Cardiff by the Sea. Also included are the once rural but now exclusive neighborhoods of Olivenhaun. These ZIP codes are located south of Carlsbad and La Costa, west of Ranch Sante Fe and north of Solana Beach. These combined neighborhoods were incorporated as the city of Encinitas in 1986 but retain separate community personalities and identities.Today, this area supports a growing population of 62,000 (36% renters) inside its 20 square miles. The single largest industry is the growing of ornamental flowers; particularly poinsettias. This unconventional crop adds unique visual beauty to the popular coastal region and is celebrated with an Annual Fall Festival held in downtown Encinitas every November. There is also The Wavecrest Woodie Meet at Moonlight State Beach held every September; the world’s largest rally of wooden bodied vehicles. In addition, there is the internationally renowned surfing spot; Swamis.
Main thoroughfares are: Pacific Highway, El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe north and south; La Costa Avenue, Leukadia Blvd., Encinitas Blvd. east and west. Regional commuters have ready access to I-5. Local and regional public transportation is provided by the North County Transit, the Metrolink, the Coaster and the Sprinter (modern rail link to Escondido).
Rental options in Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff and Olivenhain include many housing alternatives from affordable to ultra-luxury. There are large to mid-size apartment communities; small rental properties; individual condos within established condominium communities as well as a growing selection of single homes for rent sprinkled throughout these neighborhoods.