The Spanish word for charm, Encanto is a hilly urban neighborhood located in the southeastern region of San Diego, California. The neighborhood is bordered by California State Route 94 and the communities of Oak Park and Broadway Heights to the north, O’Farrell (also known as South Encanto) to the south, Emerald Hills and Valencia Park to the west and the City of Lemon Grove to the east.
Lisbon Vista Heights creates homeownership opportunities enabling Encanto residents to participate in the gentrification of their own neighborhood.
While many areas compete for the title of hipster haven, Encanto focuses its energy on serving the families who live there.
The Encanto Recreation Center hosts sports programs and summer day camps for area kids and boast sports fields, a large indoor basketball court, craft room and kitchen, as well as a large meeting room. The Valencia Park/Malcolm X is far more than simply a place to grab a book or two, this library includes a performing arts center, meeting rooms, and displays of public art, as well as the tech-oriented Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab.
The Encanto Boys & Girls Club is another resource for family-friendly fun, offering dance classes, day camps, and after school activities for area youth.
Lisbon Vista Village
Lisbon Vista Village is only steps away from this neighborhood and brings together the resources that support the growth of entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and educational programs. Only a half mile from your door and offers a range of community services:
- Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy offers daycare services, and (it offers kids from 5 to 17 music, drumline and dance lessons in order to prepare them to possibly secure a scholarship to an HBCU College
- Young & Prosperous helps prepare young adults for admission to college
- Maxx Moses offers art lessons
- Boys & Girls Club afterschool activities
- CCC -Creating Code Careers teaches individuals how to code
- Coming soon- A Culinary Arts Program
- SDCOE -SOUL Academy
Lisbon Vista Heights Neighborhood
Encanto is served primarily by the San Diego Unified School District along with some charter and private schools. Schools that serve O’Farrell students include O’Farrell Community School, an independent K-12 charter school and the largest school in Encanto, along with Morse High School and Keiller Leadership Academy, a charter school partnered with the University of San Diego, both in bordering Skyline and Lincoln High School in nearby Lincoln Park.
Elementary Institute of Science is a S.T.E.M school that is great option for children who love math and science.
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