La Colonia de Eden Gardens, known as La Colonia to locals, was established around 1920 and is one of the oldest communities in Solana Beach. The community was developed to house families of Mexican workers working on ranches and in the fields in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and Carlsbad. The community grew as more immigrants found their way to La Colonia.
La Colonia is less than a mile from the beach, within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and home to some of the most popular, authentic Mexican eateries in the area.
This community reflects the small-town charm of Solana Beach and some of the original buildings and adobe homes can still be found among the newer construction, and descendants of the first families that established this community in the 1920s still call this neighborhood home.