It's a spectacular place to live and one immortalized by the Beach Boys in the classic song "Surfin' USA." Now, the praise is growing for Encinitas.

That's because it's number three on the list of top 10 surf towns in America, according to Surfer Magazine.

The culture and food of Encinitas is also just another example of what the area has to offer. The local restaurants have everything from casual to fine dining.

Additionally, the quality of life and cost of living was considered when Encinitas was evaluated for this list of top surf towns.

Number one on the list was Haleiwa, Hawaii, followed by Santa Cruz.