This small-town SoCal spot is home to an eclectic mix of active families, passionate preservationists, and competitive surfers.
"Solana Beach is one of those rare spots that doesn't seem to change that much. Everything here just feels a little smaller," says local real estate broker Roger Carlson. "After growing up in Solana, my wife and I wanted our kids to enjoy all the things we had, and thankfully they still can."
Left: photographer Aaron Chang in his Solana Beach gallery.