In 1939 Olympic ice skater and movie star Sonja Henie and her brother Leif began purchasing 1600 acres of undeveloped land in the hills east of El Camino Real and north of the present Highway 78. They had a private retreat there and entertained Hollywood friends. Leif and his wife Gerd had a 3629 sq. ft. home built. By the 1950s the land was being developed into estate view homes and later parcels were sold to developers. The land where Tri-City Hospital and MiraCosta College are now located was once part of the Henie's land holdings. Today the homes in Henie Hills Estates remain subject to minimum standards of lot size and square footage.
Entrance to Henie Hills Estates on Skyline Drive.
Located east of El Camino Real, north of Highway 78 and south of Oceanside Boulevard.