by SAMANTHA EDWARDS | photos by Mark Hopkins Photography

Coastal Living

family_caccavo4In 2004, the Caccavo family – which includes parents Jim and Kimberly and children Christopher and Grace – was happily living in New York City when they bought a summer home in Solana Beach. “Jim discovered waves and surfing in Solana Beach,” shared Kimberly, “and decided to spend every day going in the water until he mastered the sport.” In 2006, they moved to San Diego permanently. Now, 12 years later, the Caccavos are living – and loving! – the West Coast lifestyle. Jim is an avid surfer and still enjoys his daily dip in the ocean. Kimberly appreciates all the opportunities for outdoor activities, like yoga and hiking. “We love the community and how easy it is to get everywhere,” they said. “But most of all, we love the sunset and the beach.” They also enjoy playing charades and traveling together.

Christopher (17) and Grace (13) both attended St. James Academy for elementary school when they moved from New York. Christopher is now a junior at Cathedral Catholic High School and Grace is in seventh grade at R. Roger Rowe School. Both kids are active outdoors, and enjoy soccer, surfing, and snowboarding. Christopher also likes hiking, spearfishing, fly fishing, and snorkeling, while Grace adores tennis, skiing, and fashion.


Parents: Kimberly and Jim Caccavo
Children: Christopher (17) and Grace (13)
Community: Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe
Parents’ Hometowns: Jim – Berkeley Heights, NJ; Kimberly – Family is from Montana, then moved to California, where she went to school in Santa Cruz, CA
Parents’ Occupations: Jim – Founder and Managing General Partner at Steelpoint Capital Partners; Kimberly – Founder and CEO of GRACEDBYGRIT
Pets: Duke – Australian Labradoodle; Buddy – White Labrador Retriever
Favorite Places to Visit in Del Sol: Tabletops Beach, Dog Beach, Torrey Pines, and Crust Pizzeria in Solana Beach

family_caccavo3Jim and Kimberly both keep busy with work. Jim is the founder and managing general partner at Steelpoint Capital Partners, investing in mid-size companies in the health and wellness sector. Kimberly is the founder and CEO of GRACEDBYGRIT, a company that produces high-performance athletic apparel designed to make women feel empowered and safe. “Every woman has experienced a difficult moment that she thinks might just break her,” explained Kimberly. “We have created an engaged community of women who work together, support each other, and teach future generations what inclusivity looks like, what empowerment feels like, and what it means to be part of a brand that celebrates the stories of each woman as she finds her strength.”

When they aren’t working or surfing, the Caccavos are active in the community. Jim is a board member for a number of philanthropic organizations, and Kimberly is on the advisory board at Cathedral Catholic and Chelsea’s Light Foundation. They are also involved in their church and in local volunteer endeavors. This active family of four is truly loving life in Solana Beach!