Carlsbad, CA Real Estate

Carlsbad CA Real Estate Overview

Carlsbad Village by the Sea…what an apt name for this charming seaside town located about 35 miles north of San Diego in Southern California. But a sleepy coastal village Carlsbad is not - there is lots going on in this growing community of over 100,000.

Carlsbad is located on the North San Diego County coast about 2 hours south of Los Angeles and 30 – 45 minutes from San Diego, depending on traffic. The main commercial and retail center is Carlsbad Village on Route 101, otherwise known as the Coast Road or Highway (some refer to it as the PCH). Here you will find the majority of the shopping and dining, although there are other areas offering these amenities as well, including the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall area, Bressi Village at Bressi Ranch (east of El Camino Real and South of Palomar Airport Road), and in the La Costa area (El Camino Real and Alga Road/Aviara Parkway).

Carlsbad Real Estate - Flower Fields

Carlsbad has 4 zip codes, and you will find different types of neighborhoods scattered throughout – some are large master planned communities, like Calavera Hills, The Foothills at Carlsbad, Bressi Ranch, Rancho Carrillo, La Costa Greens, La Costa Ridge, and La Costa Valley, while others are older residential areas and condo communities. Well-known and popular residential areas include La Costa (92009), anchored by the famed Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Aviara (92011 and home of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, formerly the Four Seasons), and Olde Carlsbad, east of the village on the west-facing hills.

Like many areas in Southern California, the Carlsbad real estate market saw a dramatic shift upwards in prices, which ended around 2006. Prices have moderated quite a bit during the economic downturn until 2012 when the market shifted again from a buyer’s market to the current seller’s market with low inventory and high demand.

Carlsbad real estate covers a broad spectrum of styles, sizes and ages, in a number of neighborhoods that will appeal to a diversity of needs and a wide range of budgets. Aviara and La Costa are probably the best known residential areas of Carlsbad. Whether you desire an apartment, a new construction tract home, a gated community of luxury homes, a single story condo or a town house, ocean front and ocean view living, retirement housing, assisted living, or vacation accommodations, Carlsbad probably offers what you are seeking, in a climate many residents refer to as "paradise." Be aware that given the location Carlsbad housing is more expensive than other parts of the country, and even inland San Diego County such as neighboring San Marcos.

Carlsbad offers what many consider an idyllic lifestyle, with terrific weather most of the year, allowing for outdoor activities year-round. Carlsbad has a fine reputation as an arts community, with plenty of galleries (the city-owned Cannon Art Gallery is a gem), public art (wall murals, sculpture), the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, multiple art fairs and festivals (ArtSplash, Art in the Village), art walks, music (the TGIF Concerts in the Parks series on 9 consecutive Friday evenings in the summer is very popular, attended by thousands) and the New Village Arts Theater in the Village.

Carlsbad also has some great shopping, in Carlsbad Village, at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall at Palomar Airport Road and the 5 freeway, and the upscale Forum in South Carlsbad.

The Carlsbad Schools have a terrific reputation, but it’s important to note that Carlsbad residents are actually served by 3 school districts – Carlsbad Unified (with a second and new high school completed in 2013), San Marcos Unified, and 2 districts in Encinitas, San Dieguito Union High School District and the Encinitas Union School District. So depending on where you live in Carlsbad your children will attend one of these school districts.

Southern California is famous for its beaches, and if you are you a beach lover, Carlsbad is the place to be. Carlsbad is a popular year-round beach destination, offering essentially one long beach, but with individually-named public and state beaches, stretching 7+ miles from the Oceanside border south to Leucadia. Our Carlsbad beaches provide year-round enjoyment whether you simply prefer walking, enjoy sunning, collecting shells, chilling out, eating dinner on the beach while the sun sets, paddle boarding, kite flying, or surfing the waves. Carlsbad State Beach is one of the most popular, with camping sites on the bluff overlooking the beach.

Carlsbad Homes on the oceanCarlsbad also has a number of popular tourist attractions to enjoy year-round. Legoland may be the most famous, with visitors from around the world and their famous fireworks on July 4th. The Flower Fields have acres of blooming ranunculus and other flowers from March until May on the hills just east of the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall and terrific ocean views. Music lovers will certainly appreciate the Museum of Making Music, which offers a range of special events and concerts throughout the year in addition to the Museum itself.

History buffs will appreciate a visit to the Leo Carrillo Historic Park in Rancho Carrillo to explore the preserved hacienda, out-buildings, and grounds of the former home of TV Star Leo Carrillo, and of course the many peacocks who live there. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the famous Omni La Costa Resort and Spa with 2 golf courses, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort golf course along the Batiquitos Lagoon, and the public courses at The Crossings at Carlsbad and at Rancho Carlsbad.

Carlsbad offers a wonderful lifestyle for residents and visitors alike. Not only is it a popular vacation destination year-round, but people from across the generations have made Carlsbad THEIR village by the sea. Why not make it yours?!




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Carlsbad CA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Carlsbad: $1,299,879  County Average: $1,333,530

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $471  County Average: $528

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30  County Average: 43

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1991  County Average: 1983

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 55  County Average: 63

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Point Beach Brentwood Heights
Bressi Ranch Calavera Hills carlsbad
Coastal Carlsbad Foothills Hanover Beach Colony
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
LA COSTA OAKS La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Meadowridge Ocean Pointe Old Carlsbad
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Omni La Costa Resort
Private Chateaus in La Costa Resort Rancho Carillo Rancho Carrillo
Robertson Ranch Robertson Ranch The Bluffs Spinnaker Hill
SUMMIT Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch Vista Del Mar

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no detail was spared there is even a custom light above the breakfast table. Carlsbad schools are nearby and Carlsbad high school is walking distance. located on over 1/3 of an acre this home offers tons of privacy in the backyard and plenty of room to entertain or spend a quiet evening relaxing with family or friends!...

the miles of trails within the preserve will be integrated into the renowned Carlsbad city trail system. residents of agave will also thoroughly enjoy the centrally located and extensive recreational complex encompassing a fitness center with the latest fitness equipment, beach entry pool, hot tub spa, play ground, bbq area, and outdoor fireplace. agave homes will be available in three flexible floorplans offering up to 1,681 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attached 2-car garages, and fenced yards. exterior styles will range from santa barbara with distinctive patterned awnings to coastal tuscan and california craftsman....

all ideally located just steps from tamarack state beach and a short walk or bike ride from the village of Carlsbad with its exciting restaurants, retail, coffee shops, nightlife and more. enjoy easy access to transportation via the coaster station to downtown san diego or orange county, and be within minutes of world renowned golf courses, resorts, legoland, shopping and more....

located in the beautiful la costa valley, just minutes away from the scenic beaches of Carlsbad. marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views from la co...

Welcome to this executive home w/ attached casita on ...

las brisas pacificas is a wonderful 55+ gated community of manufactured homes located in western san marcos, very close to Carlsbad. this home features 2 bedro...

premium location on greenbelt with park like views and easy access to the spa. this spacious townhome in Carlsbad palisades has two pools, two spas and a tennis court....

prime location close to pacific rim elementary, aviara oaks middle school, poinsettia park, shopping centers, world class golfing and less than a mile to beautiful Carlsbad beaches! washer/dryer, trampoline & dry spa do not convey....

Great value 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2744sf townhome located in the prestigious gated jockey club adjacent to la costa's omni resort...

to Carlsbad beaches, i-5 & shopping. sought after Carlsbad schools including hope elem & sage creek. no mello roos and hoa...

No expense spared in this fabulous luxury beach home on the highly desired ocean st...

Sirable 55+ quiet gated community in the heart of Carlsbad. property features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms...

large home in the old creek ranch community centrally located between san elijo hills and Carlsbad. sitting on a cul-de-sac, this home offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an office, a spacious open kitchen, all spread out in 3,152 square feet of space. with a large back yard and a 3 car tandem garage, this is the home you’ve been looking for. beautiful granite counter tops and travertine tile can be found in the kitchen, carpet in the living room/family room, and engineered hardwood in the hallway and office downstairs. the upstairs has carpet, with...

A gorgeous and inviting home in the foothills neighborhood enhanced by a very flexible and friendly floor plan featuring a desirable bedroom and full bathroom on first floor...

Highly upgraded 3 bedroom with stunning hardwood floors, new impala black countertops, and new top of the line appliances...

Exquisite spanish inspired home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3866 sq ft...

Seller will entertain offers between $575-$595,000...

walk to the beach or take advantage of all that Carlsbad has to offer. applications being accepted now....

+/- 1,592 s.f. of hvac office. +/- 4,186 s.f. of 24' clear height warehouse...

Lagoon and mountain views. build a custom dream home for an individual or a builder can develop 2 lots...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA