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: $1,186,790  County Average: $1,399,609

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $448  County Average: $527

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 32  County Average: 45

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992  County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 45  County Average: 61

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Arroyo Vista Bay Collection beach
BRISTOL COVE Brookfield Calavera Hills
Cantamar carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad West La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge
La Costa Valley Ocean Point OCEAN POINTE
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Rancho Carrillo Rancho Ponderosa Robertson Ranch
Robertson Ranch The Bluffs Santa Fe Ridge SERENATA
Terramar The Bay Collection The Preserve
Tramonto Waters End

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Nancing options available. live, shop and play in Carlsbad near the beach in the this most affordable 55+ gated community. this home is very large and comfortable and located on a ...

Gorgeous 6 br 5.5 ba view home, with a separate accessed suite...

close proximity to Carlsbad highly acclaimed schools, calavera hills park and community center, walking trails, Carlsbad's beautiful beaches, crossings golf course, shopping and easy access to freeways....

Top floor end unit! sunny south facing studio villa at la costa resort & spa...

this well-kept secret neighborhood of seawind is a beautifully maintained complex on the edge of fire mountain and just blocks from Carlsbad, the mall, college, interstate 5 and highway 78. vaulted ceiling in lr with fp. 3rd bedroom was convert...

est 3 blks to ocean, 1 blk to coaster station, Carlsbad village restaurants & stores. see actual floor plan -click 3-d url link new 3-d virtual tour added. after clicking on arrow to start tour, it turns into "dollhouse" view - you'll see every room and be able to walk thru it. then choose floor plan view to see actual floor plan. it's fun, it's colorful, let your fingers do the walking. here's what everyone wants: west of i-5, ocean view, one story, gra...

downstairs bedroom suite offers full bath and private patio. this highly desired south Carlsbad location is convenient to world class golf, spa's, shopping and incredible restaurants....

Fantastic sit down ocean from the first and second floor...

Beautiful home in lovely cantamar ocean view from large, upstairs open loft area and bedroom balcony, light and bright open floor plan with high ceilings patio courtyard with fountain off dining room,built-in media center and fireplace in family room, spacious kitchen with lots of storage, first floor bedroom/office and full bath, in-ground spa in the private yard...

location is just minutes to omni , hyatt, world class Carlsbad beaches...two of san diego's top golf courses located within minutes...some of coastal north san diego's best walking trails w/ batiquitos estuary just minutes away. much much more.. call or text listing agent for your private showing....

Home features newer dual pain windows and sliders,porcelain tile throughout 1st floor as well as a fireplace in the living room...

Entry level condo, fully furnished. plenty of windows for bright, natural light...

close to new la costa town square with shops and restaurants. 5 miles to magnificent beaches of Carlsbad....

you're only two short blocks from the beach and walking distance to all that downtown Carlsbad has to offer; restaurants, cafes, boutiques, breweries, the train station where you can take the coaster to downtown sd, and much much more! don't pass this one up! tax records show incorrect information and list this property to be a 3 bedroom and 2367 sq ft. according to previous builder advertising and information this property is 2870 sq ft. this property is a 4 bd with a large bo...

Charming olde Carlsbad home on more than 0.25-acre, canyon rim view lot...

You've never seen this house before! brand new wood floors, cabinet updates throughout and a/c are just a few of the refreshing additions to this 3000+ square foot home with owned whole house solar...

walking distance to Carlsbad's highly acclaimed schools. close proximity to the new Carlsbad shoppe's which are currently being renovated, regal movie theatre and 24 hour fitness gym. this home has a whole house fan, solar and is plumbed for air conditioning. rv parking, if available for a additional fee....

Beautiful and spacious 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home in la costa greens for rent...

Gorgeous home in beautiful rancho carrillo Carlsbad, corner lot at the top of rancho cortes with a large separate entrance casita apartment with oceanviews...

close to batiquitos lagoon, the park hyatt aviara and four seasons club aviara. top rated Carlsbad schools, and oh, so much more... you must see this wonderful home!...

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