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: $1,214,388 / County Average: $1,113,830

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $483 / County Average: $489

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 29 / County Average: 39

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992 / County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 59 / County Average: 59

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Alga Hills Alta Mira II
Aviara Bay Collection Beach
Bressi Ranch Bristol Cove Calavera Hills
Carlsbad Carlsbad Highlands Carlsbad Village
Hanover Beach Colony Harbor Pointe La Costa
La Costa Estates La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows
La Costa Oaks La Costa Oaks South La Costa Ridge
La Costa Valley Lanai II Meadowood
MEADOWRIDGE Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad
omni la costa Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Heights Rancho Carrillo Rancho La Costa
Robertson Ranch San Pacifico Santa Fe Trails
Seaport Seaside Estates South Carlsbad
Tamarack Terramar The Foothills
The Preserve The Ranch Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch
Tramonto Village of Carlsbad

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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with lagoon beachfront access across the street, the lot is just a short stroll to the burgeoning village of shops, restaurants, market and a quick drive to the freeways; affording the perfect north county location and the best of Carlsbad by the sea. the buena vista lagoon, designated an ecological reserve, is also home to the buena vista audubon society and nature center. plans for a 2,900 sq. ft. single story home with guest house and additional 1,200 sq. ft. enclosed entry court have been designed....

come enjoy the finest and newest community in south Carlsbad - la costa valley built in 2000.south-facing s...

Condo (medical or office) available for sale featu...

there is an attached 1/1 casita (for rent separately) with complete kitchen, separate address, hvac system, gas & electric meter. minutes to downtown Carlsbad with tons of school, shopping, restaurants and activities and of course beautiful pacific ocean....

add the location, experiencing this iconic resort allows you to stroll to everything that is Carlsbad - great shops, endless dining choices and mere paces to the awe-inspiring pacific. seller is a licensed real estate agent....

sanderling is a highly desired, prime location close to aviara oaks schools, shopping centers, restaurants, luxury cinepolis theatre, aviara golf course, park hyatt aviara resort, batiquitos lagoon trails & beautiful Carlsbad beaches. the attached 2 car garage has overhead storage racks & storage cabinets....

Beautifully maintained single story with paid for solar...

home is within the Carlsbad school district, beautifully located in tanglewood community. one of very few properties for sale in Carlsbad at this price point. brand new a/c installed! the community has two large pools, recreation area and more. unit has a large outdoor patio area with beautiful landscaping. neighborhood is quiet and close to everything! 15 min to beach, close to shopping, schools and more! text the word eco to 80123 for more information!...

Beautiful end unit with open floor plan and dramatic vaulted ceilings with rustic ceiling beams and cozy fireplace...

located on Carlsbad boulevard across the street from the boardwalk and the beach. take a stroll into Carlsbad village to dine, dance, shop, or hop on a train to downtown san diego or los angeles. this home is located 10 minutes from legoland, 45 minutes from the san diego zo...

Beautiful, fully furnished studio condo. 1.5 baths...

home is located in the highly esteemed Carlsbad unified school district - kelly elementary, valley middle, sage creek or Carlsbad high. future retail center is being planned in robertson ranch....

fully landscaped exterior, low maintenance and drought tolerant.truly turn key property! rancho Carlsbad community has seemingly endless amenities including two heated pools, golf, tennis courts, 24 hour security guard, club house, a lake, and much more! welcome home....

On the water.bristol cove. boat slip included & heated pool...

Enjoy luxury living in this 1 bedroom top floor end-unit...

And at lanai court is a 1.08 acre of land in olde Carlsbad with views of the buena vista lagoon....

Before you give up trying to find an affordable home that's an easy walk to the beach, you must see this spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath home featuring newer kitchen & baths, vinyl windows, french doors & more, approx...

Cool ocean breezes flow through this perfectly planned one story home...

Elegant townhouse with spanish influenced décor. enjoy expansive 180 degree views of the pacific ocean from great room, porch, kitchen and master bedroom...

Beautiful remodel on this single story ocean view unit...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA