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: $1,204,594 / County Average: $1,234,759

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $475 / County Average: $515

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 31 / County Average: 41

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992 / County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 56 / County Average: 61

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Neighborhood in Carlsbad CA

Alta Mira II Aviara Bay Collection
Beach Bella Lago Bressi Ranch
Calavera Hills capri Carlsbad
Carlsbad Village CARLSBAD WEST Coastal Carlsbad
Foothills Hanover Beach Colony Hillgate Estates
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks La Costa Resort
La Costa Ridge LA COSTA VALLEY Mariners Point
Meadowridge Morning Ridge old Carlsbad
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Poinsettia Cove
Rancho Carrillo Rancho Ponderosa Robertson Ranch
San Pacifico Santa Fe Glens Seaside Estates
SERENATA Shady Hollow Spinnaker Point
Terramar The Bay Collection The Estates at Rancho Carrillo
The Ranch Waters End

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Seller will entertain offers between $839,000.00 and $879,000...

Brand new twinhome! hillside view! large private backyard...

Have you ever dreamed of living at the beach, you can stop looking...

conveniently located to award winning schools, beautiful community parks, hiking, shopping, freeway access and downtown Carlsbad. this 1,957sqft home on an elevated lot. offers 3 bed 2.5 baths w/ computer nook and downstairs bonus room. salt water pool, covered outdoor kitchen, large side courtyard w/ ...

5 miles you're at the beach enjoying the ocean breezes. nearby attractions are the Carlsbad flower fields, legoland, and leo carrillo historic ranch park. stop by the lot and take in the views, then drive around the area to see everything that makes this neighborhood a special place to call home. please note that the lot lines in the photos showing boundaries are approximate....

Stunning backyard paradise in highly desired la costa greens...

Beautiful move-in ready condo on the Carlsbad lagoon...

Better than new! better than a model! this beautiful, highly upgraded home has hardly even been used...

Top rated pac rim elementary, aviara oaks middle and Carlsbad hs...premium quiet of the largest sun kissed backyards...turn key with spacious family room/kitchen combination...hardwood, stone carpet and freshly painte...

One of the best locations in sea point tennis club...

beautifully cared for home in great san marcos location very close to Carlsbad. good school district. close...

lush mature easy-care landscaping - ideal for busy families. quiet cul-de-sac street. located just east of Carlsbad's calavera hills. super low $66/mo hoa fee includes a next-door rv storage lot. nearby hiking & biking trails. award winning schools. no mello-roos fees. no special assessments....

Abundance of nantucket charm and character through-out this magnificent property, featuring 5 ensuite bedrooms, including the sumptuous master w/ his/her closets, artfully crafted interiors w/ open floor plan, wide plank flooring, fabulous entertaining areas, including a cozy courtyard peek-a-boo ocean views, solar owned and stunning manicured grounds...

this beautiful new home community is centrally located and close to unspoiled beaches, phenomenal shopping and dining, and sensational attractions like the san diego botanic garden, legoland, and the Carlsbad flower fields. when it’s time to hit the road for work or play, the 5 and 78 freeways are close at hand. alcove represents a rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits and amenities of a new home. beautiful enclave with a unique street scene consisting of a diverse architectural palette including mid-century modern, california contemporary, bali and plantation design. enjoy open concept living space, gourmet kitchen, spa-like master bath, walk-in pantry, outdoor living space, spacious loft, walk-in closet, spacious laundry room and highly appointed finishes....

the location of this property is ideal due to its 5 minute stroll to the beach, Carlsbad schools, shopping, and restaurants. enjoy beach trails just blocks away. this home is a must see. don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the california beach lifestyle....

Location location location! stunning ocean view Carlsbad village home in exclusive village 201...

Truly live the resort lifestyle in your very own resort villa at the historic omni la costa resort & spa...

Ocean and lagoon views! great location in la costa on very private friendly cul-de-sac...

New listing, please click on vacation rental link to see photos...

349m beautiful cul de sac of 8 new homes with views! afton way in western Carlsbad (lot 8). 4br, 3.5 ba single story. ...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA