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: $1,448,668  County Average: $1,419,675

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $515  County Average: $547

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 29  County Average: 42

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1991  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 52  County Average: 59

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Arroyo Vista Bressi Ranch
Calavera Hills Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Harbor Pointe Isla Mar La Costa
La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort Poinsettia Cove
Robertson Ranch SERENATA Southern Preserve
Spyglass Hills Terramar The Bay Collection
Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch

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This standalone mediterranean masterpiece was meticulously conceived to capture expansive white-water ocean and lagoon views from the main living areas...

sky light master w shade cover, built in office desk & dresser's in master closets; wash/dryer in home, private patio & large 2 car garage with lots storage, work bench & elite garage door. upgrades throughout walk or cycle to Carlsbad state beach less than 1 mile away! close to shopping, dining, the coaster train station. top rated schools & poinsettia community park with public tennis complex, athletic fields, grassy areas for picnics & playground! harbor...

Gorgeous 180-degree ocean views from master, living room & guest room...

complete with house and grading plans, soils reports,tentative parcel map, sup complete/approved (see supplemental remarks for details),valid through april 2018 as per city of Carlsbad....

located on over a 10,000 square foot lot this home offers tons of privacy in the backyard and plenty of room to entertain or spend a quiet evening relaxing with family and friends! don't miss out on this olde Carlsbad gem!...

Cute ocean view duplex across from tamarack beach nice ocean views,each unit is a 2 bedroom 1 bath 1 car garage with laundry hookups in garages extra parking for tenants, these are contiguous parcels that provide maximum build-out,and are priced to move...

Carlsbad at it's pinnacle! sweeping panoramic views of the pacific's beauty with bursting sunrises and sunsets...

numerous restaurants are within walking distance in the historic village of Carlsbad. perfect two week vacation for extremely reasonable price. almost cheaper than staying at home....

enjoy vacation at home. low hoas and no mello roos, Carlsbad schools....

Beautifully upgraded & extremely well maintained rarely available single level 3bd/2...

the bay collection neighborhood is the most sought after community in Carlsbad. located within Carlsbad's top rated pacific rim elementary. minutes to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. this home is turnkey and lives like a model home....

you can take a short stroll to the village for shopping at the darling boutiques or enjoy a nice meal at the great restaurants and of course don't forget about the Carlsbad farmers market on wednesday nights where you can partake in some of the local flavors. the beach is so close you can just grab your surfboard, hop on your bike and enjoy a day at the ...

can be bought as a package deal with their 2nd location also a 6 bed facility on 1275 cynthia lane, Carlsbad, ca. 92008....

just 6 blocks to Carlsbad village with dining, coffee, shopping, & other services. freeway close. great Carlsbad school district....

Gorgeous whole house remodel steps to the beach! with exceptional finishes & upgrades thru-out this ocean view home is sure to impress...

Highly desirable 2 bedroom, 2 bath lower unit condo in the villas located in calavera hills...

fabulous home! luxury town home in san marcos close to Carlsbad and encinitas. many upgrades include beautiful hardwood flooring downstairs, upgraded stainless stove and dishwasher, granite countertops with decorator tile backsplash, ceiling fans in all rooms, plantation shutters throughout, travertine style ceramic tile in upstairs bathrooms, upgraded kitchen cabinets, built in cabinets in family room, epoxy floors and overhead storage in 2 car garage. huge granite kitchen island with barstool pull up. beautiful brick paver back patio and barbeque area. master ...

Awesome award winning school district in northern Carlsbad! great proximity to everything, ...

Beautifully upgraded immaculate 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a/c...

Panoramic ocean/sunset views from this nicely updated townhome...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
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