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: $1,212,393 / County Average: $1,242,080

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $469 / County Average: $524

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30 / County Average: 41

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1993 / County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 56 / County Average: 63

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Neighborhood in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Bay Collection Bressi Ranch
Calavera Hills capri Carlsbad
Carlsbad Beach Carlsbad Village CARLSBAD WEST
Hanover Beach Colony Harbor Pointe Isla Mar
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks La Costa Oaks North
La Costa Resort La Costa Ridge Mar Brisa
Meadowridge Morning Ridge Ocean Pointe
Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Pointe Poinsettia Cove Rancho Carrillo
Rancho La Costa Robertson Ranch SERENATA
Tamarack Point Telescope Point The Fairways at La Costa

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Fabulous ocean pointe! lagoon front location! resort-like grounds, mature tropical landscaping, spacious single level with two large patios...

Beautifully remodeled end unit in gated monarch villas in la costa...

features: interior unit with small fenced yard, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, available immediately, wood vinyl flooring & carpet, 2-car attached garage with wifi garage door opener, 1,092 sq ft, volume ceilings, spacious living room, dining area, granite countertop with backsplash, kona cabinetry, gas fireplace, full size laundry in garage, one bedroom on lower level with bathroom, small patio yard, tankless hot water heater, walkable to beach & Carlsbad village....

newer home surrounded by custom estate homes makes this a premiere Carlsbad location. lives like a single level home & features 6 bedrms, 4 baths & 2 powder rooms. master suite opens to pool & patio. upstairs is ideal for multi-generational living with 2 bedrms, kitchenette & home theater. make lasti...


An opportunity to own one of the rare models the gated community of the terraces at sunny creek...

this incredible investment opportunity!! awesome Carlsbad location. downsta...

enjoy zen moments on your deck to sounds of soothing water fountain, sip fresh squeezed orange juice or lemonade from your own trees as you watch the sunrise & sunset! rancho Carlsbad, a highly sought after 55+ active & healthy lifestyle community minutes to the beach! perfect home for entertaining the grandchildren, family and friends! great location and just a golf cart ride or stroll to pickle-ball/tennis courts, doggie park, community gardens & adjacent public golf course or on to the clubhouse, ac...

**professional photo’s coming soon ** 2 cute beach cottages on one large 6,792 square foot r-3 lot ...

Likely the best home in all of calavera hills! panoramic views of the ocean, the largest floorplan boasting 4 bedrooms plus a loft (including a downstairs bedroom and full bathroom), 3 full bathrooms, 3007 square feet and incredible upgrades from travertine tile floors to marble countertops to a tankless water heater to crown moulding and on and on...

community includes pool & tennis court access. central to the 78 & 5 freeways, Carlsbad village & so much more....

Highly desirable 1/2 acre lot in Carlsbad with access to water, power and utilities...

With 3 bay garage and views! afton way in western Carlsbad. 5br, 4.5 ba+loft and master retrea...

ideal for ranch, horses or has the potential to subdivide. easy access from Carlsbad-san diego airport/san diego & orange counties. fallbrook airport nearby....

there are 2 gated entrances to the terraces which provide residents with easy access to i-5 and 78 freeways as well as to the pristine beaches of Carlsbad!...

It's all about the views in this modern coastal luxury la costa home...

lease is not include garage. just a few minutes away from Carlsbad s best golf courses. legoland, seaworld, san diego zoo, safari park and more. its all within reach. this home is perfect for a vacation rental or...

convenient to legoland, shopping, entertainment, and easy drive to north county's best beaches! Carlsbad school district! live the resort like lifestyle of la costa greens!...

Come see this beautifully remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located in lakeshore gardens, one of the most desirable 55+ active communities in so...

panoramic water views from almost everywhere in the home. minutes from palomar airport and Carlsbad village. just 4 units in hoa! you will love the quiet community and a few boat parades from some of the newest and most highly upgraded construction in bristol cove....

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