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: $1,221,698 / County Average: $1,247,441

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $494 / County Average: $543

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30 / County Average: 41

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 51 / County Average: 62

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aldea Alta Mira II Aviara
Beach Bristol Cove Bristol Cove Tu Casa
Calavera Hills Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Fairways Foothills Hanover Beach Colony
Harbor Pointe La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks
La Costa Resort La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Lanai II Mar Brisa Marea
Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad omni la costa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Palisades Heights Poinsettia Heights
Robertson Ranch Santa Fe Trails Seabright
Spinnaker Point Summit The Bay Collection
The Ranch Tramonto Viaggio

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Turnkey resort style condo, ideal location - west of the 5 in gated windsong cove...

Welcome home to this spacious end unit with dual masters suites, both with their own remodeled bathrooms...

Welcome home! beautifully maintained two-story mystic point townhome with attached two-car garage located within the highly sought after community calavera hills...

Best location, end unit townhome with views, views, views...

Beautifully upgraded! coastal close w/ views of agua hedionda lagoon...

Del perfect opportunity in desirable foothills of Carlsbad. ...

only a short distance to quaint shops, stores and restaurants of the coastal vacation town of Carlsbad. this mobile home was sumptuously remodeled under the eye of a craftsman and custom contractor. the unseen details as well as those seen have all been done....

Wonderful senior development in Carlsbad. home on permanent foundation and you own the land...

Fabulous 1 acre plus lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in a nice la costa neighborhood of fine homes...

be the first to live in this spacious townhome close to all in north Carlsbad off college blvd/78 . spacious l...

indulge yourself in this impressively spacious 5br, 4ba, 3362 esf residence situated in the prestigious community of seabright in Carlsbad. separate living quarters with separate entrance upstairs can be used as a rental or part of the main house. includes kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom, family room and garage. the granite kitchen features new refrigerator, new stainless steel sink and faucet, custom gas stove, kitchen aid dishwasher, oven microwave combo, garbage compactor, giant island with seating, generous cabinet space and full granite backsplash. plantation shutters, ceiling fans and entertainment cente...

5 panoramic ocean view lots on prestigious highland drive in olde Carlsbad. included are two existing single family homes plus three...

the miles of trails within the preserve will be integrated into the renowned Carlsbad city trail system. residents of cypress will also thoroughly enjoy the centrally located and extensive recreational complex encompassing a fitness center with the latest fitness equipment, beach entry pool, hot tub spa, play ground, bbq area, and outdoor fireplace. cypress homes will be available in 6 floorplans offering up to 2,521 square feet with up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, attached 2-car garages, generous rooftop terraces and fenced yards. exterior styles will range from santa barbara with distinctive patterned awnings to coastal tuscan and california craftsman....

D Carlsbad property! located less than 2 miles to Carlsbad state beach, this 4br w/loft home is ideal for an active san diego lifestyle! this tri-l...

Truly one of a kind luxurious and impeccably maintained townhome in the jockey club, an exclusive, gated community in la costa with private golf cart access directly into the omni la costa resort...

Fantastic 5 bedroom 4 bath home at end of quiet cul-de-sac with pool and putting green...

just minutes to beaches, shopping, outlets, restaurants and entertainment. in the award wining Carlsbad unified school district!...

Rom this wonderful single story condo. located in Carlsbad's north beach, walking distance to the beach & lagoon, in a small community of 10 units. updated kitchen & bathrooms, wood flooring, balconies off ...

Beautifully upgraded townhome located in the prestigious mystic point community...

located in desirable family home community in the tri-city area of oceanside/vista/Carlsbad with easy access to schools, shops, dining & freeway. beach only minutes away! upgrades include new double pane...

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