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: $1,190,817 / County Average: $1,119,484

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $483 / County Average: $492

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 31 / County Average: 41

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 71 / County Average: 70

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aldea Alga Hills Alta Mira II
Aviara Aviara - Cantata Beach
Bella Vista Bristol Cove Brookfield
Calavera Hills Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Ezan Harbor Pointe La Costa
La Costa Estates La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows
La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Lanai II Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad
omni la costa Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Heights Rancho Carrillo Rancho La Costa
San Pacifico SERENATA Shorepointe
Tamarack Point THE BEACH The Preserve
The Summit Tramonto Village of Carlsbad
Waters End

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa San Diego

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highly sought-after Carlsbad school district including kelly elementary, valley middle school & choice of Carlsbad or sage creek high school....



the miles of trails within the preserve will be integrated into the renowned Carlsbad city trail system. residents of acacia 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. acacia homes will be available in two flexible floorplans offering up to 2,011 square feet with up to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attached 2-car garages, and fenced yards. exterior styles will range from santa barbara with distinctive patterned awnings to coastal tuscan and california craftsman....



new flooring and shiplap walls are right off of hgtv! tons of natural light. private yard with ...



schools, parks & shopping and nature trails are all close by as well as fabulous Carlsbad beaches. the neighborhood is gated and nicely maintained and the building is very lovely, both interior and exterior. this is a special one for your most discerning buyers!...



elevator with direct beach access and underground parking ,easy walking distance to quaint village of Carlsbad, also excellent vacation rental potential, make this your dream come true. www.sunrise-realestate.com for more information...



Generous corner unit, less that 1 block to beach & coast highway, 3 br 3 full ba plus loft...



Enjoy sweeping views of the lake, golf course, hills & ocean from the best corner lot in la costa greens...



Amazing ocean view within the highly desirable seaview townhomes in la costa...



exercise room, pool, and hot tub. well managed hoa. Carlsbad village is a little piece of heaven. take a stroll for dinner to some of the great restaurants. walk to the coaster and take the train to downtown san diego. or just go for a walk/run on the beach. it doesn't get any better than this.this small compl...



White water ocean view! great location. walking distance to the beach, company stores (outlet mall), legoland, restaurants, the flower fields...



Upgraded & meticulously maintained townhome in the charming rancho carrillo community of valencia...



Must-see immaculate la costa ridge home w/stunning designer upgrades thru-out...



Nestled on a serene cul-de-sac, this aviara home offers an ideal floorplan, ample privacy & comfortable living in a prime location...



Drenched in coastal sunlight and dripping with timeless, transitional style, you’ll love this stunning home situated on a canyon with mtountain views...



Executive 4 bedroom home on quite cul-de-sac located in the seabright community...



may consider a small dog. enjoy the california lifestyle! Carlsbad schools!...



A peaceful paradise with large palms and hot pink hibiscus to seasonally embrace this beautiful, light-filled courtyard patio home with iron gated entry...



This cozy, quiet 3 br townhome is fully furnished! a charming and well resort style las playas community of aviara...



the miles of trails within the preserve will be integrated into the renowned Carlsbad city trail system. residents of blue sage 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. blue sage homes will be available in three flexible floorplans offering up to 1,835 square feet with up to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, attached 2-car garages, and fenced yards. exterior styles will range from santa barbara with distinctive patterned awnings to coastal tuscan and california craftsman....



no expense was spared creating this turn-key luxury home. located less than 2 miles from Carlsbad village & the beach, sits the quaint enclave of insignia. from appealing curb appeal, to the highly upgraded interior & entertainer's yard w/pool & spa, this home has something to offer for all. beautiful andrew lauren wood floors flow throughout the main living areas. both the living & dining rooms feature beautiful chandeliers & sliding doors to the courtyard, making for a great place to entertain. the gourmet kitchen offers quartz counters, huge center island ...



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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA
858-342-9953