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: $1,174,133 / County Average: $1,127,840

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $474 / County Average: $492

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 34 / County Average: 43

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1993 / County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 53 / County Average: 55

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Alga Hills Alta Mira II
Alta Mira IV Altamira Aviara
Bay Collection Beach Bella Lago
Bressi Ranch Bristol Cove Calavera Hills
Carlsbad Carlsbad Village Hanover Beach Colony
Harbor Pointe La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks
La Costa Oaks North La Costa Oaks South La Costa Ridge
La Costa Valley Lanai II Meadowood
Meadowridge Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad
omni la costa Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Heights Rancho Carrillo Rancho La Costa
Rancho Ponderosa Robertson Ranch San Pacifico
Sea Point Tennis Club Seaside Estates Shorepointe
Southern Preserve The Foothills The Preserve
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Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Newly remodeled, tri-level townhouse with a western exposure providing natural light + ocean breeze for a true california retreat...

great schools nearby, convenient location to eateries, entertainment, shopping and minutes to tamarack state beach & the village in Carlsbad. no hoa or mello-roos buyer and buyer’s agent to verify all in mls prior to coe....

easy walk to the beach or short bike ride to downtown olde Carlsbad where artisan dining, quaint shopping and rail access is your new lifestyle!...

Fantastic quiet location at end of cul-de-sac close to schools, shopping, and easy commute options...

located in the prestigious la costa community in Carlsbad. near la costa resorts, and a sho...

front entry with no stairs. unit is single level. enjoy living close to Carlsbad by the sea with great restaurants, shopping and golfing & beaches. 2 balconies offer 200+ extra living space overlooking the pool and lagoon. electronic door lock does not convey to buyer....

Wonderful single level home located at the end of a cul-de-sac...

south/west Carlsbad is the premium location between leucadia and Carlsbad village with so much to do....

Great opportunity to live close to the beach with view of lagoon and ocean from west balcony...

Freshly painted townhome with dual master suite setup...

urban city feel with an open concept living space and sleek chef inspired kitchen perfect for entertaining in the heart of beachy Carlsbad village. designer industrial style interior finishes, attached 2car garage, & zoned suite on 1st floo...

S your chance to secure an amazing floor plan, in Carlsbad’s highly sought-after alga hills neighborhood, for an incredible price! engi...

,000. quiet top of the line home west of the 5 in Carlsbad village. this home has been fully renovated! chef's kitchen fe...

welcome the natural setting of old california but still minutes to san elijo hills town center and Carlsbad shopping and restaurants. capture your piece of the north county dream. amazing convenient and rare north county location with multiple options for best use and enjoyment. views, pond, ocean breeze. build your dream old california estate or seek aproval for wedding or event location. zoned resdiantial/agriculture by the city of ...

Panoramic ocean views from all rooms except bathroom...

portico is a gated complex in the master planned community of Carlsbad's rancho carrillo. this private complex is situated near a lush greenbelt as well as carrillo ranch park where walking trails abound. there is also community pool, spa, cabana, and clubhouse. portico is close to variety of restaurants and shops as well as numerous golf courses and several country clubs. excellent schools in san marcos unified school district....

Incredible ocean view in this gorgeous remodeled single story unit...

a perfect place to live close to Carlsbad village drive and Carlsbad beaches. this is a small multi-unit apartments. on ground floor, no pets, water & trash inclu...

Opportunity knocks! beautiful move in ready la costa townhome with fresh paint, scraped ceilings, brand new wood laminate and carpet flooring, new toilets, new fixtures, brand new stainless steel appliances + more...

photo is of similar project on tamarack nearby that builder completed couple years ago and these will be very similar. walk to the beach and Carlsbad village....

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