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: $1,205,053 / County Average: $1,227,205

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $477 / County Average: $513

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 37 / County Average: 43

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992 / County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 54 / County Average: 59

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Neighborhood in Carlsbad CA

12 Pacific Alga Hills Altamira
Aviara Bay Collection Beach
Bella Lago Bressi Ranch Bristol Cove
Calavera Hills Capri Carlsbad
Carlsbad Village Coastal Carlsbad Corona La Costa
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 New Crest Court
old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Heights Palisades Pointe Rancho Ponderosa
San Pacifico Seaport Spinnaker Point
tamarack point The Preserve Waters End
Windsong Cove

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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great place to spend your summer! the quaint village of Carlsbad just a mile up the pch highway with great restaurants, shops, live music, wineries, street fairs and more. the other direction is eclectic leucadia! with all similar amenities! fully furnished!...

Quiet cul-de-sac home in aviara Carlsbad with stunning ocean and sunset views...

other features: brand new carpet/paint, plantation shutters, large loft w/ balcony, and 3-car garage stunning home located on the border of Carlsbad and san marcos in the prestigious community of rancho dorado. the open floorplan with great room design offers large living spaces and downstairs master suite. the renovated kitchen boasts quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, center eat-at island and flows seamlessly into the family room with 2-story ceiling, cozy fireplace, and large picture windows framing the beautiful and canyon and hillside views. the main floor master suite offers ...

*another huge price reduction! this beautiful home features an open floor plan in living & dinning area, spacious family room with high ceiling & bar w/ access to side patio...

Spacious 1 sty on first level is nicely located w quiet greenbelt views...

Stunning home located in the highly desired calavera hills...

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...

Ate view deck. this single story 3 bedroom 2 bath Carlsbad beauty has it all. wood floors, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bath along with many upgrades. approx 1873 sqft of living...

Panoramic views of la costa, batiquitos lagoon and pacific ocean from almost every room...

Reduced price: luxury townhome residence.. the uncompromising level of quality offers the discriminating buyer an unparalled opportunity to experience modern day elegance...

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....

gorgeous coastal studio located in the heart of Carlsbad village. watch the waves break from the ocean view patio or walk to the beach in a ma...

Welcome to the house of light. custom home designed to maximize sunlight with soaring ceilings and abundance of glass doors/windows throughout...

Ee-lined street with easy access to the village & Carlsbad's beautiful beaches! hardwood floors, upgraded bathroom, new hot water heater & forced-air unit along with...

Light & bright upstairs end unit - lots of natural light and back country views...

Price range: $775k-$800k. largest model w/5-bdrms. open floor-plan, vaulted ceiling, double-door entry, travertine floors, formal living & dining rooms, custom upgraded kitchen w/island, glass wall invites loads of sunlight, breakfast nook & more built-ins...

conveniently located to award winning schools, beautiful community parks, hiking, shopping, freeway access and downtown Carlsbad. this 1,957sqft home on an elevated lot. offers 3 bed 2.5 baths w/ computer nook and downstairs bonus room. salt water pool, covered outdoor kitchen, large side courtyard w/ fi...

head sw and you are on i-78 within just a few minutes and the beaches of Carlsbad are just a short drive away, or head ne and you are just as close to i-15 and access to just about anywhere in the county within a few minutes. when you are home though you will feel like all of that is miles away. being at the very end of the cul-de-sac of sugarbush drive the location is very quiet and private with very little traffic out front except for neighbors walking their dogs and local wildlife that passes by occasionally. one of the first things you will notice when you pull up is the elevated lot with excellent curb appeal and lots of extra space that being at the end of the cul-de-sac provides. as you pull through the striking brick pillars and electric gate there is room for rv or boat parking to your right along with a private path/walkway around to the detached guest house. the front lawn and planter areas are all lush and well-manicured, the garage doors have been replaced and the entire exterior is freshly painted. head inside and you will find the interior ...

In the heart of Carlsbad, near shopping, freeways and schools...

two fireplaces, 3-car garage, central ac, high ceilings. luxurious master suite with retreat. Carlsbad schools!...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA