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: $1,151,792 / County Average: $1,237,505

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $473 / County Average: $520

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 32 / County Average: 41

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 57 / County Average: 61

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aldea Alga Hills Beach
Bristol Cove Calavera Hills Capri
Carlsbad Carlsbad Village Coastal Carlsbad
Foothills Greystone on the Park Hanover Beach Colony
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks La Costa Oaks North
La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley Monarch Hills
Ocean Pointe old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad
omni la costa Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Palisades Heights
Palisades Pointe Rancho Carillo Rancho Carrillo
Rancho La Costa Robertson Ranch San Pacifico
Santa Fe Trails Sea Cliff Seaport
The Foothills @ Robertson Ranch The Ranch Tramonto
Waters End

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Vrm seller will entertain offers between $1,950,000-$2,100,000...

ready to move into. live the fun and easy life in Carlsbad's premier 55+ active community near ponto beach. easy access to i-5, the pacific coast highway, and the coaster. enjoy many fun social activities every day....

short drives to costco, Carlsbad company stores, large restaurants, trader joes, and other specialty grocery stores, Carlsbad mall, legoland, flower fields, sprouts, pet stores, etc. 18. excellent school district 19. variety of medical facilities close by and good doctors. 20. good cell reception inside condo (verizon) 21. one car garage and one private outside parking space provided. *** a lush garden community with access to the beach. all information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. buyer to verify all before close of escrow....

lakeshore gardens is an active 55+, luxury manufactured home community located in Carlsbad, steps to the beach the park is located on 54 acres of land, has 384 home sites, & 10 small lakes. there is lush landscaping, greenbelts & mature trees throughout, giving the community a park-like feel. extensive water fowl call this home, including gray herons, egrets, ducks, cormorants & more. the ponds are home to turtles & many fish. nature lovers have the best of all worlds here! the approximate 14,000 sq. ft, 2 story club house was beautifully & tastefully updated just a few years ago, giving it a high end country club feel. the upper level...

Upgraded & remodeled 1 br condo by omni la costa resort...

Gorgeous remodeled 2 br 2.5 bath, 1663 sq. ft. 2 car attached garage townhome in aviara's gated community of aldea...

Enjoy luxury living in this 1 bedroom top floor end-unit...

Location, location! this gorgeous la costa oaks home sits up high at the end of a cul-de-sac with neighbors on only one side and stunning panoramic views...

Opportunity knocks with this gorgeous and spacious resort villa...

of summerwalk. this home has the ultimate south Carlsbad lifestyle with stunning and tasteful upgrades throughout, boasting a designer chef’s kitchen with top-of-the line thermador appliances, designer cabinetry with a huge quartz, center island with ample accommodation for six. flooring recently upgraded to an eco-friendly wood laminate on the ...

Offered @ $1,249,000-$1,349,000! remodeled 2015 w/modern flare...

Breathtaking views await! relax and unwind on the living room deck and drink in amazing views all year long...

easy commute north to orange county or south to Carlsbad. house is on the corner of a small cul-de-sac and a double cul-de-sac street (leepish). no drive through traffic. it does not back to the river walk but it's close enough to take the 2.5 mile walk/ride to oceanside beaches....

Carlsbad is a nice balance between living in an urban setting and wide open spaces. within minutes to the charming village of Carlsbad with wonderful shops, restaurants, boutiques and the beach....

Ous 5 1/2 year newe home in la costa oaks area of Carlsbad. fea...

Bom due to no fault of seller. come get this one quick...

Pintoresco is spanish for picturesque and this home lives up to the name...

Desirable calavera hills home with rare first floor bedroom and ensuite bath...

Priced reduction!! bring offers!! single story home in highly sought after la costa area on corner lot...

this home features an expansive living room with soaring ceiling, downstairs master bedroom, separate art studio, greenhouse, pool and spa all on a quiet cul-de-sac location. enjoy resort style living in south Carlsbad in close proximity to beaches, batiquitos lagoon,...

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