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: $1,442,094  County Average: $1,403,700

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $514  County Average: $545

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 29  County Average: 42

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1991  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 52  County Average: 57

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Arroyo Vista Bressi Ranch
Calavera Hills Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Harbor Pointe Isla Mar La Costa
La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort Poinsettia Cove
Robertson Ranch SERENATA Southern Preserve
Spyglass Hills Telescope Point Terramar
The Bay Collection Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch

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marks golf course, and all the amenities that san marcos and Carlsbad have to offer. do not miss this one!...

just minutes to beautiful beaches and fantastic shops and restaurants in Carlsbad village. this is truly southern california living at its best!...

This corner unit la costa townhome boasts 3 levels with dual master suites on the 1st and 3rd floor...

Best value in south Carlsbad.enjoy the beach lifestyle in this large 3-bedroom townhome in las playas...

Exceptional lagoon view high end condo in desirable ocean pointe...

Largest floorplan in the meadowood community. this beautifully maintained home has 4 bedrooms, & 2 baths upstairs and a den/office & full bath downstairs...

Beautiful community of mystic point in calavera hills...

Welcome home to this beautful la costa ridge view home nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac...

Open layout with an abundance of natural light and fully remodeled throughout...

Fantastic sought after plan 6 in arroyo vista. huge master bedroom with spacious walk in shower and 2 closets...

South Carlsbad home with an open & large private lot big enough for a pool, 4 bdrms (1 downstairs...

well equipted with plush towels, linens, dishes, pots and pans, etc.1 mile to beach 5 minutes to lego land, Carlsbad company outlets, four seasons resort & golf.$2800/mo from oct.-may, summer $3800 june-sept. local calls, c...

Best of two worlds: long-term & short-term incl. vacation rentals are approved in this complex...

Charming and move-in ready to this highly desirable beach community of las playas...

located within walking distance to all the village of Carlsbad has to offer. this is a vacation rental. rate shown is the standard weekly off season rate....

these are your years - enjoy them in relaxing style, comfort and friendship at rancho Carlsbad country club estates....

Beautiful fully furnished la costa seapoint tennis club condo...

Fantastic sit down ocean from the first and second floor...

rarely available single story in the highly desirable community of isla mar in aviara, a premiere gated coastal colony of exquisite homes on the seaside bluffs of Carlsbad. gorgeous backyard to include waterfa...

This lovely home is situated in one of the most desirable bressi ranch locations...

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Cecil Austria
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA