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: $1,205,460 / County Average: $1,255,410

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $486 / County Average: $511

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 32 / County Average: 41

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 43 / County Average: 53

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Azure Cove BEACH
Bressi Ranch Calavera Hills Carlsbad
Carlsbad Meadows Carlsbad Village Cypress
Harbor Pointe La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows LA COSTA OAKS
La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley Lanai II
MEADOWRIDGE Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad
Olde Carlsbad Custom Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Rancho Carrillo Robertson Ranch San Pacifico
Seaside Estates SERENATA Shorepointe
Terramar The Foothills The Preserve
Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch Villas of Calavera Hills

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Beautiful & modern single story in highly desirable foothills...

Develop you dream home! this adams st parcel is 1.08 acres of lagoon front property...

The perfect beach house located just 2 blocks from world famous terramar beach...

Location!!! two bedrooms in la costa under 400k! well-kept condo in lovely community...

La costa gem with the tranquility of a resort-like retreat...

Great location!! close to schools, beach, freeways & shopping...

sophisticated buyers will appreciate all the benefits this property has to offer with low hoa dues, no mello-roos & work space on entry floor or optional 3rd bedroom. permit issued by city of Carlsbad to convert 1st floor into 3rd bedroom & full bath transfers to buyer....

Single story fully remodeled home, professionally landscaped front and back, travertine floors throughout, built in surround sound system with a 58" tv, a cook's choice kitchen...

the miles of trails within the preserve will be integrated into the renowned Carlsbad city trail system. residents of agave 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. agave homes will be available in three flexible floorplans offering up to 1,681 square feet with 3 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....

Reduced & ready to sell. upgraded cottage in the gated community of harbor pointe...

much desired 2br plus 1 opt, 2ba, 1810 esf cul-de-sac residence in the gated 55+ community of camino hills in Carlsbad. permanent manufactured homes on private lot you own. clubhouse, pool, spa, tennis courts with activities & clubs for an active lifestyle and quiet for privacy. resort style living just 5 minutes to the beach, shops and legoland, this property is one of the more spacious models. welcome home!...

Stunning highly upgraded home in robertson ranch. open floor plan with high end finishes throughout & model perfect...

this gorgeous home is located in rancho ponderosa, one of the most delightful neighborhoods located in Carlsbad, california. located just three miles from the beach, this coastal community is a great place to call home! rancho ponderosa has no mello-roos and very low hoa fees! the community was thoughtfully designed and features homes situated on large lots with streets lined with beautiful mature trees. this neighborhood also features three neighborhood parks with neighbors gathering year-round for fun celebrations. rancho ponderosa is located in the award-winning encinitas union school district. rancho ponderosa is clos...

Fantastic executive home in exclusive gated la costa ridge on private corner lot w/no neighbors behind...

Gorgeously remodeled end-unit townhome w/ views toward omni la costa resort & surrounding hills...

a beautiful victorian mansion with an amazing ocean and lagoon views. conveniently located close to Carlsbad village. walking distance to beach, dinning and shopping. west of i-5, supper easy access to major freeways. this sweet home has 4 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. ground level has a spacious family room, high celling and new laminate floor. master suite is on the main floor with a large walk in closet, bath tub and shower. the country style open kitchen is on the second floor with a living room and adjacent to the charming balcony. the sunset view from second floo...

massive mstr suite w/sitting area & expansive bath * 2 blocks from Carlsbad vlg, restaurants, wine bars,music venues, shopping,train,coaster, beach ~ fwy close...

Improvements & modifications make this home like no other...

You will love this beautiful home in the cape at calavera hills...

home is conveniently close to a community park, Carlsbad elementary/middle/high school and is short driving distance to downtown Carlsbad, legoland, the Carlsbad premium outlets and beach! don't miss out this great opportunity....

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Cecil Austria
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA