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: $1,209,540 / County Average: $1,246,091

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $477 / County Average: $508

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 29 / County Average: 40

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 47 / County Average: 53

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Agua Hedionda Alta Mira II Arroyo Vista
Arterro Aviara BEACH
Bressi Ranch Calavera Hills Carlsbad
Carlsbad Village Cypress Hanover Beach Colony
Harbor Pointe La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Knolls La Costa Meadows
La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley
Lanai II Mar Brisa Old Carlsbad
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Poinsettia Cove Rancho Carrillo Rancho Ponderosa
Robertson Ranch San Pacifico Sea Point Tennis Club
Seaport Villas Seaside Estates SERENATA
Shorepointe Southern Preserve Spinnaker Hill
Terramar The Bay Collection The Preserve
Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch Village of Carlsbad Villas of Calavera Hills

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Carlsbad Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Beautifully updated single story family home in one of the best school districts in san diego county...

Meticulously maintained with room for all in rancho carrillo...

Unique opportunity! large stunning 3662 sq. foot single story home on a 31,189 sq...

Iet cul-de-sac in highly desired la costa area of Carlsbad complete with 2 community pools and a family friendly neighborhood. bamboo wood flooring, new carpet, water pur...

New flooring and carpet, soaring cathedral ceilings, open floor plan, spacious living, private master suite on its own level...

Ocean view la costa townhome, nestled quietly above the world renowned omni la costa resort, and overlooking the pacific ocean and batiquitos lagoon...

Hoa fee includes basic cable. elevator! inside arches of la costa resort-great 2nd floor south facing location in building closest to the spa...

Gorgeous fully furnished home in the gated community of marea in aviara...

centrally located with easy access to hwy-5, close proximity to legoland, Carlsbad outlet, flower field & state beach....

Quiet, gated la costa ridge view property, located on a beautiful cul-de-sac...

award-winning toll brothers offers their hottest and soon to be sold out luxury master planned community in coastal Carlsbad. located within 3 miles of the beach. toll brothers at robertson ranch features 4 neighborhoods, 5 parks, walking trails, a private community center with bbq area, outdoor fireplace and resort style pool and spa. energy efficient tankless water heater and central air and heat are included. come see why we have received the honor of being on fortune's world's most admired companies list....

Top-floor single level penthouse with soaring ceilings and panoramic ocean views from the family room, kitchen, master suite...

award-winning toll brothers is now offering their hottest luxury master planned community in coastal Carlsbad. located just 3 miles from the beach, toll brothers at robertson ranch features 19 home designs, 4 neighborhoods (2 gated), 5 parks, walking trails, a private community center with bbq area, outdoor fireplace, cabanas and resort style pool and spa. each home is beautifully appointed offering kitchen aid appliances, granite in the kitchen, large center island, open spacious floor plans and quality throughout. energy efficient tankless water heaters as well as central air and heat are included....

Stunning 4 bed,2 bath single level home. highly upgraded on 1/3 acre lot...

this is a perfect fully remodeled single story family home in capri, a very desirable community close to the beach, Carlsbad’s top schools, shopping and much more!...

Highly desired Carlsbad location in sought after Carlsbad school district...

highly vaunted encinitas school district and is within walking distance to many local Carlsbad schools that include mission estancia elementary, olivenhain pioneer, diegueno middle school and la costa canyon high school....

View home in la costa oaks! no neighbors behind. 3 car garage...

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

walking distance to calavera hills schools. minutes to beautiful beaches and bustling Carlsbad village. this is southern california living at its best!...

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Brent Conley
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA