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: $1,260,701  County Average: $1,379,962

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $450  County Average: $532

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30  County Average: 42

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992  County Average: 1983

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 49  County Average: 62

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Point Bay Collection Beach
Bressi Ranch Brookfield Calavera Hills
carlsbad Carlsbad Meadows Carlsbad Village
Isla Mar La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks
La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley Mariners Point
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Omni La Costa Resort
Pavoreal Private Chateaus in La Costa Resort Rancho Carrillo
Rancho Carrillo Haciendas Robertson Ranch Rosalena
San Pacifico SERENATA The Bay Collection
The Foothills The Ranch

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Huge price reduction. beautifully appointed semi-custom home on 1/4 acre at the end of a cul-de-sac...

Ideally located for privacy & serenity, you can't top this estate home just moments to the omni la costa resort & spa and world-renowned beaches...

the home is located in the Carlsbad unified school district: hope elementary school, calaveras middle school and Carlsbad high school. it is also just a few miles from the beach and close proximity to shopping at trader joe's, sprouts, vons, cvs, target, walmart, home depot, best buy, and more. destinations such as camp pendleton, legoland, the omni la costa resort and other san diego area favorites are also within quick driving distance. commuters have easy access to interstate 5 and highways 76 and 78....

Bright and spacious furnished 2 bedroom, 2-bathroom condo...

this home is only 10 min to the beach and moments from convenient shopping and top rated Carlsbad schools. sitting on a wide c...

Welcome to the french quarter.  this small, unique complex is friendly and enjoys a tranquil and soothing courtyard atmosphere reminiscent of old new orleans...

this home is located close to shopping, dining and the Carlsbad coastline. resort living just 10 minutes from the beach! super low hoa. you own the land!...

Gorgeous 4 bedroom santa fe trails home! open floor plan w/ formal living - dining room & gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, double ovens, refrigerator and wine cooler...

Panoramic west facing views from this almost 1600 sf home with 3 bd/2ba, w/spacious front flagstone courtyard, two inner patio areas and backyard for easy indoor/outdoor living...

it also has easy access to interstate-5 and hwy 78 with close proximity to legoland, la costa resort and spa, Carlsbad village, and a short driving distance to other san diego area destinations and theme parks. grocery, shopping, restaurants, pharmacy, nail salon, and churches are also within close distance. trips to the oceanside harbor, unspoiled encinitas and solana beach, del mar race track and county fairgrounds or stunning torrey pines state reserve and torrey pines golf course are a short drive away. it’s also an easy day trip to other san diego favorites such as sea world, historic old towne, the san diego zoo, petco park and the downtown gaslamp district....

Turn key, stylish townhome in tamarack point! 2 story home filled w light boasts a living room, cozy fireplace, towering ceilings, spiraling staircase, dining area, kitchen nook, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas range and 1/2 bath...

Stunning panoramic views. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. all bedrooms and two full baths are on the second floor...

Beautiful remodel on this single story ocean view unit...

Custom estate. it appears legal second house with its own 2 car garage and the main house has another 2 car garage...

close to restaurants, movie theaters, oceanside beach, Carlsbad beach. approximately 5 miles from the oceanside pier. easy access to public transportation. catch a bus or a train to go to the beaches or neighboring cities. emerald golf course located nearby the complex. ...

Carlsbad / la costa condo with attached garage! this property is close plaza paseo real shopping center with dove library, cineopolis, vons etc… this well maintained single level property has newer flooring, private gated patio, fire place, newly updated bathroom, attached garage with storage, and in a great location...

Fantastic Carlsbad lagoon location. this 1990 construction two story duplex, with single family home characteristics is an ideal property for those who enjoy being near the water...

Must see single level in la costa...this tropical paradise offers 4 beds and 2 baths at the end of a cul-de-sac...

Stunning remodel w/ lagoon and ocean views. private cul-de-sac on "laguna del mar's" highest street...

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....

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Brent Conley
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA