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: $1,194,049  County Average: $1,363,959

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $444  County Average: $522

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 32  County Average: 44

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1993  County Average: 1984

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 44  County Average: 58

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Arroyo Vista Aviara Aviara Point
Bay Collection Beach Bressi Ranch
Bristol Cove Brookfield Calavera Hills
carlsbad Carlsbad Village Carlsbad West
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks La Costa Ridge
La Costa Valley Mariners Point Old Carlsbad
Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Rancho Carrillo Robertson Ranch Robertson Ranch The Bluffs
SERENATA Spinnaker Hill The Bay Collection
The Preserve Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch Tramonto
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oceanwalk is the one of the best gated private communities in south Carlsbad with charming curb appeal! steps to the pacific ocean...walk to lagoon, beach and shopping. this is your impeccable home! come & fall in love with this homes livability, coastal style & easy entertaining. as you walk through the door, take in the sight of the light and bright open floor plan. this north-facing home receives abundant natural light, and is positioned for you to enjoy the ocean breeze drifting in the west-facing french doors. the kitchen includes granite counters, stainless appliances and upgraded cabinets with new hardware. the first floor also includes...

Bring your boat, your paddleboards, your kayaks and your fishing poles to this waterfront beauty...

upstairs has a nice balcony to enjoy the wonderful Carlsbad breeze. upstairs also has jack-n-jill bedrooms, an additional bedroom and bath and the laundry room. you will love the private, entertainer's backyard with lush landscaping, stamped concrete, covered patio with ceiling fan, and jacuzzi to relax in! approx room sizes; living room 18x12, dining room 16x14, family room 16x16, kitchen 18x14, master 19x15, bed2 15x12, bed3 13x12, bed4 13x11, bed5 11x11 pets considered. no dog on "dangerous dogs" insurance list allowed. no smoking! available approx 7/1/17 $4895/mo, $9790 security deposit 1 year lease contact more property management 858-514-8201...

Seller will respond to offers between $1,250,000 - 1,550,000...

Private oasis at mar fiore of aviara. incredible grounds: lush landscape, hand-tiled pool and spa, bbq, fountain, and private courtyard...

walk to the beach as well as the village of olde Carlsbad. close to all shopping yet tucked away and peaceful.darling and fully stocked.. ready to move in. private s...

Huge price reduction just announced! Carlsbad upgraded townhome less than 1...

Beautifully updated kitchen with desirable quartz counter tops, updated master bath, new gorgeous porcelain tile floors, new energy efficient double pane, low e, argon filled windows and sliders, popcorn ceiling professionally removed, new baseboards, great floor plan with high ceilings in the living room, family room & master bedroom plus an inviting atrium...

Fully furnished vacation rental. ideal location with amazing views of the golf course, 3rd hole at omni - la costa resort & spa...

this is a beautiful community and a wonderful lifestyle. just a short 10 minute drive to the Carlsbad beach and minutes to shopping and restaurants!...

Beautiful executive home in gated community of montevina...

Gorgeous fully furnished two story detached 3 bd/2...

and joins with the famed sandy white beaches of Carlsbad california, this unique, bold, fresh, yet understated and timeless shorefront estate has, does, and will entertain families of all class and caliber for ages to come. a cool modern vibe, with a touch of warmth stemming from flowing hardwoods, you’ll be wowed instantly! the grand entry corridor with elevated ceilings, venture out to forever water and open space views, giving a true feeling of escape that is not commonly, if ever, found elsewhere in southern california. as you walk past the kitchen you’ll come to a sweeping terrace deck that overlooks a cascading waterfall resort spa and pool, but most importantly, your very own large personal private...

sanderling complex has two large community pools, two hot tubs, sand volleyball court and many large grassy green areas for kids to play, wondering in the woods. avira is an upscale coastal neighborhood of Carlsbad that has lots to offer to its residents. wonderful restaurants, shops, luxury cinema theaters, beautiful beaches are within in the vicinity! walking distance to golf course and great aviara oaks schools. lovely home! must-see!!!...

the updated home is close to the front gate and the pool/fitness center. enjoy life in coastal Carlsbad in a very comfortable home nea...

updated flooring, granite kitchen counters, stainless sink and appliances. a great opportunity to own a piece of the Carlsbad lifestyle....

the home is conveniently located shopping, dining, legoland, the crossings golf course, Carlsbad premium outlets, and just minutes to beautiful Carlsbad beaches. award-winning pacific rim elementary school is just a few blocks away, as is poinsettia park with baseball & soccer fields, tennis & basketball courts, playground, and bbq area to enjoy! buyers and buyers' agent to verify all information before close of escrow....

Lovely 4 bed 2 1/2 bath home in la costa at promenade...

upstairs loft for more area. this is an amazing community in Carlsbad with highly rated schools....

two beds with loft upstairs 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 will feature 4 neighborhoods, 5 parks, walking trails, a private community center with bbq area, fireplaces, cabanas and resort style pool and spa. each home is beautifully appointed offering kitchen aid appliances, granite countertops in the kitchen, large center island, open spacious floor plan and quality throughout. energy efficient tankless water heaters as well as central air and heat are include...

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2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA

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