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: $1,221,022 / County Average: $1,349,080

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $472 / County Average: $561

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 29 / County Average: 41

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992 / County Average: 1985

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 54 / County Average: 63

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Neighborhood in Carlsbad CA

Alta Mira Alta Mira II Aviara
Bay Collection Beach Bressi Ranch
Bristol Cove Calavera Hills Cantata
capri Carlsbad Carlsbad South
Carlsbad Village CARLSBAD WEST Coastal Carlsbad
Hanover Beach Colony La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks
La Costa Oaks North La Costa Resort La Costa Ridge
LA COSTA VALLEY Laguna Shores Mariners Point
Meadowridge Morning Ridge Ocean Pointe
Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Paradise Estates Rancho Carillo Rancho Carrillo
Rancho La Costa Robertson Ranch San Pacifico
SERENATA Summerwalk Tamarack Point
The Bay Collection The Estates at Rancho Carrillo The Ranch
Waters End

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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don't miss this amazing opportunity to live by the coast in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Carlsbad. enjoy sitting on your private balcony while soaking in the gorgeous ocean & sunset views. main house has 3 beds plus a large loft & 3 baths. the granny suite features 2 beds, 1 bath & a kitchenette with a separate entrance from main house. great potential for rental income!...

minutes to the beach, restaurants, shops and and the award winning Carlsbad school district! welcome home! no mello roos! note: all information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed....

the outdoor patio, with ocean views, off of the living room makes this home great for entertaining. easy access to the beach & Carlsbad village....

• the site has been previously graded and developed with several commercial uses for more than 60 years...

this beautiful new home community is centrally located and close to unspoiled beaches, phenomenal shopping and dining, and sensational attractions like the san diego botanic garden, legoland, and the Carlsbad flower fields. when it’s time to hit the road for work or play, the 5 and 78 freeways are close at hand. alcove represents a rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits and amenities of a new home. beautiful enclave with a unique street scene consisting of a diverse architectural palette including mid-century modern, california contemporary, bali and plantation design. enjoy open concept living space, gourmet kitchen, spa-like master bath, walk-in pantry, outdoor living space, spacious loft, walk-in closet, spacious laundry room and highly appointed finishes....

1st month free! located on the 3rd fairway of the la costa golf course, this gorgeous new luxury townhome offers spectacular views...

Completely renovated in may of 2018! brand new a/c...

Single story turnkey home and guest house 2 blocks...

At the beach! enjoy cool coastal living in south Carlsbad, north county’s best-kept secret. this redesigned beach home has been crea...

delightful seaside sanctuary one block from beach walk and walking distance from the heart of Carlsbad village. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rear patio deck with bbq ...

don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to own a luxury townhome just steps from the beach in the heart of Carlsbad village. walk to entertainment, foo...

Live the village lifestyle from this immaculate, 2-year new townhome, perfectly situated to downtown, beaches and the train...

block to the sand and cool blue pacific ocean in Carlsbad. walk to the train st...

short walk to the agua hedionda lagoon and water recreation activities. Carlsbad schools!...

Gorgeous seaside estate - semi-custom designer home...

(or 3rd bedroom), 2 bath model on elevated lot in Carlsbad’s highly desirable camino hills, 55+ gated community. move-in condition! kitchen ...

Owner will entertain offers between $99,900 and $109,900...

Beautiful single story home in la costa greens. open floor plan with formal living & dining room...

after an evening pool & spa session overlooking the pacific ocean, walk home through one of the best tree-lined communities in west Carlsbad. enjoy the extensive custom work inside this home during quiet nights around the vintage chicago brick fireplace with a 200 year old reclaimed wood mantle. the staircase provides a true focal point with stainless steel railing and beautiful custom stain finish on the new douglas fir steps, adding an artistic modern element. a whole house filtration system recently installed keeps the water at home clean and invigorating. the gorgeous bright kitchen is equipped ...

Now is your chance to own this stunning home which enjoys the best location in the complex...

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Jeff Dowler
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA