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: $1,268,047  County Average: $1,350,015

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $450  County Average: $527

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30  County Average: 43

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992  County Average: 1983

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 51  County Average: 63

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Point Barrio Beach
Brentwood Heights Bressi Ranch Calavera Hills
carlsbad Carlsbad Meadows Corona La Costa
Hanover Beach Colony La Costa La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows LA COSTA OAKS
La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley Mar Brisa
Old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa
Omni La Costa Resort Pavoreal Private Chateaus in La Costa Resort
Rancho Carrillo Rancho Carrillo Haciendas Robertson Ranch
San Pacifico Seabright SERENATA
Shady Hollow The Ranch Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch

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Beautiful la costa townhome 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo, huge patio and balcony with views off both patios & master...



This rare single-family rental,5 bed,4 bath has dramatic, panoramic ocean, catalina island and aviara golf course views...



Single family home in the sought after gated community of harbor pointe...



Welcome to this exquisite upgraded three bedroom home at la costa greens...



Beautiful home with lots of upgrades...



conveniently located near elementary, middle and Carlsbad high school....



Gorgeous home at the omni la costa resort! completely remodeled...



Incredible ocean view in this gorgeous remodeled single story unit...



beautiful townhome in the prestigious gated community of sanderling in the upscale area of Carlsbad. this home boasts soaring ceiling on the entry level with upgraded wood flooring throughout. plenty of windows to let in natural light and catch ocean breezes. freshly painted. ready to move in! three bedrooms upstairs plus a loft that could be made into an additional bedroom or excellent for an office! master bedroom has a private balcony for enjoying breakfast or a glass of wine! ceiling fans throughout. excellent outdoor entertaining area in the back yard with upgraded colored stamped c...



Come enjoy the charm of olde Carlsbad. single level home in a quaint well established cul de sac...



Tory end unit with 2 car garage townhome in prime Carlsbad location. private fenced c...



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....



Chwalk at madison features contemporary living in Carlsbad village! 3 full beds and 3 baths w...



A must see 3 bedroom 2 .5 bathroom home with attached two car garage...



2 more bedrooms & guest bath great for guests, office or hobby room. xl carport + storage shed. rancho Carlsbad 55+ community offers activities, pool, fitness & more! perfect place to settle down and enjoy a turn-key home with all of the built-in community features and activities. beautifully maintained with over $45,000 worth of upgrades done in 2010/2011 including new flooring, cabinets, appliances, cou...



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 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 kitchenaid appliances, granite in the kitchen, large center islands, open spacious floorplans and quality throughout. energy efficient tankless water heaters as well as central air and heat are included!...



Impressive 2 story formal entry with many windows for natural light, and all with white plantation shutters...



Beautiful single level home in aviara! fully furnished 2 br, 2...



the long time established restaurant in downtown Carlsbad for over 20 years. real estate is not for sale. m...



Amazing opportunity to own this one of a kind custom home with panoramic ocean and lagoon views...



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Christy Lundy
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA
310-430-8976