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: $1,331,243  County Average: $1,353,046

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $469  County Average: $537

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30  County Average: 43

Average Year Built in Carlsbad: 1992  County Average: 1983

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 66  County Average: 67

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

53 Melrose Beach Calavera Hills
carlsbad Hanover Beach Colony La Costa
La Costa Estates La Costa Greens LA COSTA OAKS
La Costa Ridge La Costa Valley Marea
Morning Ridge Ocean Pointe Olde Carlsbad
Omni La Costa Omni La Costa Resort Private Chateaus in La Costa Resort
Rancho Carillo Rancho Carrillo Robertson Ranch
Robertson Ranch The Bluffs Toll Brothers Robertson Ranch

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have fun on the 30'x50' sport court, large grass yard or the rest of the 31k square foot lot! this special home is in one of Carlsbad's most desirable neighborhoods because of its history, large lots, unique custom homes and privacy. well updated with large milgard windows to maximize the sunrises and views of the rolling hills. enjoy the vaulted, paneled ceilings, updated kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood flooring throughout with carpeting in the bedrooms. ne...

humidity sensors in bathrooms! right on the border of san marcos and Carlsbad! community pool and spa with bbq grills and fire pit! trails close by for hiking, biking and play! close to san elijo community with shopping, schools and more! also close to la costa town center with multiple banks, grocery store, various eateries places, gym, gas station and more!...

At this price? yes!! welcome to bristol cove, the hidden gem of Carlsbad. this tucked-away community is situated o...

This open floorplan home is located in the desirable community of la costa hills, less than 2 miles from the cinepolis & el camino corridor for all your shopping and entertainment needs...

This is one the most upgraded homes you will see, like a model home...

den/optional additional bedroom/bedroom 5 and bath w/shower downstairs. Carlsbad unified school district, 1 block from elementary school. security deposit to be $4500. one small pet allowed with additional $500 deposit....

close to entertainment and a short drive to coastal Carlsbad....

highly desirable neighborhood with easy access to encinitas, Carlsbad, and san marcos. award winning schools. minutes to to restaurants, grocery and parks....

this home has a remarkable location in southwest Carlsbad and is just minutes to everything. great lot with privacy and a low maintenance yard. come see this house in person to truly appreciate. it won't last long!...

enjoy a generously sized yard off of the master and guest suites; go upstairs and outside the family room, you have a great deck, perfect for entertaining and taking in the rolling hills of Carlsbad. complete with an attached garage and huge, attached storage unit. this home is awaiting your personal touch!...

This beautiful two story family home sits within the highly coveted community of la costa valley surrounded by elegantly manicured landscapes...

Very light & bright with vaulted ceilings. spacious...

this former model home is in the perfect location with no homes directly behind property. close to freeway, shopping, Carlsbad village restaurants....

Adorable, private, corner condo with upgrades. 3 bedroom 2 bath unit in the serrano development of rancho carillo...

Owner will entertain offers between $789,900-$838,900...

complex is beautifully maintained and very close to Carlsbad mall, csusm, local restaurants, shopping and easy access to i5 and hwy 78. dual pane windows, driveway, garage, and beautiful landscaped front and back yards....

the highlight of the second level is the grand, master suite – with its luxe, en-suite bathroom, roomy walk-in closet and private balcony, overlooking south Carlsbad state beach. wake to the sound of the shore break, breathtaking displays of inshore dolphins and the occasional migrating whale pod, and retire to your own private sunsets, on the back patio. you can decide whether the perfect vantage point is the custom fire pit or the secluded spa....

award winning schools! located close to upscale resorts, Carlsbad airport, lego land, shopping (outlets and high end), restaurants, beach, and plenty of farmer's markets! located close to the community pool! move in ready!...

flexible floorplan would work for extended family. located on one of Carlsbad's most coveted streets with easy access to beach, shopping, schools and all!...

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....

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Christy Lundy
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA