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: $1,192,988 / County Average: $1,239,346

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $479 / County Average: $514

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 30 / County Average: 40

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 58 / County Average: 60

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Neighborhood in Carlsbad CA

12 Pacific Altamira Arterro
Aviara Bay Collection Beach
Bella Lago Bressi Ranch Bristol Cove
Calavera Hills Capri Carlsbad
Carlsbad Village Coastal Carlsbad Corona La Costa
Foothills Hanover Beach Colony Harbor Pointe
La Costa La Costa Estates La Costa Greens
La Costa Meadows La Costa Oaks La Costa Resort
La Costa Ridge La Costa South La Costa Valley
old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Palisades Heights Palisades Pointe Poinsettia Cove
Rancho Carrillo Rancho Ponderosa San Pacifico
Seaport Spinnaker Point tamarack point
The Estates at Rancho Carrillo The Preserve The Summit
Waters End Windsong Cove

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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Ocean view from all western facing windows on elevated lot facing west...



Seller and buyer know each other. agent helping facilitate sale...



Beautiful views from in ground jacuzzi of golf course woods & nature trails...



Ee-lined street with easy access to the village & Carlsbad's beautiful beaches! hardwood floors, upgraded bathroom, new hot water heater & forced-air unit along with...



Absolutely gorgeous home located on a large pie-shaped private lot on a cul-de-sac in exclusive seaside estates...



experience a new line of luxury in the coast region of elegant Carlsbad. perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for ...



stunning ocean views surround this great four bedroom Carlsbad home. perched on the ocean bluff, this home offers its own seawall and pri...



upstairs laundry excellent location. walking distance to shopping, and beautiful Carlsbad state beach....



the beach, downtown, shopping, restaurants, lego land, Carlsbad flower fields, the outlet mall, etc, etc. two king size beds and 2 roll away', sleeps 6. discount's for 30 days or more....



Rare and fantastic opportunity to own a modern, luxurious home one block to the beach and one block to the village...



Beautifully updated residence located on the 3rd floor in the desirable gated community of sabrina greens features an open concept floorplan, new engineered wood-like flooring, and new paint throughout...



Gorgeous totally remodeled end unit in la costa. top of the line granite,flooring,appliances and fixtures...



Great one level home on cul de sac....original floor plan had 4 bedrooms...



surrounded by protected open space, robertson ranch in Carlsbad is located only 3 miles from the beach. Carlsbad offers a superb school district, an abundance of parks and open spaces, easy access to major freeways and employment, recreational and entertainment centers. the famous flower fields and the scenic agua hedionda and batiquitos lagoons are also nearby. besides the scenic and picturesque golf course, the crossing and aviara are just minutes away....



Tucked away on a private hillside in olde Carlsbad sits this expansive three-story estate...



ocean view lots on prestigious highland drive in Carlsbad. property ...



lakeshore gardens is an active 55+, luxury manufactured home community located in Carlsbad, steps to the beach. the park is located on 54 acres of land, has 384 home sites, & 10 small lakes. there is lush landscaping, greenbelts & mature trees throughout, giving the community a park-like feel. extensive water fowl call this home, including gray herons, egrets, ducks, cormorants & more. the ponds are home to turtles & many fish. nature lovers have the best of all worlds here! club house was beautifully & tastefully updated just a few years ago, giving it a high end country club feel. the upper level houses the of...



Highly desirable floor plan located on a cul-de-sac...



the beach, downtown, shopping, restaurants, lego land, Carlsbad flower fields, the outlet mall, etc, etc. two king size beds and 2 roll away', sleeps 6. discount's for 30 days or more....



The cape in Carlsbad! east coast charm meets california coastal luxury in this 5 br/4 ba w/incredible ocean views...



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Sean Hamers
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA
619-309-9640