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: $1,151,792 / County Average: $1,223,171

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Carlsbad: $473 / County Average: $515

Average Walkscore in Carlsbad: 32 / County Average: 41

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

Average Days on Website in Carlsbad: 55 / County Average: 61

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Neighborhoods in Carlsbad CA

Aldea Alga Hills Beach
Bressi Ranch Bristol Cove Calavera Hills
Capri Carlsbad Carlsbad Village
Coastal Carlsbad Foothills La Costa
La Costa Estates La Costa Greens La Costa Meadows
La Costa Oaks La Costa Oaks North La Costa Ridge
La Costa Valley Monarch Hills Ocean Pointe
old Carlsbad Olde Carlsbad omni la costa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Palisades Heights Rancho Carillo
Rancho Carrillo Rancho La Costa Robertson Ranch
San Pacifico Santa Fe Trails Sea Cliff
Seaport SERENATA Summit
TAMARACK POINTE The Foothills @ Robertson Ranch The Ranch
Tramonto Waters End

Areas in Carlsbad CA

Aviara Carlsbad East Carlsbad South
Carlsbad West La Costa

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this home is in the perfect location within minutes of the village of Carlsbad, beach, top rated schools, legoland, the flower fields, Carlsbad premium outlets, the forum, aviara golf course and hiking trails. close to 5 & 78 freeway. come check out this beautiful home before it’s gone!...

Stunning monarch hill restoration in the hills of la costa...

from i-5 and quick access to beaches, oceanside pier, harbor, san luis rey river trail, downtown oceanside, Carlsbad and orange county. at 2,940 sqft, this home is one of the largest models in the area. open floor plan equipped with 5 beds, 3 baths and a larg...

Stunning la costa valley home, on large wrap around lot, open floor plan offers 5 bedrooms all with own full bath, bedroom and full bath downstairs, professional kitchen, luxurious master suite with expansive bath and walk in closet, dual stair cases, large entertaining yard with built-in bbq island and bar, fire pit and custom pavers...

Fully furnished, spacious, single story villa available april 30, 2019 to may 31, 2019, then sept 4, 2019 and on...

highly upgraded interior: plantation shutters, custom built-in in family room, new carpet in living and dining rooms. Carlsbad schools! walk to aviara oaks elementary and middle school. move-in ready! spacious master suite with sitting area....

Bristol cove fourplex offering prestigious lagoon location, desirable unit mix of two-bedroom townhome units with garages, and boat access to lagoon...

This Carlsbad townhome is a perfect place to call home...

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....

Single-story home with an open-concept layout in a wonderful neighborhood right across from robertson ranch...

349m-1.399m! brand new home in afton way, western Carlsbad (lot 1). private cul de sac of 8 homes, pano...

Walk to the beach! new carpet and fresh paint. great floorplan with the oversize master bedroom & bath on the 1st floor...

to the beach, shops and more all in the heart of Carlsbad village....

Light and airy 3 bedroom home with updated kitchen...

Gorgeous craftsman bungalow in sought after la costa oaks...

this wonderful property is only minutes to the beach and Carlsbad outlet center. add a view deck and have an ocean view. come see this wonderful home. property inspection and termite report done. all electrical and plumbing issues in inspection report have been corrected by licensed contractors. roof also has been tuned up & skylight replaced by roofer; now has a 5 year roof warranty that conveys....

Great price for this on the park plan 2. it is light/bright w/an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2...

Enjoy luxury living in this 1 bedroom top floor end-unit...

the guest rooms are on the opposite side of the home and features another upgraded bath with separate water jet shower & tub. this home is located near all Carlsbad elementary, middle and high schools, shopping and beach close! this is a home that you do not want to miss!...

Dream home, three years new on a half acre corner lot with 5 car garage...

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Sean Hamers
2055 Corte Del Nogal
Carlsbad, CA