Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes

The Carlsbad story including real estate and homes for sale

Carlsbad is a dynamic city located 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. Water lends unique character to Carlsbad, with the magnificent Buena Vista Lagoon separating it from Oceanside on the north and the Batiquitos Lagoon separating it from Encinitas on the south. The Aqua Hedionda Lagoon is the middle of Carlsbad and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The Carlsbad Zip Codes are 92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011.   Search MLS data for Carlsbad real estate & Carlsbad homes for sale.

Carlsbad history

The history of Carlsbad reflects the heritage of many different cultures. Luiseno Indians camped on the shores of its coastal lagoon for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola and Father Juan Crespi in 1769. Much of Old Carlsbad was part of Rancho Agua Hedionda, a 13,311 acre ranch that was granted to Don Juan María Marrón in 1842. Modern Carlsbad started as a whistle stop on the new California Southern Railroad. It was eventually named after a popular 19th century European health spa, when a mineral water was discovered here in the 1880's. Incorporation led to the formation of the City of Carlsbad in 1952.
Village Faire near Carlsbad homes
Festive Carlsbad Village Faire
Carlsbad homes are close to Historic Building
Historic Building In Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad real estate is near the Flower Fields
The Carlsbad Flower Fields
Legoland in Carlsbad
Legoland Theme Park In Carlsbad
Carlsbad Lagoon meets the Pacific Ocean
Batiquitos Lagoon Meets The Ocean

Carlsbad lifestyle

A well-planned and progressive city, Carlsbad has become both an ideal place to live and a strong business center. The City of Carlsbad has a thoughtful Community Vision. Modern office and industrial parks house well-known software, recreation, bio-medical and high-tech companies. Palomar Airport serves private planes, corporate jets and commuter aircraft from United Airlines. Two Coaster stations serve trains that speed commuters downtown San Diego and points north.
The presence of Callaway, Cobra, Titleist and Taylor Made have earned Carlsbad the title "Golf Capital of the World." Carlsbad is also home to The Gemological Institute of America, the most respected institute of gemological research. Car County Carlsbad has blossomed into one of the top Carlsbad employers and a premiere auto mall in Southern California.
Agriculture is an important industry in Carlsbad with fields of strawberries and tomatoes. The well-known Flower Fields on Palomar Airport Road draw thousands of visitors to view the brilliant colors of Ranunculus flowers every spring.   Search MLS data for Carlsbad real estate & Carlsbad homes for sale.
Carlsbad offers an acclaimed community recreation program at its many parks and playgrounds. The summer concert series is one of the best in San Diego and tens of thousands flock to the popular Carlsbad street fairs twice a year. If you're a runner, or like to watch the well-trained athletes, you'll enjoy the several tri-athalons and marathons, hosted each year by Carlsbad, including the San Diego Marathon.
The spectacular 64,000 square-foot Carlsbad City Library with a performing arts center and art gallery has become a center of Carlsbad's community activity. To round out the activities, the construction of a City of Carlsbad municipal golf course is underway near the airport.
The Carlsbad Premium Outlets combine fashionable factory-outlet stores, restaurants and art galleries. Be sure to visit The Forum in South Carlsbad, a 265,000 square-foot specialty retail center with all the popular "name brand" clothing stores. On the city's north boundary is Plaza Camino Real, a huge regional shopping mall with all the major department stores and a variety of specialty shops.

Carlsbad neighborhoods

Like many other San Diego coastal communities, Carlsbad has many different personalities. Old Carlsbad is a charming beach village with restored Victorian buildings and small resort hotels. The unique shops, restaurants and antique stores are favorites with locals and tourists alike. Old Carlsbad has miles of wide sandy beaches and a popular ocean-front boardwalk enjoyed by walkers, runners, bicyclists and people watchers. Real estate in the village is in very high demand because of the limited vacant land and the proximity to the ocean.
In contrast to the older homes in the village, South Carlsbad offers mostly newer homes in master-planned communities. One of the most popular is  Aviara, anchored by the elegant Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. South Carlsbad gained more tourist activity when the Legoland theme park opened in 1999.
East Carlsbad is a booming residential area, with a wide price range of residential neighborhoods. Here you'll find the well-known community of  La Costa with fine executive neighborhoods and many second homes. The famous La Costa Resort Hotel has been attracting visitors from around the world for years.
Huge new planned residential communities are being developed in East Carlsbad, bringing thousands of new homes to the city. The community names include: Bressi Ranch, La Costa Greens and La Costa Oaks, with prices for these new luxury Carlsbad homes starting in the $800,000 range. Amenities include comprehensive trail systems and community clubhouses with olympic-size swimming pools, exercise rooms and meeting areas.   Search MLS data for Carlsbad real estate & Carlsbad homes for sale.

Carlsbad schools

Young, upper-middle-class families are drawn to the fine Carlsbad schools, such as La Costa Canyon High School, a renowned campus-style facility. Children attend schools in various districts including the Carlsbad Unified School District, the San Marcos Unified School District, the Encinitas Union Elementary School District and San Dieguito Union High School District. Highly-rated private schools including top pre-schools are conveniently located throughout Carlsbad. See more information below on Carlsbad schools or go to School Reports.

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