Nicknamed “the village by the sea,” Carlsbad is a popular seaside tourist city in North County San Diego. With an estimated population of 112,299 people in the city is 87 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego.

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Carlsbad’s Mediterranean climate averages 263 sunny days per year with mild winters and sees only occasional rain. Just over 39 square miles (101 km2) and located “west of the 5,” (Interstate 5) it’s right on the coast.

A Great Place for Families

It’s a great place to live for many reasons. You can see evidence of this just from the population growth. As of the 2000 census there were 78,247 people living in Carlsbad. And since then, the population has grown by over 40% to an estimated 112,299 people as of 2014. The median age was 40.4 years and the population breakdown is as follows: 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% aged 18 to 24, 26.7% aged 25 to 44, people 28.8% aged 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older (source: trulia.com).

There’s a Lot Happening Here

The largest employers in Carlsbad include ViaSat Inc. (tele-communications company), Life Technologies Corporation, LEGOLAND California, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa and Taylor Made-Adidas Golf Company. Many major corporations are headquartered in Carlsbad as well, including Cobra Golf, Callaway Golf, No Fear apparel and Jenny Craig just to name a few.

Carlsbad still maintains quiet small town atmosphere. It’s charming downtown is filled with sidewalk cafés, boutique shops, and antique stores. Carlsbad Village is a great place to take an evening stroll, hit a few coffee shops, stop for dinner or catch some live music or other regular events.

This is a really relaxed place to live, ideal for experiencing the outdoors with great beaches, plenty of casual and active things to do (including LEGOLAND California resort and the Sea Life Aquarium as well as modern shopping centers).

The Crossings Golf Course, Carlsbad, California

Golf is another big attraction in Carlsbad with courses like Aviara at Park Hyatt Resort, the Crossings Golf Course, Omni La Costa Golf Course and Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. In total there are over 20 courses within 10 miles of the center of Carlsbad.

With plenty of parks and public recreational activities along with active libraries and cultural arts programs you won’t have a hard time filling your schedule. Marathons, festivals, street fairs also enhance the attraction of Carlsbad. You’ll also find senior centers with fitness, dance and numerous other active programs for the young at heart.

And with 3 lagoons, a lake, and 7 miles of beaches, you have every chance to swim, surf, fish, dive or picnic, in a truly picturesque setting.

There are four different school districts in Carlsbad that also intertwine with neighboring cities. There are three public high schools, three public schools with independent study programs, 15 public elementary schools, and 7 private schools.

The Scripps Coastal Medical Center is located in Carlsbad and the Tri-city Medical Center in neighboring Oceanside is only 4.8 miles and the Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas is only 5.5 miles from the center. There are 18 total hospitals within 30 miles of Carlsbad.

Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing options in Carlsbad.

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Where to retire in Carlsbad, CA?

Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Carlsbad, CA

New Listing - yesterday
$869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,109
SQFT
6103 Paseo Monona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$835,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,720
SQFT
2392 Appian Road
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,010,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,977
SQFT
7919 Arbusto Court
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,983
SQFT
2062 Ladera Ct
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,225
SQFT
7222 Estrella De Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,827
SQFT
7728 Lucia Ct.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,274,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,716
SQFT
8054 Paseo Avellano
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,773
SQFT
2651 La Gran Via
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision

Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Carlsbad, CA Condos with Ocean View

Open House 10/26 at 11AM
$499,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,341
SQFT
3643 Jetty Point
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,950,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,005
SQFT
3458 Garfield
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
959
SQFT
914 Caminito Madrigal #A
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,049,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,174
SQFT
539 Laguna Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$739,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,718
SQFT
4025 Canario St. #241
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,165,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,147
SQFT
2505 State St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$674,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,460
SQFT
809 Kalpati Circle #124
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$1,850,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,035
SQFT
3450 Garfield
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision

Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Carlsbad, CA Homes with Ocean View

Open House 10/26 at 11AM
$499,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,341
SQFT
3643 Jetty Point
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,957
SQFT
3530 Harwich Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,336
SQFT
4648 Telescope Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,140
SQFT
2650 Acuna Ct
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,046
SQFT
2610 Acuna Ct
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,247
SQFT
6464 Surfside
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,774,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,092
SQFT
7074 Corintia St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,033
SQFT
6927 Tradewinds Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision

Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Carlsbad, CA in 55 and over communities

New Listing - 6 days online
$448,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,688
SQFT
3443 Don Arturo Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$495,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
3475 Don Lorenzo Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$499,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,702
SQFT
3452 Don Porfirio Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
 
Price Change - 4 days ago
$469,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
3472 Don Arturo Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$445,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,488
SQFT
5245 Don Valdez Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$539,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,622
SQFT
5145 Don Miguel Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$440,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,646
SQFT
3461 Don Arturo
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision

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