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

Open House 03/24 at 1PM
$745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,453
SQFT
3321 Dorado Place
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,722
SQFT
2900 Camino Serbal
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Open House 03/27 at 10AM
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,766
SQFT
1012 Foxglove View
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 1PM
$880,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
7108 Mimosa Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 11AM
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,089
SQFT
816 Skysail Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,339
SQFT
7516 Brava St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,159,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,660
SQFT
1648 Brady Circle
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 1PM
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,634
SQFT
3286 Avenida Anacapa
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision

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

New Listing - 3 days online
$575,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,436
SQFT
4016 Layang Layang Circle #G
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$615,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,738
SQFT
2892 Luciernaga #7
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$829,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,681
SQFT
7145 Linden Ter
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 12PM
$849,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,602
SQFT
6745 Heath Court
Carlsbad, CA 92011
 
Open House 03/24 at 2PM
$929,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,684
SQFT
2515 Luciernaga St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$950,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,616
SQFT
2513 Luciernaga St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Carlsbad South Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 1PM
$775,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,828
SQFT
1100 Las Flores Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$615,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,509
SQFT
4030 Backshore
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision

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

$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,398
SQFT
7689 Sitio Algodon
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
Open House 03/24 at 1PM
$1,399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,225
SQFT
7344 Circulo Papayo
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,663
SQFT
3407 Corte Aciano
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$3,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,561
SQFT
3240 Piragua St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$2,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,700
SQFT
3220 Piragua St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$1,988,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,039
SQFT
3223 Corte Paloma
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$615,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,738
SQFT
2892 Luciernaga #7
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision
$3,825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,350
SQFT
7133 Obelisco Cir
Carlsbad, CA 92009
La Costa Subdivision

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

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$499,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
5253 Don Ricardo Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$349,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,440
SQFT
2288 Lindsay Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad East Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,895
SQFT
2298 Bryant Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
$329,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,740
SQFT
2278 Lisa St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad East Subdivision
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,456
SQFT
6514 Oceanview Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Carlsbad West Subdivision

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