Carlsbad is America’s best beach town. Carlsbad boasts 7 miles of wide, golden sandy beaches and three lagoons. One mile of this scenic beach is bordered by the Carlsbad Sea Wall – a wide concrete walkway popular with joggers and walkers. Carlsbad’s weather is never too hot, and never too cold.
Whether you explore the city on a beach cruiser, electric or 10-speed bike, a street legal electric cart, a skateboard or even enjoy the novelty of doing it on your own two feet, Carlsbad is sure to deliver fun and diverse experiences.
Carlsbad CA is a family friendly city.
You kids or grandkids will LOVE living in Carlsbad! Of course, the beach will be at the top of their list of things to do.
But the city also has the Legoland theme park, Legoland water park, the SEA LIFE Aquarium, indoor go cart racing, surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, wake-boarding and jet skiing on the lagoon.
Explore tide pools, skate parks, enjoy outdoor movie nights, Carlsbad’s flower fields, ice skate, or learn to play hockey at IceTown.
There is also the Kidsville Playgym, beach side camping at the State Park, indoor skydiving and much more.
Parents will also rest easy knowing that the Carlsbad School District is consistently ranked highly, by both School-ratings and Greatschools.com.
If you love to travel, you can make Carlsbad your world portal.
Want the most direct flights or cheapest tickets? From Carlsbad you’ll have multiple choices to fly out of: Carlsbad’s own McClellan Airport, San Diego International Airport is just 36 minutes away, Tijuana Airport is 58 minutes, John Wayne Airport is 1 hour, and the drive to LAX is about 1 hour and 40 minutes away, all depending on traffic of course.
Carlsbad is bisected by Interstate 5. The drive to the San Diego harbor is 35 miles. Disneyland is 61 miles and Los Angeles is 90 miles.
Additionally, Amtrak and San Diego’s Coaster both stop in Carlsbad. Work in downtown San Diego and want to live in laid back Carlsbad? No problem. Hop on the Coaster and enjoy a scenic and leisurely, one-hour ride along the coast. Perhaps you want to catch a Padres game and don’t want the traffic hassle. The Coaster will get you there. Amtrak will take you most anywhere in the US, and southern CA’s County’s Metrolink, which connects in neighboring Oceanside, has a large variety of destinations and links throughout multiple counties.
Carlsbad is located 87 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego.
Carlsbad’s Mediterranean climate averages 263 sunny days per year with mild winters and sees only occasional rain. Carlsbad has over 39 square miles (101 km2) and its popular neighborhoods are located “west of the 5,” (Interstate 5), right on the coast.
Carlsbad has an estimated population of 112,299 people. Approximately 26% of Carlsbad’s population are 55 and older who appreciate its laid back lifestyle.
Where to live in Carlsbad, CA
Buyers will find their dream homes in condos, town-homes, beach bungalows, larger single family homes and seaside mansions.
Most importantly, in Carlsbad you will find some of the best ocean view homes in North County San Diego.
Ocean view living in Carlsbad CA Real Estate
The oceanview housing in Carlsbad is diverse.
Here are the links to find homes with ocean view in Carlsbad i.e.:
- Carlsbad ocean view homes that are single story or on one level
- All other Carlsbad attached homes/ Carlsbad condos with ocean view
Create a new Sunday morning tradition of walking to the village for craft coffee, donuts or a full, scrumptious breakfast. Attend the Carlsbad Village Faire, held semi-annually – the largest single-day street fair in the US – or, the annual January marathon.
Its quaint downtown village, located just a few blocks and an easy walk from the beach, has all of the shopping, dining and craft beverages a person could dream of.
Here are a few ideas on where to live near Carlsbad Village
- Old Carlsbad
- Village by the Sea
- Tamarack Shores right across from the ocean on Tamarack Dr
Not quite on the beach, but located directly across from the ocean, you will find the following communities with ocean view:
- Hanover Beach Colony
- Lanikai Lane
- Solamar 55+ Community
- Tamarack Shores
Earlier we mentioned that Carlsbad has three lagoons:
- Agua Hedionda Lagoon
- Batiquitos Lagoon
- and Buena Vista Lagoon
If you like the idea of waterfront living in Carlsbad, living near the lagoon means being close to the ocean, therefore, the home that you choose you buy could possibly have both lagoon + ocean views!
To help you get started with the search for a nice home in Carlsbad check out the following Carlsbad CA real estate guide near lagoons.
Carlsbad Condos For Sale with Agua Hedionda Lagoon Views
- Bayshore next to Bristol Cove
- Bristol Cove in Carlsbad
- Llewellyn Shores
- Ocean Pointe Condos in Carlsbad CA near Tamarack Ave
- The Bluffs in Carlsbad
Carlsbad Condos For Sale with Batiquitos Lagoon Views
- Aviara in Carlsbad
- Sea Cliff in Carlsbad is within walking distance to the Batiquitos lagoon and has ocean view
Carlsbad Condos For Sale with Buena Vista Lagoon Views
- Laguna De Los Patos
- Laguna Pointe
Other Carlsbad Condos For Sale with Ocean View
Nicknamed “the village by the sea,” Carlsbad is a popular seaside retirement spot in North County San Diego.
Located at 799 Pine Avenue, the Carlsbad senior center offers fun, fitness, and friendships for adults 50+.
Senior communities or 55 and over communities in Carlsbad, where you own the land include:
Carlsbad is known as Titanium Valley – golf’s version of computers Silicon Valley. Callaway Golf, Taylor Made, Cobra Golf, Titleist, Odyssey and Lynx all develop and manufacture their golf clubs here. Great clubs begged to be used frequently.
Carlsbad has four golf courses within the city, and nearly 20 courses within a 20 minute drive.
The popular golf course communities in Carlsbad include:
San Diego’s professional tennis team plays its home matches at Carlsbad’s Omni resort in La Costa.
Masterplanned communities in Carlsbad
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Poinsettia Park Neighborhoods
- Cherrytree Walk Townhomes
- Greystone Cove – The Cove
- Plum Tree Lane Townhomes
- Poinsettia Heights Townhomes
- Salt Aire
- Seabreeze at Mariners Point
- Seaside Estates
- Seaside Heights
- The Bay Collection
Popular neighborhoods in Carlsbad
- Aviara in Carlsbad
- Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad
- Calavera Hills in Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Village
- Foothills in Carlsbad
- La Costa Canyon in Carlsbad
- La Costa Greens in Carlsbad
- La Costa Oaks in Carlsbad
- La Costa Ridge in Carlsbad
- La Costa Valley in Carlsbad
- Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad
- Rancho Carrillo in Carlsbad
- Rancho Ponderosa in Carlsbad
- San Pacifico in Carlsbad
- The Ranch Carlsbad