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Neighborhood Spotlight: Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a charming little beach town that stretches across the Pacific coastline in northern San Diego. Perfectly situated between the laid-back vibe of downtown San Diego and the glamour of Orange County, Carlsbad has a little something for everyone.
Bordered by Oceanside to the north and Encinitas to the south Carlsbad is often referred to as “The Village by the Sea”.

About Carlsbad

The discovery of fresh-water similar to that found in the most renowned spas around the world lead to the naming of Carlsbad in the 1880s (named after Karlsbad in the Czech Republic). 
Soon after the naming of the town a major marketing campaign was created to attract visitors and Carlsbad soon became an area of growth, with homes and businesses sprouting up everywhere. 
Today the city has a population just over 112,000 and has been labeled one of the richest cities in California and is still a thriving tourist destination. 
In 2013, Google named Carlsbad the digital capital of California with the strongest online business community. Its also known as the “Titanium Valley” because it’s the golf manufacturing capital of the world. 
The area appeals to all types of people especially those who value an active lifestyle, family, and beach-town charm. 

Carlsbad Real Estate Market

From luxury houses to affordable condos to urban townhouse, there’s a lot of real estate variety in Carlsbad. Its stable housing market makes it an attractive place to buy a home for high income couples or families. 
The median home price in Carlsbad is $782,700 as per zillow.com which has gone up 7.1% over the past year.
The prediction is they will rise 2.9% by 2018. which makes now an excellent time to buy.
Carlsbad is a clean and well kept and has all the amenities you would expect from a first-class town. 
Amenities include: Local and tourist attractions, shopping, parks, beaches, campgrounds, golfing and world-class resorts, museums, public library branches and much more.  
For a map of facility, library, park and community center locations visit carlsbadca.gov/facilities.
Core industries in Carlsbad include: Information technology, video game development, manufacturing, robotics, medical devices, life science, wireless technology, clean technology, action sports, tourism, and real estate. 
The area has over a dozen highly rated public schools and a few private ones from high, intermediate, interlevel, and elementary. This includes the Army and Navy Academy: Military Prep.

Nearby Areas Include

  • Camp Pendleton North/South
  • Vista
  • Oceanside
  • San Marcos


Public transportation in Carlsbad is provided by North County Transit and includes: train, bus and shuttle services. 
www.RideLink.com also offers an additional range of other transportation options.
The newly remodelled McClellan-Palomar Airport is operated by the County of San Diego and offers commercial flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport with executive/private jet series also available. 
30 miles away from Carlsbad is San Diego International Airport.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • Legoland California
  • The Museum of Making Music
  • Flower Fields
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium

Overall Impression

Both charming and thrilling. Carlsbad is a gorgeous suburban city with a small beach-town vibe. It has a livability score of 80 (extremely livable!) as per www.areavibes.com.
The city has a lot to offer. Great weather, excellent schools/high graduation rates, low crime rates and a stable housing market–making it a very attractive place in the San Diego area to buy a home and live. 

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