Welcome to Carlsbad
This “Village by the Sea” is charming and welcoming.
This bustling coastal city is nestled by the Pacific Ocean and is one of the most sought-after locations to live. Carlsbad is situated approximately 33 miles from laid-back San Diego and charismatic Los Angeles, giving you the best of both worlds. This sunny coastal town has something for everyone, including quaint shops, top-notch restaurants, exciting entertainment options, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration.
The history of Carlsbad can be traced back to the 1860s when it was settled by Anglo ranchers. It was originally called Frazier’s Station but was later renamed in 1883 when mineral waters resembling those of Karlsbad in Bohemia were discovered.
The home styles here range from Spanish to modern and contemporary. Most residents own their homes. With an average home cost of around 1 million dollars, living here provides an exclusive experience.
What to Love
- Spend the day at LEGOLAND California
- Enjoy fine dining and wine at Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse
- Stop and smell the roses at the Carlsbad Flower Fields
People & Lifestyle
Carlsbad is the perfect option for those who want the appealing aspects of a coastal lifestyle while still enjoying the conveniences of what the big city has to offer. With seven miles of pristine beaches, an enviable year-round climate, an appreciation for the arts, and a revolving calendar packed with activities, residents enjoy everything Carlsbad has to offer.
Carlsbad consistently ranks as one of the best places for families to live. With libraries, parks, and top-notch schools, it’s not hard to understand why families love calling this place home. Many retirees are also happy to call this beachside oasis home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With so much to see and do, Carlsbad has something for everyone. For entertainment, enjoy an outdoor movie at Flicks at the Mountain in the Village
during the summer. Take your family to LEGOLAND California
for a colorful and inspiring day out where you are sure to make some unforgettable memories.
When it comes to shopping, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop ‘til you drop while living here. The Forum, Carlsbad Premium Outlets Malls, and The Shoppers at Carlsbad are a few of the best outlets in the city. For more local shops and boutiques, head over to the Carlsbad Village.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a night out, Vigilucci's is the place to be. Here, you can experience the wonders of authentic Italian pasta—you’re sure to leave with a full belly and a happy heart!
Things to Do
You’ll never be bored with life in Carlsbad. Stroll through the Cannon Art Gallery
, which presents five exhibitions annually that vary in subject matter and scope. Drop by the Carlsbad Flower Fields
for a whimsical day outdoors from March to May. With 50 acres of dazzling colors, these flower fields resemble a stunning rainbow. TGIF Concerts in the Park
is one of the longest-running and largest events in the city. Enjoy live music every Friday during the summer. Carlsbad is also home to 50 miles of hiking trails. Calavera Lake Loop
is a 1.8-mile hike with scenic views.
Carlsbad is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Pacific Rim Elementary School, K-5
- Aviara Oaks Middle School, 6-8
- Sage Creek High School, 9-12