Top Reasons to Live in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, California is a popular place to live in North San Diego County.

Carlsbad real estate is some of the Southern California coast’s most affordable, with many different neighborhoods to explore.

If you are considering buying a home in Carlsbad, or relocating from another part of the country, Carlsbad offers you a wonderful life style and sense of community.

Here are my top reasons to live in Carlsbad:

ARTSCarlsbad has a terrific arts program, managed and funded by Friends of the Arts. This includes the Cannon Art Gallery, the Museum of Making Music, and the TGIF Jazz in the Parks on successive Fridays from June through August.

SCHOOLSCarlsbad schools have an excellent reputation at all levels and have won awards repeatedly.

WEATHER – Carlsbad has fabulous weather most of the time, even with May Gray and June Gloom. It is rare to get warmer than 75-80 near the coast and nights are always cool and great sleeping weather. You can enjoy the outdoors all year round.

BEACHES – Carlsbad beaches are beautiful, easily accessible, and offer a wide range of views and activities. They have been voted some of the best around – great for surfing, sunset-watching, sun bathing, swimming and walking.

SMART GROWTH – Carlsbad has a and has been carefully managing its housing growth for years. Intelligent use of space, and providing for the continuing population growth has made Carlsbad a leader.

CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – The city has enacted ordinances to preserve sensitive wildlife habitats and open space, some of the first such regulations in California.

GOLF – There are some terrific places to golf year all year round…La Costa Spa and Resort, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Rancho Carlsbad and The Crossings at Carlsbad.

PROXIMITY TO SAN DIEGO AND LOS ANGELES – what could be better than living in a coastal suburban community with lots of amenities with easy access to 2 great cities. San Diego is 30-45 minutes, LA about 2 hours.

A TERRIFIC RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – weather, the overall quality of life, multiple 55+ communities and a myriad of activities make this a great retirement community. Carlsbad Village has an excellent Seniors Community Center. Other options include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and Alzheimer’s care.

HOUSING – there is a diversity of housing, price ranges, styles and sizes. You’ll find condos, townhomes, detached single family homes, estates, waterfront homes, vacation rentals, apartments, and affordable housing. Carlsbad may well be one of the most affordable communities on the coast south of Los Angeles except for Oceanside.

TRANSPORTATION – the 5 and 78 freeways, Palomar Airport (commuter and private planes and helicopter services), the Coaster (a commuter train running from San Diego to Oceanside), a good bus system (The Breeze) and the recently added Sprinter light rail from Oceanside to Escondido provide lots of travel options. The Coast Highway (Route 101) provides a beautiful way to get where you are going while enjoying fabulous views of the Carlsbad coastline.

SPAS – Carlsbad is blessed with two world-class spas, La Costa and the Park Hyatt, along with a good number of small day spas. You can also enjoy health and wellness services, spa treatments, and yoga at the Chopra Center.