Buyers interested in Carlsbad waterfront homes have a number of options.
But it's important to realize that Carlsbad actually has few true waterfront homes because the coast road/historic Route 101/Carlsbad Boulevard runs close to the coastline and many water view properties are actually east of this road.
The other issue is the state park - Carlsbad State beach - which is west of the coastal road and takes up a substantial bit of coastline from the southern-most border (by Encinitas) to just past Palomar Airport Road.
That said, there are a number of homes right along the coast road which have terrific views, and a few areas - Terramar and in Carlsbad Village - where you can buy true Carlsbad oceanfront property.
As of this writing there are 2 Carlsbad waterfront homes (detached) and 2 other oceanview properties right along the coast road with terrific views. These homes are priced from $2.499 million to $10.8 million; one is a new construction property that is nearing completion in the $3.8 to $4.2 million range (a significant drop from prior pricing).
Folks interested in waterfront condos (attached homes) have a few possibilities, but again, several are on the east side of the coast road or along the east side of Ocean (near the Village) but with amazing view. Currently there are 6 such condos, priced from $950K (range price $950K to $1.05 million - a penthouse unit on the coast road with amazing views) to the ult in luxury - a 5800 SF 3 bedroom 4 bath home at the ocean's edge in Carlsbad Village on Ocean for $9.29 million.
Carlsbad Real Estate - Carlsbad Market Report for May 2009 (with links to earlier reports)
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