Carlsbad Village by the Sea – A Community Profile and Tour (slideshows and videos)

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Carlsbad Village by the Sea – A Community Profile and Tour

Alt Karlsbad building in Carlsbad Village,Carlsbad CACarlsbad Village by the Sea.

What an appropriate name for a charming seaside town about 35 miles north of San Diego and 2 hours south of Los Angeles in Southern California. The California desert cities are a little over 2 hours away to the east and mountains for skiing not much farther.

Carlsbad is far from being a quiet coastal community, despite the relaxed atmosphere that is readily apparent. Indeed, visitors, and residents, are often surprised at how much there really is to do and see in this town of more than 100,000. Let’s take a quick overview tour.

MY CARLSBAD OVERVIEW (slideshow) 

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HOUSING

Calavera Hills Master Planned Community - Carlsbad homes with views for saleCarlsbad real estate covers a broad spectrum of styles, sizes and ages, in a number of neighborhoods that will appeal to a broad range of needs. Aviara, La Costa (formerly a city of its own but annexed by Carlsbad), and Olde Carlsbad are probably the best known major areas of Carlsbad.

Whether you desire an apartment, new construction, a gated community of luxury homes, homes in one of the master planned communities (e.g., Bressi Ranch, La Costa Greens, La Costa Valley, Calavera Hills, The Foothills at Carlsbad, La Costa Ridge, Rancho Carrillo), waterfront homes just steps to the beaches, retirement housing, assisted living, or resort-style condos, Carlsbad probably offers what you are seeking, in a climate most of us refer to as "paradise."

Interested in exploring what Carlsbad homes are for sale for you? Visit the links at the bottom before the final show to search for your Carlsbad home and check out the most recent Carlsbad real estate market reports.

MY CARLSBAD HOUSING TOUR #1 (slideshow)

MY CARLSBAD HOUSING TOUR #2 (slideshow)

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DINING & RESTAURANTS

As a self-professed foodie and chocoholic, I can tell you Carlsbad offers a wide range of dining options to suit most taste buds and budgets. Places with views, character, charm, or just plain good eating and ambiance…Carlsbad has them, from very casual to high end. For a reference list of some of the places I like, simply visit my restaurants list (just be aware that I write about places I have dined at elsewhere – it’s not just Carlsbad!). Fish House Vera Cruz, Vintage (formerly Le Passage), Catch (sushi), and Dini’s by the Sea (great for brunch with views) are just a few places to check out in the Village area. The Park Hyatt Resort in Aviara offers some of the best high end dining in North County at Vivace. There is also dining at the La Costa Resort and Spa (BlueFire Grill).

And don’t miss the opportunity to dine al fresco at the beach watching the sunset…talk about views!! And for chocolate lovers – you must visit the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar (by the owners of Vintage) in the heart of Carlsbad Village, at the corner of State and Carlsbad Village Drive.

MY CARLSBAD RESTAURANT TOUR (slideshow - just a short list)

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THINGS TO DO

The Carlsbad Flower FieldsWhether you prefer shopping, the arts (theater, music, art galleries, museums, outdoor fairs and festivals), or outdoor activities (golf, bike riding, skate boarding, walking, tennis, swimming) you will not be at a loss of things to do. The Flower Fields, Legoland, the Museum of Making Music, and multiple outdoor art fairs (e.g., ArtSplash) and festivals are very popular with residents and visitors.

The Carlsbad Village Faire, held twice a year, is the largest 1-day outdoor fair in the country. In the summer we have 9 or 10 FREE TGIF Jazz in the parks concerts on consecutive Friday nights that are tremendously popular. Need I say more?

MY THINGS TO DO IN CARLSBAD TOUR (slideshow)

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BEACHES

Lifeguard Station at Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad is known for its beaches, with about 7 miles of sandy coastline for you to enjoy.

Whether you are a beach lover, or simply like being near the coast, you can enjoy the Carlsbad beach life year-round - walking, sunning, collecting shells (they are pretty limited) and stones, chilling out, eating dinner on the beach while the sun sets, surfing, kite flying, and more. Parking is free in most areas although you will find pay lots at the state beaches. Some beaches are near street level while others will require you to navigate some steps.

MY CARLSBAD BEACHES TOUR (slideshow)

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SCHOOLS

Carlsbad boundaries overlay 3 different school districts, so depending on where you live children will attend the Carlsbad Unified Schools, the San Marcos Schools, or the Encinitas Union and San Dieguito Union High School Districts.

 

For a full visual perspective on the Carlsbad Village by the Sea lifestyle, check out the slideshow below. And please let me know if you have any questions about living in Carlsbad. I live here and I have gotten to know it well and can probably tell you all that you need or want to know.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your tour!!

 

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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Real videos rock!

Mar 24, 2012 01:21 AM #1
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Bryan Robertson
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This is an awesome post!  I'll be down in Carlsbad with my family (parents live in Aviara) this summer and we're looking for new ideas on what to do.  It would be great to meet you when I'm down there.  Cheers!

 

Mar 24, 2012 01:27 AM #2
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Nevin Williams
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Jeff - You did a nice job in representing the quality of life that Carlsabad has to offer.  I love Carlsbad and miss living there!

Mar 24, 2012 04:29 AM #3
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Kathleen Daniels
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Jeff,  I enjoyed the slide show.  Carlsbad offers a lifestyle.  I'm looking forward to my next visit to the San Diego area. I have lots of family there! 

Mar 24, 2012 06:18 AM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Andrew - agreed. But I like slideshows, too!

Thanks, Bryan. ABSOLULTELY! Let me know when you are around and we WILL make it happen.

Nevin - you can always return.

Kathleen - let me know when you are in town if you have time. Would love to meet you F2F.

Jeff

Mar 24, 2012 09:28 AM #5
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Jeff you live in a gorgous area, no wonder you love it out there.

Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM #6
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William Johnson
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Hi Jefff, This is an excellent presentation for Carlsbad and it's many features, Of the many communities and cities that make up this countty, Carlsbad has always been a real standout.
Mar 24, 2012 11:42 AM #7
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Melissa Zavala
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WHat a comprehensive tour of the city of Carlsbad. You are the go-to guy there, that's for sure.

Mar 24, 2012 11:33 PM #8
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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Jeff - You have REALLY outdone yourself with this presentation! What a wonderfully informative post!

Mar 25, 2012 03:30 AM #9
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George - no arguments from me.

William - I continue to be impressed with all that Carlsbad offers and the manner in which the town is developing.

Thank you, Melissa. I appreciate the compliment.

Barbara-Jo  - how nice of you! I hope it will be helpful for those who need the information.

Jeff

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