CARLSBAD - VILLAGE BY THE SEA
in Southern California
What an apt name for this charming seaside town located about 35 miles north of San Diego in Southern California. But a sleepy coastal village Carlsbad is not - there is lots going on in this growing community of 105,000.
The housing market in Carlsbad is pretty robust, although like elsewhere in San Diego's North County, the community has experienced a slowing of appreciation, an increase in inventory from a year ago, and an overall shift from fast-moving seller's market to a more buyer-friendly one at different times as the economy shift.
Despite these changes, Carlsbad home prices tend to be lower, on average, than some of our other coastal communities to the south (e.g., Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla). However, over longer periods of time housing prices tend to rise, and fluctuate some with supply and demand, and that is certainly true in Carlsbad.
Whether you desire an apartment, new construction, a gated community of luxury homes, ocean front and ocean view living, retirement housing, assisted living or resort-style accommodations, Carlsbad probably offers what you are seeking, in a climate many residents refer to as "paradise."
Th inventory (supply) varies as the market shifts and buyer demand changes. This of course affects housing prices.
FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION ON PRICING AND SALES PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT (760) 840-1360 OR LOOK FOR MY MONTHLY MARKET REPORTS ON THIS BLOG.
You can also search for Carlsbad homes for sale to get an idea of the current market.
Of course choosing a home you like, in a neighborhood that appeals to your lifestyle, is just part of the task. You might be wondering what Carlsbad offers as far as leisure activities, shopping and dining, and other things important to YOUR lifestyle.
Restaurants come and go, in some cases, and since this article was written a number of restaurants have closed but new ones have opened, in particular in Carlsbad Village.
Here's a list of Carlsbad Restaurants I compiled in 2020. It's hard to keep up with all the restaurant changes, especially since the recession and all the growth we have seen.
Here is a more exhaustive restaurant list from the VisitCarlsbad website - there is lots of information here for residents AND visitors about Carlsbad dining, as well as things to do, hotels, and more.
But the BEST al fresco dining is on the beach at sunset!
THINGS TO DO
Perhaps you prefer shopping, the arts, and other outdoor activities - well, Carlsbad has that too. Carlsbad Village offers a ton of things to do, with abundant shopping, dozens of eateries, day spas, wine bars, a movie theater, live theater, a weekly farmer's market and so much more.
Like to golf? There are several golf courses - Aviara, the Omni La Costa Resort, Rancho Carlsbad, and The Crossings.
There are over 50 miles of hiking trails in Carlsbad. Walking or running along the "boardwalk" by the beach is a great way to enjoy the views and get some exercise. And there are some great roads for bicycle riding.
There's more information on things to do (arts, music, tourist stuff) in the area on my other blog, At Home in Carlsbad.
And of course there's lots to do at Carlsbad's 7-miles of beaches.
Are you a beach lover? You have come to the right place - Carlsbad is known for its 7 miles of gorgeous beaches, providing year-round enjoyment whether you simply prefer walking, enjoy sunning, collecting shells, chilling out, eating dinner on the beach while the sun sets, or surfing the waves.
The beach is a great place for al fresco dining, looking for whales, watching the seabirds (watch out for those seagulls - they are sneaky in their hunt for food).
BUYING AND SELLING
If you are buying a home there is lots to do - searching for a home, touring properties and open houses, deciding on your perfect home and making a proposal to the sellers, reviewing and approving lots of paperwork, and for many, getting a loan, until finally you walk in the door of your new home. If you are a first time buyer, you have much to learn.
Are you relocating and need to both sell a home and buy a new one? Wow - you have lots to juggle there. Need a moving checklist? Want to know more about the importance of pricing to sell? What about house hunting from a distance? It's all there for you on my VIDEO SERIES - Relocation Tips and Advice - on my YouTube Channel.
Contemplating trying to sell your home on your own. Read on...before you make that decision to become a FSBO (for-sale-by-owner, or "unrepresented seller"), so you are fully informed.
MARKETING YOUR HOME
Do you need to sell your home to move up to a larger house, or are you leaving the area? Becoming a knowledgeable seller is important to your success. And the right marketing, and right pricing based on current market conditions, will get you to your goal.
The BEST way to learn more is for us to sit down and talk about YOUR needs and plans for selling your home - we'll discuss the market conditions, my written marketing plan, pricing based on the current market, preparing your home for photos and showings, and so much more. Give me a call today at (760) 840-1360 so we can plan a strategy for you.
Lastly, you might be looking to hire a real estate professional to help you along the way to finding your new home, and/or to help you sell your current one. I am committed to understanding the needs of my clients and helping them to achieve THEIR goals. I am proud of my referral business, and my personal and professional experience, and look forward to assisting you with reaching your real estate goals.
Well, that's it.
Thanks for joining me for a tour of this wonderful community.
I hope you had a good time, and will decide to make Carlsbad YOUR Village by the Sea!
There's lots more to know - let's talk more about one of my favorite towns...and where I have lived since the Spring of 2005.