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Welcome to Carlsbad California Real Estate & Community Information

The City of Carlsbad is named for a famed 19th century spa in Europe, yet its history reflects the heritage of many cultures. The area known today as Carlsbad was claimed as a territory by Spain and then by Mexico before becoming a part of the United States. The shoreline of Carlsbad?s coastal lagoon was home to the indigenous Luiseno and Diegue’os Indians for centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards.

Carlsbad’s population of about 300 remained constant until 1914 when railroad money brought in by South Coast Land Company secured water rights from Oceanside. Dry farming, the town’s principle industry, was expanded to include flowers and fruit, such as avocados. The railroad packing shed became a vital hub of the community, and a rise in tourism proved that Carlsbad’s climate and setting benefited people, as well as plants.

In 1915, Roy G. Chase became the Station Master in Carlsbad’s 1880s Victorian Depot. He also opened a general store, was a real estate agent and operated a trucking and construction company. In 1922, he organized Carlsbad?s first Chamber of Commerce.

By the mid-1920s Carlsbad had its own school district, several new churches, a movie theater and a newspaper, the “Carlsbad Journal.” The Depression was weathered with the economic support of a new group of settlers from Los Angeles, members of the Hollywood film industry who built second homes and devoted their weekends to gentleman farming.

The proximity to Camp Pendleton brought the world to Carlsbad’s doorstep after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. And its post-war boom was based largely on veterans returning to the sleepy little beach town of their wartime memories.

By 1952, growth led to Carlsbad’s incorporation. Since then, the city’s population has increased nearly 700 percent and has expanded three times its original size, yet much remains the same. To the west and north, the friendly small-town atmosphere envisioned by Schutte and Smith remains a vibrant feature of Carlsbad’s historic downtown.

This is where there is fun, sun and surf everyday and memories for a lifetime. There are over seven miles? of beaches, lagoons, a lot of outdoor activities and a downtown Village that is charming with many antique stores, restaurants and other unique stores. The climate, clean air a blue Pacific Ocean is a wonderful way to spend a leisure day.

Carlsbad has an outstanding array of accommodations. If you are looking for a seaside hotel, rental house on the beach for your family, bed and breakfast inn, oceanfront campsite or a five- diamond resort, the town of Carlsbad has it all.

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This is where there is fun, sun and surf everyday and memories for a lifetime. There are over seven miles? of beaches, lagoons, a lot of outdoor activities and a downtown Village that is charming with many antique stores, restaurants and other unique stores.

The climate, clean air a blue Pacific Ocean is a wonderful way to spend a leisure day.

Here are some fantastic things to do in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad has three lagoons that have a variety of wildlife and wonderful opportunities for nature walks, bird watching and photography. More than twelve golf courses located in and around Carlsbad including the famous La Costa Spa and golf that features major tournaments during the year. The world famous Flower Fields where you can walk among the spectacular flourish of colorful flowers between March and May every year. The only Lego Land Park in the United States, which allows kids to enjoy and experience the unique block landscape of toys and over 50 rides, attractions and shows. Here you can catch a ride in a biplane (open cockpit) and ride over the Historic Highway 101.

The Carlsbad Beaches, are perfect for learning to surf, play volleyball, building sand castles or taking a romantic stroll on the boardwalk and watch the sunsets and the green flash and the sunsets. You will enjoy the wonderful lifestyle of the beach and the pleasures of the ocean with the sun upon your shoulders and the salty smells of the sea.

There is also world class shopping of many scales for you with the designer clothing and accessories, wonderful bath and body products and sparkling jewelry. You will also find flea markets, home décor and artisan galleries and boutiques and well as garden shops, antique stores by this amazing Village by the Sea.

Dining and Accommodations

The dining also offers an array of many delightful restaurants from enchiladas to steakhouses, casual to sophisticated, to keep everyone happy and satisfied. There are many local, family owned restaurants that have been around for decades, trendy cafes, friendly bistros and side walk cafes. You can even bring your dog to dine with you outside in the year round sunshine, where alfresco dining is the norm do to the mild temperatures and charming experience you will find here in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad has an outstanding array of accommodations. If you are looking for a seaside hotel, rental house on the beach for your family, bed and breakfast inn, oceanfront campsite or a five- diamond resort, the town of Carlsbad has it all.

Carlsbad is located on the Coast of Northern San Diego County. It is bordered by two lagoons, Buena Vista and Batiquitos, on the north and south, respectively. Buena Vista and Batiquitos lagoons are a major way station for birds migrating up and down the coast and home to many more birds and other wildlife, including some endangered species. Buena Vista Lagoon (260 acres) was created by glaciers slicing through sandstone formations 20,000 years ago, forming canyons 20-40 feet deep. In the center of Carlsbad is a saltwater lagoon, Agua Hedionda, which has facilities for boating, skiing, and other water sports. Agua Hedionda lagoon was originally a salt marsh. It was dredged and channelized in the 1950s. The lagoon includes mud flats, salt- and freshwater marsh, and deep water. Carlsbad is a mixed use community of homes and businesses. Carlsbad Village, downtown, is a popular area for shopping. Carlsbad beaches are popular for camping, sunbathing, BBQs, and surfing. Inland, surrounding Palomar Airport, are several high-tech industries. Carlsbad also boasts of the County’s finer resorts; the most famous is La Costa Resort and Spa the most plush, is Aviara Four Seasons.

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Nearly seven miles of beautiful beaches, picturesque lagoons, the charm of a European village coupled with world class golf, spas and shopping, Carlsbad provides something for every taste and budget. The City of Carlsbad offers many free and fun activities year round. For those looking to buy into “paradise” Carlsbad is one of California’s premier destinations.

Beaches are such an important part of Carlsbad’s identity, many people are surprised to find out that the beaches along Carlsbad’s coastline are not officially part of the city. Most of the beaches in Carlsbad are owned and managed by the California State Parks Department, which also provides the lifeguard service, restrooms, picnic areas and parking lots.

The beaches in Carlsbad include: South Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad State Beach and North Carlsbad beaches

Since 1986, the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has fostered the awareness, appreciation and expression of the arts among the diverse audiences in the city. Offering a broad range of programs and services, the Cultural Arts Office strives to make the arts an integral and inspiring part of the community’s life.

 

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