Carlsbad: The Gem of San Diego County
A home is where you make it, and where you choose to make it is an important factor in your quality of life. There are few places, such as Carlsbad, that people call home which have nearly year-round sunshine, friendly neighbors, a safe community, excellent schools, exciting nightlife, and abundance of entertainment.
The beautiful city in California is one of those places. Nestled along the Pacific coast, 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. The seaside community is a paradise that offers something for everyone.
Perfect place to raise a family
The school system in this area are excellent. It contains four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The Carlsbad Unified School District is recognized as one of the highest achieving school districts in San Diego county with many of the schools identified as Distinguished Schools at the federal and state levels. The district and staff have continuously earned numerous awards and recognition.
Carlsbad High School has a 96% graduation rate, with 71% of the students meeting the entrance requirement for the University of California/California State University systems. Approximately 52% of Carlsbad residents have a bachelor’s degree, which is indicative of the community’s commitment to education.
Entertainment for all
Carlsbad living provides all the beach activities you would expect like surfing, camping, boating, diving, fishing…the list goes on. If that were not enough, Carlsbad is home to the family amusement park Legoland. The park attracts visitors from around the country and is becoming more and more popular each year.
Boating and watercraft enthusiasts can dock their vessels at the Agua Hacienda Lagoon, which contains sections for non-motorized use, for powerboats as well as sections for personal watercraft.
For a change in pace, Carlsbad is home to the Gemological Institute of America World Headquarters, which hosts a working laboratory and museum. Visitors can tour the grounds and purchase jewels of their own.
Carlsbad is also home to the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Kia Classic. The top-tier tournament and the Marshall Faulks’ Celebrity Golf Tournament attract thousands of golf fans delighted to enjoy the sport and take advantage of Carlsbad’s amazing climate.
For those who are not competing at the pro level or not quite famous enough to get a celebrity invite, the Four Seasons Resort Aviara Course and the La Costa Resort & Spa North Course are perfect to take in a round of golf on a world-class course.
World class dining and shopping
Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Carlsbad. The city has it all. Whether you are looking for premium outlets, a traditional mall, or a main street shopping experience, Carlsbad will not disappoint.
Some of the most popular shopping destinations are The Forum Carlsbad, which is a traditional mall that contains popular retail brands, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, featuring 90 stores offering steep discounts on premium brands.
For those seeking a more intimate shopping experience, Carlsbad Village offers the downtown “main street” atmosphere desired by tourists and locals alike. Situated along the beach, there is a variety of boutique shopping and an array of dining options to choose from.
Well managed city
Carlsbad is a wonderful place to live and is one of the most desired locations in California. To ensure the city does not become overcrowded, the city is employing a growth management program that will limit the number of dwellings allowed to be constructed in the city.
The strategies employed by the city are good for home values, making now a great time to purchase.