Carlsbad

La Costa is known for its high quality of life, which is reflected in its strong schools, amenities, and overall sense of community.

Welcome to Carlsbad

La Costa is known for its high quality of life, which is reflected in its strong schools, amenities, and overall sense of community. The community is well-maintained and safe, with a crime rate that is significantly lower than the national average. La Costa also offers a range of recreational and cultural activities to enjoy, including golf courses, parks, and local events.

In addition, the community is located just a short drive from the freeway and beaches. La Costa's high quality of life is further enhanced by its mild climate, which is characterized by warm, sunny weather throughout much of the year.

La Costa is a dynamic and desirable community that offers a range of benefits to those who live there. From its upscale housing and resort-style amenities to its convenient location and strong job market, there are many reasons to consider making La Costa your home. If you're looking for a high-quality community with a strong sense of community, excellent schools, and a wide range of amenities, La Costa is definitely worth considering.

The La Costa real estate market offers a wide range of housing including apartments, condominiums, and detached homes, many with reasonably large parcels of land. Many high-end properties are gated, and there are multiple small gated and ungated condo communities along the golf course. Because of the hilly terrain, many homes offer distant panoramic views of the Batiquitos Lagoon, the ocean, the resort, and back country hills. The proximity to the famed resort and to the beaches (about 3 miles) make this area a prime residential, vacation/2nd home, and investment market.

Depending on where you live in La Costa, children may attend 1 of 3 school districts. Part of the area is served by San Dieguito Union High School District (Encinitas) and the Carlsbad Schools; children in other parts of La Costa attend schools in the San Marcos School District.

La Costa offers an idyllic Southern California lifestyle, given the area is primarily residential, has beautiful views, and experiences a very pleasant coastal climate all year round, with beautiful beaches nearby.

La Costa Town Square,
 
The Forum in South Carlsbad is probably the best known upscale shopping area, but there is easy access to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall to the north. La Costa is relatively close to the 5 Freeway, but without the noise that you may find in parts of Aviara and other neighborhoods closer to the beach, so travel to downtown San Diego (about 30 miles) and to LA (about 100 miles) is relatively easy except during rush hour traffic.

There are a number of restaurants in the La Costa area, the best being at the Omni La Costa Resort, however residents can enjoy upscale dining in other areas of Carlsbad including the Village, at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (formerly the Four Seasons) nearer the coast, and in Encinitas.

Nearby attractions for residents include miles of Pacific Ocean beaches, camping facilities, the Carlsbad Flower Fields, the Museum of Making MusicLegoland, and Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.
If you are searching for that Southern California home near the ocean, with golf, tennis, shopping and restaurants in and around the area, in a primarily residential community, but with easy access to San Diego and points south, and other coastal amusements, then the La Costa area of Carlsbad may be the ideal choice for you.
 
When it comes to Carlsbad's real estate options, the area can feature condominiums as well as detached homes, many with reasonably large parcels of land. Many high-end properties are gated, and there are multiple small gated and ungated condo communities along the golf course. Because of the hilly terrain, many homes offer distant panoramic views of the Batiquitos Lagoon, the ocean, the resort, and back country hills. The proximity to the famed resort and to the beaches (about 3 miles) make this area a prime residential, vacation/2nd home, and investment market.

The Forum Shops, Local Boutiques, Lofty Coffee.

Overview for Carlsbad, CA

148,780 people live in Carlsbad, where the median age is 41.5 and the average individual income is $56,129.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

148,780

Total Population

41.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,129.61

Average individual Income

Around Carlsbad, CA

There's plenty to do around Carlsbad, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including First National Bullion, Joni Emmenecker Fashion, and ARC Athletics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.43 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad has 55,848 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carlsbad do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 148,780 people call Carlsbad home. The population density is 2,890.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

148,780

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.5

Median Age

49.16 / 50.84%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
55,848

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$56,129.61

Average individual Income

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carlsbad, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carlsbad. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
La Costa Canyon High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
El Camino Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mission Estancia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
La Costa Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Discovery Isle - Carlsbad
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Carlsbad Village Academy
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Leport School - Carlsbad Village
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aspirations School Of Learning
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Carlsbad Seaside Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Poinsettia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Patrick Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Carlsbad Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aviara Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Calavera Hills Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
La Costa Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Pacific Ridge School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Redeemer By The Sea Lutheran Kindergarten&preschl
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Buena Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Jefferson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Calavera Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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