Carlsbad is a unique coastal community located 35 miles north of the City of San Diego and surrounded by mountains, lagoons and the Pacific Ocean. Although the village dates back more than 100 years, the city wasn't incorporated until July 16, 1952. At that time, Carlsbad had a population of approximately 7,000 people and covered 7.5 square miles. Since its incorporation, the city is now home to almost 111,000 residents and 42 square miles. (more)
Carlsbad's great beaches, local attractions, world class resorts, shopping and restaurants have earned the city a reputation as a complete vacation destination and a great place to call home. Amid the shopping centers, industrial parks and housing tracts punctuating the hills and valleys of Rancho Agua Hedionda are many vistas that would be recognized by the area's first inhabitants -- the Luiseno, the Spanish and Yankee rancheros.
To the west and north, the friendly small-town atmosphere envisioned by the town's earliest developers remains a feature of Carlsbad's historic downtown. The city offers a wide variety of real estate options of homes and prices.
Carlsbad Real Estate Market
From lake and riverfront properties to beachfront castles, Carlsbad offers the finest in real estate in the most beautiful locations. Older model single-family homes in Carlsbad can be found starting at $600,000 with two or three bedrooms. Newer Carlsbad area homes and estate properties start in the mid-$700,000s and range to $1 million and more for exclusive properties surrounded by incredible landscapes.(more)
Condominiums and townhouses in Carlsbad are available from the high $300,000s to $2 million and more. Some properties offer golf course frontage and panoramic ocean views, as well as access to community facilities such as swimming pools. Land and lots offering hill/mountain, city lights and ocean views are available for custom building.
Carlsbad, California Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Carlsbad Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of December 17th, 2018: homes priced around $947,362 compared to $947,362 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Monday, December 17th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.