Carlsbad

Family-oriented beach city with famous tourist attractions.

Welcome to Carlsbad

 
Family-oriented beach city with famous tourist attractions
 
 
Carlsbad is a bustling and family-oriented city featuring highly desirable beaches along San Diego County’s Pacific coastline. Along with gorgeous beaches, this popular travel destination is home to attractions such as LEGOLAND California and the stunningly colorful Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
 
Carlsbad has an eclectic real estate mix with options for all tastes and budgets. Quiet residential neighborhoods throughout the city offer single-family homes and mid-century bungalows. There are also private communities featuring elegant luxury homes. Other options range from stylish condos overlooking the ocean to sprawling Mediterranean estates.
 

What to Love

 
  • Gorgeous beaches
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Bustling downtown
  • The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
 

Local Lifestyle

 
Carlsbad is packed with amenities and stunning coastal scenery. The city’s unique attractions and mesmerizing sunset views have made it one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. There are plenty of reasons to consider making Carlsbad your permanent home. Niche.com ranks Carlsbad as the community with the fourth-best public schools in the entire United States.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Carlsbad offers an abundance of shopping and dining. Carlsbad Premium Outlets is one of the top retail destinations in San Diego County, with more than 85 stores. Brands with stores at Carlsbad Premium Outlets include Adidas, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Chico’s, Coach, Cole Haan, Disney, Kate Spade New York, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nike, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Carlsbad Village in Downtown Carlsbad is home to many more businesses, including hundreds of unique boutique shops and an eclectic array of restaurants. Downtown Carlsbad also offers a variety of stylish wine bars. OAK + Elixir pairs inventive seasonal tapas plates and charcuterie boards with a wide-ranging wine list. Carruth Cellars Tasting Room showcases the many fine varietals produced by one of San Diego County’s finest urban wineries. Paon Restaurant & Wine Bar serves sophisticated French cuisine prepared with seasonal local ingredients alongside an award-winning selection of more than 30 wines by the glass. Downtown Carlsbad’s craft beer scene is also extensive. Pizza Port pairs delicious pizzas with a fine choice of microbrews. Karl Strauss is a pioneer of the San Diego craft beer movement. In business since 1989, this premier craft beer company’s Carlsbad brewpub offers signature house ales alongside elevated American pub grub.
 

Things to Do

 
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch extends over 50 acres with brilliant floral displays in kaleidoscopic colors. Highlights of the Flower Fields include a world-famous display of Ecke poinsettias, exquisitely landscape artist gardens, a sweet pea maze, and the fun attraction of Santa’s Playground. Legoland California is a premier tourist attraction featuring a theme park with more than 60 rides. Legoland also has lots of character meet and greets, live shows, and 4D movie theaters. South Carlsbad State Beach extends for three miles along Carlsbad’s glorious Pacific coastline. The bluffs above the state beach’s golden sands host more than 200 camping spots. Warm Water Jetty at the southern end of the beach offers ideal conditions for surfers throughout much of the year. Tamarack State Beach is another popular surf spot with a promenade running alongside its sands. Carlsbad Lagoon offers more water-based recreation, with rentals available for watercraft and kayaks. The scenic Batiquitos Lagoon is ringed by a two-mile hiking trail running through a coastal wetland.
 

Schools

 
Carlsbad is served by the award-winning Carlsbad Unified School District.
 
  • Aviara Oaks Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Kelly Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Pacific Rim Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Aviara Oaks Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Sage Creek High School, Public, 9-12

Overview for Carlsbad, CA

114,858 people live in Carlsbad, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $61,943. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$61,943

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad has 44,350 households, with an average household size of 2.58. 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. 114,858 people call Carlsbad home. The population density is 3,040.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

High

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

42.5

Median Age

49.59 / 50.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

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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
44,350

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$61,943

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

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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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