Carlsbad California is home to beautiful beaches, flower fields, Legoland, flourishing businesses, homes and a vibrant local economy. The City of Carlsbad is located only 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, in Southern California.
Carlsbad, population 90,000, is a health resort and manufacturing center. The booming San Diego suburb boasts electronic and aircraft industries, machine shops, and a silica quarry. Major agricultural crops include tomatoes and flowers.
As some of the most affordable housing in San Diego County. Carlsbad real estate remains in high demand with picturesque rolling hills, fantastic beaches and near perfect costal climate conditions.
While Carlsbad homes range in age, recent master planned communities make new or near new Carlsbad homes and condos more available. Lifestyle, a thriving local economy and a family atmosphere attract young professionals in growing numbers to the region.
The first known residents were the Luiseo, who lived for centuries in a village they called Palamai, near what is today Aqua Hedionda Lagoon. In 1769, Don Gaspar de Portola and Fr. Juan Crespi blazed the trail now known as El Camino Real. During a rest stop, upwind from an old fishing camp, their weary troops christened the lagoon for posterity. They called it Aqua Hedionda (Stinking Water).
Modern-day Carlsbad was born in the 1880s when a former sea captain dug a well and began offering water at the train station. Tests revealed it was chemically similar to water from one of Europes most famous spas, Carlsbad, in what was then Czechoslovakia. The site of the original well is at Alt Karlsbad, a replica of a German Hanseatic house, on Carlsbad Boulevard.
Known as the golf capital of the world, featuring two world class golf resorts. More than 30 golf industry businesses call Carlsbad California home. Construction on a municipal golf course is scheduled to begin soon.
Carlsbad was named one of the top beaches by travel writer Ellen Kaufman (also known as the Travel Mom). On “Good Morning America” on July 27 2005, Ms. Kaufman touted Carlsbad as one of her favorite spots.
Ms Kaufman said, Carlsbad has over five miles of family-friendly beaches that offer the perfect place to cool off. Surfing lessons are abundant, as are the loads of free activities – from jazz concerts in the parks on Friday nights to hiking on the Carlsbad trail system.
A wide concrete walkway runs the length of Carlsbad State Beach. It is not at all uncommon to see roller-bladders, runners, joggers, and walkers by themselves or with fiends or a dog at all hours. The summer surf is tame on this life guarded ribbon of sand and pebbles, making it safe for families and swimmers.
Offshore surfers paddling out to where the waves break are a common sight. Swimmers and surfers are separated by zones to ensure safety for both.
You’ll see plenty of kids making sand castles, beachcombers, fishermen and colorful Frisbees flying to a fro. Further inland on dryer sand you’ll see volleyball games, horseshoes, picnicking, and sunbathing and others enjoying a barbecue under the shade of an umbrella or tarp. There are always plenty of activities in the sun and on the beach.
Local attractions include spas, nature trails, flower fields in bloom, 18-hole championship golf courses, an historic rancho, mineral springs, fresh and tidewater lagoons, water sports, antique shops, clothing stores, upscale boutiques, fine dining restaurants, Legoland, the Museum of Making Music, the Childrens Discovery Museum of North County, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and the Gemological Institute of America. Each February, the La Costa Resort and Spa hosts the World Golf Championships.
Some well known residents include the Pulitzer family, Tony Hawk, Shawn White and Gary Hardwick, the worlds fastest skateboarder. The FOX original series, Point Pleasant, is filmed in Carlsbad.