Carlsbad is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a great beach vibe without the thousands of beach-crazed people. Carlsbad is a smaller area of North County San Diego close to Oceanside. The home prices are higher than Oceanside or Vista, but lower than Solana Beach and Del Mar areas. Check out this Carlsbad page and download the complete guide to learn more!

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Carlsbad Gateway Center

Carlsbad Gateway Center Attracts Small, Flourishing Businesses 

Tucked away on a popular road in Carlsbad sits the Carlsbad Gateway Center, a privately owned center that is home to a collection of fantastic businesses open to the public. I sat down with Toni Adamopoulos, who has been the full time property manager since 2005, to talk more about these businesses and what they have to offer. I also took a tour around the property to visit many of them, and was pleasantly impressed! The best part about most of these businesses is… Read More>>

Legoland San Diego

Top 6 Things to Do at Legoland California 

Legoland is a special place in San Diego, where anyone ages 3-99 can enjoy a full day of Lego fun! My family and I visit all the time and never get bored. Legoland is basically an entire amusement park full of Lego objects, people, and games! (Check out the map here!) If you haven’t been there… Read More>>

Legoland Water Park

Legoland Water Park is a BLAST!

When one moves to southern California there are just so many things to start checking off the list. LegoLand wasn’t a huge priority for us the first year. But after we had gotten our “ears” at Disneyland, been wowed by the dolphin show at Sea World (read about our Seaworld experience) and snapped countless pictures of exotic animals at the San Diego Zoo & Zoo Safari Park (check out our awesome safari pics), LegoLand found itself ‘up next!’… Read More>> 

The Forum Carlsbad

The Forum Carlsbad – Best Shopping in San Diego

The Forum Carlsbad is a group of shops located at 1923 Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad California. Several boutiques and delicious restaurants are open to shoppers coming here to The Forum for a unique experience. Everyone from children to adults has a great time shopping at this location and it is a well known hot spot for… Read More>>

Barrel Republic Carlsbad

Why Barrel Republic is a Craft Beer Lover’s Dream Come True

Imagine if you could sample and pour your own perfect beer (or wine) when you go out to eat…wouldn’t that be amazing? This new trend has moved to over San Diego and is in full swing at Barrel Republic… Read More>>

Park101 Deli and Dough Carlsbad

Park 101 is the New Kid On the Block in Carlsbad

The days of mall food courts are long gone. While they provide a variety of food to feed the masses, the movement has shifted to a more modern scene. Let’s join in saying goodbye to the mass produced and low-quality fast food, and hello to food vendors using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Carlsbad’s new “it” spot… Read More>>

Carlsbad Neighborhood Information

Although the “village” dates back more than 100 years, the City was incorporated July 16, 1952. At that time, Carlsbad had a population of approxi- mately 7,000 people and covered 7.5 square miles. Since its incorporation, the City has grown substantially in population and size (through annexations). As of January 1, 1998, the population of Carlsbad was 73, 688 and the City encompasses approximately 42 square miles. There will be no foreseeable growth in the land size of Carlsbad because all County islands have been annexed. At build out, sometime beyond the year 2010, there will be at most 54,599 residential units in Carlsbad, housing approximately 135,000 residents. The dwelling unit cap was ratified by the voters of Carlsbad in the November 1986 election and can only be increased by a majority vote of the people.

Industries in the area include a major regional shopping center, 16 auto dealers, 25 hotels offering 2,200 rooms for tourist lodging, high technology, multimedia and biomedical businesses, electronics, golf apparel and equipment manufacturers, several business and light industry parks, and numerous land developers building single and multi-family housing in a variety of community settings. Carlsbad residents enjoy the benefits of a full service City.

School Information

School Districts

Carlsbad Unified School District (K-12)

6225 El Camino Real / Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5000 (760) 431-6707 Fax /

Encinitas Union School District (K-6) 

101 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd / Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4300 (760) 942-7094 Fax /

San Dieguito Union High School District

710 Encinitas Blvd 1 / Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-6491 (760) 943-3501 Fax /

San Marcos Unified School District

Civic Center Dr #300 / San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-4776 (760) 471-4928 Fax /

Elementary Schools 

Carlsbad Union School District Elementary Schools 

Aviara Oaks (K-5)
6900 Ambrosia Lane / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 331-6000 /

Buena Vista (K-6)
1330 Buena Vista Way / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5400 /

Calavera Hills (K-6)
4100 Tamarack Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-6300

Hope (K-6)
3010 Tamarack Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5900 /

Jefferson (K-6)
3743 Jefferson St / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5500 /

Kelly (K-6)
4885 Kelly Dr / Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 331-5800 /

Magnolia (K-6)
1905 Magnolia Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5600 /

Pacific Rim (K-5)
1100 Camino de las Ondas / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 331-6200 /

Poinsettia (K-5)
2445 Mica Road / Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6500 /

Encinitas Union School District Elementary Schools 

La Costa Heights Elementary (K-6) 3035 Levante / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 944-4375

Mission Estancia (K-6)
3330 Calle Barcelona / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 943-2004

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary (K-6) 8000 Calle Acervo / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 943-2000

El Camino Creek Elementary
7885 Paseo Aliso / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 943-2051

San Marcos Unified School District Elementary Schools

La Costa Meadows Elementary
6889 El Fuerte / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 290-2121

Carrillo Elementary
2875 Poinsettia Drive / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 290-2900

Middle Schools 

Carlsbad District Junior High Schools 

Aviara Oaks Middle School (6-8)
6900 Ambrosa Lane / Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 331-5900 /

Calavera Hills Middle School (6-8)
4104 Tamarack Avenue / Carlsbad, CA 92010 (760) 331-6400 /

Valley Middle School (7-8)
1645 Magnolia Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5300 /

San Dieguito District Junior High School 

Oak Crest Middle School (7-8)
675 Balour Dr / Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 753-6241

High School

Carlsbad District High Schools

Carlsbad High School
3557 Lancer Way / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5100 /

Carlsbad Village Academy (9-12)
1640 Magnolia Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 331-5200

Sage Creek
3900 Cannon Road / Carlsbad, CA 92010
(760) 331-6600 /

San Dieguito District High School

La Costa Canyon High School (9-12)
3451 Camino de los Coches / Carlsbad, CA 92009 / (760) 436-6136

San Dieguito Academy (9-12)
800 Santa Fe Dr / Encinitas, CA 92024 / (760) 753-1121

K-12 Alternative Education

Carlsbad Seaside Academy
1640 Magnolia Avenue / Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 331-5100 /

Private Schools

Abc Children’s Center (PreK-K)
2634 El Camino Real / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 434-7143

Army And Navy Academy (7-12)
P.O. Box 3000 / Carlsbad CA 92108 / (760) 729-1492

Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School (K-8)
3030 Valley Street / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 729-6272

Carlsbad Montessori School Inc (PreK-6)
740 Pine Ave / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 434-4161

Casa Montessori De Carlsbad (K)
3470 Madison St / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 729-4455

Discovery Isle Child Dev Center (K)
6130 Paseo Del Norte / Carlsbad, CA 92009 / (760) 431-7090

International Montessori Ed Center (PreK-6)
740 Pine Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 434-0510

Pacific Ridge School (7-12)
6269 El Fuerte Street / Carlsbad, CA 92009 / (760) 448-9820

Palisades Point Chritian Academy (1-12)
1807 Palisades Dr / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / 760-434-2537

St Patrick (K-8) 3820 Pio Pico / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / (760) 729-1333