Carlsbad

Known for its variety, the city spans four different zip codes, each offering a unique lifestyle.

Welcome to Carlsbad

A Coastal Haven with a Sprinkle of Suburban Bliss
 
Carlsbad, a delightful coastal city in Southern California, is a mosaic of family-oriented neighborhoods, encompassing everything from scenic coastal areas to serene golf course communities. Known for its variety, the city spans four different zip codes, each offering a unique lifestyle. The Carlsbad Village, perched gracefully on the bluff, is the heart of the city, showcasing a blend of coastal elegance and vibrant community life.
 
Carlsbad is celebrated for its wide array of water and outdoor activities, attracting families, surfers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Its streets are lined with an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, providing a perfect backdrop for both adventure and relaxation. Whether you're strolling through the charming Carlsbad Village or enjoying the breathtaking views at Carlsbad State Beach, this city offers a unique blend of coastal serenity and suburban vitality.
 

What to Love

  • Family-Oriented Communities: Ideal for families looking for a blend of beach and suburban living.
  • Diverse Neighborhoods: From coastal enclaves to golf course communities.
  • Outdoor Activities: A paradise for surfers, bikers, and nature lovers.
  • Vibrant Carlsbad Village: A hub for shopping, dining, and cultural activities.
  • Scenic Beauty: Stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes.

Local Lifestyle

Carlsbad's lifestyle is a harmonious blend of leisure and activity. The city is a haven for those who love the outdoors, offering everything from surfing at Tamarack Surf Beach to hiking and camping at South Carlsbad Campgrounds. The community is active and family-friendly, with numerous parks and recreational areas fostering a sense of togetherness. Residents enjoy the convenience of having everything they need within reach –– from local markets to arts and entertainment. Carlsbad is perfect for those who seek a balanced lifestyle, where the tranquility of the suburbs meets the vibrancy of coastal living.
 

Dining and Entertainment

The culinary scene in Carlsbad is as diverse as its landscape. Campfire and Jeune et Jolie offer unique dining experiences, combining innovative cuisine with a welcoming atmosphere. Cicciotti Trattoria brings a taste of Italy to the city, while Coyote Bar and Grill provides a lively setting for a fun night out. For seafood lovers, Blue Water Grill is a must-visit, offering fresh catches in a relaxed, coastal ambiance.
 
Entertainment in Carlsbad is varied and exciting. The New Village Arts Theater presents a range of performances, adding a touch of culture to the city. The annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a celebration of music and community, showcasing local and national talent. Carlsbad's proximity to attractions like Legoland and its Water Park makes it an ideal location for families seeking fun and adventure.
 

Things to Do

Carlsbad is abundant in activities and attractions. The Flower Fields offer a breathtaking display of nature's beauty, while the Omni La Costa Resort provides luxurious amenities for relaxation and recreation. Carlsbad State Beach is a perfect spot for beachgoers, offering stunning views and water activities.
 
For those seeking adventure, Grand Avenue Beach Access provides an entry point to one of the city's most beautiful beaches. Carlsbad's golf courses, nestled within the city's inland areas, offer a serene golfing experience with picturesque landscapes.
 

Schools

Education in Carlsbad is exemplary, with schools like Carlsbad High School, Magnolia Elementary, and Poinsettia Elementary offering top-tier educational experiences. These institutions are known for their commitment to academic excellence and fostering a supportive learning environment.

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 Sunset Bay Candy, Freedom Rave Wear, and Yoga Your Way.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.08 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.15 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.43 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 37 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

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

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

Married
Single
Divorced
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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