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Living in Carlsbad, California

History of Carlsbad

Located just 35 miles (55 km) north of San Diego, Carlsbad lies along a lagoon on the Pacific Ocean and just south of Oceanside. It was originally founded as a cattle station located along Spanish Camino Real (royal highway) and settled by Anglo ranchers in the 1860s, it was first called Frazier’s Station but in 1883 it was renamed when its mineral waters were found to be similar to those of Karlsbad in Bohemia (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic).

Facts About Carlsbad:

Neighborhood & Real Estate Costs

Carlsbad’s population is 112,008 people, and even with these statistics the city’s livability score is considered exceptional. You will find great neighborhoods. Carlsbad is considered as one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carlsbad offers residents a dense suburban feel and ranked as #91 city in California, that means it ranks better than 87% of areas in California. If you are someone who loves quiet and peace then Julian is a great option for you.

Carlsbad Neighborhood:

The average cost for a median home in Carlsbad, CA is $964,172. The housing market is very competitive for this city with its year over year 14.8% increase in market value and it only takes a few days in the market to be sold after listing. Click here for more information on the cost to build a custom home or the cost to build an accessory dwelling unit in Carlsbad, CA. The list below shows the best neighborhoods in Carlsbad but you may view this link for the complete list of Carlsbad neighborhoods. 

Places to Grocery Shop:

You will never find yourself running out of options when it comes to buying stuff to fill your pantry or just plain shopping. Carlsbad has it from supermarkets, farmers markets, and department stores. Just a couple options in Carlsbad are:


Carlsbad’s diverse community is open to all religions. It’s community has churches for everyone for worship and below are just a few churches that you would be able to find in Carlsbad:

Health & Safety

Important Information:

Crime Rates:

The city of Carlsbad is very safe with a crime rating of B+ and it is 47% safer than most cities in the United States. The total crime is 19% below the national average with violent crime rating 46% below the national average.

Chances of Being Victim to Crime in Carlsbad:

Sex Offenders in Carlsbad:

Here is the sex offender list for Carlsbad compared to California average. The ratio of individuals is 1 (sex offender) to 3,173 people living in Carlsbad while California ratio is at 1 to 720 people, which is lower. If you would like to view the sex offenders that could possibly or potentially live next to you view here.

Do You Have Children?

Carlsbad’s livability score is at 80 out of 100 which is great, it is also the reason why it was considered the best places to live in California. Cost of living in this city is 74% higher than it is for California and Carlsbad housing is 213% higher than the national average.There’s also a lot of activities that are kid friendly too. There are a lot of great schools to choose from in the city too.

Schools in Carlsbad


You can find information on how public schools in Carlsbad perform in the state! You can view this information on this link for academic analytics for the Carlsbad Public School District. Test scores in Carlsbad:


For the 2021 school year, Carlsbad has 18 top private schools serving 2,359 students. Some of these private schools are as follows:

Home Schools:

If you or your children prefer homeschooling Carlsbad have a lot of options for it too. There are homeschooling groups within the area and also schools who offer home school options. 

Things to Do in Carlsbad


Carlsbad has the perfect weather for a variety of activities in the area. It is a place for those who love outdoor lifestyle because you can enjoy this year round. It has an amazing view of the coast for you to enjoy. You and your family will never run out of things to do in this place. There’s a reason why it is rated as a desirable place to live at!

Things to Do Outdoors in Carlsbad:

Health & Fitness

If you are health and fitness conscious, you can maintain and achieve a great healthy lifestyle in Carlsbad because of the range of fitness options within the city.

Health & Fitness in Carlsbad:


Carlsbad is a great place to raise children. They are one of the best cities in California with a great livability score. The city is equipped with top notch schools for your kids and a lot of activities for children too. 

Things to Do with Children in Carlsbad:


There are a lot of restaurant options in Carlsbad, If you’re out with the family to have lunch or dinner, or to spend some time with friends for a reunion or just simply hang out, there is a place for all occasions that offers great food and experience in Carlsbad. 

Restaurants to try in Carlsbad:

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Freeman’s Construction Inc. has been building custom homes, accessory dwelling units, and completing whole house remodeling projects in San Diego County for over 39 years. To schedule a project consultation please call us today at 760-788-6846 or fill out a request form here.

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