Carlsbad : California

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What it's Like to Retire in Carlsbad

Located in northern San Diego County, Carlsbad, California, is a seaside town along the Pacific coastline with a population of about 112,000. “The Village by the Sea” features miles of beaches, scenic hiking trails, golf courses and beautiful weather. With a median household income of over $113,000 it is considered one of the nation's wealthiest communities. Carlsbad is also know as the “Titanium Valley” as several golf manufacturing companies are located here including Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist. Picture of Downtown Carlsbad courtesy of Wikipedia and Buchanan-Hermit; picture of Old Santa Fe Depot, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Bobak Haeri; Picture of the Entrance to Legoland courtesy of Wikipedia and Coolceasar. Watch this short Youtube video presented by VisitCarlsbad
 

Where to Retire in Carlsbad and Home Prices

Carlsbad is divided into quadrants that include different types of housing such as cottages, bungalows and mansions overlooking the ocean, and are separated from those areas where resorts and master-planned communities are located. Zillow considers Carlsbad a "Hot Market" and reports the median home value to be $818,200 in early 2018.
 

What is special about Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a resort town along the coast with beautiful beaches and nice weather. It is home to championship golf courses, and offers water sports, pubs, galleries, and parks, and shopping.
 

What is not special about Carlsbad

High cost of living, and not a walkable community.
 

Who will like retirement in Carlsbad

Those who can afford it, and are looking for a seaside town with a nice year-round climate, golf,music, art, festivals, and State Parks with Beaches would enjoy living here.
 

Local economy is driven by

The economy is diverse and is driven by professional and technical services along with manufacturing. Many corporate headquarters are located here.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 53 degrees and July's average is 70 degrees. Carlsbad averages 263 sunny days a year.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Carlsbad has many seafood restaurants along with those offering all types of cuisine. The town is home to the popular theme park Legoland, art galleries, museums and parks.
 

Crime

The crime rate here is low.
 

Medical facilities

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is about 10 miles away.
 

Transportation

San Diego International Airport is about 35 miles away.
 

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