Carlsbad, California 

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+13.4% since 2020

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Comfort Index (Climate)

9.7 / 8.3

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Best Places to Live in Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad, California is a stunning coastal city in San Diego County that offers something for everybody. From its beautiful beaches to the bustling downtown area and vibrant art scene, Carlsbad has something to offer anyone looking to explore the city. With year-round sunny weather, plenty of outdoor activities such as surfing, kayaking and hiking, and world-class resorts and spas, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time here. Whether you're visiting for a day or planning to stay longer, Carlsbad will be sure to leave you with lasting memories! Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border.
State: California
County: San Diego County
Metro Area: San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area
City: Carlsbad
Zip Codes: 92009 92008 92011 92010
Cost of Living: 96.5% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

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Carlsbad, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year-round climate
Attractive suburbs
Air quality
Rapid cost increases
Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


The unemployment rate in Carlsbad is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carlsbad jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Carlsbad's cost of living is 96.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Carlsbad's Cost of Living

September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Carlsbad, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

Carlsbad's population is 114,858 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 13.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Carlsbad is Real Estate: $1,320,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

Carlsbad public schools spend $12,542 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 27.8 students per teacher in Carlsbad. More Education

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Housing Market in Carlsbad

It's a good time to buy in Carlsbad. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Carlsbad is $1,320,200.
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Reviews for Carlsbad   38 Reviews
If you can afford it, Carlsbad is the place - 8/15/2022
I've lived in Carlsbad (92008) for 8 years now and really appreciate all that it has to offer. Yes, ALL of San Diego County is expensive, but Carlsbad has [possibly]... Read More

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Brutal winters - 12/1/2021
Carlson has the worst winters. It averages about 10 meters of snow per week. Every shop is... Read More

Too rude for me, but Climate is nice. - 3/17/2021
Ok, I get it, the climate is mild and tolerable but even that is over-rated when you consider how many cloudy days there are in this town. The sun coming out at 3 and... Read More

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