The city of Carlsbad is a community all its own, ranked as one of the largest suburban cities in the county. And although it has a major theme park (Lego Land) and is growing every day, Carlsbad has plenty of room for growth & existing state lands, maintaining an enjoyable community and breathtaking landscape.
Carlsbad borders the Pacific on the west and valleys & mountains on the east. This orientation allows for many ocean-view homes and lower cost real estate within the hills and canyons. Newer developments are building inland, increasing both community and commerce. This city also boasts the most frequented single runway airport in the nation, making travel more convenient than traveling 35 miles south to Lindbergh Field in Downtown San Diego. The Coaster, San Diego's commuter train, is a convenient alternative for commuters traveling into San Diego.
This preserved beach community is booming with activity. Promenades walk along parks and beaches; nightclubs attract music lovers. Shops and sidewalk cafes embody Carlsbad?s small town charm that residents thrive to maintain. Population is a combination of retirees, families, and some singles. The rise in growth of inhabitants has attracted more middle class and retirees, who can afford this perfect-weather paradise.
Each spring, the foothills of Carlsbad are transformed into a rainbow of vibrant colors. The Flower Fields host thousands of visitors from all over the world including flocks of local students. During the peak ranunculus blooming season of March and April, buttercups and gladioli reign; poinsettias blossom in the winter. This fantastic display is unique to North America.
The landscape of Carlsbad is fortuned with three spectacular lagoons, considered sensitive ecosystems, that are sacred lands for bird watching and nature walks. Besides the many miles of beaches, hills and mesas, the city takes pride in its golf reputation. With ten courses, and plans to build another, golfers flock not only for the game and yearly national tournament, but also to the many manufacturers of equipment and clothing, including professional brands TaylorMade and Callaway Golf. Worth mentioning is the renowned Aviara Golf Course, Four Seasons Resort, and La Costa Resort & Spa, which feature two full courses and plenty of wealth. The weather and landscape in Carlsbad make for a golfer?s dream.
Other activities within the community include the theme park Legoland, a public swimming pool, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, sports fields, bocce ball, annual triathlon, and a motor speedway that is closing for renovations in 2004. There is a fish hatchery with sea bass, a children's museum, and an award-winning library, known for its genealogy collection. There is no shortage of fun and exciting activities for residents of all ages.