Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Carlsbad Village Neighborhood – Homes, Shopping, Dining and the Beach

Here's the REAL scoop on living in Carlsbad ~ beaches, things to do, places to eat, community events, and of course neighborhoods, homes and the Carlsbad real estate market in general, including surrounding communities like Encinitas, Cardiff, San Marcos, Oceanside, Solana Beach and Del Mar.

Carlsbad Village Neighborhood – Homes, Shopping, Dining and the Beach

The Carlsbad Village Neighborhood

Housing, Shopping, Dining and the Beach Lifestyle


The Carlsbad Village neighborhood is certainly one of the more diverse in Carlsbad in terms of the amenities, and the wide range of housing opportunities.


Carlsbad Antiques MallLiving in or near the Village has a strong appeal for many who want the beach life but also easy access to all the Village has to offer – restaurants, abundant shopping, wine bars, spas, galleries, the New Village Arts Theater, and so much more.


The train station offers Amtrak trains north to LA and beyond and south to San Diego, as well as the Coaster commuter rail, to compliment the bus system.


Another bonus in town? Parking is free, although it can be challenging with summer crowds, holidays, special events (e.g., arts and crafts fairs, the Carlsbad Marathon).


Learn more about the Carlsbad Village Lifestyle in this post, and in the slideshow below.



For those who want to live close to the beach and be near shopping, dining and other amenities, living in Carlsbad Village can offer the best of these worlds, although it will come at a price because of limited supply, being west of the 5 freeway, and the proximity to the beach. While planned communities abound in Carlsbad, the Village presents a much more varied lifestyle.


The downtown area is well defined and you will find some properties available that are a bike ride, walk or short drive to all the Village has to offer, with condos, town homes and detached single family homes that are in the Village or on the fringe of the downtown area.


SummerHouse condos in the VillageSome of the most expensive ocean-view and oceanfront housing in Carlsbad can be found along Ocean Street, running from Carlsbad Village Drive north along the beach, with both detached and attached properties.


If having a Carlsbad beach home is your desire, this is one area to consider, although you will likely not find anything under $1.5M or more, even for a condo.


Interested in a condo or town home? There are plenty of condos and town homes in the Village, some with ocean views, but inventory is low so at any given time the available condos and town homes may be limited.


Vigilucci Italian Gourmet Market in Carlsbad VillageNew condo communities built in the last couple of years include Summer House and Seagrove – both communities are sold out but we are starting to see resales.


There are several new small condo projects that are under construction just south of the Village. North of the Village along Jefferson you will find a number of condo complexes, some with ocean and lagoon views.


Housing inventory is generally pretty limited in the Carlsbad Village neighborhood, especially for single family detached homes. Currently there are only 5, ranging from an 1170 SF single story for $1,095,000 up to a gorgeous contemporary oceanfront home with 6358 SF for $14,950,000 on Ocean Street.


Typically, while the inventory is also limited for condos and town houses, there are a few more options in the Village and on the fringe. Currently there are 10 condos and town homes for sale including 2 brand new ocean-view homes. Prices range from $525K for a 1410 SF condo to $2.65M and $3.3M for the 2 new ocean-view town homes in the Village.


Carlsbad homesYou can start your search for a home or condo in the Carlsbad Village neighborhood using the link below, or search the complete Carlsbad inventory by clicking on the photo to the right.





Please call me at (760) 840-1360 and I would be happy to answer your questions, discuss your housing needs and budget, and help you develop a strategy to buy a new home in the Carlsbad Village neighborhood or nearby.


And if selling your Carlsbad home is of interest, let's discuss a free market analysis and what you need to do to prepare your home for sale in 2018!


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Comment balloon 7 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • January 25 2018 05:03AM


Morning Jeff.

Can we say those are way beyond my price point.  Of course I haven't checked my lottery ticket for last night yet

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 2 years ago

Jeff, nice presentation for Carlsbad, and having never been there, you paint a beautiful photo! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Good morning Jeff. Sounds like if a buyer contacts you, their concerns are over! Great idea! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

HI Jeff Dowler - You mentioned the train station. This is a great way to have an outing and avoid all the traffic up and down the coast especially during peak periods.  A whole group of us took the train from Orange County down to Capistrano and ate at the train station. It was a fabulous time! Those thinking of Carlsbad should call you for tips on learning the area and then come back and purchase a home with your help!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 2 years ago

Hi James Dray  - it's a challenge to find detached single family homes for sale in the Village. These prices are tough for many!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 2 years ago

Hi Joan Cox 

The Village really offers a lot year-round, and being right at the beach makes it especially appealing. Thanks for the kind words!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 2 years ago

Jeff housing, shopping, dinning, and the beach. that is a very nice combination.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago