The area we call La Costa was incorporated into the larger town of Carlsbad, Ca in 1972 and makes up its southwest quadrant. The areas we are referring to as La Costa goes from El Camino Real on the west, Algo Rd in the north and encircled by Rancho Sante Fe Rd on the east and south side.

One of the Happiest Places to Live in America: Carlsbad

This luxury spot was started as a resort in the 1960s and was frequented by celebrity luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bob Hope. It was chosen for this luxury resort for its perfect climate and its breathtaking natural beauty. La Costa has matured from a luxury resort community to a family friendly, with all the amenities a family needs to have close-by. Top-quality medical facilities, entertainment like cinemas, shopping, restaurants, and great schools make the La Costa area of Carlsbad a great place to live! All these factors helped it land at number 8 on a list of happiest large cities in the country.

la-costa-familyFun For Families

Whether you are young and just starting a family, or you are retiring but want a place your children, and their children, will come and visit, Carlsbad has great attractions. Not only is it close enough to San Diego to take advantage of all that is offered there, but closer to home there are plenty of draws. One word: Lego. Yes, Carlsbad is home to Legoland where kids can enjoy a waterpark aquarium and countless games, activities shows and of course great food. And if your kids or grandkids are the outdoorsy types there is the beach. Yes, Carlsbad has some amazing beaches. Pack up the car and head to one of two state beaches: Carlsbad State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. So, no matter if your family wants sun, surf, golf or to just catch a movie and shop, Carlsbad has it all.

Great Schools in La Costa

The area of Carlsbad is covered by two different school districts: Carlsbad Unified School District and San Dieguito Union High School District. La Costa Elementary serves part of this area and has a great reputation for successful education and a behavior plan known as “The Dolphin Way” which stands for “Do the Right Thing Even When No One is Looking.” Positive behavior plans and a great education make this school an asset to the La Costa Community.

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) also serves La Costa and is an outstanding high school. One of their excellent programs is QUEST: The STEM Experience. They offer Computer Science, AP Computer Science, and Robotics and Engineering. ASB in another program at Canyon Crest and is a student driven program that drives events at CCA. This program gives students a chance to develop leadership skills. CCA also has a prestigious arts program called Envision. There is a conservatory for which students audition and that can help take young artists to the next level in artistic expression and performance.

If you are interested in looking at homes in the La Costa area of Carlsbad, call Sotheby’s International Realty.