Our local real estate market features a variety of outstanding communities for you to get to know. Please select a community to see the homes currently for sale in each market and related valuable information.
Carlsbad is located about 35 miles north of San Diego, on the coast, and is a popular residential and vacation area with a wonderful year-round outdoor lifestyle. Carlsbad Village is busy and charming, with abundant shopping, dining and things to do PLUS the beaches. You can read more about the Carlsbad lifestyle on my At Home In Carlsbad blog.
As a Carlsbad resident for almost 15 years I know a lot about living here, and will be happy to share. Just give me a call or send a text at (760) 840-1360; I'm pleased to answer any questions you have.
Oceanside is a coastal community just north of Carlsbad and adjacent to Camp Pendleton. Overall, Oceanside provides more affordable housing options than neighboring Carlsbad but it's a bit larger and more spread out.
Encinitas is located less than 30 miles from downtown San Diego and just south of Carlsbad, bordering the Batiquitos Lagoon and along the coast. Major neighborhoods - Leucadia, Encinitas Ranch, Encinitas Downtown, Olivenhain - offer a broad range of housing options including oceanfront, and there is a bustling downtown with tons of shopping and numerous restaurants just north of Moonlight Beach.
Cardiff by the Sea, also known just as Cardiff, is a cool seaside town with a long surfing history just south of Encinitas. There is a fun downtown area that has pretty much avoided being gentrified, an iconic statue ("The Cardiff Kook"), and several popular neighborhoods with a broad range of housing - the best known are the Walking District and the Composer District bordering downtown with great views from many homes.
San Marcos is an inland community just east of Oceanside and Carlsbad and offering a coastal climate on its western fringes. There is a diversity of housing in a variety of neighborhoods - more affordable than neighboring Carlsbad - and abundant shopping and dining options along with Cal State San Marcos, the resort/residential area of Lake San Marcos, and the master planned San Elijo Hills community.
Solana Beach is an affluent coastal community sandwiched between Del Mar to the south and Encinitas to the south, known for its beautiful beaches, the Belly Up Tavern for great bands, and the popular Cedros Design District with abundant shopping especially for the house and garden. The community offers a range of housing, from oceanfront homes to townhomes and condos.