The Palamai indigenous people lived near the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon centuries ago. When the first Spansh explorers arrived in 1769, the Palamai welcomed them. In the following century, the railroad came to the area. An enterprising gentleman named Frazier would provide water from nearby springs to the passing trains. As a result, the earliest settlement became known as Frazier’s Station. The springs in the area were found to have a mineral content similar to springs at a spa near Karlsbad, Germany. Spas quickly developed here, and the name was updated to Carlsbad. The area also proved to be ideal for orchards. In the early 1900s, olive trees and fruit trees were ubiquitous in the area.
Carlsbad is the epitome of the laid-back California lifestyle. With fantastic climate and goregous beaches, the outdoor lifestyle can't get any better. During the day, hikes, boutiques, golf, and beaches are a big draw. Nightlife is hopping downtown with restaurants and bars. It is a very family-orientated small town with many locally-owned businesses. You’ll truly feel at home here!
The Carlsbad State Beach offers more than five miles of beaches for enjoyment by swimmers sunbathers and beach volleyball enthusiasts. Surfers also descend on certain favorite stretches of coastline that are especially amenable to their sport.
Since 1999, those with Carlsbad CA homes have had a special amusement park right in their backyard. Families can bring their children to Legoland California time and again. Enjoy both the Sea Life Aquarium and the Legoland Waterpark.
The New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad is an intimate venue with fine acoustics that allows patrons and actors to strongly connect. Classic and contemporary plays, dance performances, and concerts are all scheduled at the theater throughout the year.
The Carlsbad Unified School District manages two high schools, three middle schools and nine elementary schools.
• Public • Grades K-5
• 825 students • 27:1 student/teacher
• Public • Grades 6-8
• 1,050 students • 28:1 student/teacher
• Public • Grades 9-12
• 1,320 students • 28:1 student/teacher
• Public • Grades K-5
• 675 students • 27:1 student/teacher