Where else would you find a seaside community that is small enough to have village charm yet large enough to be a world-class business environment?
Carlsbad is a community with near-perfect weather and two world-class resorts. It supports economic development yet sets aside 40 percent of its land for open space. It has attracted an international theme park and has become the golf capital of the world. Carlsbad has a commuter train, great bus service and the busiest single-runway airport in the nation. A great place to live, with miles of beaches, a wide variety of housing options, terrific shopping, a world-class public library and excellent schools.
Carlsbad’s population has grown considerably as more and more people become acquainted with the area. The population has increased five-fold since 1960, but the city’s award-winning Growth Management Plan ensures that the city retains its small-town charm. Despite being called a retirement haven, Carlsbad has a relatively young population, with a median age of 32, and 78 percent of residents under age 55.
Carlsbad is a city with a balance of tourism, employment, light industry and the environment. Economic development is important, but so is the environment. Single-family housing is important, but so is the need for multi-family housing.
Achieving economic prosperity and an enviable quality of life are priorities, along with a long-term commitment to infrastructure development and land use planning. The city’s award-winning growth management plan calls for a combination of residential, commercial and industrial growth over a 30-year period to ensure that community amenities and city services continue to be available to residents.
Some of the key community amenities made possible by provisions set out in the growth management plan include:
~Full-service police and fire services
~An active parks and recreation department
~Well-maintained open spaces
~A healthy redevelopment district
Carlsbad occupies a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California. The city is 87 miles (140 km) south of Los Angeles and 35 miles (56 km) north of downtown San Diego and is part of the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered by Oceanside to the north, Vista and San Marcos to the east and Encinitas to the south.