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Carlsbad Real Estate Reasons to Move to Carlsbad!

A History of Beautiful Land

The city started from humble beginnings as a whistle-stop on a train route called Frazier’s Station. A sailor named John Frazier discovered natural spring water and dug a well to offer water to riders going between San Diego and Los Angeles. Tests of the water found that it had a similar make-up to a famous spa town in Europe called Karlsbad, and the area was renamed Carlsbad. The region grew from the fertile land in the late 1800s and 1900s, with farmers growing citrus, olives and fruits. Eventually, Carlsbad evolved into a popular resort destination over time, until the aerospace industry in California created a need for housing near major commerce hubs like San Diego. The city flourished through the 70s and 80s, as people from Orange County and San Diego moved to the area. Surfing was and continues to be a popular activity, and when surfers got out of the waves, they hopped on their skateboards. The pastime was so popular in the area in the ’70s that Carlsbad became the site of the first commercial skatepark in the United States.

Golf Capital of Southern California

With 280 days of sunshine a year and some of the best golf courses in Southern California, it is easy to see why golf is so prevalent in Carlsbad. In the early 1990s, top-line producers of golf clubs began moving en masse to Carlsbad. The R&D testers needed fair weather year-round, and the ample land made the sleepy oceanside town the perfect place to set up shop. Taylor-Made, Titleist, and Calloway all have headquarters in the city, which is why golf aficionados call Carlsbad Titanium Valley. Today, residents have five courses to choose from and about 50 more within 20 miles of Carlsbad. Private clubs like the Aviara Club on the shores of Batiquitos Lagoon are just minutes from the corporate offices of several golf companies. For locals looking for a quick round on the weekend, the Crossings at Carlsbad is a public course that is a favorite amongst weekend warriors. It is close to the shore, near the shops, and provides fun views of the nearby LEGO LAND California Center.

Plenty of Fun Attractions…

Beyond the golf fairways and beaches, there are many parks, shops, and quirky attractions in the city. The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike. History lovers can visit John Frazier’s original well at the Alt Karlsbad Hanse Museum, a historical home built in the Bohemian style. If you fly over Carlsbad at the right time of year, you can see the Flower Fields, which look like a prismatic splash of color spreading out like a giant canvas. There are other amusement parks in the city, but none hold a candle to the iconic LEGO LAND California Center. Founded in 1999, this LEGO brick-based behemoth of an amusement park covers all the bases. After wandering through a miniature LEGO town and other exhibits, you can get out of the sun at the SEA LIFE aquarium connected to the campus. Carlsbad is also a thriving foodie and Brewery scene and home to Michelin Star French restaurant Juene et Jolie