Apartments in Carlsbad CA
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Popular Carlsbad Apartments
Carlsbad, California, 92008
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,200 - $1,390
2 Bedrooms$1,430 - $1,610
Carlsbad, California, 92010
1 BedroomUp to $1,335
2 BedroomsUp to $1,545
Carlsbad, California, 92008
1 Bedroom$1,205 - $1,550
2 Bedrooms$1,413 - $1,893
3 Bedrooms$2,297 - $2,497
Carlsbad, California, 92009
2 BedroomsUp to $2,149
3+ BedroomsUp to $3,045
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If you are married and need a spacious apartment in Carlsbad there are a wide variety of options - there are different comfortable apartments available for rent both northeast of city center and in many other interesting neighborhoods as well.
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Carlsbad Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 4.1% 8.4% -4.3% $10,000 to $14,999 3.4% 5.6% -2.2% $15,000 to $19,999 3.9% 5.6% -1.7% $20,000 to $24,999 4.0% 5.8% -1.8% $25,000 to $29,999 4.5% 5.7% -1.2% $30,000 to $34,999 4.4% 5.7% -1.3% $35,000 to $39,999 4.3% 5.4% -1.1% $40,000 to $44,999 5.1% 5.2% -0.1% $45,000 to $49,999 3.8% 4.6% -0.8% $50,000 to $59,999 7.9% 8.6% -0.7% $60,000 to $74,999 11.3% 10.6% +0.7% $75,000 to $99,999 14.7% 11.5% +3.2% $100,000 to $124,999 10.3% 6.8% +3.5% $125,000 to $149,999 6.2% 3.6% +2.6% $150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 3.3% +2.1% $200,000 or more 6.5% 3.6% +2.9%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.4% 4.8% -1.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.7% 9.8% -1.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 15.1% 13.6% +1.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.4% 13.1% +2.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.5% 11.0% +0.5% 30.0% to 34.9% 9.4% 8.2% +1.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 5.9% -0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.1% 8.0% -0.9% 50.0% or more 18.7% 20.2% -1.5% Not computed 5.2% 5.4% -0.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 7.1% 9.6% -2.5% 25 to 34 years 27.6% 29.3% -1.7% 35 to 44 years 26.6% 25.8% +0.8% 45 to 54 years 19.3% 16.5% +2.8% 55 to 64 years 8.0% 8.0% +0.0% 65 to 74 years 5.4% 5.3% +0.1% 75 to 84 years 4.6% 4.0% +0.6% 85 years and over 1.5% 1.6% -0.1%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 28.2% 30.9% -2.7% 30 to 44 minutes 25.1% 24.5% +0.6% 45 to 59 minutes 15.8% 13.8% +2.0% 60 or more minutes 30.9% 30.8% +0.1%
Source: 2000 Census
Carlsbad is a beach town in the northern portion of San Diego County. When you move into your Carlsbad apartment, know you'll be joining the other 95,000 residents of one of the most upscale, scenic and thriving cities anywhere in California. The name Carlsbad comes from the Czech town of Karlsbad because the two cities share a similar spa quality water source. As with most California cities, you'll want to think about owning a car. With San Diego and Los Angeles both a short distance away, you'll want to be mobile.
Beaches That Can't Be Beat
Aside from phenomenal beaches, Carlsbad is also home to the Lego Theme Park, the only one in the U.S. The Carlsbad Mineral Spa has magnificent baths, while Carlsbad Village is a haven for shopping, nightlife and a weekly farmer's market. Olde Carlsbad is the historic area as well as being one of the most diverse areas in the city. The sports enthusiast will find Carlsbad sheer heaven. Between the beaches, the trails for biking and running, and such world class golf clubs and resorts, like La Costa, there will never be a lack of sports venues. Whether your Carlsbad apartment is near the beach or in the hills, the lifestyle here is just fantastic.
Meet Captain Keno
While you may want to go to San Diego for the odd dinner here and there, there's no reason to leave town. From Captain Keno's for breakfast, and Pelley's Cafe and Fish Market, you'll find the locally owned places are terrific. West Steak and Viglucci's are both more upscale places where the ambiance equals the superb menus. There will certainly be good places near your Carlsbad apartment but Bellefluer, KoKo Beach, or even Ruby's Diner are great places to start your first meals in town.
Coyotes After Dark
At night, there are plenty of places to have a cold one and some fun. Most folks in town really like Coyote Bar, where it is lively no matter what night of the week it is. The Ocean House has dining AND dancing while Altitude is strictly music with a good d.j.Smaller pubs and bars are abundant and there's bound to be a good one close to home!
Average Apartment Rent in Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Carlsbad have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In September the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Carlsbad apartment cost $1,423. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Carlsbad apartment was $1,789 in September. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Carlsbad rentals listed below.
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Map & Local Information
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How is the school system in Carlsbad?
The public school system in Carlsbad is universally recognized for excellent principal leadership, teacher quality, assortment of extracurricular activities, parent involvement, and safety and discipline. The district consists of 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The schools received a respectable score of 7 out of 10 on Greatschools.com for their above average test scores. Some of the best schools within the district include Village Charter Elementary School and Westmont High School, both achieving a remarkable 9 out of 10 on Greatschools scale. Carlsbad is also home to an array of terrific private schools including Canyon Heights Academy, Old Orchard School, and Veritas Christian Academy.
How far is the airport from downtown Carlsbad and can I get there easily and cheaply?
San Jose International Airport is the closest international airport to Carlsbad- about 10 miles, or a 20-minute drive from downtown. Many smaller local airports are also nearby including Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport, Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County, San Carlos Airport, Half Moon Bay Airport, Bonny Doon Village Airport, and South County Airport. San Francisco International Airport is also close by- only about a 45-minute drive from downtown Carlsbad. Airport transportation is abundant with an option to fit any budget, from shuttle buses, to taxis and even limousine services.
Is Carlsbad famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Carlsbad isn't known for any one restaurant or food. Like any coastal town in Southern California, the culinary scene in San Clemente is comprised of a mix of many different cuisines, many of which showcase California's fresh local produce. This includes but is not limited to seafood, based on the proximity to the ocean, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and many more. For Mexican, try Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Carlsbad for being outdoors with pets?
One of the best places to be outdoors with dogs in Carlsbad is, without a doubt, the city's dog park. Ann D. L'Heureux Dog Park is located near Larwin Park and features a trail connection to Hidden Canyon Park. There are other parks in Carlsbad, including Fire Mountain Park, but dogs must be kept on leash in these other areas. The beaches are also a good choice--as in all public places, just remember to clean up after your pets.
Does Carlsbad have a good school system?
Carlsbad is served by four separate school districts: Carlsbad Unified School District, Encinitas Union School District, San Diego Union High School District, and San Marcos Unified School District. The main one, Carlsbad Unified School District, was rated better than 85.0 percent of school districts in California and 84.7 percent of school districts in the country. Comprising 15 schools and serving nearly 11,000 students, this district provides excellent public education to the area's pupils. The other districts serving Carlsbad students are similarly highly rated.
Are there museums in Carlsbad or nearby?
Yes, Carlsbad is home to one museum: the Museum of Making Music. In addition to the museum's permanent collection, which includes hundreds of vintage instruments, audio and video clips, and an interactive area, the Museum of Making Music features special exhibitions that highlight specific instruments, ideas, individuals, innovations, or concepts of music making. Nearby Oceanside, located 10 minutes north of Carlsbad, is also home to a couple museums of note. The exhibitions at the Oceanside Museum of Art, or OMA, showcase regional and international artists. From classic landscape paintings and studio furniture to neon sculpture, art quilts, and architectural glass, the museum's galleries are redesigned for each exhibit. Located in downtown Oceanside, the California Surf Museum is dedicated to archiving and displaying all types of surfing equipment and memorabilia, including surfboards, surf art, photographs, and videos.