Carlsbad, in North County San Diego, is a charming seaside town with more than 105,000 residents. This area is one of the most pricey cities to live in, but also one of the highest-income cities. Carlsbad was made a part of San Diego in 1952.
Carlsbad is a popular residential location, as boasts a high standard of living, beautiful coastal properties, successful and lively commercial life, and, like most of San Diego, excellent educational opportunities. Carlsbad was ranked in Forbes Magazine as one of the most affluent zip codes in the country.
Carlsbad Unified School District serves the area, with the exception of a few schools in southern Carlsbad, which are served by the Encinitas Union School District. Two high schools in Carlsbad, Carlsbad High School and La Costa Canyon High School, have consistently ranked high out of all California public schools. Students' test scores are among the highest statewide and nationally, often beating state and nation averages.
Within Carlsbad, lie many smaller communities, Carlsbad Village, The Barrio, Olde Carlsbad, Calavera Hills, Summerhouse, The Colony, Tanglewood, Robertson Ranch, Sunny Creek, The Summit, Bressi Ranch, La Costa Greens, La Costa Oaks, La Costa Ridge, La Costa Valley, Rancho Carillo, Ponto, and Aviara, that each have their own unique character to them. These neighborhoods all come together to form the culture and charm of Carlsbad as a whole.
Several landmarks and attractions are found in Carlsbad, drawing residents and tourists alike. In Carlsbad is Legoland California and Sea Life Centre, Cinema Air Museum, Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch, Carlsbad Beaches, Carlsbad Skatepark, Batiquitos Lagoon, Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad Lagoon, Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market , The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Ron-Ron's Farmer's Market, and the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad Village New Village Arts Theatre.