La Costa community is in the southeast portion of Carlsbad in North County San Diego. 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. The neighborhood of La Costa within Carlsbad is a major player in bringing this city such a high ranking.
Within La Costa is found the La Costa Resort and Spa, which is a popular and luxurious hotel destination because of its exclusive site location and quality golf courses. The Aura Classic, an annual tennis tournament is hosted by this top notch resort.
La Costa is made up up several different districts. A new residential development that has been developed beside the La Costa Resort North Golf Course is La Costa Greens. This neighborhood is is known for its luxurious homes and high class amenities. The master planned community of La Costa Oaks that is a favorite choice because of its grand houses. Included as a part of the Villages of La Costa is La Costa Ridge, a town built upon flattened mountains in the area that offers spectacular ocean views.
Residents who live in La Costa find that they can enjoy the best of two worlds: the peaceful and exclusive living of a smaller town, but all the amenities and resources of a larger town, since they are also a part of the Carlsbad community. Many popular destinations are found nearby La Costa including 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.