La Costa


La Costa is a large community within Carlsbad; an area built in the nineteen-eighties that is known for its great range of homes. La Costa is located in the South East of Carlsbad and borders Encinitas, Olivenhain and San Marcos.


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La Costa has the highest concentration of affordable townhomes and condos in Carlsbad, appealing to young couples, retirees, renters and others who want to live in an exclusive area for an affordable cost.  Larger town homes and luxury family homes are also available, and many have gorgeous views of the beautiful Omni La Costa golf course, which hosts world and national championships.  The world famous Omni Resort and Spa is surrounded by rolling hills situated just across from the Batiquitos Lagoon.  La Costa also has a world-class tennis facility that sees its share of national championships.

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Several master planned communities such as La Costa Greens, La Costa Valley, La Costa Oaks and La Costa Ridge each offer something different for the home buyer.  Some homes in La Costa Estates area look out over the lagoon or the ocean, and many are exquisitely designed and landscaped.

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La Costa Valley is a development on the southern flank of Carlsbad. It has the advantage of being in the high ranking San Dieguito school district, and it has an amazing recreational center with huge pool and hot tub, tennis courts, gym and community meeting space on site. A full time recreation director organizes events, so there is much to do and plenty of ways to stay involved with your community. Conveniently located within just minutes of La Costa Valley is the Forum shopping center. Loaded with clothing stores, natural foods grocer, restaurants & much more!

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Nearby is La Costa Oaks that is now situated on both sides of Rancho Santa Fe Road with the western side offering more view properties, and the East side of La Costa Oaks with greater lot size.  This community also features great walkability to the La Costa Town Square and an incredible recreational center with fitness room, recreational room and courtyard with fireplace, community pool & spa and more. 

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Just north of these La Costa communities is La Costa Ridge and La Costa Greens.  The Ridge, fittingly named as such, is a privately gated community that sits perched on one of the highest points with beautiful Mediterranean-style homes that offer picturesque views.  La Costa Greens located at the northeastern end of La Costa, consists of 12 sub-communities that are surrounded by inviting parks, recreational trails and conveniently positioned near local shopping centers.

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La Costa Estates
La Costa Greens

La Costa Oaks
La Costa Ridge

La Costa Valley


Schools in La Costa, Carlsbad CA

Schools in La Costa, Carlsbad CA

There are four high-performing school districts in Carlsbad, in addition to a number of private schools, offering specialties in STEM/STEAM, the arts, International Baccalaureate and other curricula.

The Carlsbad Unified School District consists of 9 elementary schools that feed into three middle schools, and two high schools.

Public school districts serving Carlsbad include:

Carlsbad Unified School District
Encinitas Union School District
San Dieguito Union High School District
San Marcos Unified School District

Carlsbad School locator input your address and find the school your child should be enrolled in.

Visit GreatSchools for school ratings, comparison tools, and to find what school district you are in. GreatSchools is a nonprofit organization that provides information about PK-12 schools and education. 
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