Carlsbad

Carlsbad: Celebrated Mineral Springs gives rise to Flowers, Shopping & Legos

History: Carlsbad was originally settled by the Luiseno Indians, but the city’s roots were planted in the 13,331 acres granted to Don Juan Marron in 1842. In 1883, a retired sea captain discovered a spring of artesian mineral water, and Carlsbad became a hub for health-seekers and horticulturists alike. The city was incorporated in 1952. Tourists and locals flock to the city’s famed flower fields, and health-conscious visitors tap into wellness at the Chopra Center, founded in 1996 by Deepak Chopra. The sprawling, all-enclosed Plaza Camino Real Shopping Center opened in 1969, giving the county its sixth big mall. Carlsbad became home to Legoland California in 1999, giving the West Coast the Lego Empire State Building we always wanted.

How it got its name: The original name was Frazier’s Station, after settler John A. Frazier. He discovered a mineral spring nearly identical in taste to the water found at a famous spa in Karlsbad, Bohemia, and the name was changed to mark the distinction.

Did you know? The Norte Mexican Food & Cocktails restaurant in the Carlsbad Village was once the site of the Royal Palms, a happening resort and eatery that was frequented by such Hollywood types as John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Keenan Wynn.

Things to do: Shopping! (The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Carlsbad Village). Nature! (The Flower Fields, Agua Hedionda Lagoon) Culture! (The Museum of Making Music, Green Dragon Tavern and Museum) So many Legos! (Legoland California Resort).

Search Carlsbad Homes for Sale

New Listings

Featured picture for the property 180058998
$654,990
Carlsbad, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of The Cove Realty Group SanDiego
Featured picture for the property 180058997
$591,990
Carlsbad, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of The Cove Realty Group SanDiego
Featured picture for the property 180058996
$569,990
Carlsbad, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of The Cove Realty Group SanDiego
Featured picture for the property 180058954
$770,000
Carlsbad, CA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService SanDiego
Featured picture for the property 180058947
$1,349,950
Carlsbad, CA
5
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of HomeSmart Realty West SanDiego
This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should rely on this information only to decide whether or not to further investigate a particular property. BEFORE MAKING ANY OTHER DECISION, YOU SHOULD PERSONALLY INVESTIGATE THE FACTS (e.g. square footage and lot size) with the assistance of an appropriate professional. You may use this information only to identify properties you may be interested in investigating further. All uses except for personal, non-commercial use in accordance with the foregoing purpose are prohibited. Redistribution or copying of this information, any photographs or video tours is strictly prohibited.

This information is derived from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) service provided by San Diego MLS. Displayed property listings may be held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent responsible for this display. The information and any photographs and video tours and the compilation from which they are derived is protected by copyright. Compilation © 2018 San Diego MLS.

Today's Market Trends for Carlsbad *

$1,237,930

0.01%

$436

0%

710

-0.02%

September

August

 

726

732

 

 

-0.01%

0.01%

Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes