One of the better-known residential areas along the North San Diego County coast.
Upscale and family-orientated neighborhood close to downtown San Diego
The La Costa area of Carlsbad is one of the better-known residential areas along the North San Diego County coast. A quick commute to downtown San Diego and only two hours from Los Angeles, La Costa is a wonderful community in which to raise a family. There is an abundance of walkable areas, and the neighborhood is within close proximity to many beaches and surfing spots. There are also many award-winning schools in the area. La Costa is a popular tourist destination in the summers and a notable home for many businesses in the golf industry.
The area began to develop around 1965 when several thousand acres of land were purchased. A golf course was constructed, homes were built, and the Rancho La Costa Inn was created for visitors. The Inn was later called the La Costa Resort and Spa, thus giving the surrounding area its name, and in 2014, it was acquired by Omni Hotels and renamed the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Formerly a separate town, La Costa was annexed by Carlsbad in 1972, but many still refer to it by its original name.
What to Love
Close proximity to many family-friendly activities and beaches
High-end neighborhood with many young families
Easy commute to San Diego
People & Lifestyle
La Costa offers an idyllic Southern California lifestyle with beautiful views and a very pleasant coastal climate all year round. Residents tend to be relaxed and beachy-chic people who love utilizing the plentiful parks and beaches and taking full advantage of the multiple coastline activities. It’s an incredibly picturesque area, and the people form a close-knit community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bob’s Steak & Chop House at The Omni La Costa Resort is a popular, high-end restaurant, and Black Rail Kitchen is a fantastic local eatery serving up Mediterranean fare. Ember & Rye has a gorgeous bar area and serves up delicious steaks and fresh seafood daily. Ebullition Brew Works is a popular place to grab a beer or a burger.
Things to Do
Be sure to check out The Flower Fields, located just a couple of miles away. The views are incredible, and kids love running through the meadows and taking in the gorgeous flora.
Depending on where you live in La Costa, children may attend 1 of 3 school districts. Part of the area is served by San Dieguito Union High School District and the Carlsbad Schools, but children in other parts of La Costa attend schools in the San Marcos School District.
Encinitas Elementary School District
San Dieguito Union High School District
San Marcos School District
Mira Costa Community College (Oceanside, CA)
Golf Academy of America (Carlsbad, CA)