7.1 out of 10

laa Costa Ave, Carlsbad

33.0873906747872 -117.26004570641
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"High Traffic Paradise"

La Costa Avenue starts across the street from the Pacific Ocean and heads east, where it passes the beautiful and protected Batiquitos Lagoon. About two miles east of the ocean, it intersects El Camino Real. a long thoroughfare that offers miles of shopping, dining, theaters, medical care and a large selection of services.

Heading east, one is immediately struck with breathtaking views of La Costa Resort and its famed golf course. La Costa Avenue then turns very residential, with a mix of golf condos and custom homes--and ultimately ends as an entry into La Costa Oaks, a lovely new subdivision.

Life on La Costa Avenue can be noisy, interesting and relatively free of HOA constraints (though Carlsbad zoning and use laws are strictly enforced). It is a major street and is full of both auto--and bicycle--traffic. On any given weekend, it is not unusual to see hundreds of cyclists whizzing down the bike lanes.

Our immediate neighbors are eclectic, interesting and fun. There are lots of dogs in the area, and the sidewalks make for nice strolls and more strenuous running, given that La Costa Avenue runs uphill east of El Camino Real.

Nearby schools (La Costa Heights Elementary and La Costa Canyon High School) are within walking distance, at least on the upper east side of La Costa Avenue. Across from the high school is Stagecoach Park, with a large gym and recreation area.

La Costa Avenue is busy, convenient, and offers some relatively good values on larger homes in a premier area with excellent schools, fabulous recreation and incomparable climate.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
jotoma Great review! Sounds like a nice place to live.
Eve Great information Roberta! I really love La Costa and the ever changing face of La Costa Ave.!
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