Welcome to Carlsbad

There is an effortless quality to our coastal city - a balance of artisanal intelligence and a homegrown identity anchored by a seaside mentality. 

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Carlsbad Unified School District

CUSD is recognized as one of the highest achieving school districts in the county. Many of our schools have been identified as Distinguished Schools at the federal and state levels.

A major factor for families, as well as businesses planning to relocate to Carlsbad is this excellence in education that has earned our district schools and staff numerous awards and recognition.

We have recently modernized Carlsbad High School, four elementary schools, and two middle school campuses, and our brand new Sage Creek High School, which welcomed the first group of students for the 2013-14 school year. 

Our schools are also supported by dedicated teachers, classified and management employees, parent volunteers and leaders, and an assortment of foundations and support groups, all of whom contribute to our success with students.

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The Coaster

In the City of Carlsbad, public transportation, including train, bus and shuttle services, is provided by North County Transit. Several park and ride locations are within short walking distance and offer convenient access to the Village, Oceanside and the surrounding area.

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Encinitas Ranch Golf Club

Less than two miles from the Pacific Ocean and perched on a small range of hills, Encinitas Ranch is an immensely scenic golf course. Ocean views are present on the front-nine, while the more dramatic back-nine loop also throws in breathtaking inland panoramas over hills and valleys that stretch as far as the eye can see.

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Lake Calvera Hiking Trail

Lake Calavera is a moderate 4.9 mile loop trail near Carlsbad that was once an active volcano. The lake attracts birds you typically don't see and wildflowers grow in abundance. The trail is primarily used for trail running, mountain biking, and backpacking and is best visited from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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The Shoppes at Carlsbad

The Shoppes at Carlsbad are the main shopping destination for the Carlsbad and North San Diego Region and capture the area's distinctive personality. Visitors will enjoy a unique blend of costal hospitality and world-class shopping with a range of national and regional retail venues including Zara, H&M, Francesca's and Victoria's secret plus a variety of fine dining options. Step away from it all, catch a movie at Regal Cinema, gather with friends at Dave & Busters or attend one of the many seasonal events.

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