Carlsbad, a coastal city in North San Diego County, has one of the highest standards of living in the U.S. This wealthy resort community has strong values; efforts have been made to protect local wildlife habitats and preserve undeveloped land. Carlsbad is made up of old and newer areas; distinctive neighborhoods like The Barrio and the northwest and northeast quadrants each have their own flavor.

Carlsbad is almost 90 miles south of Los Angeles and about 35 miles north of San Diego. The city, which includes three lagoons and a lake, actually started as the site of a well. This well water became an incentive for trains to stop at the station. The Buena Vista, Agua Hedionda, and Batiquitos lagoons are popular park areas that are enjoyed for recreational pursuits.

As far as the surroundings, you’ll never get tired of outdoor living in Carlsbad. Home of the world’s first skateboard park, Carlsbad is also a great place to surf, swim, fish, or walk on trails. Year-round cultural events cater to families and visitors. Fine resorts, beautiful beaches, and a strong sense of community make Carlsbad just what you're looking for.