In the 1960's and 1970's, the La Costa resort was a favorite retreat for Hollywood's rich and famous. It was a remote outpost of the sleepy little beach town then known as Carlsbad by the Sea. Much has changed since La Costa's early days as a prestigious spa town. Today the Carlsbad/La Costa area is home to sought-after real estate in several new master-planned communities including Aviara, one of the county's most desirable places to live. The booming real estate market offers friendly residents everything from top-notch condo neighborhoods to the best view estates in the county. Residents have easy access to the famous Carlsbad Flower Fields, the colorful theme park Legoland, panoramic views of the Batiquitos Lagoon stretching west to the sea, and frequent hot-air balloons serenely drifting to the south.

Known for its luxury guest rooms and expansive meeting space, La Costa Resort and Spa is nestled amidst the beautiful coastal climate of Carlsbad. The resort features more than 400 guest rooms, each presenting a different Spanish-style theme. Residents and guests are also provided with the finest in golf and tennis facilities. The resort has two championship golf courses and 21 tennis courts on more than 400 lush green acres. The resort also hosts the annual Acura Classic tennis tournament. The La Costa Resort and Spa is an unforgettable place to enjoy a day of fun and relaxation.

Dubbed the "Land of Creativity," Legoland is a place where kids of all ages are entertained with everything from themed, vibrant roller coasters and lively music to hands-on projects, such as building and programming their own robots. The must-see “Miniland” attraction is filled with astonishingly detailed and animated depictions of life in well-known cities and regions. The park offers a variety of unique cuisines, lush landscaping and spotless walkways that take families from one adventure to the next.
La Costa schools enjoy an excellent educational reputation, making it an ideal place for families to purchase real estate. The city has also recently added a number of new schools. Carlsbad's thriving local economy is supported largely by tourism, providing a wide variety of attractions and activities.

The city's economic base features high-tech, multi-media, health care, golf manufacturers and biotechnology corporations. Numerous large corporations such as Callaway & Cobra Golf, Taylor Made, Jazzercise, Immune Response, The Gemological Institute of America and Isis Pharmaceuticals call the city home.

The cities of Encinitas, Del Mar, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos surround Carlsbad/La Costa. Within minutes from these locations, one can enjoy beach and ocean activities, 85 golf courses or hiking in the mountains. Just a little further out, but still close enough for leisurely day trips, are skiing opportunities at Big Bear, getaways to Catalina and Coronado Islands, world-class shopping, the Mexican border and one of the most beautiful harbors in the world.

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