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In Carlsbad It Is All About Outdoors

Just about half way between Long Beach and San Diego is a truly wonderful place to live, Carlsbad, California. Temperatures rarely drop below 39° and rarely climb above 83°. If you enjoy being outdoors you could not find a better place to spend pleasant days from the early summer to late fall. Most people who live in Carlsbad, or are searching for a home in Carlsbad, do so because of the lifestyle that is focused on outdoor activities. And there is no shortage of interesting outdoor activities.

The real estate market in Carlsbad is doing well. Depending on the quadrant you choose to live in, housing prices vary from the low $100K’s for manufactured homes to well into the millions of dollars for beachfront mansions. There are gated and ungated communities and communities for seniors only. Housing in and around Carlsbad pretty much runs the gauntlet, there is something for everyone.

Carlsbad is the hometown of Shaun White and Tony Hawk, world-famous skate boarders. So it is no surprise that there are several skate parks located in and around the city. As a matter of fact, California’s first stake park is the Carlsbad Skate park that opened in 1976. When most people think of skate boarding, they think of the younger generation, but it possible to find people of all ages enjoying this sport.

Of course there is always the beach. Great weather means more time can be spent at the beach, swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. There are also some great hiking trails, like Batiquitos Lagoon Trail and Hosp Grove. These trails are great for hiking, running, and just enjoying being out in nature.

And then there’s the real outdoor drawl for Carlsbad, golf! Nicknamed “Titanium Valley”, Carlsbad is the home of several golf club manufacturers like Callaway, Taylormade, Titlist, Cobra, and Odyssey Golf. With all these great manufacturers you know there have to be some great golf courses around where you can try out these golfing manufactures’ products. With 12-14 hours of daylight during the summer, there’s plenty of time to get in a round or two out on the links.

If you are a true golf enthusiast, you are not limited to only sunny days and daylight hours to enjoy your sport. To get in a round after dark, on rainy days, by yourself, or with a group of friends, all that is required is a room in your home that is large enough swing a golf club in along with a home theater projector capable of running a golf simulator. This ability to play the sport indoors has made a golf a year-round sport, even for those individuals not lucky enough to live in Southern California where the weather is almost always perfect.

All in all, Carlsbad is an affluent, seaside city in northern San Diego County. The city attracts people of all ages who enjoy an active lifestyle and love being active outdoors. The weather is almost always perfect every day of the year. There is a fresh sea breeze every day. And you are away from the hustle and bustle of major city life. Who wouldn’t want to live in Carlsbad, CA?

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