Known as the "Village by the Sea", picturesque Carlsbad has a historic downtown district overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The town stretches east to Palomar Airport, golfing manufactures, corporate offices and biotech parks mesh with the Legoland Theme Park. Further south, the La Costa Resort and Spa and the Aviara Resort offer world class amenities.
Within this coastal and inland community, you'll find middle-age professionals and families living in 4 separate well-heeled neighborhoods. There's also a slew of golf courses. Founded in the mid-1880s, the town got its name from spring waters that tasted identical to spa water in Karlsbad, Bohemia.