I landed in Carlsbad a handful of years ago through sheer luck. I received a job offer where I would be covering a sales region consisting of both San Diego and Orange Counties. Carlsbad happened to be right smack in the middle. My wife and I started our home search on the web, and we ended up buying a home without even knowing what was within a mile of us in any direction, let alone where the downtown was. We each grew up in Colorado and Minnesota towns that were rich in community offerings and events. All we knew about Carlsbad was that Legoland was down the street from us.
What has transpired in the last few years is a true blessing. We have competed in the Carlsbad Marathon, Carlsbad Half Marathon, Carlsbad 5000(5K) and Carlsbad Triathlon. We get all of our organic fruits and vegetables at the Carlsbad Farmer's Market. Our son learned to dance at the free jazz concerts in the parks every Friday night of the summer. When we take family walks on the hiking trails along the scenic lagoons, people actually say "hello" back when we greet them. And we have no logical reason to ever leave the home we bought because our neighborhoods schools are all recognized for excellent achievement.
The ironic thing is that I left that San Diego and Orange County job shortly after moving to Carlsbad. I wanted to do something I was more passionate about. Now I'm selling homes and doing my best as a goodwill ambassador of Carlsbad to let others in on our community's secret. Explore Carlsbad homes for sale on my website and I am sure if you land here like I did, the community will keep you here.