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Carlsbad is often referred to as "Village by the Sea". It is an expansive city spread out over 45 square miles. With its rolling hills and seven miles of scenic coastline, it is enjoyed by many residents and visitors alike. Here you will find old-world charm in a city where some of the oldest buildings date back to 1887.

Carlsbad is located 30 miles north of the city of San Diego and about 80 miles south of Los Angeles. It is an easy and pleasant drive from either city.

The 19th century Karlsbad Spa, located in Europe, inspired the name for Carlsbad, California. According to the story, a well was drilled In 1880 by a famous seacaptain who struck water and noticed that it had similar mineral properties as the water in Karlsbad, Bohemia. That's how Carlsbad got its name.

Carlsbad is a charming city by the sea and attracts guests from around the world. It is home to two world class spa resorts: La Costa Resort & Spa and Four Seasons Resort, Aviara. It is also a flower lover's delight and is a major growing region for poinsettias. Beginning in March and ongoing for several months, flower lovers can enjoy arrival of spring which brings a bountiful array of colors to the local flower fields. People come from all over to get a glimpse of nature's beauty. This is where the bird of paradise got its start and is the city's official flower.

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School Address Zipcode API Book
Aviara Oaks 6900 Ambrosia Lane 92009 941
Buena Vista
1330 Buena Vista Way 92008 855
Calavera Hills 4100 Tamarack Ave 92008 846
Hope 3010 Tamarack Ave
92008 904
Jefferson 3743 Jefferson Street 92008 854
Kelly 4885 Kelly Drive 92008 924
Magnolia 1905 Magnolia Ave 92008 876
Pacific Rim 1100 Camino De Las Ondas 92009 971
Poinsettia 2445 Mica Road 92009 878
Aviara Oaks 6880 Ambrosia Lane 92009 882  
Calvera Hills 4104 Tamarack Avenue 92008 834  
Valley 1645 Magnolia Ave 92008 875  
Carlsbad High 3557 Monroe Street 92008 812  
Carlsbad Village Academy 1640 Magnolia Avenue 92008    

The API score is based on a scale from 200 to 1,000 on how well the students score on California standards and tests. The information is taken from 2010 rankings and is provided solely as a courtesy by California Title Company. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Palomar Airport  
Local Resort and Golf Links
Aviara Golf Acadamy
Tel: (760) 438-4539
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Tel: (760) 944-1936
The Crossings At Carlsbad
Tel: (760) 476-9933
Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
Tel: (760) 438-1772
El Camino Country Club
Tel: (760) 757-2100
La Costa Resort & Spa
Tel: (760) 438-9111

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Besides the flower fields, visitors and residents can also enjoy Carlsbad's Legoland theme park. Carlsbad has a downtown shopping village with a European flair, beautiful stretches of beach, and a variety of fun things for families to do. If you enjoy a round of golf, there are many golf courses to choose from. There is Aviara, an 18-hole public course, Rancho Carlsbad, a public 18-hole executive course and Encinitas Ranch, 18-hole public course. LaCosta Resort guests can enjoy two 18-hole courses and nearby Shadowridge in Vista features an 18-hole private course. Carlsbad has safe communities and also has no earthquake fault zone (a region with a higher likelihood of earthquake activity). It is easily accessible by car, train, or plane.

Although the "village" dates back more than 100 years, the City was incorporated July 16, 1952. At that time, Carlsbad had a population of approximately 7,000 people and covered 7.5 square miles. Since its incorporation, the City has grown substantially in population and size (through annexations). As of January 1, 1998, the population of Carlsbad was 73,688 and the City encompassed approximately 42 square miles. There will be no foreseeable growth in the land size of Carlsbad because all County lands have been annexed. At build out, sometime beyond the year 2010, there will be at most 54,599 residential units in Carlsbad, housing approximately 135,000 residents. The dwelling unit cap was ratified by the voters of Carlsbad in the November 1986 election and can only be increased by a majority vote of the people.

Industries in the area include a major regional shopping center, 16 auto dealers, 25 hotels offering 2,200 rooms for tourist lodging, high technology, multimedia and biomedical businesses, electronics, golf apparel and equipment manufacturers, several business and light industry parks, and numerous land developers building single and multi-family housing in a variety of community settings. Carlsbad residents enjoy the benefits of a full service city.

The City of Carlsbad follows the general laws of the State of California rather than having a specific charter of its own. It is a municipal corporation following the Council-Manager form of government The City Council is the community's legislative body. The Council enacts laws know as ordinances; sets policies known as resolutions; and, adopts an annual budget. The Mayor and four City Council members are elected city-wide by registered voters in the City of Carlsbad. These officials typically serve four-year terms. The City of Carlsbad provides a full range of services that you would expect with a municipality including police, fire, parks and recreation, library, planning and zoning, building and engineering, and various maintenance services. The City provides through the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, which is a subsidiary of the City district. The City Council serves as the Board of Directors for the Carlsbad Municipal Water District. The Organizational Structure for the City of Carlsbad provides specialized support for five major services areas. If you are interested in the goals and objectives of each department, they are outlined in the annual operating budget. This is on file at the City Clerk Office and also at each library.

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Carlsbad's Village downtown offers plenty of restaurants and unique shopping. The Carlsbad Street Faire is held twice each year, the first Sunday in November and May. It is the largest one-day street fair in all of California. Over 75,000 people attend this event. You'll find the streets lined with over 800 vendors of food and arts-and-crafts gifts. Another big event takes place one weekend each year in July at the Tamarack state beach. You'll find a big seaside celebration of colors and competition and over 10,000 people joining in on the magic.
About Carlsbad Beaches...
Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad State Beach is one of San Diego's most popular and beautiful beaches. It stretches from Pine Street south to Cannon Road. It includes Frazee State Beach/Tamarack Surf Beach and the jetty that extends in front of the power plant. The City of Carlsbad provides beach access at Pine Avenue, Sycamore Avenue, Maple Avenue, Cherry Avenue and Tamarack Avenue. Two seawalls connect Pine and Tamarack Avenues. There are public restrooms and showers at both ends of the path. A seawall also extends from Tamarack Avenue south to Cannon Road. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leash and must remain on the upper path, not on the lower one.  

South Carlsbad State Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach can be found from Palomar Airport Road extending south to La Costa Avenue and has a popular 200 site camping area. You need to make reservations in advance to use the camping sites. Sub-beach areas include the North Ponto beach, the South Ponto beach and Terramar beach. The South Ponto beach has restrooms with showers and paid-parking.

North Carlsbad beaches
Beaches north of Pine Avenue to the Oceanside border are jointly owned by the state and the coastal property owners along that stretch. All are open to the public, and the City of Carlsbad provides public access to the beach at Carlsbad Village Drive, Grand Avenue, Christiansen Way, Beech Avenue and Rue des Chateaux. Beaches in north Carlsbad do not have lifeguard services, restrooms, showers or other amenities.

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Carlsbad Demographics
The City of Carlsbad is home to approximately 107,000 residents (106,804 as of 2010). Carlsbad's median age is 41 years. Approximately 19.5 percent of the city's population is school-age children (5-19 years old). About 19 percent of the city's population is 60 years of older.

Carlsbad's population is broken into the following six age groups (2007):
20% <14 years
13% 15-24 years
9% 25-34 years
32% 35-54 years
13% 55-64 years
14% >65 years

51% Female
49% Male

As a percent of population (2007):
78% White
13% Hispanic or Latino
5% Asian
1% Black or African American
3% Other

Of the residents age 15 years and older (2000 Census):
23% Never married
58% Married
12% Divorced
5% Widowed
1% Separated

18% Children enrolled in K-12
93% Have a high school diploma
46% Have a bachelor's degree
12% Have a master's degree or higher

In 2006, 61,163 residents registered to vote:
29% Democrats
44% Republicans
23% Nonpartisan/decline to state
4% Other

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