How much will it cost? A two-bedroom apartment will go for roughly about $1500 while three bedroom pads go for $1800.
When to rent: It’s best to start your apartment search early in the year (again, the weather's fairly constant and won’t deter folks from moving).While Carlsbad doesn't require as desperate a scramble to get a place as a major city, the housing market is still competitive, so be prepared to go for it and pay your security deposit when you find the right deal.
Carlsbad is divided into four quadrants, like an old Scout orienteering map. When it comes down to it, it's really just a question of whether you're looking for history and antiques, resort-style-living and the beach, or just a nice, sunny place to live!
Northwest Quadrant Home to the downtown area, in the Northwest Quadrant of Carlsbad you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, and small shops located along Carlsbad Village Drive (which the locals still call Elm Street). It’s also home to a biannual street fair and a farmers' market, and a grove of trees preserved from development.Residents of the Northwest Quadrant appreciate the quaint, historic feel of their neighborhood and seek to preserve the old architecture and wilderness.
Northeast Quadrant The Northeast Quadrant is mostly residential, with many planned communities, townhouses, and several apartment buildings
Southeast Quadrant One of the newer parts of Carlsbad, the Southeast Quadrant offers several master-planned communities and a few resorts, including the site of the Acura Classic, a large annual women's tennis competition. Places are full of walking trails and designed to look slightly historic.
Southwest Quadrant Slightly more affordable. Carlsbad's post office, movie theaters, shopping mall, and other local businesses are located here.
Bring your pet and your boogie board! Here’s why:
• Be prepared to pay a deposit, though.
• Most local entertainment revolves around hiking, biking, golfing, and surfing.