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Carlsbad is a picturesque community about 34 miles north of San Diego and just north of Encinitas. Its downtown runs along the ocean and is just north of the popular Carlsbad State Beach, perfect for Carlsbad ocean view homes and Carlsbad coastal homes. The Carlsbad homes area is surrounded by rolling hills, lagoons such as Agua Hedionda and Batiquitos lagoons, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is the home of major tourist attractions such as Legoland and the Flower Fields. There is a wide selection of Carlsbad real estate including condos, multi-million dollar ocean view estates. There are also great planned developments like Rancho Carrillo homes and Bressi Rancho homes. Carlsbad is also home to the world famous La Costa Resort and Spa and gorgeous La Costa Homes for Sale.
Just to the north of Carlsbad and about 37 miles from Downtown San Diego is the city of Oceanside. This city also runs along the Pacific Ocean and spreads inland for many miles. The Oceanside real estate area provides homes for our heroes. Camp Pendleton is the largest marine training facility and the busiest military base in the United States. Gary Harmon, a Navy veteran himself, is proud to help our military personnel find Camp Pendleton Off-Base Housing. Oceanside has great beaches, beautiful Oceanside Harbor, and the famous Oceanside Pier. In the northern area of Oceanside is the San Luis Ray River valley and Mission San Luis Ray which was established in 1798. There is a great variety of Oceanside real estate and Oceanside homes for sale including Oceanside ocean view homes and speicalty (over 55) communities like Ocean Hills Country Club Homes, Emerald Lake Village, Peacock Hills, Pilgrim Creek, Villa Trieste Homes and Oceana Homes.
North of San Diego about 30 miles and inland is one of the North County’s largest cities. Escondido is home to the famous and much visited Wild Animal Park. It is also home to 3 of San Diego county’s lakes. Escondido is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by boulder covered mountains and avocado trees. Escondido homes have some of the best views and some of the largest lots of any San Diego North County homes.
Inland from the Pacific Ocean seven miles and along Highway 78 is the thriving city of Vista. Vista, like most of the cities in the North County real estate area, got its history and start from the settlements around the San Luis Rey Mission. Vista CA Real Estate is found both North and South of Highway 78 and between the cities of Oceanside and San Marcos.
Located between Oceanside and the Escondido real estate area is the city of San Marcos. San Marcos is the home of Palomar Junior College and California State University at San Marcos. Along San Marcos boulevard is the much visited “Restaurant Row”. In the southwest part of the city is Lake San Marcos homes and San Elijo Hills Homes. While not a San Diego, senior, over 55, 55+, homes community, Lake San Marcos real estate offers many single level homes perfect for the 55 plus home buyers. This lake side resort community offers two golf courses and a new gated, upscale, neighborhood of Varadero homes featuring Varadero Living. There is a wide variety of San Marcos Real Estate.
Located south of Carlsbad along the Pacific Ocean and spreading inland is the unique city of Encinitas. The beaches, such as Swami’s and Moonlight are popular surfing spots with fantastic waves. Encinitas schools rank high on state test scores. Encinitas real estate is some of the most expensive real estate per square foot in all North County including Encinitas ocean view homes. One large area of Encinitas homes for sale that offers a variety of upscale housing styles surrounded by lush golf courses is Encinitas Ranch. A great beach community is Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
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