Carlsbad Forum: Fine Shopping in Carlsbad

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by Roberta Murphy

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When Carlsbad real estate clients ask where to find good shopping in the Carlsbad, I offer one of two answers: If they are local, all I have to say is, “The Carlsbad Forum,“and most will know what I mean.

On the other hand,  if they are from out of town, the directions to the Carlsbad Forum sound like a field trip:

….As you approach from the freeway, you will note the ocean to your west. Exit Leucadia Boulevard and you will pass Encinitas Ranch Golf Course on your left and at the bottom of the hill at the light, you will turn left on Garden View and will see Home Expo on the right.

 Immediately after passing Home Expo, turn into The Carlsbad Forum on your right. Depending on the season and day of the week, you should be able to find a convenient parking place. Local residents are delighted to have so many of the shops, restaurants and stores situated there.

. Jimbo’s Market is an absolute favorite. Their produce and foods are organic, and their deli offers delicious alternatives to other carryouts.

.In the mood for Italian or Southwestern cuisine? Buca di Beppo offers casual family Italian; and The Yellow Coyote serves well-seasoned Southwestern fare. Want sandwiches, salad or soup? Panera Bread offers tasty selections for all three, along with outdoor seating.

.Shopping for clothes? At The Forum, you will find Chico’s, Talbots, Anthropologie, Victoria’s Secret, Draper & Damons, Jos A Bank, and other small and upscale boutiques.

.For the home? Shoppers love Z Galleries and Sur la Table, as well as design and flooring companies.

.For the body? There’s the Bali Salon and Spa, a med spa, slow exercise facility and shoe stores that cater to the athlete.

The Carlsbad Forum is a favorite with Carlsbad and North San Diego County residents–and has become a travel stop for many visitors to the area.

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Below are homes for sale in La Costa Valley–which is so close to the Carlsbad Forum!

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7862 Sitio Fresno Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,370,000
6 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006084
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
ESCAPE TO A TROPICAL PARADISE RIGHT HERE IN SAN DIEGO! LOCATED AT THE END OF A QUAINT CUL-DE-SAC AWAITS THIS CHARMING 3,950 SF NATURAL BEAUTY LOCATED IN THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER NEIGHBORHOOD OF LA COSTA VALLEY. RESIDENTS OF LA COSTA VALLEY ENJOY THE COMMUNITY POOL, TENNIS COURTS, CHILDREN`S WADING POOL, FITNESS FACILITY, RECREATION BANQUET ROOM, WALKING TRAILS AND MUCH MORE IN THIS MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY!

8096 Paseo Arrayan Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,279,990
6 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,449 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006340
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This stunning home nestled at the END OF A CUL-DE-SAC boasts 6 beds (2 beds on bottom floor!) situated on one of the LARGEST LOTS in all of La Costa Valley at over a QUARTER ACRE with a PARK-LIKE private backyard, built-in BBQ, garden, firepit, and best of all, NO NEIGHBORS BEHIND. The inside features an immaculate oversized kitchen w/black granite and an extended island that blends in seamlessly w/ the abundance of cherry wood cabinets. TOP RATED SCHOOLS, low HOA includes community POOL, SEE SUPPLEMENT.

2842 Avenida Cereza Carlsbad, CA 92009

$999,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,037 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200014790
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Hard to find ONE STORY located on elevated CORNER lot in the HEART of COVETED La Costa Valley. Open floor plan w/ high ceilings & abundance of light. Gourmet Kitchen w/ granite counter tops overlooks Family/Great Room. Master Suite w/ large bath & walk-in closet. 2 secondary bedrooms each w/ full bath. Central A/C, 2 car garage w/ builtin cabinets. Close to pool, tennis, gym, trails & all that La Costa living offers yet tucked away from busy streets or noise. Great schools & minutes to the beach!