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.

For additional research:

Carlsbad Real Estate

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

2347 Paseo Saucedal Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,599,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,672 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2107069
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Large premium lot in La Costa Valley overlooking beautiful preserve space! If you've dreamed of living near the coast in one of the most desirable communities in San Diego County, this is the house for you! The center island kitchen features granite counters, breakfast nook, and loads of cabinet space. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the inviting family room with cozy fireplace. Entertain friends and family in the wonderful formal dining room and formal living room with two story ceiling. A bedroom and full bathroom complete the downstairs. Upstairs, you will find the expansive master suite with vaulted ceilings and private deck with sweeping views of the preserve. The master bathroom features dual vanities, a soaking tub, and walk in closet. On this level, there are two more bedrooms, a huge loft/optional 5th bedroom, and another full bathroom. The serene backyard is highlighted by a large patio area, huge grassy play area, beautiful stone garden wall, stone firepit, and a relaxing water feature that's cascading with two levels. Other features include wood floors, plantation shutters, 3 car garage, and central AC. Located in highly sought after La Costa Valley which offers community events such as Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July Parades, Halloween Parties, Memorial Day BBQ's, and so much more. La Costa Valley also features The Valley Club with huge sparkling pool, soothing spa, wading pool, fitness center, recreation room, and a central courtyard which makes the perfect spot to host private events. Loads of walking trails wind their way through the neighborhood, and there are lots of parks throughout the community. Top rated El Camino Creek Elementary is just a few blocks away. Minutes to beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, great shopping, and world class golf. This is truly the perfect place to call home!

8060 Corte Sasafras Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,825,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
3,408 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2108068
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous La Costa Valley home on family-friendly cul de sac ready to move in! Thousands spent to create private backyard with stone patio, built in BBQ, outdoor TV and gas fire pit. High ceilings in living room, wood and glass built-ins and tons of windows! Newly remodeled fireplace and built-ins in family room off the kitchen. Beautiful wood floors downstairs and guest room plus bonus room/playroom. 4 bedrooms upstairs including SPACIOUS master suite with beautiful retreat/office w/ built-ins and high-end designer wallpaper. Also a functional upstairs desk area. Variety of offices, perfect for remote working. Phenomenal neighborhood with private Valley Club, Jr. Olympic sized pool and spa, tennis courts, gym and clubhouse. Walking, biking trails and top rated San Dieguito Union/Encinitas Union school districts. Low HOA

2187 Avenida Toronja Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,390,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,124 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210019494
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Highly sought after La Costa Valley home with beautiful Panaromic view from backyard and second floor deck. Home has 4 beds & 3 full baths, 1 bed & bath is downstairs + loft upstairs. Entry opens to spacious living & family rooms w/ vaulted ceilings, fully upgrades with brand new floor & interior paint, new kitchen and bathroom throughout. Short walk to ECC Elementary & Valley Club w/ pool, spa, gym, club house, tennis, playground & walking trails. Easy access to The Forum shopping, restaurants & 3 mls to beaches. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected

8037 Paseo Avellano Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,749,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,253 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210021082
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful 2-Story Home on Spacious Corner Lot in Prestigious La Costa Valley Community! Living room w/soaring double-height ceilings. Formal dining room w/custom built-ins & French glass doors leading to backyard. Spacious chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry w/granite countertops & center island. Adjacent family room w/ built in cabinetry, custom stone fireplace & oversized windows throughout w/ lots of natural light. Grand Master Bedroom suite w/ adjacent sitting room/office & walk-in closet. Master Bathroom features soaking tub w/ view & walk-in closet. Master Bathroom features soaking tub w/ view & his/hers vanities. Spacious backyard w/ covered patio - perfect for entertaining! Laundry room. 2 car garage. Community amenities include a Clubhouse, swimming pool, gym & tennis courts. Turnkey! Equipment: Garage Door Opener Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

2932 Camino Serbal Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,599,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,561 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2108816
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
First Davidson home in La Costa Valley to hit the market in nearly 1 year! This Plan 3 Davidson is located on a premier street in highly desirable La Costa Valley. Its storybook curb appeal is highlighted by a charming picket fence and brick walkway. Inside, you are greeted by a dramatic two story entry with a sweeping staircase. The formal living room with elegant fireplace and the formal dining room are the perfect places to entertain friends and family. Enjoy the cook's kitchen with expansive center island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and large breakfast nook. Just off the kitchen, relax in the fantastic family room with cozy fireplace. Upstairs, you will find the master suite with a wonderful retreat that's perfect for an office or sitting area. The master bathroom boasts dual basins, spacious vanity area, soaking tub, and a huge walk in closet. Three more bedrooms and two baths complete the upstairs while a spacious bedroom suite with attached bath can also be found on the first level. There is also a bonus room with built in study stations on the first floor. The pool sized backyard is a blank slate, and ready to become your dream backyard. La Costa Valley is well known for its tight knit community feel and loads of neighborhood activities. Residents enjoy The Valley Club with sparkling pool, soothing spa, wading pool, lighted tennis courts, fitness center, and clubhouse. Students attend top rated Encinitas/San Dieguito schools. Just minutes to beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, great shopping, and world class golf.