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!

2207 Camino Robledo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,875,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,489 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2204133
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this immaculate SINGLE STORY La Costa Valley home located on an oversized corner lot. 4 BEDROOMS plus DEN. As you enter you will be greeted by a spacious formal living/dining room. Ideally located off the entry is a nicely sized den or optional fifth bedroom with double doors. The family room features lots of windows, letting in an abundance of natural light, a media niche and fireplace which opens to the kitchen and breakfast nook. The kitchen offers lots of cabinets, center island, beautiful granite and newer appliances. The home is completed with a large master, ensuite bath and walk in closet on one side of the home, the 3 additional bedrooms on the other, a large backyard with covered patio, spa and plenty of grass for pets or play. Excellent schools, nearby restaurants, abundant shopping, the beach and luxurious community amenities complete a very desirable combination. Don't miss!

2864 Camino Serbal Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,880,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,120 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220011622SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Fully Remodeled Masterpiece with Pool/Spa and California Room exudes traditional charm interwoven with a modern sensibility. Featuring striking custom amenities and is the epitome of luxury. Every inch of the residence exudes extravagance from the lavish finishes to high-end amenities in each room. You will be incredibly enchanted as you enter through the welcoming front patio. The grand detailing is substantial; from the tremendous volume to the remarkable natural light beaming in through the lofty windows and doors from sunrise until sunset. The kitchen boasts a state-of-the-art Viking range, custom built-in fridge and wine bar, ideal for hosting large gatherings. The floor plan is purposeful and includes all of today's necessities: three-car garage, custom walk-in laundry room with builtins, an impressive lower level bedroom with ensuite bath, large living room, formal dining room and open great room with large sliding doors that flow to the outdoors . The second level of the home provides an elegant primary suite, with expansive closets with custom built-in's and an oasis-like bathroom that includes a generous spa bath accompanied by a walk in shower and deep soaking tub. Upstairs also boasts 3 additional sizable bedrooms, one with an ensuite, walk-in closets, and lounge/loft area. Immerse yourself in the beautifully landscaped backyard featuring a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, modern style pool with spa, Loggia with a built-in fireplace, heaters and an extensive outdoor area that will keep you in a vacation-like mindset all year Sewer: Sewer Connected

2955 Avenida Ciruela Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,890,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
Open House
$1,890,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,438 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2204403
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Your La Costa Valley gem awaits! This gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home features warm wood floors, plantation shutters throughout, gorgeous formal living room with fireplace, upgraded open floor plan kitchen, and full bed and bath downstairs. Wait until you see the large primary suite with fireplace sitting room, private deck and large walk-in closet with views straight west! Home also has an upstairs laundry room with utility sink, gorgeous crown moulding throughout, 2 upstairs guest rooms with shared guest bathroom, 3 car tandem garage, and entertainer's delight backyard with plenty of room for even a pool! This La Costa Valley community with has amazing amenities! Community pools, walking trails, tot-lots, parks, tennis courts/pickleball and much much more all for a Low HOA fee.

2150 Corte Moral Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,849,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,353 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2204595
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The La Costa Valley home you’ve been waiting for! Absolutely gorgeous pool home loaded with upgrades on a fantastic cul de sac. Incredible .29 acre lot has an amazing entertainer’s yard. Exquisitely remodeled kitchen features custom Omega Alder cabinets, granite counters with upgraded ogee edge, natural stone backsplash, 36” Dacor dual range, Dacor convection microwave, 42” built-in Kitchen Aid “Architect” series refrigerator, Bosch integrated custom panel dishwasher, and Vinotemp 45 bottle wine refrigerator. Kitchen seamlessly flows into the breakfast area and family room with stone fireplace. Primary suite boasts vaulted ceilings and a beautifully redone bathroom with frameless shower, quartz counters, custom cabinetry, and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Two more bedrooms, a loft (optional 5th bedroom), and a redone hall bathroom complete the upstairs. A bedroom and full bathroom are conveniently located downstairs. The stunning resort like yard features a sparkling pool and spa with QuartzScapes premium aggregate finish with natural stone coping. The outdoor BBQ island and bar boasts a Wolf 36” built-in BBQ with rotisserie and granite countertops with ogee edge. Outside, you will also find a cozy firepit, covered patio, spacious turf area, a trex composite deck, terraced seating area, mature landscaping, and suncast storage shed. Other features of the home include owned solar, Mohawk Carollton “Aged Bark Oak” laminate, newer carpet, energy efficient windows, central AC, plantation shutters, Flow-Tech water treatment system, upgraded lighting fixtures, and custom garage cabinetry. Residents enjoy The Valley Club with junior Olympic size pool, spa, wading pool, lighted tennis courts, fitness center, and clubhouse. Students attend top rated schools including El Camino Creek Elementary which is just a block away. Minutes to sandy beaches and world class golfing. Walk to great shops and restaurants at The Forum. Truly Southern California living at its best!

2858 Avenida Cereza Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,100,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
2,797 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2204611
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Updated La Costa Valley home centrally located within the community and so close to everything! Centex-built, Enclave Plan 4 with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, one bedroom/bath down, plus office down. The 5th bedroom makes a great second office for those working from home. OWNED PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR! 3 car tandem garage with tons of quality built-in cabinetry, epoxy floors and workbench. Low maintenance yard with newer drought resistant landscaping, FX Luminaire Color changing landscape lighting, drip irrigation w/WiFi controller, gated, courtyard entry, private back yard with built-in BBQ, koi pond with water feature and storage shed. La Costa Valley residents have the luxury of enjoying all the amenities the Valley Club offers, including an Olympic size pool, spa, lighted tennis courts, recreation room, biking/walking trails & fitness center. Close proximity to the award-winning El Camino Creek Elementary School and in the highly acclaimed Encinitas and San Dieguito School District. Close to shops & restaurants and a short drive to the 5 freeway and local beaches. **Most furnishings are for sale**

7861 Sitio Fresno Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,399,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,590 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2204269
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
East coast style meets West coast outdoor living. Great family home on a double cul-de-sac in La Costa Valley. Located on a private nearly 1/3 acre lot with 2 + 1 garages. Enjoy your backyard retreat that includes a 40-ft long solar-heated saltwater pool, mature trees, and huge patio deck. Inside are 5 bedrooms, including a downstairs bedroom and full bath. Primary and 3 additional bedrooms upstairs plus large loft with balcony. Brand new carpeting throughout. Chef's kitchen with SS appliances including Viking professional 6-burner gas cooktop and new GE Monogram double convection oven with air fry. All this and take advantage of the Valley Club with its pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and walking trails. Don't miss this one!