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!

2887 Corte Morera Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,350,000
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,777 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2207422
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Come discover the quintessential “American Dream” home. This stunning pool home is located on a fantastic cul de sac in highly desirable La Costa Valley. The rarely available floorplan offers 6 bedrooms plus an expansive loft (perfect for a playroom or office) and 5.5 bathrooms. The home’s storybook curb appeal is highlighted by bountiful hydrangeas and white roses. Inside, you are greeted by the elegant formal living room with wonderful fireplace. The formal dining room has bi-fold doors that open onto the incredible outdoor space with sparkling pool, soothing spa, glass firepit, and putting green. The center island cook’s kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, built-in desk, and breakfast area. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the family room with built-in entertainment center and fireplace. The luxurious primary suite offers a soaking tub, dual basins, a vanity area, and huge walk in closet. Four more bedrooms, a loft, and three bathrooms complete the upstairs. A bedroom with attached bathroom is also conveniently located downstairs. Gorgeous wood and tile floors can be found throughout the home. Other features of the home include crown molding, wainscoting, plantation shutters, 3 car garage, leased solar, and dual AC. 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 in the Encinitas/San Dieguito school district. Minutes to beautiful beaches, world class golfing, fantastic shopping, and delicious restaurants. Truly Southern California living at its best!

7952 Grado El Tupelo Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,849,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,631 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2208183
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous La Costa Valley Property with a wonderful floor plan, gorgeous upgrades and beautiful yard with great amenities! This gorgeous light filled property offers 4 Bd/3 Ba (incl. spacious bedroom/bath on the first level) and 3 car garage. Soaring high ceilings in the formal living and dining room and a gourmet kitchen opening up to the spacious family room and backyard. Beautiful wide plank hardwood flooring throughout most of the home, except the bathrooms with beautiful tile flooring, and premium carpet in the bedrooms. Gorgeous custom upgrades throughout! The kitchen is a chef's delight with new quartz counter, white cabinetry, gorgeous backsplash, stainless appliances and a lot of counter space. All bathrooms have been remodeled including the spacious master bath with large walk-in shower and freestanding tub! The upstairs landing features a library area with built-in shelves and bookcases. Your private outdoor oasis awaits with matures tropical landscaping, lawn area, a spacious outdoor lounging area with fireplace and spa, and a built-in barbecue island...perfect for outdoor entertaining, lounging or playing. Firepit negotiable. The garage is a 3 car tandem garage. The tandem area has a large window and is currently conveniently set up as a gym. Welcome to La Costa Valley, a wonderful community in Carlsbad, also featuring The Club at La Costa Valley offers fantastic amenities including pool & spa, fitness/gym, tennis and large gathering areas. Top Schools of Encinitas and San Dieguito School District: El Camino Creek Elementary, Oak Crest Middle, La Costa Canyon High. Nearby you will also find fine shopping including the Forum, restaurants & the Cineapolis theater. CLOSE TO ALL and located a short drive to some of San Diego's best surfing and family beaches, and La Costa Resort and Spa. Live the Southern California San Diego North County Lifestyle! Room dimensions, sizes and sq. ft. are approximate.

2255 Paseo Saucedal Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,699,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,686 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220023022SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
You have finally arrived home in beautiful La Costa Valley! Let the ocean breeze guide you through the available community amenities, or wander a few minutes away to the ocean, Forum Shopping Center, private trails and more. Return to the neighborhood clubhouse with truly awesome activities: tennis and pickle ball courts, outdoor living area, jungle gym for the kids, complete gym for the adults, and even an OLYMPIC sized swimming pool. This irresistible 2,686 sqft home has 5 spacious bedrooms, an open loft, PLUS a downstairs bedroom and bathroom (currently used as an office). The kitchen and family room are truly an entertainers dream, boasting an oversized island, custom cabinetry, and state-of-the-art appliances. Slide open the back door to enjoy the amazing views of the canyon preserve: the area was made for ultimate relaxation with outdoor living room and fireplace for entertaining (or an intimate night of staying in). Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Public Sewer

7874 Sitio Abeto Carlsbad, CA 92009

$2,999,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,697 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2209652
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
WELCOME TO LUXURY IN LA COSTA VALLEY. THIS DAVIDSON BUILT HOME IS TRULY A ONE OF KIND FLOORPLAN AS IT HAS BEEN REIMAGINED, RECONFIGURED AND DESIGNED FOR THE LUXURY LIFESTYLE. ITS ELEGANT, WARM, AND INVITING WITH EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL LIGHT AND STUNNING FINISHES. FEATURING 5 BEDROOMS PLUS UPSTAIRS LOFT AND DOWNSTAIRS OFFICE WITH 4.5 BATHS. LAYOUT IS FULL BED AND BATH PLUS 1ST OFFICE DOWNSTAIRS AND 4 BEDROOMS INCLUDING MASTER UPSTAIRS PLUS 2ND LOFT UPSTAIRS. GRAND 20FT VAULTED ENTRY LEADS TO THE INCREDIBLE KITCHEN CENTERED AROUND AN 11 FT ISLAND WITH BRAZILIAN MARBLE, BLACK SOAP STONE COUNTERS AND STATUARIO MARBLE BACKSPLASH. A MASTERPIECE KITCHEN WITH WOLF 48 INCH RANGE AND DESIGNER SERIES HOOD. DUAL SUB ZERO 36” REFRIGERATORS, PERLICK WINE RESERVE & REFRIGERATOR DRAWER. MIELE DISHWASHER, STEAM AND MICROWAVE WALL OVENS. KITCHEN OPENS TO FAMILY ROOM WITH LA CANTINA DOORS TO A RESORT STYLE REAR YARD WITH POOL, SPA, BUILT IN FIRE PIT, INFRATECH HEATERS AND OUTDOOR KITCHEN WITH LYNX GRILL. PRIMARY RETREAT IS AN OASIS WITH CUSTOM SHIPLAP CEILING AND A STUNNING SPA LIKE MASTER BATH HIGHLIGHTED BY A 10 FT CUSTOM SHOWER. THE CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGHOUT THIS PROPERTY WILL IMPRESS. HOME HAS FULLY PAID TESLA SOLAR AND ECO-WATER SOFTENER. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THE BEST OF THE BEST IN A HOME THAT COULD NOT BE REPLICATED FOR THIS PRICE. HOA INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE VALLEY CLUB WITH POOL, TENNIS, CABANAS, GYM, AND CLUBHOUSE. COME LIVE THE CARLSBAD LIFE CLOSE TO WORLD CLASS GOLF, THE FORUM SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS. VACATION LIVING ALL YEAR ROUND JUST 4 MILES TO THE BEACH ON ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE CUL DE SACS IN LA COSTA VALLEY. THIS HOME IS READY TO ENJOY, RELAX AND ENTERTAIN.

2901 Segovia Way Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,999,900 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
New
$1,999,900
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2209981
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is it – the one you’ve been waiting for, one of La Costa Valley’s largest and finest homes on a spacious, private lot with saltwater pool and spa. Enjoy the cool breezes that flow through this light and airy, updated and upgraded home. With the option for 6 bedrooms, this spectacular home features 4/5 Bedrooms & 4.5 baths including a downstairs bedroom with en suite bath, 2+1 garage, beautifully remodeled kitchen with large walk-in pantry, large dining room, & 2nd downstairs bedroom is currently in use as an office. The resort-like backyard features heated saltwater pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, & large architectural outdoor fireplace. Upstairs you’ll find a huge master retreat, 2 more bedrooms with private baths, and large loft convertible into another bedroom. Portions of the upstairs feature solar shades which help keep this home extra cool. Enjoy La Costa Valley’s community park, tennis, pool, wading pool, club house, fitness center, walking and biking trails, and more. Short walk to La Costa Heights Elementary. Owned solar!