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

$2,250,000
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,777 SqFt
Status Pending
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!

2191 Corte Mango Carlsbad, CA 92009

$1,900,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,788 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 230001371SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to your dream home. This open and bright popular floor plan of La Costa Valley home features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinetry, center island, tall ceilings, large and flat backyard facing south with lots of sun light and gorgeous views. At the end of a cul-de-sac this home is extremely private. The long driveway can accommodate 4 cars in addition to the 3 car garage. La Costa Valley Master Planned Community offers heated pool, tennis courts, gym, club house, playgrounds, parks and hiking paths for only $125/ month HOA fee!! Within Encinitas School district and near shops, grocery stores, golf course, and the beach. This turn key home has it all.