La Costa Ridge
Dolcetto in La Costa Ridge

La Costa Ridge, as its name implies, sits at the top of a scenic hillside ridge in La Costa.

In fact,La Costa ridge sits on one of the highest points in Carlsbad and is also the only gated master planned community in Carlsbad. With Italian-inspired architecture,  La Costa Ridge is known for luxurious and large homes–and as a premier La Costa Village.

Many owners have improved their  homes here with substantial upgrades, both inside and out. As a result of builder’s original care in construction and owner’s quality improvements, homes here tend to sell at a premium–especially the large single story plans. There are 262 homes in La Costa Ridge, which sit adjacent to the 1000-acre La Costa Preserve.

Schools for La Costa Ridge

La Costa Ridge is served by the highly-rated San Marcos School District.  Elementary level kids attend the highly-rated and nearby La Costa Meadows Elementary School, while middle school students attend San Elijo Middle School and high school students attend the recently remodeled and highly-desired San Marcos High School.

Original builders were Pulte Homes (San Vicenzo), Warmington Residential (Fiori) Shea Homes (Messina) and City Ventures (Dolcetto). Home prices here start at $1 million and go up from there.

Other La Costa Villages include La Costa Greens, La Costa Valley and La Costa Oaks.

Listed below are all currently listed La Costa Ridge homes for sale–which don’t come onto the market very often. Below that are recent sales in this La Costa Village.

If you have any questions about La Costa Ridge or La Costa real estate in general, please feel free to call Roberta or Scott Murphy at either 760-942-9100 or 760-613-6190 or email

La Costa Ridge Homes for Sale in La Costa

1808 Meadowlark Ranch Road San Marcos, CA 92078

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,817 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2300687
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Large Lot just over half an acre! (25,700 square feet). Plenty of room for an ADU / Guest House or other creative use! Plenty of flat space for parking multiple vehicles, work trucks, RV, etc. Corner lot with access from 3 sides of the property! 2 car Garage and driveway is on the back side. Single Story with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large open kitchen with large eat-in marble counter top. Adjacent kitchen is the dining room, living room with wood burning fireplace, and a big open family room. Arched open doorways. Convenient location 2 blocks from Carlsbad on the West and San Marcos to the East. Nestled between South Melrose Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road for ease of commuting either to the 5 or the 78. See future plans for pool schematic. More photos to follow! No showings until Friday, the 3rd of February. Needs TLC. No water leaks, Heater under 3 years old, Has A/C. NOTE: Title shows house as effective year built as 1980. Owner says its actually 1960. Buyer to verify correct information at the county if concerned.

3087 Corte Trabuco Carlsbad, CA 92009

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,135 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 230002704SD
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom townhome complete with stainless steal appliances and quartz countertops. Upstairs unit features corner deck and 1 large 1 car garage with plenty of storage. This unit comes with a separate storage room. All appliances including full size washer and dryer are included in sale. HOA covers water. A/C Ready. Great community with pool and tennis courts. Sellers paid for new roof. Must see this home in person!

6980 Ballena Way Unit 42 Carlsbad, CA 92009

1 Bed
1 Bath
696 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 230003559SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Single level end unit located in one of the best locations in the desirable La Costa Alta community! This fully renovated home offers full size in-unit laundry, open concept living space, AC/central heat, two storage units, XL bedroom with a walk in closet, and low HOA dues. The renovation includes white shaker cabinets with a large island, extra storage, quartz counters w/ a custom built in desk area, deep kitchen sink, stainless steel appliances, overhead recessed lighting throughout, laminate flooring, upgraded baseboards, and fresh paint! Low HOA fee includes water, trash, sewer, 24 hour security, pool, spa, and gym. The outdoor space includes a nice sized patio with a storage unit, assigned parking spot located close by, and plenty of guest parking. La Costa Alta is located in La Costa, Carlsbad just minutes to some of the best beaches So Cal has to offer. Close to grocery stores, bars, restaurants, shopping, Cinépolis luxury theaters, Bressi Ranch, La Costa town square, and multiple golf courses! Surrounded by multi million dollar houses this home would make a great primary residence or investment.

6812 Caminito Sueno Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,182 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2301711
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome home to this gorgeous fully remodeled home in the coveted Brookfield neighborhood of La Costa. Situated on a cul de sac street, this home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. All the hard work has been done for you! As you walk in you'll notice the new Luxury vinyl plank flooring and the bright light that comes through the new windows and sliders. Well laid out floor plan that flows seamlessly from the dining room into the fully renovated kitchen. In the kitchen you'll find ample storage, Quartzite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a custom wine rack! The warm flooring continues into the living room with tasteful custom paint colors and a dual sided fireplace to enjoy in both the living and family room. Head through either slider to your own private oasis with new concrete and turf and a lovely Pergola that's perfect to enjoy all seasons in sunny Carlsbad! Once you head upstairs, you'll find all the bedrooms. The master is it's own private retreat with high ceilings, tons of natural light flooding in and a brand new gorgeous bathroom! No need to fight over the space when you have dual sinks and a giant shower with 2 custom shower heads! 3 more spacious bedrooms are also upstairs with a remodeled bathroom to share. With the roof, windows, flooring, kitchen and bathrooms all being new, you just need to pack a bag and move in! You get all of this all while being close to some of the best beaches, shopping, restaurants and schools. Socal living at it's finest!

7178 Sitio Caballero Carlsbad, CA 92009

4 Beds
3 Baths
4,053 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 230004633SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac lot in the beautiful, coveted gated community of La Costa Ridge, this 4BR, 3BA, 4,053 SF home has it all. The first floor features a formal living room with fireplace and patio, formal dining leading to a large private courtyard, an entry-level bedroom with easy access to a full bath, and an open, eat-in kitchen with breakfast area that flows seamlessly into the spacious family room with fireplace and built-in entertainment center. Upstairs, find 3 more bedrooms including a huge primary suite with fireplace, juliet balcony and walk-in closet, as well as two more spacious bedrooms with jack-and-jill bathroom, and a large upstairs living area/den. All of this while situated on a spacious, grassy lot with a pool-sized backyard, scenic views, several gorgeous fruit trees, BBQ area, and plenty of room for Al Fresco dining.

6940 Sitio Cordero Carlsbad, CA 92009

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,345 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2301823
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One-of-a Kind Luxury Estate in prestigious, gated La Costa Ridge. Reminiscent of a Villa in the European Countryside, this finely upgraded masterpiece sits on a coveted private view lot at the end of a small cul-de-sac street on edge of a natural canyon preserve. Accented with balconies and loggias with sweeping and expansive views over acres of untouched coastal sage and chaparral that will take your breath away. Indulgent living / entertaining spaces both inside and out. Over $1M in exquisite upgrades resonate Rancho Santa Fe living at its finest just without the acreage. Meticulously manicured grounds provide an elegant backdrop that will charm all your guests. Ultra-high-end finishes and design throughout. Special features… Control 4 home automation, security system and app-controlled sound system inside and out, limestone and hardwood floors, brand new wool carpet, 4 fireplaces, temperature controlled wine storage, custom built ins, remodeled kitchen with custom counters, farmhouse sink, backsplash and elegant hardware, remodeled butler pantry, Professional stainless steel appliances, sliding wall doors and French doors, 2 new tankless hot water heaters and more. Rich exterior upgrades include paver stone driveway, a stone façade, wood garage doors, iron / wood gates. 4-car garage with epoxy floor, owned solar and EV charging system, Resort style yard features meticulously laid stone floors, saltwater pool/spa, outdoor shower, glass rear wall that optimizes the open vistas, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and brew tap, dining patio with fireplace plus a detached casita / guest house. All this near world renowned spas, golf and tennis, award-winning gourmet restaurants, spectacular shopping and pristine beaches. Live your best life here!

La Costa Ridge Homes Sold in Past Year

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