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Calavera Hills Neighborhood Guide

Calavera Hills is located in the hilly region in the northeast corner of town. You can find an assortment of detached homes, as well as townhouses and condos, for more affordable prices than the rest of Carlsbad. Residents here can still take advantage of the first-class school system and enjoy the shopping and amenities at nearby Carlsbad Village, which is about 4 miles to the west. You can also shop or eat at one of the restaurants along Marron Road, College Boulevard, or El Camino Real.

The center of Calavera Hills leisure activities is the Calavera Hills Community Park, which offers basketball and tennis courts, as well as a baseball field. You can go into the community center building and use the gym and activity rooms, or enjoy the picnic areas with barbecue grills. The sounds of live music can be heard during many Friday nights in the summer.

Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the many hiking trails, especially around Mount Calavera and Lake Calavera.

Properties for Sale in Calavera Hills

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Things to Do in Calavera Hills

Calavera Community Park


2997 Glasgow Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Calavera Lake


Tamarack Ave and Strata Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92010

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

Zoos & Aquariums

1580 Cannon Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Top Restaurants in Calavera Hills

201 Oak Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-4466

Caffe Vacanza

Coffee & Tea

1580 Cannon Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 978-7116

Oak + Elixir

Wine Bars

2917 State St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 453-7853

Calavera Hills Demographics


Population: 899
Median household income: $77,823
Median contract rent: $2,810
Median resident age: 40.9
Percentage of family households: 66.7%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 605,400
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 540,006

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.1%
  • Female: 51.9%
  • African American: 1.3%
  • American Indian: 0.3%
  • Asian: 7.3%
  • Caucasian: 85.1%
  • Mixed race: 3.9%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.0%
  • Other race: 2.1%

Schools in Calavera Hills

Calavera Hills Middle School

Grades 6-8

4104 Tamarack Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Carlsbad High School

Grades 9-12

3557 Monroe Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Kelly Elementary School

Grades K-5

4885 Kelly Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008