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La Costa Neighborhood Guide

La Costa began life in the mid-1960s as an upscale resort, frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Nowadays the town has been incorporated into Carlsbad, and the La Costa golf course belongs to the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. In spite of its glamorous history, La Costa is slightly more affordable compared to some other neighborhoods in the area, while still retaining the charm and beauty that once made it famous.

This neighborhood offers a variety of real estate properties, from high-end detached homes and condos in gated communities to apartment rentals. Many of the homes feature magnificent views of the Pacific, Batiquitos Lagoon, and the surrounding town, with its well-manicured golf courses.

Interstate 5 is only a few minutes away, making it easy to travel up and down the California coast. Restaurants and boutique shopping are available in two bijou shopping centers within La Costa itself, while anything else you might need can be found along El Camino Real.

Properties for Sale in La Costa

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Things to Do in La Costa

Chopra Center

Yoga & Pilates

2013 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009

La Costa Golf Courses - North and South

Golf Courses

2100 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Spa at La Costa

Spas & Wellness

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Top Restaurants in La Costa

2100 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 929-6346

3433 Via Montebello
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 456-7620

1901 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 634-3443

La Costa Demographics


Population: 549
Median household income: $106,636
Median contract rent: $1,863
Median resident age: 41.4
Percentage of family households: 49.9%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 691,832
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 538,492
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 332,305

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.9%
  • Female: 51.1%
  • 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 La Costa

La Costa Canyon High School

Grades 9-12

1 Maverick Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009

La Costa Heights Elementary School

Grades K-6

3035 Levante Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Poinsettia Elementary School

Grades K-5

2445 Mica Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009