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Las Villas De Carlsbad

1088 Laguna Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

3500 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Merrill Gardens at Oceanside is located in Oceanside, California, just north of San Diego. Our community includes independent and assisted living apartments and Alzheimer's care. Merrill Gardens offers the amenities of a home without the work. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or...

Brookdale Oceanside

3524 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056

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If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take an art class or join your friends for happy hour. We’ll take...

Alta Vista Senior Living

2041 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083

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At Alta Vista Senior Living, excellence is not enough; we strive to go beyond that. As an award-winning senior living campus in Vista, CA, we welcome seniors with an innovative blend of expert care, personalized plans, lifestyle-focused amenities, and inclusive activities. Residents will find...

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Ocean Hills Senior Living

4500 Cannon Rd, Oceanside, CA 92056

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La Marea (Now Open)

5592 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Aegis at Shadowridge

1440 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92081

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If you're looking for a place where you or your loved one can celebrate life, welcome to Aegis at Shadowridge. Situated minutes from the beach, Aegis at Shadowridge is conveniently located near shopping, churches, and recreation. More than just an address, Aegis is a lifestyle - from wonderful...

Fairwinds - Ivey Ranch

4490 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Fairwinds — Ivey Ranch offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds...

Sunrise At La Costa

7020 Manzanita Street, Carlsbad, CA 92011

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About Sunrise at La Costa Community & Location Highlights: Convenient location in Carlsbad, CA Adjacent to shopping, dining, theaters, and more Near La Costa Urgent Care and Scripps Coastal Medical Center Beautifully manicured grounds, walking paths, and outdoor seating areas Sunrise at La...

Pacifica Senior Living Vista

760 E. Bobier Dr, Vista, CA 92084

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Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Vista, located in Vista, California, offering multilevel retirement that provides independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and health and rehabilitation all on one convenient campus.Pacifica Senior Living Vista is a multilevel...

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

5508 Avenida Pacifica Way, Oceanside, CA 92057

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Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, a full service senior living community half an hour north of San Diego, close to the historic Oceanside Pier. Our seaside luxury senior living retirement community in the midst of an unparalleled climate & rich in comfort, convenience, services and...

Catered Living at Chateau Lake San Marcos

1502 Circa Del Lago, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Silvergate Retirement Residence - San Marcos

1550 Security Pl, San Marcos, CA 92078

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For more than 20 years, Silvergate Retirement Residence has been providing premier independent, assisted living, and Alzheimer's and Dementia accommodations and services to the North San Diego County. Located near the beautiful Lake San Marcos, our community is conveniently near popular...

Arcadia Place

1080 Arcadia Ave, Vista, CA 92084

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Make the move to our beautiful Atria Retirement Community and discover how fulfilling life can be!Picture your days filled with things you want to do - spending more time with family, pursuing new interests, connecting with friends, exploring your creative side. Arcadia Place in Vista, CA, offers...

Brookdale San Marcos

1590 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Redefine your independence and do more of what you love.Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help with the little things like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing and getting dressed, too. And we’ll customize your care to your specific needs. We know that peace of mind...

Atria Encinitas

504 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Atria Encinitas offers older adults a comfortable, vibrant senior living community. Residents enjoy nearby shopping, beaches and attractions, as well as a spacious courtyard with colorful gardens and welcoming lounge and common areas for spending time with friends.Free from the concerns of...

Belmont Village Cardiff

3535 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007

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The beautifully appointed senior living community of Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea, California provides an exceptional level of service and support for independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer's residents. Nestled in the hillside along Manchester Avenue with views of the San Elijo...

Overture of San Marcos 55+ Apartment Homes

736 Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

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Overture San Marcos’ 55+ active adult apartment home community is designed specifically with you in mind. Our maintenance-free lifestyle gives you the active and healthy atmosphere you desire and plenty of time to pursue old interests or discover new ones. Keep fit in our newly-renovated fitness...

Villa Monticello Assisted Living

25695 N Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026

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About Villa MonticelloVilla Monticello Assisted Living is a 29-bed Escondido Assisted Living facility. We provide care for ambulatory or non-ambulatory residents who have mild to moderate dementia and frail elderly who may have physical and/or medical challenges that require full care and...

Las Villas Del Norte

1325 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026

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Las Villas Del Norte is excited to announce the opening of The Generations Transition Program. Generations memory care offers an industry recognized program that focuses on residents individual needs. The Transitions Program will offer our beginning stage memory impairment residents an active,...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Carlsbad, CA

The ocean breeze breathes playfully on the coastal city of Carlsbad, California. Sometimes known as the Titanium Valley, Carlsbad proudly offers numerous luxury golf courses, seasonal flower fields, vast coastlines, and no shortage of cultural activities.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Carlsbad, California are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Carlsbad retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Carlsbad, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Carlsbad is about $3,200 in the city proper and $2,800 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.

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Cost of Living

Carlsbad, like many other West Coast cities, has a high cost of living when compared to the national average. Residents can expect to pay more for basic necessities such as food and clothing.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing120128127123117115

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$115,664 per year$69,722 per year$101,557 per year$51,142 per year$47,027 per year$6,970 per year$1,342 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Carlsbad include:

Tri-City Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency care, mental health care, telemedicine

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

  • Facility type: nonprofit acute care
  • Bed count: 190+
  • Specialties: primary care, cancer care, emergency services, urgent care

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

  • Facility type: governmental short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 320+
  • Specialties: emergency services, trauma center, vascular services

Weather and Climate

Carlsbad’s climate is classified as Mediterranean. This type of climate can be extremely dry – the summers are hot while the winters tend to be cool, and the region receives below average precipitation year round. The average humidity level is 70%, and humidity levels are often highest during March at about 73%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum56°F68°F45°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum72°F82°F61°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 142

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 13.7”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size42.716.8%113,9893021.8 per square mile2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.2%8.3%0.9%14.3%0.2%4.3%72.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Escondido: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 60/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Diego County


Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

With over 7 miles of coastline, Carlsbad is as picturesque as it is lively. Just north of San Diego, Carlsbad boasts vistas of the Pacific Ocean, lakes and lagoons, and overlooking it all, are the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch — fields of ranunculus blooms spreading across the coast.

There are no lack of enticing activities in the city of Carlsbad. The city is home to the LegoLand California Resort, the Sea Life Aquarium, 9 different breweries, and Carlsbad Air Tours, which provides overhead tours of the San Diego area via bi-plane or helicopter.

In addition, Carlsbad has a large variety of museums covering a wide variety of collections. The Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park, the Carlsbad Barrio and Museum, and the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum each offer insights into the history of the coastal city. There’s also the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, featuring scale models of cars, planes, and more, and the Gemological Institute of America – the foremost experts on gemstones in North America.

Don’t forget to practice your swing – the nickname for Carlsbad is the Titanium Valley, due to its place in the golf manufacturing industry. Companies such as Callaway and Titleist have their headquarters here, and the city boasts numerous luxury golf resorts, the most notable being Avira Golf Club, La Costa Resort and Spa, The Crossings at Carlsbad, and Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club.


Carlsbad has two main train stations: Carlsbad Village Station and Carlsbad Poinsettia Station. Both are served by Coaster and Amtrak Trains. In addition, Carlsbad is in the North County Transit District (NCTD), which offers train and bus service. Seniors are eligible for a reduced fare through NCTD.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Villa Monticello Assisted Living, Oakmont of Pacific Beach and Westmont of La Mesa are the top rated independent living facilities near Carlsbad, California. See full list of communities.

There are 106 independent living facilities near Carlsbad, California. See the full list.

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