Carlsbad, a small resort city just 35 miles north of San Diego’s downtown area, is an affluent area also known as the Village by the Sea. This city is also 87 miles from downtown Los Angeles, making it a great location for day trips.
The history of Carlsbad dates back to the Luiseno villages. It was built up in the 1880s, when a sailor dug a well in what is now known as Carlsbad. His water was available at the local train station, contributing to city growth.
Carlsbad is home to more than 106,000 people with top employers including Carlsbad Unified School District, Legoland California, Taylor Made and City of Carlsbad. There are also four school districts within the city including Carlsbad Unified, Encinitas Union, San Dieguito Union High School and San Marcos Unified.
Carlsbad also features a number of attractions, one of the biggest being the seven mile stretch of beach it holds. The local Mediterranean climate makes it desirable to lie out on the beach throughout the year. Perhaps the biggest attracting feature to Carlsbad is Legoland California, a popular amusement park based on the Lego toys. Three lagoons and the Museum of Making Music are additional attractions.