Apartments for rent in Carlsbad, CA

With a variety of entertainment, beautiful beaches, and some of the best public schools in America, Carlsbad has something for everyone. You’ll never get bored living here, where sunny weather mixes with dining, shopping, and entertainment for almost endless opportunities.


Explore the Area

The city’s active arts and culture scene is home to galleries, live music, and the Carlsbad Village Street Faire, “the largest one-day street faire in the nation.” Residents can enjoy a concert in the park, stroll the Carlsbad Village Art Walk, or watch a performance at the critically-acclaimed New Village Arts Theater.

Carlsbad has a wide range of shopping options, from family-owned jewelry stores and unique boutiques to outdoor malls and luxury goods. You can spend your day hunting for fashion finds, then head out for a night on the town. Carlsbad has award-winning restaurants that will please every palate and is known as a craft beer destination, blending a charming atmosphere with a large selection of brews.

There’s something for every type of outdoor lover in Carlsbad, California. Terramar Beach is a popular surf spot with locals, while remote South State Beach’s campground draws in vacationers. The warm jetties of Tamarack-State Beach are perfect for swimming, surfing, and fishing.

In addition to its beaches, Carlsbad has an extensive trail system suitable for all skill levels, as well as stunning areas to view wildlife. The Buena Vista Lagoon, for example, is the only freshwater lagoon in California and a popular bird-watching spot. If the great outdoors isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy recreation in the California sun on Carlsbad’s golf courses.

The Mood

Sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, Carlsbad is the epitome of a laidback, West Coast paradise.

The Biggest Perk

Close to San Diego and LA, this small town has plenty of its own swimming, fishing, surfing, galleries, live music, and shopping.


Great Atmosphere

Here's your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots directly from our residents.

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Urban Plates
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Trader Joe’s
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Lacoste Outlet
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Anthropologie
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Lofty Bean Coffee Bar
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Carlsbad Ranch Market
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Starbucks
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Jamba Juice
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Stater Bros. Markets
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Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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Under Armour
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Panera Bread
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The Landings at Carlsbad
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Beach Plum Kitchen
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Sprouts Farmers Market
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Jimbo’s Naturally
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Mozy’s Cafe
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Banana Republic Factory Store
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Ralphs
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