The La Costa community is an essential park of Calsbad’s southeast quadrant. Carlsbad, and therefore La Costa, is located in North County as part of San Diego County. The seaside resort-town of Carlsbad hosts over 105,000 residents and is one of the most expensive coastal cities in the county. In fact, Forbes Magazine ranked Carlsbad as one of the most expensive zip codes in the nation. The La Costa neighborhoods are significant players in bringing the city such a distinction.
The La Costa area is sometimes characterized by the La Costa Resort and Spa, a luxury destination hotel that is known for its superb golf courses and exclusive location in the San Diego area hills. The resort hosts an annual tennis tournament, now called the Aura Classic.
A number of different sections come together to form the La Costa neighborhood. La Costa Greens is a relatively new residential development build alongside the La Costa Resort North Golf Course and touts a spa-like experience with upscale homes and amenities. La Costa Oaks is an affluent planned community that is known for its large houses and properties. La Costa Ridge is part of the Villages of La Costa and is atop local mountains that were flattened in order to construct large ocean-view homes. La Costa Valley is the oldest section.
Being part of Carlsbad allows La Costa and its residents to enjoy exclusive community living while having access to a number of resources a town of similar stature would lack. Residents find that living in La Costa allows them a quiet home life with nearby resources in Carlsbad and just a short commute to downtown San Diego. A number of attractions in Carlsbad, some of which are located in La Costa, bring in thousands of visitors each year. Some of the more popular places to visit and see in the city of Carlsbad include Legoland California and Sea Life Centre, Cinema Air Museum, Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch, Carlsbad Beaches, Carlsbad Skatepark, Batiquitos Lagoon, Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad Lagoon, Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market , The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Ron-Ron's Farmer's Market, and the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad Village New Village Arts Theatre.