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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Carlsbad

I grew up in my house I live in. I grew up in this neighborhood..alot of old school families still here. We all know and watch out for each other.

Nothing unique where I live. I do like that we have a little beach area near by. I like to go to the gym with my hubby. I like to go have lunch with my hubby. We go to different places to eat. We like to hang out at the Ocotillo sports bar and grill. They serve a nice steak and have great staff.

It's quiet. It's kinda far we have to drive a distance to get to any food establishment's. We like going to the river bank and walk.

I like that there is a park across from my house which my family and I take advantage of. There are two gas stations near me.

I really enjoy the parks in my neighborhood, everyone is friendly and there are several parks to play at.

Who Lives Here

Carlsbad Demographics

Education

High School

50%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

21%

4 people

18%

5 people

13%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

40%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

6%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

14%

20-45

35%

45-65

23%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Carlsbad?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24-$1170$1380$1870
Mar '24-$1184$1390$1868
Feb '24-$1180$1325$1865
Jan '24-$1175$1365$1865
Dec '23-$1175$1315$1865
Nov '23-$1175$1340$1855
Oct '23-$1175$1355$1855
Sep '23-$1175$1355$1855
Aug '23-$1145$1325$1750
Jul '23-$1145$1299$1645
Jun '23-$1145$1299$1645
May '23-$1128$1299$1645
Apr '23-$1110$1290$1645

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Carlsbad

Carlsbad Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

50%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3030

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Carlsbad

Top Score

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 17% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 97% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 50% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Carlsbad is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 25% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Carlsbad.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 87% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 17% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Carlsbad Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Carlsbad Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Carlsbad

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Carlsbad, NM

A small city in New Mexico, Carlsbad has slightly less than 28,000 residents. At an average age of just over 37, the city's population skews younger than most cities in New Mexico. Only 32% of residents rent in Carlsbad, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may play a role, as the average rent of $963/month is substantially higher than the state average of $875.

Averaging about 20 minutes, Carlsbad's commute time is faster than the state average of about 23 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 44% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.

Many Carlsbad residents work in one of three industries: retail, agriculture, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Carlsbad workers take home an average annual income of around $70K, more than the average New Mexico resident. Carlsbad, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Carlsbad has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (24%). In addition, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.