Rancho Carlsbad - Carlsbad, CA

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $400s - Low $700s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1972 - Present
Multiple Builders
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Rancho Carlsbad Overview

Rancho Carlsbad in Southern California is a gated, 55+ single-family home community located outside of San Diego. Settled on 106 acres near the scenic Pacific Coast, Rancho Carlsbad has been luring active adult homebuyers since 1972 and has created a dynamic community that features several amenities spread across a clubhouse and recreation center.

The homes at Rancho Carlsbad feature modest to more luxurious manufactured homes ranging from 1,613 to 1,680 square feet available as both new and resale options. But with the beautiful Southern California climate, beaches at your fingertips, and enough clubs and activities to keep your calendars full, you won't be spending much time at home.

Rancho Carlsbad Amenities

Rancho Carlsbad hosts several amenities to keep their residents happy and moving. The 13,500 square-foot clubhouse is the location for the community's social events. You can gather in the meeting room for a lecture or attend a dance with your spouse on the 500-person capacity ballroom. The indoor lounge features a fireplace and a TV, where you can relax by the fire or watch a movie with friends. Rancho Carlsbad also features a card room with a bar to stock your drinks, a full catering kitchen, and a two-story tower library complete with a reading room where you can read the latest book with a perfect view of the lake.

The amenities at Rancho Carlsbad extend into the 12,500 square-foot recreation center, the community's hub for staying fit and honing your next hobby. An exercise room has all that you need to stay in the best shape, while two arts and crafts rooms will help you explore your next passion. A swimming pool sits next to a double Jacuzzi, allowing for both aquatic exercise and relaxation.

Have some friendly competition with your neighbors at the tennis courts, horseshoe pits, or at the bocce ball court. Green thumbs can reap their harvest at the individual gardening plots while your four-legged friends can play in the fenced dog park. Residents also enjoy a discounted price at the nearby 18-hole golf course. The amenities at Rancho Carlsbad ensure that residents stay active however they wish whether that be socializing, staying fit, or relaxing with a book.

Rancho Carlsbad Homes & Real Estate

Rancho Carlsbad offers several home options to fit your needs. Rancho Carlsbad is home to 504 sites spread across its scenic 106 acres. Available as both new and resale, these homes range from 1,300 to 2,150 square feet. The homes at Rancho Carlsbad feature two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a driveway or carport with some recent models including a two-car garage. The homes at Rancho Carlsbad are modestly priced and thoughtfully designed for the active adult homebuyer.

Rancho Carlsbad Lifestyle

With a full-time activities director, Rancho Carlsbad has a vast array of clubs and activities that make full use of their amenities. Join your friends for a game of bridge or challenge them in the billiards club. Staying fit at Rancho Carlsbad is easy with yoga and fitness classes while handier residents can make gifts for the grandkids in the needlework or quilt club.

With a year-round temperate climate, Rancho Carlsbad makes full use of the area s outdoor activities. Hone your swing with ladies' and men's golf outings or perfect your forehand with the tennis clubs. Rancho Carlsbad also organizes aquatic workouts, pickleball, and bocce ball games. For relaxing in the evenings, Rancho Carlsbad holds a happy hour by the pond, allowing the residents to mingle with a drink while taking in the region's unparalleled beauty.


Rancho Carlsbad is located in the city of Carlsbad in the San Diego area. Carlsbad has over seven miles of beaches just a five-minute drive from Rancho Carlsbad and is a ten-minute drive from the area s marinas. Carlsbad is also renowned for its selection of championship golf courses, picturesque hiking trails, and its extensive selection of boutique shops.

Rancho Carlsbad is about 35 miles north of San Diego and its international airport and it's also close to several area hospitals. Public transportation is available for getting around the city or taking a quick trip to a regional destination. With so much at your doorstep and around the San Diego area, active adults will proudly call Rancho Carlsbad their home.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Single Family Homes

Price RangeMid $400s - Low $700s

These single-family homes range in size 1,613 to 1,680 square feet and offer comfortable and modest living at reasonable prices. They feature two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a driveway or carport and with some newer models featuring a two-car garage. Please Note: Not all floor plans are available at this time.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Model A1613320
Model B1613320
Model C16222 + Den20
Model D1680320

Rancho Carlsbad Amenities

Rancho Carlsbad offers several amenities on its grounds.

  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Pickleball Courts
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits
  • Picnic Area
  • Fenced Dog Park
  • Gardening Plots
  • R.V. Parking
  • Scenic Lakes and Ponds
  • Vehicle Washing Bay
  • 2 Laundry Facilities
  • Scenic Ponds


Rancho Carlsbad's clubhouse is the social center of the community, where residents come to attend events and socialize.

  • Clubhouse - 13,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Ballroom with Stage
  • Billiards Room
  • Table Tennis Hall
  • Card Room
  • Lounge
  • Two-Story Library
  • Reading Room
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • BBQ Area

Recreation Center

Rancho Carlsbad's Recreation Center is the activity hub of the community. This is where residents stay fit and explore a new hobby.

  • Recreation Center - 12,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Exercise Room
  • Deli
  • Ceramics Studio
  • 2 Arts & Crafts Studios
  • 4 Enclosed Shuffleboard Courts
  • Saunas
  • Locker Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Hydrotherapy Pools
  • Double Jacuzzi

Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course

Residents at Rancho Carlsbad enjoy discounted pricing at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course.

  • 18-Hole Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course

Rancho Carlsbad Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Rancho Carlsbad. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Afternoon Bridge
  • Aquatic Workout
  • Art Show
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball Group
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Bunco Babes
  • Ceramics Club
  • Changes and Choices
  • Chi Gong
  • Choristers
  • Circuit/Interval
  • Coffee and Donut Social
  • Computer Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Deep Water Aerobics
  • Dog Club
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Fitness Classes
  • Food Truck Night
  • Gals Pickleball
  • Garden Club
  • Happy Hour by the Pond
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Parties
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Ladies' Golf
  • Ladies' Tennis
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Tennis
  • Miscues Billiards Club
  • Movie Night
  • Needlework Group
  • Noon Bridge
  • Open Poker
  • Pickleball
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle Group
  • Play Readers
  • Quilt Club
  • R.V. Club
  • Rancho Carlsbad News
  • Shuffleboard
  • Spaghetti Supper
  • Special Day Classes
  • Super Bowl Party
  • Texas Hold 'Em
  • TGIF
  • Watercolor Class
  • Women's Club Luncheon
  • Women's Club Social
  • World Affairs
  • Yoga

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