Palmilla Homes for Sale

Dreaming of coastal living?

Are you looking a home near the ocean? The beach is a favorite scenic spot for people who seek calm, peace and relaxation by the water, and it draws people of all ages. Most beach communities are prime spots, loved by its residents and coveted by the thousands of visitors who yearly flock to the coast.

If you love the benefits of a beach and its benefits, but also prefer a quiet and peaceful abode, you may want to look into Palmilla homes for sale in Carlsbad.

Enjoy an active lifestyle in Rancho Carillo’s Palmilla

Palmilla is one of the 18 villages of Rancho Carrillo. A master planned community, Rancho Carrillo features beautiful homes with exceptional amenities.

Among its notable features is Leo Carrillo Ranch Park, a passive park with a historical cultural center displaying original ranch buildings surrounded by open space. There are also picnic grounds and nature trails. If you love long walks, running and biking, you’ll surely enjoy this area.

The active lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of? You can certainly make it a reality here in Rancho Carrillo. With a swim center and community clubhouse, along with easy access to the beach, golf course and parks, your goal of making healthier habits is a breeze in Palmilla.

Palmilla is located at the intersection of Palomar Airport Road and Rancho Bravado. Its convenient location makes your commute faster and less time spent on the road. McClellan-Palomar Airport is six minutes away from this neighborhood.

If you love shopping, or going out and dining with friends, you’ll find several options within a two-mile radius.

Homes in Palmilla Carlsbad CA

The beach is a short drive away, perfect for soaking up the sun and relaxing on the sand any time you want to.

Other enjoyable places to visit are Legoland, Bressi Ranch Village Center, and Sea Life Aquarium which are all just minutes away from this home.

On top of it all, residents of Palmilla enjoy the benefits of having top-notch schools in the community. If you have kids, they will surely enjoy learning in the nearby Carrillo Elementary School, San Elijo Middle School, and San Marcos High School.

The homes of Palmilla

Built by Continental Homes, Palmilla of Rancho Carrillo consists of 115 twin homes, built between  1999 and 2000.

All homes are two stories, with attached two car garages.

Do you prefer an ample-spaced cozy home or do you need a spacious one?

You’ll find that homes in this neighborhood feature three to four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with one powder room.  The master bedrooms are on the main floor which makes it highly convenient. The living space ranges from 1,411 square feet to 2,056 square feet.

There are actually three basic floor plans of homes in this community, so you can choose the one that matches your needs.

All homes have a good sized, well-kept front yard and a private, fenced backyard. Most homes enjoy an open patio, while there are some that also include a swimming pool in the backyard.

All homes offer a den, a laundry room, and one fireplace in the living room.

The sizable kitchens feature immaculate countertops and appliances.  

Palmilla homes are designed for comfort and retreat, perfect for those who are seeking a haven after a long workday.

If you are in the market for beach homes with a suburban feel, you can find more here on my website

I am Dennis Smith. Call me at (760) 212-8225. Let me help you find the beach home that suits your needs and lifestyle.

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🏡Haciendas Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale in HaciendasAre you ready to see the homes of Haciendas?

Haciendas is one of the 18 communities in Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad. This master-planned neighborhood started making noise in 2002 and continued building properties until 2004. What makes this place so attractive is its elevated location and the access to perfect panoramic views.

You might ask what makes Haciendas special that you want to move your entire family here to reside? Let’s take a look at the several impressive reasons why this beautiful community nestled in hills and valleys should be your next apple of your eye!

They continue to raise their game through their amenities and the easy access to the best shopping centers!

Haciendas fees are fairly reasonable compared to the other communities in Rancho Carrillo. Homeowners don’t have to worry about paying high HOA fees and can just relax.

  • They have an amazing community swim center with a 57 foot pool and spa heated all year round.
  • Imagine 4 miles of nature-preserved trails that connect to the San Marcos trail system and to the blossoming trails of Bressi Ranch and La Costa.
  • A clubhouse where you can hold either household events or where you can join the community activities.
  • You will also be near Alga Norte Park where you can have an enjoyable time at the playground and skatepark.
  • The Leo Carrillo Ranch is nearby.
  • You’re close to the beach, and you will also be surrounded by layered resorts where you can do shopping at the same time. Bressi Ranch and Plaza Paseo Real are your go-to places for shopping and dining!
  • Your school age children won’t have a difficult time since the high-ranking schools of Carrillo Elementary, San Elijo Junior High, and San Marcos Middle School are all within the vicinity!

We haven’t talked about the houses!

Homes for Sale in Haciendas

Whether you’re a first time home buyer, baby boomers or retirees, the homes for sale in Haciendas are where you can begin your search. If you have kids moving back home it’s ideal to look for a house that will work for everyone.

Houses have an average living space of 4,300 sq. ft. with usually 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Most of the properties are two story and a few one story single family homes.

A luxury, gorgeous home has an active listing of $1,389,900. With 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and 4,284 sq. ft. living space. This spacious slice of landscape features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, huge kitchen with granite countertops, a well-kept living and dining room ferociously built for family events. It’s also situated with its own pool and spa area!

Do you want to know more about the homes for sale in Haciendas?

My name is Dennis Smith and I’m one of the REALTORSⓇ in Carlsbad who specializes in real estate buy and sell from residential to apartment buildings.

I have been passionate about helping people find their own home since 1994 and this strong desire has never ceased.

Please don’t forget to call me at 760–212–8225, when you get to the area. We can go ahead and check out the other properties for sale. I can’t wait to meet you!

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🏡Rancho Carillo Carlsbad Homes for Sale

You’ll never run out of reasons on why you should live in Rancho Carillo!

I can share with you numerous reasons why you should be buying your own home. Whether this is to quit renting, for investment, equity or pride of ownership, it’s always a wise move to do something meaningful for your family,  like moving to a new house.

With all the beautiful locations we have in this country, you may ask, “why would I choose Rancho Carillo?”

A town full of promise and first-rate development

Rancho Carillo is a very interesting community to follow. Its impressive resort-style living, including the splendid view of the long stretch of beach and coastline, is something that you need to see. You need to spend a longer time here to fully experience the details of this gated community.

Its extensive network of biking and hiking trails are famous and a big hit for cyclists and hikers.

Just imagine the flawless location of Rancho Carillo while playing golf, tennis and plenty of other sports including swimming. Satisfy your cravings for recreation and shopping by going to some of the nearest malls like Forum Carlsbad and Carlsbad Premium Outlet where more than 90 name-brand outlets are located and where you can also dine and enjoy!

One of the best elementary schools is also in Rancho Carillo with a promising rating of 10. Public schools are in San Marcos Unified School District. The Carlsbad Unified School District is also nearby.

It’s Southern California living at its best!

Rancho Carillo has survived volatile real estate markets in the past because of its spotless tenacity.

It’s an exciting time to live here! Come and visit Rancho Carillo in the coastal city of Carlsbad, home of 18 villages, each with compelling home styles. A combination of gated and ungated villages and with homesteads built approximately between 1998 to 2004.

Homes for Sale in Rancho Carillo Carlsbad

Enjoy their styles of homes of Spanish Eclectic, Mediterranean single family homes, and townhomes/condo, too. The homes have highly upgraded bedrooms with stunning hardwood floors, new Impala black as well as Quartzite countertops, and top notch stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms are equally affluent in style. Most of the homes have patios ready for special family gatherings.

Most of the luxury homes in The Estates have oversized lofts and huge master suites. The outdoor and indoor layout are totally preeminent, the details are well-planned. If you’re looking for a townhouse, the villages of Valenica, Cascada, and Portico are your best bet. The rest have single family homes featuring a wide selection of finishes, options, and layouts.

As of this writing, there are 6 active listings in the Rancho Carillo neighborhood which ranges from $490,000 to $1,499,900.

Work with the best REALTORⓇ in Rancho Carillo!

You need someone who has local expertise to guide you through the process of buying your home.

Set up a meeting with me, Dennis Smith, and I’ll give you good tips and strategies on how to find the best location and homestyle for you. With my extensive real estate background, you will witness nothing but successful results.

Don’t wait another day, call me now at  760-212-8225!

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⛳La Costa Carlsbad Homes for Sale

Why buying a new home is not just about your property

When buying a new home, you should also seriously consider whether the real estate property if it be a single family, multi-generational, or even a granny flat exists within a neighborhood that makes sense for you and your loved ones.

Selecting the right home for you is not just about the walls or the property lines, it’s also about the location. And when we talk about location, La Costa is called “The Village by the Sea” for a reason. La Costa is definitely one of the sought after tourist destinations in California. It’s also a perfect location to look for a home.

Homes for Sale in La Costa, Carlsbad

You, too, can buy your home in La Costa, Carlsbad!

The origin of its name is as interesting as the place, since the area was first developed as a golf course. The name has been changed several times until this town became part of Carlsbad.

The residential homes near the North San Diego County Coast are known to be the home of the famous and well-to-do. You’ve come to the right place if you want a pleasant coastal climate the entire year. If you have children or grandchildren who live with you, be reassured that they have several options to some of the best schools. San Dieguito Union High School District is near La Costa, as well as the Carlsbad Schools.

La Costa, Carlsbad homes for sale vary between condominiums, detached homes, and exquisite gated properties. There are even small condo units near the golf course. Most of the homeowners have colossal parcels of lands that offer great viewing access to the ocean and back country hills. The beaches in full details are about 3 miles from this area.

If you decide to live here, everything is accessible. You don’t need to travel for miles to reach what you need in the city because they are all here. Shopping centers, nearby attractions, camping facilities, the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Retiring can also mean getting back in shape. Spend as much time playing tennis and golf as these are both available in La Costa.


If you’re retired and looking for some peace and quiet, come to La Costa!

I’ve checked the listed homes on the market with a price range of $299,900 to $4.2M and there are approximately 106 results of homes for sale. Buying a home sounds right for you depending on your budget.

A property with a price of $509,900 has 2 beds, 2 baths and a living space of 1,930 sq. ft. It’s a sample of a roomy condo in La Costa Greens. Its striking 13-ft kitchen bar will definitely wow potential buyers, not to mention, its hand scraped hardwood floors. Live comfortably in its dual master suites.

If you want to go even bigger, there are turn key single level properties that are worth $899,900 with 3 beds, 2 ½ baths, and 1,989 sq. ft. living space. You should visit and see the striking backyards in this neighborhood. A life of comfort and style, this is what you can expect here. Enjoy your retirement years with ease and with the attitude to always look forward to exciting things that are bound your way!


Are you ready to meet with me and talk about your plans?

Call me at 760-212-8225 today and allow me to share with why you should make up your mind and choose to buy a house in La Costa, Carlsbad.

I relied on my agent when I bought my first home in 1972 and developed  a deep passion to do the same to other people. I made sure I’ve learned and earned my title as a full time REALTORⓇ since 1994.

Call me, Dennis Smith. Call me a friend, call me anytime you need a person whom you can entrust your real estate plans with!

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👴 Carlsbad Homes for Sale with Granny Flat

Do you always worry about the safety of your elderly parent or another family member and would rather see them live near you?

If you are in Carlsbad, California, REALTORⓇ Dennis Smith may just have the perfect solution to your selfless concern.

The building industry refers to it as an accessory apartment or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) but homeowners commonly call it a granny flat. Perhaps, the name was coined because  it was mainly to accommodate aging parents and grandparents.  

You may see the following terms in listings: bonus unit, mother-in-law unit, carriage unit, casita, in-law apartment, granny pod  or in Hawaii, they call it an ohana unit. They’re all different names but they all mean the same thing. They can be used for nannies or caregivers, for single members of the family, empty nesters, for grandparents in their 80s or 90s, for children moving back home, or in areas where they don’t ban renting of a granny flat, it can be a rental unit too. Carlsbad meets the zoning requirements for granny flats.

What does a granny flat look like?

A granny flat typically includes a sleeping area and a living area, a kitchen and its own separate entrance, but not all the time.

One of the designs is called a stealth in-law flat  because it’s created from the existing rooms in the house. You can also convert your garage, reinvent your basement, or redo your attic or cottage. If you’re thinking of adding this homestead to your property, you don’t have to change the blueprint of your house, you just need to be inventive.

Carlsbad Homes with Granny Flat

If this sounds like the perfect home for you, then Carlsbad is a good choice!

There are approximately 338 active homes for sale in Carlsbad City. And a lot of these properties are decent single family and immaculate luxury homes with attached granny flats. I would highly recommend logging on to Carlsbad Homes for Sale so you can enter your specific budget and customize your searches for the area. There are single family homes, townhomes, manufactured homes, detached homes and you can choose from contemporary, ranch style, Spanish Eclectic styles and many more.   

The neighborhood is situated in a desirable area that is close to top-ranked schools, shopping malls, and to the famous Leo Carrillo Ranch. The amenities include a clubhouse, a swimming center, a park and hiking and biking trails.  

If you have made your choice, get in touch with the top REALTORⓇ in the city!

Homes for sale with granny flats in Carlsbad is one of Dennis Smith’s fortes.

I’m interested in your plans and your needs so I can lead you to what will work for you as far as your home is concerned.  With more than twenty years of experience, my goal has always been to find a great home at an affordable price or to sell your house with the right price. I have earned awards and designations that will backup my words.

Please call me at 760-212-8225. Help me help you!  

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Retire to Carlsbad – We Have Single Story Homes!

Have you made up your mind about buying your home as you retire in Carlsbad, CA?

They call this paradise for a reason and it keeps getting better and better. The popular coastal community of Carlsbad is known for many things which make relocating and retiring to this place so easy.

Let me highlight why the single story homes of Carlsbad are so desirable, give you info about this city, and make an informed decision on your purchase as you spend your best retirement years in this city.

Real Estate Properties for Sale in Carlsbad

Why would you want to retire in Carlsbad?

The weather here is not too hot or too cold. It’s possible to get into the 40s at night in the winter but you will also get temperatures of 60s or even 70s. This kind of weather is perfect for a walk on the beach. The 7-mile sea stretch is well-kept and developed for more water activities. This means that a weekend activity with your friends can be spent here without a time limit or a pending work tomorrow.

You can always enjoy an afternoon of kite flying, swimming or just lounging by the sea, and sunbathing while reading your favorite classic novel.

For boomers and senior citizens who want to maintain an active lifestyle, I can recommend at least three golf clubs in the area with higher than a 4 star rating. The Aviara Golf Club, The Crossings and Rancho. It’s time to get into practice!

Carlsbad is also an art nouveau haven. So if you’re a Monet or Van Gogh follower, go for it! The Cannon Art Gallery, and Museum of Making Music both hold exhibits all throughout the year.

Food won’t be a challenge because the options are unlimited when it comes to restaurants, whether it’s affordable or luxurious choices found in several malls in Carlsbad.

For retirees who bring their grandchildren, if they decide to study in Carlsbad, there are 23 K-12 public schools, 12 private schools and a couple of colleges or universities with an average A rating from Homefacts.

And finally, bring them to Legoland California on holidays. Or if you want to go solo, reminisce the good old days in Carlsbad Flower Fields. Visit the Orchid Greenhouse as well as the Poinsettia Greenhouse exhibit. Revive your love of flower arrangements!

Everything’s coming up roses here!

Top Real Estate Agent in Carlsbad CA

Scout no more for a single story home, I have your back!

We have a striking view nowadays since there are several listings for single story homes for sale. Some of the samples are:

A property with 2 beds, 2 baths, and 1,994 sq. ft. is being listed at $409,000. This turn-key house features high-end laminate flooring, granite counters, walk-in closets and a peak canyon view. It has a quaint, homey feeling!

There are also more options for you for single story homes lower than $400,000. The current median price is $727,500.

On the other hand, a breathtaking house with 3 beds, 5 baths, 3,779 sq. ft. is priced at $1,449,000. These homes are near the beach, Batiquitos Lagoon walking trails, shopping centers and restaurants. It’s perfect for empty nesters whose kids decided to move back in when they grew older.

Retire to Carlsbad! I can show you more listings once we have our first meeting and you can tell me what you want in a retirement home.

Leave it all up to your trusted REALTORⓇ!

It’s natural for me to endorse living here in Carlsbad because I live here. I witness this growing and beautiful city everyday. I made a choice to spend my retirement years in the best city where the views are awesomely extensive. What do you do when you have something special? Share it, right?

I have an unbeatable partnership with my wife, Sunshine Smith, as we work side by side helping people buy or sell their property. We have earned the ABR Designation (Accredited Buyers Rep), the SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and e-PRO, an internet professional certification program approved by the National Association of REALTORSⓇ (NAR) for its members.

Call me today, Dennis Smith, at 760-212-8225. I’d like to help you find your perfect home as you retire. A home where you can be happy and feel young again!

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Why Live in a Carlsbad Home?

Make your dream come true

There is no more satisfying feeling than retiring in your dream home.

You have looked forward to being able to own one. You have worked a long time to make it happen! When you have a chance to turn it into reality, don’t shift your focus! Reach for your goal and make it happen.

If you have been dreaming of owning a resort-like home, one of the best places to look at is Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Homes for Sale with an Ocean View

Why move to Carlsbad CA?

Carlsbad is called the seaside resort city. It has seven miles of coastline, world-class resorts, great and accessible shopping centers, private and public schools, jaw dropping scenery, wonderful golf courses, awesome restaurants and more.

It is conveniently located in North County San Diego, 40 miles South of Orange County and 35 miles North of Downtown San Diego.

With LEGOLAND California Resort in the heart of Carlsbad, you can enjoy its magnificent rides, shows, and attractions, whenever you want, anytime your heart desires.

Carlsbad is also ideal for those looking for employment, it has many great companies to work for.

There are several Carlsbad homes available for sale right now. It’s a  great chance to make your dream happen.

Homes in Carlsbad for Sale with an Ocean View
Homes in Carlsbad for Sale with an Ocean View

Check out the top five advantages of living in Carlsbad CA.

  • Scenic ocean view is yours to enjoy every day!

Carlsbad homes for sale offer stunning ocean views.

There is nothing more spectacular and breathtaking than living in a home by the ocean. Watching the sunrise over the crystal blue ocean and feeling the cool breeze is one of the best feelings in the world.

It is awe-inspiring and relaxing.

  • Cool ocean breeze.

Retiring in a home where the air is fresh and clean is one of the benefits of living in a home by the sea.

Not only is it relaxing, it is also excellent for your health. The salt air from the sea is healthy and refreshing.

The sound of the crashing waves paired with the night ocean breeze will give you the best sleep of your life, and you get to enjoy it daily!

  • Increased privacy.

A home by the ocean not only provides comfort and relaxation, it also offers the highest level of privacy.

Your mind becomes free from the distraction and white noise of the city. Instead, you have the relaxing sound of the waves as your company.

  • Unlimited fun, anytime!

Probably the major reason people are drawn to the ocean is for the fun it brings.

When you live in a home in Carlsbad with an ocean view, you have the sand right at your doorstep.

You can go swimming anytime. You can enjoy all the watersports whenever your heart desires. You can even get yourself a boat, or a yacht, so you can explore and enjoy more of what the ocean can offer.

  • A great investment.

Carlsbad homes with a view keep their value. These are the types of home with less supply that are highly sought after. This is a great investment if you are thinking of reselling it someday or for the future use of your family.

Interested in learning more about Carlsbad homes? Visit my website

to find out why you need to buy a Carlsbad home.

Call me now, Dennis Smith, your REALTOR®, at 760-212-8225. Let me help you find your dream beach home, where you can enjoy the active lifestyle you have long been dreaming of.

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