Carlsbad, located at the north most part of San Diego County, is nestled along the Pacific Ocean and borders Ocean Hills, Lake San Marcos, and La Costa Oaks on the east. Oceanside is situated to the north and Encinitas is to the South. Located about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, the Carlsbad area is home to roughly 105,000 residents. Home of the world's first skateboard park, Carlsbad Skate Park, the Carlsbad is also home to the Carlsbad Raceway which was designed and built by builders Jack Graham and John O'Malley. This suburban and affluent neighborhood has attracted a variety of folks from all over the world including Germany and Austria as well Scandinavia and other European countries. The landscape is reminiscent of these typographies and continues to draw an influx of those looking to expand their outdoor horizons as well as enjoy the beautiful bounties of ocean-side living. Consisting of four distinct neighborhoods, the Carlsbad area continues to grow at a rapid pace with beautiful condos, townhouses, estates and residential homes filling the gaps throughout neighborhoods of shops, restaurants, and markets. Carlsbad offers its residents several schools, churches, and of course a variety of necessities including the McClellan-Palomar Airport and the Crossing the Carlsbad, a predominant golf course in the area. The San Diego freeway or I-5 runs directly through Carlsbad providing easy access if you commute to downtown for work or north to Los Angeles just 87 miles away. Carlsbad offers a variety of condominium complexes from Alta Mira, Cascada, Casa del Sol, Greenview, and dozens of villas and townhouses along the beach.