1627 Trenton Way – San Elijo Hills – San Marcos 92078

This is a standard sale of a beautiful “California Craftsman: home at 1627 Trenton Way, San Marcos, CA 92078.   This home is in the upscale community of San Elijo Hills.   The home has a beautiful pool, mountain veews and peek ocean views in the gated community of Saverne. It is pearched on a hill with open space and mountains behind.

Get full listing details on 1627 Trenton Way by clicking here.

It has 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. It is 3241 square feet.


If you would like to take advantage of todays low prices in the San Diego North County real estate market, contact Gary Harmon, a Hadley Home Team Realtor.  If you would like to search the available San Diego North County inventory, see MLS Search or Free foreclosure search.

San Pacifico – Batiquitos Lagoon

Batiquitos Lagoon is located on the coast about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego in San Diego North County. It is in the Carlsbad real estate area and just north of the city of Encinitas.  San Pacifico – Carlsbad ocean view homes border the lagoon on the North near the ocean. 

For more information information on San Pacifico homes, Carlsbad ocean view homes, Carlsbad whitewater view homes, or any other Carlsbad homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad ocean view Realtor.

On the west is the Pacific Ocean, steep hills on the south, on the eastern end, San Marcos Creek, the connection between the Lagoon and most of its drainage basin (or “watershed”) further east. 

 Carlsbad Blvd. (Old 101) crosses the westernmost end of the Lagoon at the opening (“mouth”) to the ocean. The southern bank of the lagoon is formed by a steep coastal ridge, with La Costa Avenue on a narrow track between the lagoon and the steep slopes. The northern banks rise gently from the shore and are now covered with eucalyptus trees lining a large development and golf course (Aviara). The Park Hyatt Hotel sits high on the north side providing a view of much of the lagoon. El Camino Real goes by the easternmost end of the Lagoon, between the lagoon and La Costa Resort.

It was not until the latter part of the 19th century that the area surrounding the lagoon became vital to California’s maturation.  In the 1870’s, the area was opened to homesteading, creating an influx of trade and the need for transportation.    The California southern Railroad line constructed a bridge to span the lagoon in 1881.  Thirty one years later, a second bridge was erected on Pacific Coast Highway.  Finally in 1965, a third bridge was built for Interstate 5. 

These three bridges started to cause trouble for  the lagoon by significantly decreasing the tidal flow in and out of the lagoon.  Accumulated silt began to fill up Batiquitos Lagoon, and the lagoon was expected to fill up within 50 years.  When Batiquitos Lagoon was annexed by the City of  Carlsbad a large dredging and enhancement project was begun to open the lagoon to the ocean’s tidal changes and flows, thus slow down the filling of the lagoon with silt.   The enhancement project’s goal is to restore the lagoon to it’s natural state and re-open a tidal inlet from the Pacific Ocean.  The project was completed in 1997 and there are continuous studies to determine its success.

More Photos in this Batiquitos Lagoon Slideshow.

The lagoon itself consists of 610 acres with a drainage basin of 30,000 to 55,000 acres. The watershed basin includes the Carlsbad real estate areas, San Marcos real estate areas, and Encinitas real estate areas, with its primary freshwater tributaries being San Marcos Creek from the east and Encinitas Creek which flows north along Green Valley, entering the lagoon under El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue, respectively.  San Marcos Creek is the same creek that feeds Lake San Marcos.

The lagoon can be seen and experienced from a nature trail (link to trail map with access and parking locations) on the north side.  The public walking and hiking trail is about 2 miles long. It starts just east of Interstate 5 at the end of Gabbiano Lane and goes most of the way to El Camino Real on the east end of the lagoon. There are five public parking lots providing access to the trail, one by the Nature Center and four on Batiquitos Drive.  Horses and bicycles are not allowed.  Take the Poinsettia Lane exit from I-5 and head east.  See the map for trail access locations.

To get more information there is a nature center at  7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

For more information information on San Pacifico homes, Carlsbad ocean view homes, Carlsbad whitewater view homes, or any other Carlsbad homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad ocean view Realtor.

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Surfin' USA – San Diego Ocean View Homes

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San Diego Ocean View Homes

With more than 70 miles of continuous beautiful shoreline, constant sunshine, and near optimum climate, San Diego North County California is truly one of the best and most luxurious places to live in the world.   It is also the surfing capital of the United States.  Enjoy the video below while you learn about the San Diego North County lifestyle.

Video of Surfing along Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

San Diego’s North County Coast

Due to the hilly terrain of the beach towns along San Diego’s North County coast, many residential homes and condos boast of spectacular Ocean views and whitewater views. This location and geography has created the perfect place for spectacular Encinitas ocean view homes, Carlsbad ocean view homes, and Oceanside ocean view homes. San Diego North County is ideally located to offer an impressive selection of ocean view homes for sale. Ocean view real estate ranges from small condos and townhomes with seaside views, to estate-sized properties boasting sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean.  The searches on this site are for homes above $1,000,000.  If you would like to see a list of ocean view homes or condos at “ANY” price, just call 760-745-1220 or shoot me an email to garyharmon@prusd.com and tell me what you are looking for.  You will get an immediate response.

Gary Harmon blogs on individual neighborhoods:

Poinsettia Cove Homes – Carlsbad Ocean View Homes

Carlsbad Whitewater View Homes

Listing of the Day – My Favorite Carlsbad Ocean View Home

Carlsbad Ocean View Homes Video

Hanover Beach Colony Floor Plans – Carlsbad Ocean View Homes

Hanover Beach Colony – Carlsbad Ocean View Homes

Gary Harmon – Your Ocean View Realtor

Gary Harmon, your ocean view Realtor, provides extensive knowledge and experience in assisting home buyers with ocean view homes for sale. Feel free to browse the current inventory of single family homes by clicking on the links above the ocean view photo. If you are looking for condos or townhomes, contact Gary Harmon, and he will do a custom search for you.

Poinsettia Cove Homes – Carlsbad Ocean View Homes

Current Listings of San Pacifico, Hanover Beach Colony, and Poinsettia Cove Homes

Carlsbad Whitewater View Homes

Poinsettia Cove homes are Cape Cod style homes across the street from Carlsbad State Beach.  Poinsettia Cove is a secure, gated community.  This enclave is great for your summer beach house or your main residence.

 Please enjoy the photos of Poinsettia Cove homes and YouTube video  below.

Poinsettia Cove Homes – Beachfront Living

Everyday seems like a vacation day when you own a Poinsettia Cove home.  Enjoy beach living. Surf every morning before work (there are several great surfing breaks within walking distance to keep you healthy and young at heart)  and then come home to leisurely sunset strolls on the sand. You can enjoy great California Pacific sunsets or charcol up some burgers on the community BBQs.  Many of the Poinsettia Cove homes backyards look out to a greenbelt w/grass volleyball, tot lot, picnic tables, bbqs and a basketball court. All close by your home, so you can enjoy all the facilities with your family. The really lucky Poinsettia Cove home owners look out at the beautiful blue Pacific.  The HOA takes care of the front yard to keep everything looking luch and tropical. 

The Coaster

Proximity to the Coaster makes this a popular neighborhood for San Diego Commuters!  Walk to Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster station–great for commuting, getting to Airport, ‘fun trips’ along the Coast, and to downtown San Diego!  You can also connect to the Sprinter or trains heading north to Orange County or Los Angeles.

In addition to great beaches, Poinsettia Cove homes are close to nearby shopping and excellent restaurants.

Carlsbad Homes Beach Community

Poinsettia Cove ocean view homes are located in the Carlsbad beach community just north of Encinitas and south of Oceanside. This costal community covers about 43 square miles and offers 6.5 miles of beautiful wide sandy beaches, great surfing, and miles of rolling hills, canyons, and lush valleys. Carlsbad has high property values, above average median family incomes, and high education levels. Carlsbad zip code 92011 boast some great Carlsbad ocean view homes, Carlsbad oceanfront homes, Carlsbad ocean view condos, and Carlsbad whitewater view homes.

For more information on Carlsbad ocean view homes including Poinsettia Cove homes, Hanover Beach Colony, Carlsbad whitewater view homes, or Carlsbad oceanfront properties, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad ocean view Realtor.

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The Coaster – San Diego North County to Downtown

Information compliments of Gary Harmon, your top San Diego North County real estate agent. For more Carlsbad homes info, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad Realtor.

The Coaster, is a commuter rail service that operates from San Diego North County real estate agea to Downtown San Diego  ( See Coaster Schedule).   The service is operated by TransitAmerica on contract with North County Transit District (NCTD). The service has eight stops serving  San Diego, Solana Beach homes, Encinitas homes, Carlsbad homes, and Oceanside homes . Service operates primarily during weekday peak periods, but limited weekday midday, Friday evening, and Saturday service also exist. Special evening service is provided when the San Diego Padres play Monday-Thursday evening home games.

Coaster service began February 27, 1995. Money for right-of-way acquisition and construction costs came from TransNet, a 1987 measure that imposed a 0.5% sales tax on San Diego County residents for transportation projects. NCTD originally contracted Amtrak to provide personnel for Coaster trains. On July 1, 2006, TransitAmerica took over the day-to-day operation of the commuter train, based on a five-year, USD 45 million contract with SDNR.

The Coaster carried 700,000 passengers during its first year of operation. By 2004, it was carrying 1.4 million passengers annually. Approximately 40% of weekday commuters detrain at Sorrento Valley.  NCTD owns 62 mi of mainline track, as well as the 22 mi (35 km) Escondido Branch that is served by the Escondido Sprinter to  Oceanside, which began service in March 2008.

In 2008, the  North County Transit District started light rail service from the Escondido real estate area to the Oceanside transit terminal.   First, let me say the trains themselves are beautiful and truly state of the art. They are sleek, quiet and efficient. The engines are diesel multiple units and they run on 22 miles of track from the Escondido homes area to Oceanside along the Highway 78 corridor. There are 15 stations along the way. However, the name Sprinter should probably have been “Snail” because that is about how fast they go. If you really want to go all the way to the coast quickly, there are a way too many stops. Best thing to do is to take something to read or work on along as you travel. Enjoy NCTD Sprinter Video.

The Coaster and The Sprinter Inprove the San Diego North County Real Estate Area

By helping get cars off the road
By providing freedom for seniors, students and workers.
By offering reliable, affordable, and stress free transportation from San Diego to Los Angeles (Not affordable for taxpayers)

Service Features of the The Coaster and Sprinter

A sleek, quiet, and efficient transportation system
Safe, state of the art rail vehicles
Seven days a week passenger service

The Coaster and Sprinter Help Create a More Livable San Diego North County Real Estate Area

Offers an easy way for employees and consumers to travel from their San Diego North County homes to the San Diego

Provides a way to live in San Diego North County homes and easily commute downtown.

For more  San Diego North County homes info, contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor.

Waters End – Carlsbad Homes for Sale

There are many great areas of Carlsbad Homes for Sale, but if you want to live near the ocean,  Waters End is a favorite.  Waters End is just off Interstate 5, along Avenida Encinas,  just North of Poinsettia.  If you are a commuter, Waters End Carlsbad is located very near The Coaster train Poinsettia Station.

Waters End Community

When the growth moratorium was lifted by the City of Carlsbad in the late 1980s developers looked to South Carlsbad as an unpolished coastal jewel.  Nestled between the Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean, costal South Carlsbad offered newer, upscale evelopments in a convenient beach-close arrangement like the master-planned community of Waters End.

Waters End is a gated community with two main gates.  The areas around the entrance are landscaped with lush tropical landscaping.  The community has a larged fenced swimming pool and spa.  Just to the west of the pool is a large grass play area complete with basketball court, tennis court, tot play lot with slide, and picnic tables.  Since Waters End is gated, you will need a top CarlsbadRealtor to show you around.  I would be happy to meet you anytime.  My Prudential California Realty Carlsbad office is just blocks away.

Other nearby sea side communities are Hanover Beach Colony and Poinsettia Cove which offer several selections of beach residences that get you as close as you can to the sand in South Carlsbad.

General Carlsbad Information

Carlsbad is a picturesque beach side community about 34 miles north of San Diego and just north of Encinitas.  Its downtown runs along the ocean and is just north of the popular Carlsbad State Beach, perfect  for Carlsbad ocean view homes. The Carlsbad homes area is surrounded by rolling hills, lagoons such as Agua Hedionda and Batiquitos lagoons, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.  It is the home of major tourist attractions such as Legoland and the Flower Fields and other Carlsbad things to do.  There is a wide selection of Carlsbad real estate including condos and multi-million dollar ocean view estates like my favorite Carlsbad Ocean View home.

To get more home info or to see Waters End, other Carlsbad homes for sale, or Carlsbad ocean view homes, contact Gary Harmon, your top Carlsbad Realtor.

Carlsbad Waters End is also conviently located right next to the Poinsettia Coaster station.  Great for a easy trip to San Diego or L.A.  Enjoy the Coaster video below.

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Carlsbad Whitewater View Homes

San Diego Ocean View Homes

Carlsbad Ocean View Homes    –    Encinitas Ocean View Homes    –     Oceanside Ocean view Homes

Enjoy the short video below.

North County Ocean View Homes

Click on the links above to see Carlsbad ocean view homes, Encinitas ocean view homes, and Oceanside ocean view homes.   These are current listings of San Diego North County homes and include some whitewater view homes, ocean front homes, ocean  view estates, beach front homes, etc.  See individual listings for home info, details, and photos.  Contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean View Realtor to set up an appointment to see these great properties.

California Ocean View Homes

If you are not interested in San Diego ocean view estates, I can also help.  Our rich California coastline is home to many luxury ocean view estates.  Although I specialize in providing home info for San Diego Ocean view homes, I can refer you to some of the top Realtors along the entire Pacific Coast.  Some of the great areas you may be considering  are Orange County ocean view homes including San Clemente oceanfront homes, San Juan Capistrano properties, Laguna Beach homes, and Newport Beach ocean view estates.  In LA County there are Pacific Palisades homes and Santa Monica ocean view or whitewater view estates.  And one of California’s most special areas to the North end of the State, Santa Barbara ocean view luxury homes.

Listing of the Day – My Favorite Carlsbad Ocean View Home

With the shortage of land along the coast, it is very hard to find a San Diego ocean view home that is right at the water’s edge, but North Carlsbad Ocean View homes offer a number of good possibilities.   While taking my lunch at the beach, I ran across one of the most stunning ocean view homes that I had ever seen.  I took a little video that I am sharing below.  I later discovered that it was actually listed for sale for $29,000,000 and is 10,0000 square feet on 1.46 acres. 

View all photos  of this Carlsbad Ocean View Home.

Remarks: TROPHY OCEANFRONT ESTATE – The stunning allure of the ocean combined with the aesthetic beauty of this estate will redefine what it means to be the best. And this trophy ocean front estate is the best-from the double master suites to the public spaces which are positioned to experience headland ocean views, from 166 feet of ocean frontage and 10,000 square feet of living space to the 1.5 acres of fully landscaped hawaiian paradise with six different oceanfront patios providing endless entertainment opportunities. The world class entertainment wing provides a dedicated poker room and media room with seating for 12 and a sit down bar area. Rule the world from your 600 square foot surf break office with sweeping views along the sandstone bluffs to La Jolla, and featuring electronics that cast you anywhere in the world with the rock of your chair and connect you to all the news/sports instantaneously by a state of the art 72 inch flatscreen with 4 screen separation capacity. The detached guest house is better than any 5 star hotel-you will seriously have to enforce a check out date for your guests or they will stay forever. The unprecedented integration of the elements provided by nature with ocean front setting melded with superb workmanship and materials have elevated this exquisite estate to the pinnacle of the best. 

Some of the most spectacular San Diego Ocean View homes and waterfront homes lie along San Diego’s North County coastline. Encinitas, Oceanside, and Carlsbad offer buyers great opportunities. One of be best ways to serch for these homes for sale is to use Gary’s Listingbook. You can learn to “Search like an agent.” Set up your own searches and be notified when new listings hit the San Diego North County real estate market. View the Gary Harmon Listingbook instructonal video and click on the Listingbook logo to set up you personalized account todayListing of the Day – 5305 Carlsbad Boulevard.

Get a your personal tour of this Carlsbad Ocean View home or other Carlsbad homes for sale, including Carlsbad Ocean View Homes, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad Realor.

See all Prudential Residential listings in my office.

Above Carlsbad home listing of the day was provided by Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.  It is currently listed by Coldwell Banker.  You will need to prove financial qualifications to schedule an appointment for this home.

Carlsbad Ocean View Homes Video

Location:  Right above Carlsbad Tidepools

It is a beautiful sunny day in Carlsbad, California ( Martin Luther King Day) and I am taking a quick lunch break at the beach.  Had the camera so I thought I would make a quick video of the Carlsbad ocean view homes right above the tidepools.    The location is where Cerezo intersects Carlsbad Boulevard.

For more information about Carlsbad Ocean View Homes, contact Gary Harmon, your Prudential California Realtor.

Gary also specializes in Encinitas Ocean View H0mes and Oceanside Ocean View Homes.

North County Real Estate Market

The Housing market is at a crossroads

  • Following a 4 year bear housing market and more than a year and a half of relatively ineffective government intervention, analysis at Wealtrh Management Research believe the U.S. housing market is at a crossroads.
  • Foreclosures continue at dangerously high levels.
  • Absent a significantly improving job market analysis believe the housing market, including the market of San Diego North County homes, could remain depressed for an extended period.

Ugly year for San Diego foreclosures

The biggest black eye that remains on the face of housing is the foreclosure problem. This is especially true here of California homes and SanDiego North County homes.  In 2011 lenders are likely to foreclose on more homes than any other year since the housing crisis began in 2006. The only saving grace is that RealtyTrac believes 2011 will be the peak in foreclosures, predicting 1.2 million homes will be repossessed this year, up from one million in 2010.  The pain will likely be the most acute in states that have already suffered the worst, including California, or in states with bleak economic outlooks, including Michigan and Illinois. More than half the country’s foreclosure activity occurred in five states in 2010: California, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and Michigan; meanwhile, Nevada posted the highest foreclosure rate in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year. 

Affordability of San Diego North County homes has spiked

But all is not bleak. Most measures of housing affordability have improved markedly. Affordability of  San Diego North County homes is at an all-time peak.   Inventory of San Diego North County homes is expected to increase as lenders release homes that they have been holding in their inventory.  In addition to giving San Diego home buyers more things to buy, it will have an impact and possibly put a downward pressure on prices.  Bank of America says the decrease in prices could be as high as 3.7% and Wells Fargo Bank says possibly 8%.

If you would like to take advantage of todays low prices in the San Diego North County real estate market, contact Gary Harmon, a Hadley Home Team Realtor.  If you would like to search the available San Diego North County inventory, see MLS Search or Free foreclosure search.