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Known as "the village by the sea," picturesque Carlsbad has a historic downtown district overlooking the ocean. As the town stretches east toward Palomar Airport, golfing manufacturers, corporate offices and biotech parks mesh with the Legoland theme park. Further south, the La Costa Resort and Spa and the Four Seasons Aviara Resort offer world-class amenities. Within this coastal and inland community, you'll find families living in upscale and upwardly mobile neighborhoods. There are also a slew of golf courses. Founded in the mid-1880s, the town got its name from spring waters that tasted identical to spa water in Karlsbad,Bohemia.