Rancho Carrillo - Carlsbad

Stunning planned community with top-tier comforts and amenities.

Welcome to Rancho Carrillo

Stunning planned community with top-tier comforts and amenities.
Nestled in the hills of Carlsbad, The Villages of Rancho Carrillo provide a suburban oasis for its residents. With its exceptional amenities - including a swim center, hiking trails, and a community center - and its close proximity to neighborhood conveniences, this planned community is a wonderful place to call home.
Famously, the neighborhood was built on a piece of Hollywood history. This community sits on the property that was once home to actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo (who starred in numerous films from the 1930s-1950s). To this day, you can still visit Leo Carrillo Ranch, where you can get an in-depth look at his life and work.
Homes throughout this planned community are organized by various sections referred to as villages. In total, there are 17 unique villages that make up Rancho Carrillo. Styles and property sizes vary depending on the village. Currently, average list prices for a single family home in this community are near $1.8M.

What to Love

  • Its historical origins — The community was built on the former property of actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo
  • Exceptional conveniences and amenities
  • Close to fantastic shopping and dining establishments

People & Lifestyle

Rancho Carrillo has a reputation for being pristine, community-centric, friendly, and easygoing. Its secluded suburban setting makes it a quiet escape for those who desire the utmost peace and tranquility. Residents of this community also appreciate the privacy and safety offered by this neighborhood.
Those who enjoy getting outside will especially love Rancho Carrillo. Here, you can spend your free time relaxing in the community pool and spa (reserved for residents and their guests), traversing nearby trails, or hosting an outdoor barbeque.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Surrounding Rancho Carrillo is some of Carlsbad's highly-rated shopping and dining destinations. Whether you simply need to run an errand or want to plan a fun time out, you won’t be disappointed by what this neighborhood has to offer.
Getting what you need is a breeze when living in Rancho Carrillo. Less than two miles away, you’ll have access to all of the area’s top stores at The Square at Bressi Ranch. Retailers located at this shopping complex include Sprouts Farmers Market, BevMo!, and CVS Pharmacy. Closeby, you will also find Trader Joe’s, Unleashed by Petco, and Stater Bros. Markets.
Crave only the best in local dining? The restaurants around Rancho Carrillo are nothing short of outstanding. Minutes from home, you’ll be able to grab a seat at resident favorites such as Casero Taqueria, Pizza Port, Board & Brew, and Bantams Roost. There are even a few neighborhood breweries —including Carlsbad Brewing Company and Dogleg Brewing Company.

Things to Do

On top of the amazing dining and shopping destinations, there is plenty to do in and around the Rancho Carrillo community.
One thing that residents absolutely love is the neighborhood access point for the 4.3 miles of trails maintained by the City of Carlsbad. Rather than having to drive somewhere to get out in nature, you can do so just steps from your house. The city’s trails are ideal for walking, biking, and running. You can even bring your dog with you when out for a day of exploring on the beautifully maintained paths.
Additionally, the community itself has a number of wonderful things to do and see. Once you settle into the area, be sure to visit the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch. If you’d like to plan a day of low-key leisure, find your spot at the neighborhood’s spa and 57-foot swimming pool. When the weather turns cool, both the spa and pool are heated for year-round enjoyment.


Rancho Carrillo is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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