Carlsbad, California - Best City to Live and Work

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  • The city of Carlsbad (JOBS) is located on the Pacific coast in San Diego County, 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of San Diego, four miles (six kilometers) south of Oceanside, and 87 miles (140 kilometers) south of Los Angeles (JOBS). The community was named in the 1800s after a popular European spa.

    Carlsbad is a great place to enjoy the arts. Take in performances of New Village Arts Theatre. In the summer, enjoy performances at the TGIF Jazz in the Park festival. In September, take in ArtSplash, which includes art displays and sales, chalk street art, and live performances.

    Shoppers won't be bored in Carlsbad. For example, you can enjoy shopping at downtown's Village of Carlsbad, which not only includes the Village Faire Shopping Centre, but a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and antique stores.

    If you have kids, you may already know about one of the popular family attractions in Carlsbad: Legoland, with more than 50 rides and attractions to enjoy. Or if you or a family member have a green thumb, you'll know all about The Flower Fields, where in the spring, you can enjoy 50 acres (20 hectares) of blooming ranunculus (a type of buttercup) gardens, overlooking the Pacific.

    The weather is great in Carlsbad. Temperatures average 58F (14C) in January and 73F (23C) in July, with a low average rainfall, so you might as well get out and enjoy the outdoors. In town, residents can enjoy any of the community's many parks or 17.7 miles (28 kilometers) of trails. Stroll along each of Carlsbad's three lagoons – Agua Hedionda, Batiquitos, and Buena Vista – each with distinctive ecosystems, and do some bird watching.

    And then there's the beach – well, beaches! Spend many sunny days enjoying South Carlsbad State Beach or Carlsbad State Beach. At the former, you can enjoy activities like swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing, picnicking, and camping, while at the latter, you can go swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and beachcombing. And of course, there are more beaches an easy drive away. And even if you don't like the beach, you can explore inland parks, such as Palomar Mountain State Park, about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northeast.

    Carlsbad is a great place to work and play. There are a handful of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies that have called Carlsbad home. The city is equi-distance from the greater Los Angeles Area and San Diego, both of which are major biotech centers in Southern California. Invitrogen Corporation, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ibis Biosciences are just to name a few of the companies that call Carlsbad home.

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.

    For more information about opportunities in Southern California, visit the Biotech Beach™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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