Referred to as "The Village by the Sea" by locals, Carlsbad is an affluent seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California. The La Costa Resort & Spa and LEGOLAND are just two of the local attractions. It has both highly rated schools and beautiful beaches. The city is 87 miles (140 km) south of Los Angeles and 35 miles (56 km) north of downtown San Diego. The city's estimated 2014 population was 112,299.