Spotlight on Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA

old carlsbadThough we deal day in and day out with Carlsbad real estate, we also spend much time exploring the different neighborhoods and communities within this coastal city. Here, we explore the charms of Olde or Old Carlsbad, located within the 92008 zip code.

To begin with, is it Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA? It’s probably a matter of style or taste. Locals can’t decide either!

Old Carlsbad is coastal ground zero, where Carlsbad had its start in the late 1800’s. Named after the Bohemian town of Karlsbad (because of healing alkaline water similarities–and which is still available today!), Carlsbad started off as an agricultural community where avocados, citrus fruits and olive trees flourished. Today, Old Carlsbad is broadly defined by its 92008 zip code and the many homes that were built before Carlsbad’s incorporation in the 1950’s. Some of Carlsbad’s most expensive real estate sits on its beaches, while other prime properties sit on nearby hillsides with stunning views of the ocean.

Old Carlsbad has a distinct beachy ambience that is relaxed, casually dressed and where much of life is spent outdoors–year round. This San Diego climate chart below  may help explain.

Central to Old Carlsbad is Carlsbad Village. which ranges several blocks along Carlsbad Blvd and which includes Carlsbad Village Drive, Grand Ave, State Street, Roosevelt Street, and various other cross streets. Here you can troll along tree-lined streets as you pass boutiques, antique shops, numerous restaurants and specialty stores. And if you are out and about on either Wednesday (1-5) or Sunday (9-1), you might want to visit the downtown Carlsbad Farmer’s Market held along Roosevelt Avenue.

Other notable downtown attractions might include:

  • Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall
    Over 100 Dealers and Artists, 15,000 Square Feet
    2752 State Street
  • Village Faire Shopping Centre
    Over 30 specialty boutiques, fine shops, galleries, salons and restaurants, as well as the Carlsbad Children’s Museum.
    300 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • Ocean House
    A restaurant featuring California cuisine, located in a 19th century Victorian building. The Ocean House is attached to the Twin Inns of Carlsbad.
    300 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • The Twin Inns of Carlsbad
    A restored Victorian hotel.
    300 Carlsbad Village Drive.
  • Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
    A peaceful, quaint resort one block from the beach.
    3075 Carlsbad Blvd
  • Historical Magee Park Museum
    Turn of the century style house, which depicts the life style of the early settlers of Carlsbad who had once owned the house. Includes beautiful rose garden.
    258 Beech Ave

And of course, there are Carlsbad’s world famous and beautiful beaches, which would include Tamarack Beach as well as neighboring:

  • Carlsbad State Beach
  • North Carlsbad beaches

(It might also be helpful to understand that while dogs are welcome in almost all parts of Carlsbad, they are not allowed on its beaches.)

Finally, we regularly receive requests for information about real estate and homes for sale in Old Carlsbad. Many are seeking Carlsbad beach homes, while most have simply fallen in love with its charm, beach location and easy-going lifestyle. Below are some current availabilities of homes for sale in Old Carlsbad–including homes and condos both east and west of I-5–and below that, schools that service Old Carlsbad neighborhoods.

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635 Pine Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$975,900
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,300 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160000793
Property Type Detached
Patricia Villanueva
United Realty & Loans, Inc
Corner Lot! Commercial, Builders Dream, Was 2 on 1, took down front house, use back as extra income. Allows both commercial, or residential . Great place to build a home or up to 4 units.

4403 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$ - $
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
9,358 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160017760
Property Type Detached
Jeff Underdahl
Keller Williams Realty
Dream come true! Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most incredible homes in the coastal paradise of Carlsbad, California. Just minutes to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and award winning nightlife lies this three story, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a shocking 9,358 square feet on over an acre. Beautifully remodeled with multiple room additions, there's endless possibilities including an entire Irish pub, movie theater, wine cellar and mind-blowing solarium.

276 N El Camino Real 1 Oceanside, CA 92058

$ - $
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,985 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160020548
Property Type Mobile Home
Stella Martin
HomeSmart Realty West
Value range $174,000-$190,000*Triple wide**corner lot**1,900+ sq ft**3 bedroom 2 bath. Features includes *huge master suite w/walk-in closet**air conditioner**3-car parking**formal living/dining room**lake view**separate family room off kitchen**nook **breakfast bar. Front porch, side patio area complements the relaxing summer evenings. This gated community offers pool/spa, 8 lakes, tennis courts, clubhouse, RV/Boat parking and more. Shopping, golf and beaches just minutes away.

3965 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$ - $
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,182 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160020585
Property Type Detached
Josette Polancic
HomeSmart Realty West
Stunning custom home, complete exterior/interior rebuild/remodel in 2010! Beautiful Koa wood flooring throughout entire home, travertine floors & granite counters in kitchen & bathrooms, exquisite wine cellar! Vaulted wood beam ceilings in great room, Elegant open kitchen w/self closing drawers/cabinets, stainless appliances. Ocean views from Master, 2ndary bedroom & great room! Massive deck overlooks ocean and private, lush, pool-size yard, w/built in BBQ! Secluded location in desirable Olde Carlsbad!

2499 Jefferson Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,300,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,545 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160023509
Property Type Detached
Blair Havens
Lee & Associates
Rare 1 Acre Lot on Buena Vista Lagoon. Scenic ocean and lagoon views with breathtaking Carlsbad sunsets. Great development property for single family homes, family estate, condos, senior housing or luxury vacation home. All zoning and use request must be verified through city of Carlsbad. Current zoning is RDM and property falls under coastal commission jurisdiction. Seller's are motivated.

2744 Carlsbad Blvd 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,525,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,870 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160028518
Property Type Attached
Lisa Fore
McLain Properties
Incredible opportunity to own in the heart of Carlsbad Village. This 4 bedroom has a large bonus rm that can be used as an office or exercise rm, ocean views, hard wood floors, granite counter tops, Kitchenaid appliances, and 2 car attached garage. You're only two short blocks from the beach and walking distance to all that downtown Carlsbad has to offer...restaurants, cafes, boutiques, breweries, the train station where you can take the coaster to downtown SD, and much much more! Don't pass this one up!

175 Maple Avenue 4 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,025,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,370 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160029883
Property Type Townhome
Scott Marquette
Harmony Realty
Highly upgraded & updated END UNIT with a striking attention to detail! Your eyes are captivated when walking through the door! Upgraded Lutron smart home integration and all LED lighting! Du Château hardwood flooring! Chef's kitchen with SS Viking appliances including six burner range and deep copper sink! Vintage wood pane powder bath walls in downstairs bath! Luxurious custom tiled walk-in master shower! Jacuzzi tub guest shower! Custom built-in closets! Lennox air purification system! Glass fireplace!

1519 Tamarack Carlsbad, CA 92008

$479,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,549 SqFt
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Status Contingent
MLS # 160030284
Property Type Detached
Richard Worcester
HomeSmart Realty West
Ongoing Short Sale. Property is under contract with Backups. 4Br 2 Ba, property is in poor shape due to vandalism and deferred maintenance. Please, no more showings.

3970 Stella Maris Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$850,900
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,800 SqFt
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Status Back On Market
MLS # 160031411
Property Type Detached
William Gray
HomeLife Village Realtors
A true diamond in the rough. Sellers are in process of remodel or buyer may step in and complete to their own specifications. The buyer could not perform, so we are BOM. The seller has had the property tented and wood repair's completed. The exterior has new stucco with new windows roof scheduled for installation. The sellers will leave the interior remodel for the new owners, however, the walls and floors will be prepped...

2305 Ocean St. 2-model Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,524,990
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,431 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160032299
Property Type Attached
Claudia Barbour
ZMS, Inc
SummerHouse is a luxury community of 35 single level condos. This is the Model Home which is absolutely spectacular with Panoramic Ocean and Lagoon views, Mountains, City Lights etc. Upper End unit, Single Level, Must See!!! Elevator access from parking garage to your front door, Gated, a minute to the white sand beach of Carlsbad with Private Access, Pool, Spa, Concierge and 5 minutes to downtown Carlsbad Village! Designer selected interior finishings.

2781 James Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,250,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,523 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160033357
Property Type Detached
Lisa Duncan-Hadzicki
Select Homes
New construction, est. finish date is late October 2016. The Brisa Del Mar Residence features a two-story 11,554 Sq. ft. lot with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths plus a 1 bedroom/1 bath Casita. This spacious 3,523 SF home is designed to entertain with a large Great Room and beautiful gourmet kitchen, the heart of all homes. Homes emphasizes indoor-outdoor flow by bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out with a California Room attached to the Great Room. We also believe in building Energy-efficient features.

2787 James Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,250,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,523 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160033349
Property Type Detached
Lisa Duncan-Hadzicki
Select Homes
New construction estimated completion date is late October 2016. The Las Brisas Residence features a two-story 11,879 Sq. ft. lot with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths plus a 1 bedroom/1 bath Guest House. This spacious 3,523 SF home is designed to entertain with a large great room and beautiful gourmet kitchen, the heart of all homes. The Las Brisas Residence emphasizes indoor-outdoor flow by bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out. We also believe in building Energy-efficient features, car charging station

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