Spotlight on Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA

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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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5420 Carlsbad Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,900,000
8 Beds
7.5 Baths
6,500 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150047886
Property Type Detached
Paul Fan
Willis Allen Real Estate
Iconic Carlsbad landmark The Victorian Mansion is available for purchase. This unbelievable 8 bed 7.5 bath property boasts unobstructable panoramic ocean views from nearly every window. Fully remodeled in 2014 using the highest quality materials & workmanship. Property features guest house, maid quarters, home theater, multiple kitchens/bars, full game room, & more. Enjoy the benefits of an ocean front property without the worries of a seawall or bluff erosion. This is truly a once in a lifetime chance!

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.

4549 Cove Drive A Carlsbad, CA 92008

$999,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Bristol Cove, Carlsbad
Open House
$999,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,256 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160014361
Property Type Attached
David Colley
Sea Coast Exclusive Properties
LOCATION LOCATAION LOCATION One of the largest townhomes in a relaxing waterfront setting. Approx 2300 sqft of luxury living in Bristol Cove. High-end updated kitchen & bathrooms. Open concept main flr to patio on water w/access to private dock. Easy access to 2nd floor Masters and Laundry Rm from in home elevator. Lrg 3rd floor bdrm w/rooftop deck. Oversized single garage with storage and additional parking on pad. Move right in! Low HOA only $49/month! FANTSTIC VACATION RENTAL POTENTIAL.

4403 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,999,000 - $4,499,000
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.

4050 Garfield Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,299,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,514 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160019263
Property Type Attached
John Beran
The Alan Shafran Group
This Spectacular Single-Level Penthouse boasts Endless Ocean & Lagoon Views. Features Two En Suite Bedrooms, an Ocean View Balcony, 2 Fireplaces, New Vinyl Windows, New Carpet, Like New Furnace, Water Heater & Garbage Disposal, Fresh Paint, 2 Secure Parking Spaces & Huge Storage Room. The Complex has an Ocean & Lagoon View, Pool & Spa, and an Elevator that Services All Levels. Close to Carlsbad Village Shops, Dining & Commuter Rail. Great Full-Time Residence or Beach Get-A-Way.

1123 Camino Del Sol Carlsbad, CA 92008

$929,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Old Carlsbad - Beach, Carlsbad
Open House
$899,000 - $929,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,050 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160019321
Property Type Detached
OB Juncal
Juncal Real Estate
Nicely updated home close to the beach with 2 downstairs bedrooms with full bathroom and entire upstairs master with deck. Some ocean view from upstairs. Owners did an extensive remodel with tumbled Travertine, custom cabinets, recess lighting, granite counters, s/s appliances, Travertine showers and baths, and more. Beautiful tropical landscaping and hardscaping. Close to shopping and a bike ride to the beach! Great opportunity to make a move to the beach!

276 N El Camino Real 1 Oceanside, CA 92058

$190,000 - $215,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,985 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160020548
Property Type Mobile Home
Stella Martin
HomeSmart Realty West
This is a corner lot, spacious *Triple wide *3 bedroom 2 bath home. Features huge master suite w/walk-in closet, A/C, 3-car pkg, formal living/dining room, *Lakeview*,separate family room off kitchen area, nook and a generous kitchen plus a breakfast bar. Front and 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. Seller will entertain offers $190K-$215K

3965 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,200,000 - $1,275,000
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.

2785 Crest Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,650,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
3,170 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160027559
Property Type Detached
Julie Vaughn
SC Realty Inc
Resort style living in beautiful Carlsbad. This home has it all, from exceptional custom finishes to more amenities than you can imagine. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths+2 half baths, 3170 sqft of living space, 17,180 sqft lot, gourmet kitchen, pool, spa, sauna, sports court, guest house (additional 435 sqft), outdoor BBQ island, tequila/wine tasting room & more. This home is ideally located within walking distance to schools, trails, shopping, restaurants & downtown Carlsbad Village. Must See! (MORE Below)

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!

4991 Crestview Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$895,000 - $949,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
3,071 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160028809
Property Type Detached
Cindy Dunbar
Ranch and Coast Real Estate
THE BEST PRICED VALUE IN 92008 WITH OVER 3000 SQ FT OF LIVING USABLE LIVING SPACE PLUS WHOLE HOUSE SOLAR! The hit list also includes; 5 beds, 3 full baths, 5th & 6th bedrooms have been combined to make one large guest suite or teen room with double closets, additional large open loft, full bedroom and bath downstairs, open concept kitchen and family room, all NEW stainless appliances, entire interior freshly painted, designer tile in master bath...see supplement, there's more!!!

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