Spotlight on Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA

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Old Carlsbad DepotThough 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 Old Carlsbad, located within the 92008 zip code.

To begin with, is it Old or Olde Carlsbad? It’s probably a mattter 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 water similarities), 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.

Old Carlsbad, CA Weather

Central to Old Carlsbad is Calsbad 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 downtownattractions 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:Old Carlsbad Beach South Carlsbad State Beach

  • 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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1519 Tamarack Avenue Olde Carlsbad, CA 92008

$385,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,549 SqFt
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Status Contingent
MLS # 130065041
Property Type Detached
Keller Williams Realty
Distressed Home, total fixer, inside out needs lot's of work !

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
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!

4445 Sunnyhill Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,355,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,700 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150060331
Property Type Detached
Allison James Estates & Homes
BACK ON THE MKT! Enjoy ocean and lagoon views from this gorgeous custom home located in Olde Carlsbad. If your the family who loves to entertain, then this is for you! From the custom slate tile flooring, to custom cherry wood cabinets this home has been upgraded w/ designer touches throughout. The large gourmet kitchen is complete w/ an oversized island, granite counters, Jenn-Air appl, butler's pantry and is a chef's dream! Enjoy watching movies in your custom media/theatre room. Read more..

4388 Yuki Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,225,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,275 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150063739
Property Type Detached
Coronado Shores Company
Panoramic Carlsbad coastal views await! Private Mediterranean dream home ready for your own personal touches. Low maintenance yard with tropical landscaping. Luxurious custom iron and brass handrail delivers you to the second floor where three bedrooms have been converted into two huge master suites. Recently replaced all windows and blinds throughout. Large garage has dumbwaiter that runs up to the recently remodeled kitchen. The Perfect canvas for the perfect life!

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
United Realty & Loans, Inc
Corner Lot! Commercial, Builders Dream, Was 2 on 1, took down front house, use back as extra income. City gave extra sq feet for St vacation making lot 8400 sq feet. Documents available on request. zoned commercial, and residential . Can build a 4 unit. City stated split-able, corner lot.

1185 Tamarack Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,299,900
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,419 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160003174
Property Type Detached
The Alan Shafran Group
Truly one of a kind property is a must see! Features include: panoramic ocean view, remodeled kitchen w/ granite counters and stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, butlers pantry, large family room with fireplace, living room w/ loft, additional dining/bonus room, 1st level master w/ walk-in closets, expansive deck along west side of home, studio/guest apt w/ kitchen and full bath, entertainer's dream backyard w/ salt water pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, NO HOA OR MELLO ROOS! PLEASE SEE SUPP!

1365 Forest Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$825,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,449 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160008078
Property Type Detached
Century 21 Award
Don’t miss this opportunity for a single family detached, with a guest house and large oversized lot with ocean views. Perfect for an investor or owner occupied just East of I5 on a quiet street in beautiful Carlsbad. Plenty of room to add on to this home or build. Plenty of parking space for RV and boat. Walking distance to parks and award winning elementary school.

2334 Hosp Way 110 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$280,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,029 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160009224
Property Type Attached
Traditions Real Estate Group
GREAT RENTAL INVESTMENT ! TENANTS WOULD LIKE TO STAY ,Spacious Single Level Bottom floor 2bed. 2 bath condo. with patio and 2 covered parking spaces and storage unit. Large mirrored closets in each bedroom. tile and laminate flooring, laundry closet. just minutes from the beach and shopping and restaurants and near major freeways I-5 and Ca78. Enjoy the pool and spa or play tennis on one of the two courts. there is also a Rec. room that can be used for events, parties, meetings.

4025 Canario Street 144 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$685,000 - $699,950
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,704 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160009458
Property Type Attached
HomeSmart Realty West
Welcome to this rarely on the market 2 bd./2.5 ba. w/den, single story coastal condo in the gated community of Ocean Point in Carlsbad. This home recently installed in bed#2 -new carpet,tub & bathroom counter w/dual sinks. The Master is large w/walk in closet, dual sinks & large soaking tub.This 1st floor end unit has a large covered patio w/views to the ocean/lagoon. Large kitchen opens to living room w/fireplace. Gated designated parking + storage. Short walk to beach, shops, restaurants, pool & BBQ's.

3437 Highland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,695,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,667 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160011166
Property Type Detached
WS Real Estate Group
First time to market in 25 years for this historic Highland property known by many as the original Coor’s family summer home. Located in the most desired area in Carlsbad, this home truly gives you the experience of living on an estate. The incredibly landscaped home provides both privacy and the feeling of resort-style living. The perfect home for entertaining. Enjoy the privacy of the master retreat, spacious additional bedrooms. Executive office and guest house detached. This home is one of a kind.

817 Kalpati Circle 109 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$655,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,660 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160016583
Property Type Attached
RE/MAX Home Center
Price Reduced for quick sale! Welcome to the Ocean Views from this gorgeous 2 BR/2BA w/ 1 Opt.room in the desirable Ocean Point complex! Huge private balcony w/ ocean views and oh those coastal breezes. This spacious beauty is offering a fantastic south facing exposure, ocean views from master, & cozy fireplace. Offering new paint, new carpet, tile floors through main areas and baths, & all appliances convey. Complex offers stunning views of Ocean and Lagoon. Enjoy the Pools, BBQ's, Spa, just steps away.

1155 Chestnut Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,069,000 - $1,109,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
3,370 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160013565
Property Type Detached
Sea Coast Exclusive Properties
Located in desirable Olde Carlsbad, this home is bright and open, with high cathedral ceilings and an abundance of large and small windows to bring in the natural light. Brazilian Walnut hardwood flooring connects the arched entryway to the living room and dining room, which flows naturally around to the kitchen. The kitchen is spacious and features a large granite island, granite countertops and backsplashes that accent the light wood cabinets and earth-toned tile floor. This Chef's kitchen (see supp)

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