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
Status Contingent
MLS # 130065041
Property Type Detached
Keller Williams Realty
Distressed Home, total fixer, inside out needs lot's of work !

1116 Las Flores Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$685,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,828 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150037104
Property Type All Other Attached
The Real Estate Consultants
Welcome to Buena Vista Village. Large 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story Townhome, end unit. 2 fireplaces, laundry room in unit & stainless steal appliances. There are Lagoon and ocean views with some tree obstructions on each level. Walk to train or downtown Carlsbad or even the beach. The complex has a large view top deck with a cozy fireplace to enjoy with friends. 2 Underground parking spaces with elevator access to unit level. Wonderful BBQ area on first level. Building built sound proof and very quiet

4609 Driftwood Circle Carlsbad, CA 92008

$498,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,810 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150014746
Property Type Townhome
Surf 2 Summit Properties
Carlsbad Palisades most desirable location, west of El Camino Real just minutes to the beach and the Village of Carlsbad. End unit, 2 bedrooms plus optional room for office,family room or convert to 3rd bedroom, 2.5 baths. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and lots of square footage (1810 sq ft). 2 car attached garage, large patio on ground level and deck on second level. Original owner and well maintained very.Community features a pool, tennis courts and spa.Low HOA fees and NO mello roos.

1120 Las Flores Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$685,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,828 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150037096
Property Type All Other Attached
The Real Estate Consultants
Welcome to Buena Vista Village. Large 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story Townhome, end unit. 2 fireplaces, laundry room in unit & stainless steal appliances. There are Lagoon and ocean views with some tree obstructions on each level. Walk to train or downtown Carlsbad or even the beach. The complex has a large view top deck with a cozy fireplace to enjoy with friends. 2 Underground parking spaces with elevator access to unit level. Wonderful BBQ area on first level. Building built sound proof and very quiet

3311 Donna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

1400000 - 1480000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,210 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150046144
Property Type Detached
Hallmark Communities
Spectacular Brand New Custom Craftsman Home with Panoramic Ocean Views, with two, attached 2-car garages. This is a 4-bedroom Home, all with their own private bathrooms. Kitchen w/ stainless steel GE monogram appliances, including a built-in Refrigerator, custom, soft-close, hand crafted cabinetry w/ a large center Island and a breakfast nook. Butler Pantry, with a Wine cooler and huge walk-in Pantry, leads to Dining Room. A Private office just off the entry courtyard has its own private entrance.

5420 Carlsbad Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,900,000
8 Beds
7.5 Baths
6,500 SqFt
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!

2357 Ocean St. 20 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,375,190
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150049042
Property Type All Other Attached
ZMS, Inc
This is Carlsbad beach living at it's very best! Minutes to the sand with private gated access, fitness center, pool, concierge, gated community of 35 brand new luxury condos. All are single level living with elevator access to upper or lower levels. Minutes to Carlsbad Village and Coaster Station. No attention to detail left unnoticed this is a gorgeous Cape Cod style community with a one of a kind location! Photo is of model home, not actual condo.

2333 Ocean St. 11 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,293,990
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,702 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150051502
Property Type All Other Attached
ZMS, Inc
Luxury single level condo a minute to the sand with expansive ocean and lagoon views! Private beach access, concierge, pool, spa, fitness center all in a gated community. Every attention to detail has been taken care of including La Cantina doors that open on to your own oversized lanai with gas stub for BBQ and indoor outdoor entertaining. French doors off the master walk out to the lanai. View of Oceanside Pier in the distance, city lights view at night! Photo is of model not actual unit.

2373 Ocean St. 26 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,447,990
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,024 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150051497
Property Type All Other Attached
ZMS, Inc
SummerHouse is a Brand New Community minutes to the sand, Carlsbad Village and Coaster Station. 35 Single Level Luxury condos in a gated beach setting with private access to the sand. Pool, spa, fitness center and concierge are all part of the SummerHouse Lifestyle! Appointments include Bosch Appliances, SubZero Fridge, La Cantina Bi-fold doors to your private Lanai with gas stubs for outdoor entertaining. Photo is of model not actual condo unit.

1679 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

1149900 - 1199900
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,049 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150060560
Property Type Detached
Sellers Real Estate Services
Beautifully finished new home, approx. 4049 sf, 4 bedroom with 1st floor master suite, 3 1/2 baths & separate casita with kitchen, living, 1 bed/bath, laundry area - granny/nanny or rental unit. Home includes hardwood floors, upgraded carpet, modern kitchen w/ KitchenAid stainless appliances, granite slabs with custom backsplash, walk-in pantry, inviting family room, formal dining, upstairs bonus room, generous natural light. Convenient location, low maintenance yard, near the beaches, no mello-roos!

4747 Marina 12 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$539,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,240 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150056696
Property Type All Other Attached
eClosedrealty Inc.
Unobstructed view of Agua Hedionda lagoon. Private boat dock and two car garage. Complex has pool, spa, rec room and sauna. Paddle board from dock. Wake board in the lagoon.

4672 Coralwood Circle Carlsbad, CA 92008

$510,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,810 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 150055022
Property Type All Other Attached
Doors Real Estate Management
NICE PRICE REDUCTION!! This beautiful, end unit townhome, in a park-like setting. Spacious living room has gas fireplace and slider looking out onto lovely patio area; vaulted ceilings; kitchen has been remodeled with beautiful granite counters, recessed lighting, rich looking cabinets, stainless steel fridge; new vinyl in kitchen and bathrooms; huge loft/opt bedroom/w closet; master suite is a dream w/slider looking out to greenery; lovely 2nd bedroom has pocket door to bathroom; 2-car gar w/storage.

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