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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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!

4388 Yuki Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,195,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,275 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150063739
Property Type Detached
Ara Koubeserian
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!

817 Kalpati Circle 109 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$625,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,660 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160016583
Property Type Attached
Elizabeth Saldana
RE/MAX Home Center
Welcome to this gorgeous, ocean view, 2 BR/2BA PLUS OFFICE, single level condo, in the desirable Ocean Point complex! Huge private patio w/ views, coastal breezes, & steps to the lovely pool & lagoon. This spacious beauty offers fantastic south facing exposure, ocean views from master and patio, & 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!

2373 Jefferson Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,350,777 - $1,485,333
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,200 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160013089
Property Type Detached
Sheri Luongo
Mark Atherton, Broker
* * Water-front Home with amazing ocean & lagoon views * * few blocks to beach, Carlsbad Village! * * Must see inside to appreciate amazing recent remodel.... * * Att. Separate luxury water-front unit used as vacation rental with appx $80-100k proj income potential * * Live in one, rent the other... Rent both or turn key move in - Just bring your toothbrush, teddy & sunscreen .. baby it's bright out there. Home rests on water, has big flat yard, surrounded by streams, ponds & water - so ZEN.

1546 Oak Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,999,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,867 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160013060
Property Type Detached
Scott Peck
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Top 10 Reasons to Love This Home! #1 Gorgeous family haven on spacious lot with ocean views #2 Light & bright grand entryway #3 Westward oriented sitting room & formal DR usher in ocean breezes & views #4 Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, eat-in bar, butler’s pantry, breakfast table, & travertine floors. #5 Luxurious MBR suite with ocean view patio #6 Spa-like master bath #7 BR2 with view patio #8 Expansive yard #9 Nestled in private 3-home enclave #10 Prime location See supplement.

4549 Cove Drive A Carlsbad, CA 92008

$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.

334 Date Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,785,000
1 Bed
1.5 Baths
600 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160015174
Property Type Detached
Sheri Luongo
Mark Atherton, Broker
* * Barely a block to the lagoon ** few steps more dips your toes in the sand of Tamarack Beach * Amazingly cared for slice of heaven WAY West of I-5, dead end street City says build-able up to 3 homes OR build dream home. *Land value* Income potential! *RENT out Quin-centennial cottage &non conforming garage conversion during building phase $$ * * Rarely avail highly sought LOCATION ** Embrace the love, peace, care magical & amazing energy this property has to offer. Buyer 2 verify all measurements/BLD

4403 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,500,000 - $4,999,000
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.

4705 Marina 13 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$569,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,440 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160019117
Property Type Attached
Christian Thomasset
Rise Realty
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a Penthouse on the highly sot after Carlsbad Lagoon. Located on the third story, this two bedroom two bath sprawling 1440 sq. foot Condo offers loft style living with pristine views of the beautiful Carlsbad Lagoon. Completely remodeled, turn key and ready to be the beach home of your dreams! Don't wait, this rare opportunity won't last long! Boat Slip fee included in HOA fees. Boat slips are available on a first come first serve basis.

2339 Ocean St. 13 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,310,990 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Beach, Carlsbad
Open House
$2,310,990
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,697 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160019004
Property Type Attached
Claudia Barbour
ZMS, Inc
SummerHouse is an elegant upscale community by the beach with 35 single level condos. Elevator access from the parking garage to your front door. Spacious open floorplan is perfect for an elegant yet casual beach lifestyle! Private Beach access, pool, spa, fitness center, concierge all add to the amenities of Coastal living just minutes to downtown Carlsbad Village and Coaster Station. Designer selected finishes, large kitchen island, La Cantina doors. Photos are of model and do not depict actual unit.

1123 Camino Del Sol Carlsbad, CA 92008

$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!

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.

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