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!

2020 Avenue Of The Trees Carlsbad, CA 92008

$495,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,692 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150057915
Property Type Townhome
Fraijo Real Estate & Mortgage
$20k price reduction. Located minutes from Village & Beaches. Townhouse is Freshly Painted. Kitchen, w/plenty of cabinet & counter space. Kitchen allows for a dinette and lots of natural lighting. 2 lg bedrooms and a spacious loft can be used as office or 3rd bedroom. Vaulted ceiling in comfortable LR w/Fp. Very private courtyard and a large 2 car garage w/laundry hook ups and newer roll up door. Low HOA. 30 minutes to Orange County or Down Town San Diego or 5 minutes to Train Station.

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..

1184 Magnolia Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,499,900 - $1,549,900
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
3,964 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150060259
Property Type Detached
HomeSmart Realty West
Charming CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN Home in Olde Carlsbad with OCEAN VIEWS from all three floors! Lifetime chance to own one of the most beautiful and well constructed homes in town! GOURMET KITCHEN with custom cabinets, wine bar pantry, and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout. MASTER RETREAT with Ocean View balcony, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Third floor loft perfect for library, art studio, or hobbies. This the perfect family home with an attached GRANNY FLAT with full kitchen and separate entrance.

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!

2336 Hosp Way 115 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$280,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
810 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 150066092
Property Type Attached
Capital Realty
Coastal gem! Light and bright corner downstairs unit. Remodeled, new granite countertops, new stove, dishwasher, back splash, garbage disposal, vent hood, sink, faucet, flooring, freshly painted, baseboards, bathtub, tile, ....the list goes on. Easy freeway access, walking distance to grocery stores, movie theater and the mall. Gated community with community clubhouse, pool, spa and tennis courts. Covered parking with locked storage area. FREE home warranty paid for by seller to buyer.

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!

2166 Twain Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,139,900
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,737 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160004340
Property Type Detached
Alliance Group
Magnificent coastal home atop the highly coveted Spyglass Hills community. Highly updated throughout, you will notice every attention to detail has been paid. The spacious floor plan features soaring volume ceilings, a chef's kitchen,full bedroom downstairs with it's own en-suite bathroom, spacious master suite with soaking tub & his/hers walk in closets, entertainer's backyard with built in spa, BBQ and fireplace. A few steps up and you can enjoy panoramic ocean views from the large deck. See below...

4702 Telescope Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,995,000
6 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,492 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160007359
Property Type Detached
Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage
Appraised for $2,425,000 in May 2015! Make your changes, make it yours! With unique panoramic views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Pacific Ocean & city lights, this estate sized lot of 3/4 acre is sheltered from neighbors by permanent open space, adding to the feeling of being on your own tropical island. At 5492 sqft, it contains 16 ft ceilings travertine floors, marble finishes, formal dining room & an open kitchen with walk-in pantry & large kitchen island. View balconies, pool & spa add to the ambiance!

4022 Layang Layang Circle H Carlsbad, CA 92008

$435,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,886 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 160007100
Property Type Townhome
Park Place Real Estate
Location- Location- Location! Very spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in Carlsbad. Close to everything - schools, stores, freeway and less than one half mile to Beach & Beach walk. Formal living & dining rooms. 2 master bedrooms. 1-car garage. Includes washer/dryer and refrigerator. This home has huge potential!

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