Spotlight on Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA


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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4005 Bluff View Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,115 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 160047217
Property Type Condominium
Fabulous town home built in 2007 next to the Agua Hedionda lagoon! Resort style community, Unique unit with custom tile work, custom paint, larger windows and the best placement in the community. Two car attached garage! You will love the modern, open floor plan with beautiful wood flooring and cabinetry, coffered ceilings, crown molding, granite counters and fireplace. Downstairs Bedroom perfect for home office/den/guests. Master suite offers a walk in closet, jetted tub, separate shower, dual sinks, all

5305 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

5 Beds
9 Baths
10,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180008860
Property Type Single Family Residence
The stunning allure of the ocean combined with the aesthetic beauty of this estate will redefine Luxury Oceanfront living. Undoubtedly a trophy property this Californian paradise offers the best of the best. Set on 1.5 meticulously landscaped acres with 166 feet of ocean frontage and 10,000 square feet of living space the residence provides endless entertainment opportunities and public spaces which are positioned to experience headland ocean views. See Supp...

2741 Monroe Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

5 Beds
4 Baths
2,815 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180012509
Property Type Single Family Residence
Turnkey Multi Generational Home, 5 min. drive to beach & Carlsbad Village. On Monroe & Carlsbad Village Dr, close to the Mall. Main house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office (could be 4th bedroom), formal living room & dining room, large family room, remodeled kitchen, indoor laundry, beautiful redwood deck backs up to the Hosp Grove Park, 2 car garage. Attached apartment has a bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining area, laundry closet and private patio. Best priced home in Carlsbad per square feet!! Neighborhoods: Olde Carlsbad Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected,Public Sewer

2943 Jefferson Carlsbad, CA 92008

3 Beds
1 Bath
1,288 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022741
Property Type Single Family Residence
Prime location in Carlsbad Village. 5 unit development opportunity or owner user opportunity in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Great walkability to shopping, restaurants and beach. 6936 sq ft lot with 1288 sq ft of office space or residential living. Property sits directly across from Union Bank and also directly behind the new Grand Ave project which will contain 11 luxury condos over retail space.

4444 Adams Carlsbad, CA 92008

4 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,238 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022960
Property Type Single Family Residence
MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! - World Class View and Location. Ocean View Lagoon Front Home in Carlsbad This 4,238 square ft. 1/3 acre gated Carlsbad Ocean View Estate on Adams Street rests above the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon on a mountain of finely landscaped and terraced grounds. There is a priceless and unobstructed panoramic Pacific Ocean view to the horizon from just about any window in the home.

3119 Afton Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

7 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,826 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023919
Property Type Single Family Residence
Completed and Ready for Move in! Brand New Construction at Afton Way in Western Carlsbad (Lot 1). Private cul de sac of 8 homes on with panoramic VIEWS! Two story Home with 5BR, 4.5 BA+Loft and Master Retreat. Open great room with bfast nook and dining room, bed/bath downstairs + huge laundry room & 3 car garage. Large Kitchen with seated island, stainless steel appliances, double oven, quartz countertops throughout, walk in pantry & white shaker style cabinets.

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Unit Week 37 Carlsbad, CA 92008

-- Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180025165
Property Type Timeshare
Just steps to the majestic Pacific Ocean, the award-winning Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort vacation condos (Time -shares) are in the heart of the picturesque coastal Village of Carlsbad. Stroll through the lush green courtyard of our luxury San Diego resort to the steps leading to the rolling surf, or walk through surrounding Carlsbad and it's countless boutiques and cafes. In addition to it's many on-site activities, guests may wish to spend a day at LEGOLAND, California, just ten minutes away. Neighborhoods: Carlsbad Village Complex Features: BBQ,Beach Rights,Clubhouse/Rec Room,Concierge,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Laundry Facilities,On-Site Guard,Pet Restrictions,Playground,Pool,Spa/Hot Tub Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Range/Oven Features: Restaurant,Spa,BBQ,Exercise Room,Maid Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

3307 James Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

5 Beds
4 Baths
3,450 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180025871
Property Type Single Family Residence
Private property on flag lot with gorgeous drought tolerant landscaping and a FANTASTIC GARAGE/WORKSHOP! LIFTS, COMPRESSOR, half bath, washer/dryer for rags. Could be converted into a detached guest house! Also has attached 2 car garage. All bedrooms plus large bonus/media, office room are upstairs. All freshly painted and new carpeting too! Truly a CAR LOVERS DREAM. Walking distance to old town restaurants and shops!

3805 Alder Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

4 Beds
3 Baths
2,655 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180032188
Property Type Single Family Residence
**CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!!** It says it all!! SINGLE LEVEL 4 bd/3 ba home.Completely remodeled, inside and out: new electrical, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen, ss appliances, new countertops, cabinets, lighting, landscaping, newly installed driveway & 2 car garage, viewing deck too. Unattached garage could be an aux guest house! Big easterly views and lots of privacy on this large lot and no HOA's. Large master suite with views and a master retreat too. This is a must see!!

1165 Chestnut Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,337 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180037591
Property Type Single Family Residence
Entertainers delight, vast ocean views, walk to the beach and Carlsbad Village! Custom rear yard with pool, water features, built in BBQ, and lush landscaping. Bright open concept kitchen and living room. First floor office or bedroom w/ full bath. New A/C installed and new paint inside and out. Plenty of natural light. Private gated entrance with long driveway and attached 3 car garage. Multiple balconies on second floor. Don't miss this gem in Olde Carlsbad.

4028 Garfield St Carlsbad, CA 92008

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,514 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180038093
Property Type Condominium
Property has been leased. Unobstructed ocean front views! Ground floor single level unit. Breathtaking sights all the way up the coastline to La Jolla. The Strand at Carlsbad state beach. 2 Gorgeous marble fireplaces. Master opens into the granite patio terrace. Pool, spa, gated entry, and 2 car garage with storage. Neighborhoods: CSBW Complex Features: , Equipment: Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Bed 2 Dimension: 14x12 Dining Room Dimen: 16x15 Family Room Dim: 0 Kitchen Dim: 17x10 Living Room Dim: 19x15 Master Bedroom Dim: 16x14

563 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,689 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040425
Property Type Townhouse
Huge Price Reduction!!!All the upgrades in this townhouse within walking distance to beach and Carlsbad Village. Second bedroom is extra large and could accommodate sleeping space and office. Crown molding, granite counters, travertine floors, spa tub in master. Exercise room, pool, and hot tub. Well managed HOA.

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