Spotlight on Olde or Old Carlsbad, CA

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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.

3624 Garfield Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,299,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,089 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2000045
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Update; Developers were working through some bureaucratic issues to record documents to make a smooth transfer of title. This work is now complete and these units are ready to transfer title! Bring your best offer! This single-level penthouse suite offers commanding views from your private corner balcony with panoramic frameless doors and peak views of the ocean and Carlsbad's world famous beach, just one block away. Sitting above the street creates a sense of privacy and sanctuary for those that want their beach-living to be more personal. Unique to the penthouse is an elevated ceiling in the master bedroom, private entry, and elevator access to underground parking. Designed and built with strict attention to detail and thoughtfully prepared spaces, a life well lived awaits those who call this home. Enjoy everything Carlsbad has to offer, one block from ocean and world famous beaches, amazing restaurants and nightlife in the village, Legoland and some of the best golf courses in Southern California. This is one of 3 units that will be available for sale.

2525 Jefferson St. Unit B Carlsbad, CA 92008

$510,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
988 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2002049
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --

853 Home Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,775,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,407 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2103951
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Good fortune knocks! One final home back on market and ready for move-in! The last of our Limited Edition collection of 5 homes at Carlyle Carlsbad Village on a private cul de sac of beautiful pavers. This home is newly completed in exquisite detail. 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths set on 3 levels with private elevator & 2 car attached garage w/epoxy floor. Enter to a bonus living space & downstairs bedroom & bath with fenced private yard. The Great Room is on the main level with powder bath and gourmet kitchen with 6 burner gas Bertazzoni range+griddle & double oven, SubZero refrigerator, island with countertop dining & decorator selected cabinetry with quartz countertops and tile backsplash. Great Room opens onto spacious covered deck with wide sliding pocket doors for indoor/outdoor living. Generously-sized Master Suite has a vaulted ceiling, large shower with designer tiled walls & walk-in closet. A second bedroom with private bath & laundry room with included washer/dryer complete this floor. The 5 homes share the private pool & outdoor lounge with the Residences at Carlyle Carlsbad Village. Photos & Virtual tour are of the model; not this home.

5172 Shore Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,700,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,636 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210003286
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Rarely available Terrimar single story, just steps away from the beach access. New applicances,covered courtyard brings the outdoors in and makes a great space for entertaining and enjoying the ocean breeze. Attached two car garage, two fireplaces, and a very spacious master bedroom. Hurry as this little gem will not last long! Equipment: Washer Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL

568 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,495,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,651 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031573
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy VIEWS & NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, CA. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, 2 car garage with lift.

564 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,425,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,651 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031650
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two-car garage with lift, private garden

582 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,195,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,569 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031514
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, floor to ceiling windows, low HOA. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two-car garage with lift, private garden

560 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,195,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,535 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031677
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two car garage with lift

566 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,395,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,651 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031602
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy VIEWS & MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two-car garage with lift

562 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,295,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,651 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21031665
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar-clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two-car garage with lift

578 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,295,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,641 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21032008
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two car garage with lift

580 Laguna Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,195,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,569 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PW21032018
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LAGUNA ROW: New Construction! Enjoy NATURAL MODERN living in the beautiful & vibrant village of Carlsbad, California. Walk to EVERYTHING: beach, restaurants, train, cafes, parks, trails and theaters. The best of town and country! Detached, cedar clad home designed by multi-award winning Architect, Brett Farrow. Sustainable construction, high ceilings and oversized windows. Luxury kitchen appliances, home office option, two car garage with lift