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.

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2943 Jefferson Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,390,000
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.

3119 Afton Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,434,990
7 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,826 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023919
Property Type Single Family Residence
You must see this community in person! Brand New Home 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. SEE VIRTUAL TOUR

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Unit Week 37 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$7,480
-- 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

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Wk 11 Unit 219 Unit Week 11 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$7,000
-- Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180039108
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: Pool,Restaurant,BBQ,Exercise Room,Maid Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

3107 Afton Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,449,990
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,934 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042067
Property Type Single Family Residence
Beautiful cul de sac of Brand New Homes with Views! Single Story, Move in 30 Days! Afton Way in Western Carlsbad (Lot 4). Private cul de sac of 8 homes on with panoramic VIEWS! 4BR, 3.5 BA Single Story. Open great room with bfast nook and dining room, 3 car garage. Large Kitchen with seated island, stainless steel appliances, double oven, quartz countertops throughout, walk in pantry & white shaker style cabinets. Some photos feature other finished homes in the community.

167 Acacia Ave Unit 3 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,250,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,350 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042154
Property Type Condominium
Introducing Acacia Estates. Brand new construction by local experts The Edward Group. Experience a new line of luxury in the coast region of elegant Carlsbad. Perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for a great place to vacation. We are currently accepting pre-sale bids with the option of adding your own touches. Perfect location with only steps to sandy beaches, the village and decadent panoramic ocean views throughout the unit.

169 Acacia Ave Unit 2 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,250,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
3,150 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042136
Property Type Condominium
Introducing Acacia Estates. Brand new construction by local experts The Edward Group. Experience a new line of luxury in the coast region of elegant Carlsbad. Perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for a great place to vacation. We are currently accepting pre-sale bids with the option of adding your own touches. Perfect location with only steps to sandy beaches, the village and decadent panoramic ocean views throughout the unit.

163 Acacia Ave Unit 1 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,250,000
4 Beds
5 Baths
3,150 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042138
Property Type Condominium
Introducing Acacia Estates. Brand new construction by local experts The Edward Group. Experience a new line of luxury in the coast region of elegant Carlsbad. Perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for a great place to vacation. We are currently accepting pre-sale bids with the option of adding your own touches. Perfect location with only steps to sandy beaches, the village and decadent panoramic ocean views throughout the unit.

165 Acacia Ave Unit 4 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,250,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,350 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042147
Property Type Condominium
Introducing Acacia Estates. Brand new construction by local experts The Edward Group. Experience a new line of luxury in the coast region of elegant Carlsbad. Perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for a great place to vacation. We are currently accepting pre-sale bids with the option of adding your own touches. Perfect location with only steps to sandy beaches, the village and decadent panoramic ocean views throughout the unit.

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Unit Week 9 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$7,480
-- Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180043345
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: Pool,Restaurant,BBQ,Exercise Room,Maid Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

4180 Parkside Pl Carlsbad, CA 92008

$748,999
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,840 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 180050465
Property Type Single Family Residence
CONTINGENT SHORT SALE SUBJECT TO LENDER APPROVAL. TRI-LEVEL ON CULDESAC. FORMAL ENTRY, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, BULL NOSED CORNERS, VAULTED CEILINGS, 3 FIREPLACES (LR,FR, MBR), HARDWOOD FLOORS, TERRA COTA TILE FLOORS, RECESSED LIGHTING, A/C, EAT IN KITCHEN & BREAKFAST BAR, GARDEN WINDOW, MASTER BEDROOM W/RETREAT, 2 SIDED FIREPLACE, PRIVATE DECK, JACUZZI TUB AND HUGE WALK IN CLOSET. *2ND MBR. TOO! INSIDE LAUNDRY, SKYLIGHTS, CENTRAL VACUUM, LARGE 850 SQ. FT. WALK AROUND DECK & FINISHED GARAGE.

2323 Ocean St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,695,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,533 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 180050682
Property Type Condominium
At the end of Ocean Street sits this bright and breezy, 3 BR/3BA single level home that showcases the best of coastal living. The open concept design features disappearing La Cantina doors that connect the large lanai and boast ocean and lagoon views. Entertainer's kitchen offers top of the line appliances including a wine refrigerator and large center island. Resort style amenities include a fitness center, pool, spa and fire-pit. Short walk to Carlsbad Village & steps to the sand...

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