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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2860 Trails Ln Unit Lot #7 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,340,975
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190059256
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury TownHomes in the Exclusive Trails End community. November Move-Ins possible. Lot #7 (Plan 1) MODERN THEME - Chef’s Kitchen w/ Charcoal Stone Counters, Dark/Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, Mahogany... *SEE SUPP*

3151 Donna Dr Unit Lot #1 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,436,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063655
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury Town Homes in the Exclusive Trails End community. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #1 (Plan 1) MODERN THEME w/ Elevator Chef’s Kitchen w/ Charcoal Stone Counters, Dark/Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, *SEE SUPP

2872 Trails Ln Unit Lot #10 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,381,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063679
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury Town Homes in the Exclusive Trails End community. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #10 (Plan 1) MODERN THEME w/ Elevator Chef’s Kitchen w/ Charcoal Stone Counters, Dark/Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, *SEE SUPP

2888 Trails Ln Unit Lot #14 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,436,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063686
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury Town Homes in the Exclusive Trails End community. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #14 (Plan 1) MODERN THEME w/ Elevator Chef’s Kitchen w/ Charcoal Stone Counters, Dark/Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, *SEE SUPP

3624 Garfield St. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,250,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,089 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063881
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
This single-level penthouse suite offers commanding views from your private comer balcony with panoramic comer doors, glass railings, 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 the secured underground parking.

2884 Trails Ln Unit Lot #13 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,391,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063768
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury Town Homes in the Exclusive Trails End community. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #13 (Plan 1) BEACH THEME - Chef’s Kitchen w/ White Quartz Counters, Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, Mahogany... *SEE SUPP*

2876 Trails Ln Unit Lot #11 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,356,000
3 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,781 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063795
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION – Ocean View Lots Available! 1.5 Miles to Carlsbad Village and the beach! Spacious Luxury Town Homes in the Exclusive Trails End community. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #11 (Plan 1) MODERN THEME Chef’s Kitchen w/ Charcoal Stone Counters, Dark/Light European Style Shaker Cabinets w/ soft close doors, brushed-chrome hardware, Bertazzoni Design Stainless Appliances, Raised Kitchen bar tops. Santa Barbara inspired Modern architecture, vaulted 20’ ceilings, *SEE SUPP

1815 Oak Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,588,000
5 Beds
6 Baths
4,281 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200000228
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A sanctuary of good living - experience Feng Shui at it best in “Olde Carlsbad Village”! This contemporary craftsman exudes good vibes and positive energy with the perfect home office escape. The seamless indoor/outdoor floorplan features 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, solid wood doors and high-quality fixtures, finishes and construction throughout. The indoor/outdoor living is spectacular with prolific gardens surrounding the home and an expansive deck for entertaining. See Supplement..

2823 Lido Pl. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,485,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,146 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200004738
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LET’S MAKE A DEAL! OWNER SAYS SELL.Beautifully designed, steps from the village & beaches of Carlsbad. The gorgeous landscaping beckons you to the outdoor fire line seating area & low maintenance sustainable gardens. Top of the line appliances; exquisite architectural details; a wealth of highly appointed finishes! Open concept floor plan w/ loft, wood floors, gorgeous slab granite, Kohler fixtures & Sub-zero. Cul de sac location. Owner spared nothing to finish this home to perfection.

800 Grand Avenue Unit #110 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,414,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,294 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006274
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Carlyle Carlsbad Village - Models Now Open! New construction for summer move-in perfectly located in The Village. Luxury, 2 & 3 bedroom, 2-3.5 bath single-level condominiums with wide-open spaces, exquisite finishes & expansive private decks. This home is a corner location! Dramatic kitchens w/ islands, built-in Sub-Zero, wine frig, 6 burner gas Bertazzoni range w/dbl oven. Shared private pool & cabanas & each home includes 2 pkg spaces in the secured garage with EV charging available. Pictures of model.

800 Grand Avenue Unit #301 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,414,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,044 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200006640
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Carlyle Carlsbad Village-Models Now Open! New construction in The Village for summer 2020 move-in.This is our largest & most prestigious of the luxury, single-level Residences. 3 Bd/3.5 Ba home with 24' x 13' private deck. Expansive Great Room; exceptional Master & walk-in closet, freestanding tub, walk-in shower w/private gym/study off Master. Exquisite finishes. Homes share a private pool. 2 pkg spaces in a secured garage w/personal EV charging avail. Model/different floorplan pictures shown.

3570 Ridgecrest Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,400,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,200 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200007937
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Property was remodeled in 1999. A 1,800 sq ft master suite was added on the 2nd floor complete with a elevator, full bar, wood burning fireplace, office and sitting room. Except for the master suite the rest of the home is on the first floor. The property has over 6,000 sq ft of marble tile and 18 slabs of marble & granite in the house on the floor, walls, stairs & garage floors. There is lots of custom woodwork, 2 BBQ areas, outdoor fireplace, Pella windows & doors in the house with internal mini blinds.