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.

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 --

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

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

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.

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

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,900
1 Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2103925
Property Type Timeshare
Price Type --
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. This Unit is week 37, which is Sunday through Sunday. Very desirable. In addition to it's many on-site activities, guests may wish to spend a day at LEGOLAND, California, just ten minutes away. Guests venturing further will find our North San Diego luxury resort location is just a short drive to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Del Mar Racetrack, Disneyland Park, Knott's Berry Farm and a host of water-related sports and activities. Our beautifully renovated rooms are inspired by the magnificent sunsets you'll appreciate from our welcoming courtyard with brilliant hues of coral and sea foam. Life's comforts are conveniently included as is the warmth and genuine hospitality of a truly attentive staff. Add the location, experiencing this iconic resort allows you to stroll to everything that is Carlsbad - great shops, endless dining choices and mere paces to the awe-inspiring Pacific. Seller is a licensed real estate agent.

3140 Highland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,995,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,958 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210011530
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Opportunity awaits! 1.27 AC ocean view lot! Lot is splittable. Home built in 1888 with the charm of a more genteel era, this Queen-Anne Victorian has been thoughtfully positioned atop the highest elevation on a 1.27 acre ocean view lot, artfully accentuating its architectural detail. Upon entering, you’re taken back to a time where detail & quality materials mattered; you’ll enjoy elaborate woodwork, dramatic stained glass, and a romantic widow’s walk with beautiful ocean views. Details of every room are reminiscent of years gone by. This home & carriage house is rich in history with stories and legends dating back to the turn of the century. Owned and restored by three different families, this home is awaiting its next family to create memories for years to come... Rare opportunity w multiple options & upside potential. Historical landmark No 4 in Carlsbad. Culver- Myers- Capp House w Carriage House Elevated 1.27 Ac lot. w ocean views, Queen-Anne Victorian, Carlsbad designated historic site No 4. Built in 1887, as sister home of the Twins Inn (SchutteHouse) 1887- Built & owned by Alonzo & Clinton Culver, 1887-1914, Clinton in federal prison for 5 years due to smuggling of Chinese laborers. 1914- David Harrington, gave to daughter & husband 1916-Guy & Nancy Maltby, then their daughter Gertrude Maltby married Ben Myers. 1936- Gertrude returned to live in home- a 30 acre estate. Gertrude Myers known as Grandma Moses, favorite Carlsbad artist. Gertrude died in 1965. Home was vacant from 1965- 1969. 1969- Kay and Gerald Capp bought and renovated/rehabbed home for 20 years. Sewer: Septic Installed

1801 High Ridge Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,625,000
6 Beds
4 Baths
3,466 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210012109
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful 3,400 sq. ft. single level home, one of the largest lots located in the highly desirable Telescope Point Development in Olde Carlsbad. Enter through an exterior iron gate into the front courtyard. 6 bedroom, (1 bedroom is a optional game room off the family room), 4 bath, over sized family room - plenty of room for great for entertaining, gourmet style kitchen, granite counter tops, Thermador 6 burner gas range/oven and a built-in Bosch microwave/oven, 2 Sub Zero Refrigerators, fireplace in living room and master bedroom. The interior walls are dramatically finished with venetian plaster over drywall along with some natural stone. Huge master suite with fireplace. Enter the exterior entertainment area through the dining room, bountiful natural stone, includes a wet bar, built-in BBQ, bar refrigerator, built-in fire feature table and a separate fire feature area. Expansive master bedroom suite with fireplace. Lot size: 18,000 + sq. ft. Expansive backyard - room for multi entertainment areas. Enjoy the lovely back yard with back patio and plenty of grass area for kids to play or the pets to roam. A short walk to the community tennis and basketball courts and picnic area. Short drive to Carlsbad Village, wonderful restaurants and shopping, and Tamarack beach. Easy access to the 5 Freeway. HOA has RV storage lot when space is available for additional fee. Enter the exterior entertainment area through the dining room, bountiful natural stone, includes a wet bar, built-in BBQ, bar refrigerator, built-in fire feature table and a separate fire feature area. Expansive master bedroom suite with fireplace. Lot size: 18,000 + sq. ft. Expansive backyard - room for multi entertainment areas. Enjoy the lovely back yard with back patio and plenty of grass area for kids to play or the pets to roam. A short walk to the community tennis and basketball courts and picnic area. Short drive to Carlsbad Village, wonderful restaurants and shopping, and Tamarack beach. Easy access to the 5 Freeway. HOA has RV storage lot when space is available for additional fee. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL