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 --

2650 State Street Unit F Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,140,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2111146
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

5410 Browning Road Carlsbad, CA 92008

$595,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,872 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2111682
Property Type Manufactured On Land
Price Type --
Highly desirable 55+ community with a beautiful view of the Carlsbad Hills! Located in the exclusive gated community of Camino Hills in Carlsbad. This 3Br, 2Ba, just spent almost $100,000 totally remodeled 7 months ago, look like brand new inside. Ocean breeze, lives like a resort with RV parking, Pool, tennis courts & more! Did we mention it is just 5 minutes to the beach, shopping malls, Legoland and more? This property features numerous upgrades and amenities including laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, and custom light fixtures. The upgraded kitchen features custom counter-tops and backsplash, premium appliances, and generous cabinet space. Ceiling fans and central air conditioning further enhance this fabulous property in addition to remodeled bathrooms! Add to all of this a laundry room and two car garage with deep sink and you have a very distinctive property in an exceptional location. Welcome home!

2350 Hosp Way Unit 351 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$465,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
944 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2201866
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
BEST DEAL IN CARLSBAD! This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo unit is located in the gated community of The Grove. Open floor plan with large living room and dining area. Large bedrooms with generous closet space. Also included are 2 assigned parking spaces. This community offers many amenities to include pool, spa & lighted tennis courts. Only a block away from the Carlsbad Mall – easily walk to shops, restaurants, banks, theater, gym, etc. You’re just a few minutes’ drive to the beach and Carlsbad Village. Close to Hwy 78, Hwy 5 & bus stop. Jump into your home ownership dream!

1095 Hoover Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$8,599,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
7,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC22050925
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to 1095 Hoover Street located in Carlsbad, California. This modern private estate is turn-key & features direct ocean and bay views. Just completed in late 2021, This brand new home has it all. A timeless sleek modern design with the functionality of any dream beach house. Upon entry, you're greeted by a koi fish pond and a massive 10ft door with led changing sea turtles. You'll find many amenities such as four steam showers, direct bay access, walk in pantry, temperature controlled wine cellar, central air conditioning, 5 car garage, jacuzzi, swimming pool & an attached 1,000sqft single dwelling unit that would make any friend or family member feel right at home. The open floor plan and steel beam construction makes it easy to bring the entertainment outside, inside by pushing the floor to ceiling glass doors right into the wall. Watch your home transform as the sun sets with its many led displays and swimming pool lights along with outdoor fire features. Enjoy the views and the privacy of this home, it's everything you could want and more!

2646 State Street Unit D Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,220,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2202512
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

2644 State Street Unit C Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,260,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2202510
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

2648 State Street Unit E Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,149,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2203579
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

2652 State Street Unit G Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,100,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2203580
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

3255 Canyon Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,395,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,612 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2204607
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Opportunity awaits in the heart of Olde Carlsbad. Walk to the award-winning high school, middle and elementary school. Just a couple of miles from the beach and downtown Carlsbad. This charming 3-bedroom 2- bath single story home has good bones ready for your personal- touch. Massive backyard with plenty of room to build an ADU or guest house or a resort-like outdoor living area and pool. This home features a spacious family/great room, including a wood burning fireplace, open beamed ceilings and glass sliding doors that open out to the private backyard. Original oak hardwood floors and cedar cabinets. Plenty of room on both sides of the home for RV parking. Easy and plenty of room to access the backyard. Cul-de- sac location. Close to shopping and restaurants and more...No homeowners' fees

3794 Highland Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,559,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,801 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220012124SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This beautiful *NEW CONSTRUCTION* WEST-facing property with ocean views will be finished in early 2023. Located in Olde Carlsbad on desired Highland Dr. the home features 4 bedrooms with the option of an additional bedroom or office. 4.5 baths & 3 car garage. The property is also listed as Vacant land MLS220017765 for $1,989,000 in case you would like to put your touch and finish the property choosing your preferred finishing. Rendering pictures coming soon! Complex Features: , Equipment: Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5098 Carlsbad Boulevard Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,790,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,624 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NS22106535
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
BACK ON THE MARKET! NEW PRICE! Fantastic opportunity in one of the most desirable locations in Carlsbad! Welcome to 5098 Carlsbad Blvd in the beautiful neighborhood of Terramar! Elevated perfectly over Carlsbad Boulevard, you will enjoy ocean views from the beautifully landscaped front yard, living room and rooftop deck. Enter through the charming front porch where you will appreciate the open and bright floor plan, hardwood floors and loads of natural light coming in! The comfortable living room is the perfect place to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and take in the ocean views from the fabulous large picture window. The split floorplan offers a main bedroom suite with 3/4 bath and 2 nice size bedrooms with a guest bath on the other side of the house. The well appointed kitchen features plenty of counter space with custom tile countertops, newer stainless steel appliances, lovely wood cabinetry and breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to the family room and offers the perfect space to entertain family and friends as you open the slider and French doors for you and your guests to dine al fresco and enjoy the backyard with its two covered patios. Just off the back patio and up the stairs you will find the rooftop deck where you can take in the magnificent views of the pacific ocean, sunbathe or grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets! In addition there is an indoor laundry, 2-car oversized garage and long driveway for extra parking. Cannon Park and a popular surf spot along with the Terramar Beach Association's private beach access and patio area are just a block away! This property is conveniently located near Legoland, the Carlsbad flower fields, outlet mall, Carlsbad Village and many restaurants. Don't miss this opportunity to live a block from the ocean and enjoy your beach home, build your dream home, rent it out for income or?...the possibilities are endless! Call your favorite Realtor today for an appointment to view this fantastic property! View property video here https://youtu.be/aStk-lrae9s