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

$1,325,000
3 Beds
1 Bath
1,288 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022741
Property Type Single Family Residence
Prime location in Carlsbad Village. 3 bed 1 bath vacation home/rental or 5 unit development 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 selling between 1M-1.6M.

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

$5,900
-- 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

163 Acacia Ave Unit 1 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,850,000
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 coastal region of elegant Carlsbad. Perfect home for those looking to downsize and retire, as well as those looking for a great place to vacation. 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

$2,750,000
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. Perfect location with only steps to sandy beaches, the village and decadent panoramic ocean views throughout the unit.

167 Acacia Ave Unit 3 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,850,000
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. 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

$6,500
-- 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

2359 Ocean St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,310,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,966 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180052104
Property Type Condominium
Best new beach community in Carlsbad. View of the lagoon. Coastal living at it's finest. Village close for food, drink and entertainment in the Village. This home is drop dead beautiful with professionally designed interiors including custom furniture and window treatments, Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances along with Blanco Carrera Marble. This great home has fabulous indoor/outdoor living with the LaCantina doors leading to the extra large patio. Summerhouse also offers a wonderful gym and pool area. Neighborhoods: Beach Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

4032 Garfield Carlsbad, CA 92008

$899,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,514 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180052647
Property Type Condominium
A front row seat to the most stunning ocean & sunset views Carlsbad has to offer. This single level, 1500 sf townhome is one of only 15 units in a private, secured building. Kitchen and baths have been remodeled with the latest finishes that reflect a light, airy, beach-like feel. Easy flowing floor plan with poolside/ocean view balcony to enjoy sunbathing, a good book or al fresco dining. This unit comes with 2 elevator accessed parking spaces and spacious storage room.

165 Pine Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,675,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,630 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180055009
Property Type Condominium
LUXURY BEACH LIVING WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS! Steps to the beach! STUNNING single level smart home with amazing ocean and sunset views. Well designed open floor plan. Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors open to your private and gated yard. All en-suite bedrooms, master offers his/her bathrooms & ocean views. Exquisite Snaidero Italian Modern kitchen with stainless steel Thermador appliances. Walk across the street to the beach, short walk to all the restaurants and shops the Village has to offer!

3762 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,799,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad West, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,799,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,801 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061968
Property Type Single Family Residence
VIEWS!!! Luxury homes come standard with 42 Sub-zero refrigerators, 48 Wolf range with beautiful stainless steel chimney hood. La Cantina bi-fold doors for indoor/outdoor living and lots of custom tile. Beautiful paver roadway, driveways and patios. Walk to village & schools. 1 mile to the beach. Only blocks to elementary, middle & High S. Location, location, location. Stay tuned for GRAND OPENING June 29th and 30th from 10am to 5pm.

3766 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,799,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad West, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,799,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,070 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061969
Property Type Single Family Residence
VIEWS!! Luxury homes come standard with 43 Sub-zero refrigerators, 48 Wolf ranges with beautiful stainless steel chimney hoods. French doors to decks of the master and dining room. Beautiful paver roadway, driveways and patios. Walk to village & schools. 1 mile to the beach. Only blocks to elementary, middle & High S. Location, location, location. Stay tuned for GRAND OPENING June 29th and 30th from 10am to 5pm.

3776 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,499,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad West, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,499,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,760 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061970
Property Type Single Family Residence
VIEWS!!! Luxury homes come standard with 42 Sub-zero refrigerators, 48 Wolf range with beautiful stainless steel chimney hood. La Cantina bi-fold doors for indoor/outdoor living and lots of custom tile. Beautiful paver roadway, driveways and patios. Walk to village & schools. 1 mile to the beach. Only blocks to elementary, middle & High S. Location, location, location. Stay tuned for GRAND OPENING June 29th and 30th from 10am to 5pm.

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