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 --

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 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
Open House
$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.

2332 Hosp Way Unit 108 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$499,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,029 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # IV22167360
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
This is an amazing opportunity to own this stunning home within 3 miles from the ocean. This home is turnkey featuring an interior entry, beautiful flooring, great room with a large, fenced patio for entertaining. The kitchen features stainless steel dual sink, stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, range, loads of cabinetry with hardware, and features an additional eating area. The owner’s suite is huge with amazing views, large closet with dual side organizers. The en-suite bathroom has been fully upgraded, modern fixtures added and is light and bright. The secondary bedroom is spacious with a slider onto the balcony, and closet featuring mirrored doors and upgraded hall bathroom. Two covered parking spaces! This location is central to all major shopping, freeways and approx. 10 minutes from the beach. Modern luxury and comfort await as this unit will go fast as the gated community also offers tennis courts, pool, spa and so much more.

3218 Eureka Pl Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,500,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,600 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220020137SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Reduced to sell in January, or Seller will retain and re-rent for more. Charming 1948 Craftsmen cottage is a rare find. Great location just across from Holiday Park. Main house: 1 bedroom, 1 bath 680 sq ft. Hardwood floors, Original built-in craftsmen cabinets & shelves kitchen & dining room. Walk in pantry. Covered back porch. Lots of private spaces between units. Detached 1 bedroom 1 bath approx. 480 sq ft. Plus 2 cars garage + work shop – crash pad with laundry & ½ bath. Out door shower.. Lots of privacy, parking for 4 cars behind gate. 6,405 sq ft lot.. Great potential to expand and add a 3rd a JADU.

800 Grand Ave Unit 202 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,250,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,508 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2208629
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
**No more showings at this time** Welcome to Luxurious Coastal Living at The Carlyle in Carlsbad Village. This single level 2,508 sq ft home is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village where you will be delighted with the ultimate beach living experience. A short stroll away you will find yourself enjoying sunny days on the beach, visiting one of the many delicious restaurants, doing some shopping or browsing the local farmers market. As you enter into your new condo through the foyer, you will be greeted with a beautifully designed open concept living area, as well as a gourmet kitchen that features a large island with ample seating, a butlers pantry/office, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 6 burner Bertazzoni stove/oven and a wine fridge. As you are cooking up a delicious meal, don't forget to open your 12ft accordion doors so you have an unobstructed view of your spacious outdoor living area and the beautiful Grand Avenue! No better place to peacefully enjoy yourself or entertain family and friends! This space includes 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, all bedrooms include an ensuite. The master bedroom provides a spa like bathroom with a large marble shower, and a massive walk in closet. Other features include, laundry room inside the condo, heated pool and cabanas, quiet sitting areas within the building and the largest storage unit in the complex. The garage offers 2 personal parking spaces near the elevator and an option for 220 volt electric car hookup. This building is secured from the front entrance to the garage, the front entrance is only accessible by keypad or key fob, garage is fully gated and you must have a clicker to get in. No detail was spared when they built this gorgeous complex in 2020. If you are looking for a primary or vacation home with high end finishes and a beach feel, this home is meant for you!

1415 Chestnut Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,995,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,546 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2209368
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
$180k Price Enhancement!. Welcome to your new home in Olde-Carlsbad. This hacienda style home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,016 sf of living space plus a 530 sf detached Garden Cottage (permitted ADU). The large gourmet kitchen features Mosaic Noche Granite counters and backsplash, stainless steel appliances w/52 bottle wine refrigerator, Alderwood cabinetry, recessed lighting, stainless steel sink/faucet and ceiling fan. The spacious Master suite features French Doors leading to the large covered balcony w/ocean views, a large fireplace, sitting area, and walk-in closet w/organizers. The Master Bath features a tiled shower, dual shower heads, custom vanity and jacuzzi type tub. There is plenty of parking to include an oversized 3-car garage and plenty of room for an RV/Boat. Additional upgrades include tankless hot water and whole house water system, ceiling speaker systems in the family room, master suite/bathroom and security systems. Exterior features include a fire pit, built-in BBQ, patio areas, lush landscaping and citrus trees. The detached ADU built in 2012, has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, loft, kitchen, living room and approximately 530 square feet of living space. Amenities include refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, washer/dryer, tankless water system, AC, separate utilities and mailing address (1417 Chestnut Ave.). Located one-plus miles to Carlsbad State Beach and Tamarack Surf Beach, walking distance to Carlsbad High School and close to K-8 schools, Starbucks, Trader Joes, Vons, downtown Carlsbad, freeway access and more.

5192 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,475,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
3,663 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2210308
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to Paradise! Step through the entrance gate to this newly remodeled, Spanish Mediterranean Contemporary home. Two blocks to the private beach access in Terramar with stunning views. This home can live as a large two story home, or as two separate residences or vacation rentals. The main single level residence includes three bedrooms, three baths with large open great room complete with La cantina doors to a private patio. The open chef's kitchen with oversized island and adjacent bar make it an entertainer's dream! In addition, the large two bedroom, two bath, newly completed ADU on the upper level is complete with separate entrance, expansive patios, gourmet kitchen, La Cantina doors, ocean views, and separate solar and AC Live in one residence and lease the other, or enjoy one large home - the choice is yours! The proximity to the beach and village of Carlsbad, makes it the ultimate vacation rental or beach home. Private Terramar beach access, two car garage and ample off-street parking. Walk to the village, park and beach-Live the good life! 5192 is a single story remodeled stunning home--New ADU on upper level with private entrance is now 5194 Carlsbad Blvd. Entrance to upper level can be from the inside the home if desiring a granny flat, mother in law quarters or can be completely separate!- whatever you'd prefer! The ADU is complete with all the newest finishes and amenities...wood floors, la cantina doors, soaring ceilings, expansive outdoor area for entertaining and panoramic ocean views! This home truly has it all!

4394 Yuki Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,441,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,532 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # FR22225273
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Location, location, location! Welcome home to Olde Carlsbad, offering a furnished, 3,500+sqft, luxury, 2018, custom built home with NO HOAs. This coastal home sits on a 12,500+sqft lot located on a quiet cul-de-sac street in one of the best school districts. Enjoy coastal living at its finest only 5 mins to the beach, and 7 mins to Carlsbad Village. Just a short walk to Agua Hedionda Lagoon where you can enjoy paddle boarding, boating, fishing, jet skiing and many other water activities.

3861 Margaret Way Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,420,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,100 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2210998
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located just a few minutes from the beautiful beaches in Carlsbad, this highly desirable 2 story home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bath and 2,100 square feet of living space with an attached 2 car garage. Along with the ocean view from the top floor room and balcony, there is also a pool and spa that have been very well maintained. Being built in 1961, this home could benefit from some renovation, but has great bones and an open floor plan right through the front door all the way to the backyard. The home sits in a cul-de-sac the street traffic is limited despite being just off of Tamarack Ave.

318 Hemlock Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,950,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,961 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2210079
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Brand New Construction right by the beach in beautiful Carlsbad. If you have been looking for a new and gorgeous home that really gives the chic beach vibe...then Seadrift is for you. This property offers the best pricing and a private location. You will love the chic neutral tones throughout this impeccable design. Private yard the perfect place to unwind. Don't miss your opportunity to live beach adjacent and minutes to the fun and friendly Carlsbad Village.