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

$3,995
-- Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190044048
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. 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. 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

715 Magnolia Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$769,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
1,565 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190050518
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Make appt to see-Only 2 Homes Remain - Model Home -Brand New Townhome - Magnolia Walk. Features: interior unit with front porch patio, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, available immediately. 2-Car Attached Garage with wifi garage door opener, 1,565 sq ft, volume ceilings, spacious living room, dining area, granite countertop with backsplash, Kona cabinetry, gas fireplace, inside full size laundry, one bedroom on lower level with bathroom, small patio yard, tankless hot water heater, walkable to beach & village.

727 Magnolia Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$759,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
1,565 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190052295
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Make appt to see -Only 2 Homes Remain - Brand New Townhomes - Magnolia Walk Carlsbad. Features: interior unit with front porch patio, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, available immediately. 2-Car Attached Garage with wifi garage door opener, 1,565 sq ft, volume ceilings, spacious living room, dining area, granite countertop with backsplash, Kona cabinetry, gas fireplace, inside full size laundry, one bedroom on lower level with bathroom, small patio yard, tankless hot water heater, walk to the beach and village.

3075 Carlsbad Blvd Week 45 Unit Week 45 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,995
-- Bed
1 Bath
564 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190055833
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. 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. 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

3766 Highland Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,495,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,707 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 190058062
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Highly upgraded NEW home with attached casita lives like a one story, with 4 bedrooms and 3 luxurious baths on the main level. Open floor plan and top quality finishes will delight the most discriminating buyers. Chef's dream kitchen has natural quartzite counters and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances. Great room is open to the kitchen, with rock fireplace and raised hearth. Downstairs is HOBBYIST or CAR COLLECTOR'S DREAM. 1 Bedrm Casita with ext entrance and full kitchen! SEE SUPPLEMENT

3762 Highland Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,495,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,801 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190058281
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Highly upgraded NEW Craftsman style home in the heart of Olde Carlsbad! Ocean view from the upstairs balcony! The upscale finishes will delight the most discriminating buyer. Kitchen is a chef's dream with 48 Wolf range with pot filler, 42 Subzero refrig, quartzite stone counters. LaCantina bifold glass doors open completely to enjoy the ocean breezes. Downstairs bed/bath, upstairs 4 more bedrooms incl luxurious master suite. See supplement for more details...

4772 Beachwood Ct. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$875,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,352 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190058341
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Live at Agua Hedionda Lagoon & enjoy all the water sports that are just steps from your front door. Stand-up surf boards; kayaking or putting your toes in the water. Grassy park to sit and watch the sunsets. Walking & bike trails surround the neighborhood, so get out and enjoy Carlsbad. Highly upgraded end unit. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,352 square feet, custom built-in office. Upstairs is Large Master suite plus Jack & Jill bedrooms / laundry. Attached 2-car garage with extra storage.

4705 Marina Dr. Unit 5 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$629,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,536 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190058606
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LOWEST PRICED HOME IN THE COMMUNITY!!! Rarely available 2BD/2.5BA, End Unit in West Carlsbad With granite kitchen, slate floor entry, hardwood floors, indoor water feature in living room. Lots of space for outdoor enjoyment with 2 balconies and a patio. Take advantage of all the resort style amenities, pool, spa, sauna, fire pit. Enjoy all the water sports conveniently located at your doorstep. PRIVATE BOAT DOCK Great value for 2nd home, investment OR fun primary residence!!!

2869 Trails Ln Unit Lot #6 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,218,850
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,566 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190059255
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 #6 (Plan 2) 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*

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*

2881 Trails Ln Unit Lot #3 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,174,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,566 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063527
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 #3 (Plan 2) BEACH THEME w/ Elevator - 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... *SEE SUPP*

2877 Trails Ln Unit Lot #4 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,224,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,566 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063555
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. February Move-Ins possible. Lot #4 (Plan 2) 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