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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1120 Las Flores Carlsbad, CA 92008

$699,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,828 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190004205
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to Buena Vista Village. Large 2 Bedroom,2.5 Baths, 2 Story Townhome. 2 Fireplaces, Laundry room, Stainless Steel Appliances. Lagoon and Ocean views with some tree obstruction. Walk to Down Town Carlsbad, Train or Beach. The complex has a roof top deck with outdoor fireplace for sunset views. 2 underground parking spaces and small storage. Elevator access to each level. BBQ and grass areas to enjoy with pets & friends.

5305 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$26,950,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
10,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190008608
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The stunning allure of the ocean combined with the aesthetic beauty of this estate will redefine Luxury Oceanfront living. Undoubtedly a trophy property this Californian paradise offers the best of the best. Set on 1.5 meticulously landscaped acres with 166 feet of ocean frontage and 10,000 square feet of living space the residence provides endless entertainment opportunities and public spaces which are positioned to experience headland ocean views. See Supp...

4445 Sunnyhill Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,885,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,395 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190016099
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and Agua Hedionda Lagoon from almost every room. Enjoy all the beauty and lifestyle choices that Carlsbad offers from this magnificent home. With wood floors, an updated kitchen, master suite and bathroom this property ready to go. Don’t miss an opportunity to own this 4395 square foot coastal gem.Less than a mile from the beach and the largest square footage of all homes in the highly desirable Capri neighborhood!

4772 Beachwood Ct Carlsbad, CA 92008

$885,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,352 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190020474
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Highly upgraded End unit in The Bayshore Townhomes. Steps to the lagoon for kayaking, walking trails and sunsets. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, lots of storage, opens to family room with custom built-in shelves. Crown molding throughout; alcove off living room; built-in desk and cabinets upstairs; 2 car attached garage with extra storage and finished floor. Large Master suite at one end of the home; Jack & Jill bedroom at the other end.

1795 Mccauley Carlsbad, CA 92008

$925,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,873 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190024373
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
PRICE REDUCED $25,000*******OCEAN VIEW - APPROX ONE MILE FROM THE OCEAN Relax by the pool and enjoy the ocean view sunsets from your private view deck. This single story 3 bedroom 2 bath Carlsbad beauty has it all. Wood floors, Quartz Countertops in the kitchen and bath along with many upgrades. Approx 1873 sqft of living space. Entertain your friends with the built-in BBQ and bar while chilling out by the pool. This house is not just a home.....it's a lifestyle. Make it your's today!!

2908 Highland Unit 2 Homes Plus 3 Vacant ... Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,200,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190027756
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
5 panoramic ocean view lots on prestigious Highland Drive in Carlsbad. Property addresses are 2908,2912,2916,2920 and 2924 Highland Drive. Included are two existing single family homes PLUS the three divided vacant lots with ALL utilities stubbed to each vacant lot. SDG&E installed underground transformer vault, sewer main and laterals as well as city installed water meters and fire hydrant at street. 20 years of documented development history, including final map. See supplemental remarks for more info!

4529 Cove Drive Unit 102 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,499,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,010 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 190051229
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Tenant Occupied Property - Under lease contract until 02/01/20 BRISTOL COVE WATER FRONT Enjoy your extra large private boat dock with space for a 21' boat & water toys! Over 2,000 SQFT of meticulous craftsmanship in this custom designed 3 bedroom 2.5 bath two story attached home with gourmet kitchen, wet bar, wine cooler, hardwood and stone flooring. Romance is in the air with 2 fireplaces, spacious balcony off the master, Jacuzzi tub, steam shower and patio with spa overlooking dock and cove!

2399 Jefferson Street Unit 7 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$749,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,544 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190032085
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS + sunset + lagoon views await you at this newly redesigned architectural gem walking distance to world renowned beaches, surf, sand and the finest restaurants in San Diego. Enjoy sun filled rooms with vaulted ceilings, DUAL MASTER SUITES with private spa baths, hardwood floors, dream kitchen with chef's appliances, custom crafted cabinets, pool/spa, designed for ultimate indoor/outdoor living in high style! Lux primary home or 2nd home! VRBO ready! - $6k a month rental opportunity!

823 Kalpati Circle Unit 103 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$674,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,718 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC19152550
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Single-level condo that is freshly updated and feels like resort living everyday. The sparkling, gourmet kitchen has been updated featuring new cabinets (with pull-out drawers), gorgeous countertops and space-saving, top-of-line, stainless steel appliances. Bright, open floor plan highlighted with a spacious living room, lovely dining room and accentuated with 3 LARGE bedrooms (master bedroom, junior bedroom suite, and an additional bedroom) and 3 FULL bathrooms. Featuring an impressi

1889 E Pointe Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$739,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,612 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190036403
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Live in Coastal Carlsbad! Soaring vaulted ceiling & an open floor plan. The kitchen has Jenn-Air professional stainless steel appliances, custom maple cabinets, & granite counters. Optional bedroom downstairs, with three additional bedrooms upstairs. Minutes to the beach, Carlsbad Village, shopping, & freeway. Low-maintenance Xeriscape landscaping & private backyard. RV & Boat parking available. Low HOA dues & no Mello-Roos! Community park & level cul-de-sac nearby! Carlsbad schools!

1206 Stratford Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,040,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad West, Carlsbad
Open House
$1,040,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,154 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190036919
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Turnkey Single-Story Home w/$200k upgrades! Private Old Carlsbad Cul-de-Sac Neighborhood. Spacious 4BR/2BA main home w/2 story 1BR/1BA Guest House/ADU. $200k of updates include new Milgard windows, tile bathrooms, gorgeous open kitchen, enhanced lighting, french/slider doors, succulent landscaping w/artisan fencing. Blocks to The Village & Beach - Enjoy the ocean breezes! Walk to highly rated Carlsbad Schools, Local Gardens & Library. No HOA/Mello Roos fees. Enjoy Coastal California Living!

2760 Carlsbad Blvd #102 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$939,900
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,558 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190037036
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Location, Location, Location. At the beach area of the Village of Carlsbad. The train station is one block away for an easy commute or visiting your favorite areas of San Diego! Only 4 units in this building. Best location of this small complex. 2 Car garage with direct access. No one above or below you. This 3 bedroom with 2 bathrooms can also live as 3 bedroom plus office area. Last sale for this model match in June was $960,000

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