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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2359 Ocean St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,310,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,966 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180052104
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
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
Price Type --
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
Price Type --
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

$1,658,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,801 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061968
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday August 17th and 18th from 11:00pm to 5:00pm.

3766 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,658,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,070 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061969
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
VIEWS!! Luxury homes come standard with 42 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. OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday August 17th and 18th from 11:00pm to 5:00pm.

3776 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,388,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,760 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061970
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. OPEN HOUSE Saturday August 17th and 18th from 11:00pm to 5:00pm.

3772 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,388,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,760 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061971
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. OPEN HOUSE Saturday August 17th and 18th from 11:00pm to 5:00pm.

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 --
MOTIVATED SELLER- 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 DownTown Carlsbad, Train or Beach. The complex has a roof top deck with outdoor fireplace and sunset views. 2 underground parking spaces and small storage. Elevator access to each level. BBQ and grass area 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!

3437 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,400,000
6 Beds
6 Baths
5,595 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 190017374
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Own a slice of heaven in Beautiful Carlsbad. Resort like living for the whole family with a short walk to the beach and views of the ocean. This home has a movie room, wine cellar, Olympic sized pool, open kitchen, guest house, office unit, wood shop, and three car garage. Master bedroom is located downstairs while only two bedrooms upstairs for the kids. This home is a must see! Pictures do not do it justice! Buyer to satisfy sq. ft. prior to close. Tax records show Sq. Ft. as listed on MLS

3828 Highland Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,400,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,483 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190019586
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
If you’re looking for an ocean view home on a large lot with great schools and close to everything but can’t find exactly what you want, this is your opportunity to build your dream home! This huge, ocean view splittable lot on one of Carlsbad’s most prestigious streets would allow you to rehab the current small house and guest house, build, develop or all three. You’ve got to check out 3828 Highland!

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