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

$669,000
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!

3664 Maria Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,389,000
6 Beds
6 Baths
8,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190040805
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located at the absolute pinnacle of Carlsbad on what is believed to be the highest point in this coveted coastal community. This is truly a special opportunity to own one of the showpiece properties in all of Carlsbad. This one of a kind location is afforded with unsurpassed panoramic ocean views to La Jolla and beyond to the south and Dana Point to the north. This estate is located on just under an acre and is extremely private with mature and manicured professional landscaping.

1415 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,195,876
5 Beds
4 Baths
3,337 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190042320
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
New solar, windows , dual air conditioning, whirlpool tub, concrete patios both front and back, new fencing, and much more! This home is just minutes to Carlsbad village, and a short bike ride from the beautiful beaches. This homes features high ceilings with lots of natural light, a three car garage, dual fireplace in the master, hardwood flooring upstairs, a master retreat, and a easy maintenance yard. Five bedrooms, 4 baths and yes there is a bedroom on the first level. This one is a must see !!

3450 Garfield Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,850,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,035 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190043150
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
New Construction: Luxury Beach Homes! Steps to the world class Carlsbad Beach & a stroll into Carlsbad Village. The home featured here has an exclusive use private access backyard, & plenty of parking & storage. Your elevator from garage to both levels leads into the fabulous open great room & ocean view kitchen opening further to two spacious decks & even upwards to the crow's nest roof top deck. Appliances are Thermador, Heat & cooling zoned & H2O on demand. This is about 3 mins walk to the sand.

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. 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

2310 Hosp Way Unit 160 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$349,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
856 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190046234
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Private gated community 2 Bdrm, 1 bath. Light & bright condo. Tiled floors. Huge great room, Kitchen w/eat-at bar, dining area. Lots of storage. Large bdrm w/triple mirrored closet doors in one rm, walk-in closet in 2nd rm. Full bath w/bath-shower combo. Very CLEAN! Clubhouse, Olympic size pool, private tennis courts. All just minutes from your door. Enter via stairs from your reserved carport & private hallway, or from street level. CLOSE TO ALL! 2 blocks to SPROUTS 2 more blocks to Mall,Regal, 24 hr fit

334 Date Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,650,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
616 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190048210
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to The Sea Garden**An Incredibly Special & Incredibly Unique Property**Walk to Tamarack Beach**Approx 1/2 acre of flat useable land just 1 block from Tamarack Beach on a quiet tree lined culdesac**No through traffic**RDM Zoning allows for 3 Detached Homes**Ocean views from 2nd story**Property currently has a small 2BR home on it**

4646 Pannonia Rd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,110,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,361 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190048369
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Capri of Carlsbad most desirable community of Coastal Carlsbad anchored by beautifully maintained rolling hills with tall palm & homes blossoming with lush landscaped yards, this desired one story home with a large living room invites you to view the large central kitchen, the heart of the home with gorgeous granite counters, stainless steel appliance, custom cabinets for lots of storage, charming nooks for your personal treasures, your heart drops when you enter the huge master suite, custom bath.

4890 Hillside Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$895,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
Open House
$895,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,090 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SW19215923
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Charming 4 bedroom home in beach-community of Carlsbad. Just minutes to the beach and to Carlsbad Village. This home boasts an extra large combined space for living, dining and entertaining. Fantastic bay windows and glass doors look out on to the large backyard with pool, grass area and lots of deck space. Entertain inside and out! The remodeled kitchen has wood floors, lovely granite counters, white cabinets and glass panel cabinet doors. A wonderful feature is the main level Master bath and Bedroom com

715 Magnolia Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$769,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
1,565 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190050518
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
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, walkable to beach and Carlsbad Village.