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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5201 Shore Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$5,400,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,087 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170052397
Property Type Detached
Stunning ocean views surround this great four bedroom Carlsbad home. Perched on the ocean bluff, this home offers its own seawall and private beach access. Resting on an expansive lot with endless ocean views, you will find yourself never wanting to leave the large entertaining patio and beautiful sunset views. Home is energy smart with Solar, purchased not leased. This is a must see!

1165 Chestnut Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,419,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,337 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180000229
Property Type Detached
Stunning Ocean Views! Feel right at home with this extravagant estate in Olde Carlsbad. Steps to the beach & Carlsbad Village. Large, open concept kitchen, flows into the custom rear yard with pool, waterfalls, slide, BBQ, and built in bar surrounded by lush landscaping and stone tile features. Relax on the second floor, admiring the ocean views and enjoying the sunset. 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths for family and friends. Gated entrance and three car garage. Sellers open carry back.

5395 El Arbol Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,439,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,492 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180000993
Property Type Detached
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Carlsbad's best kept secret Terramar Beach Community, surrounded by MULTI MILLION dollar homes! Walk 2 blocks to the beach! One of the largest lots on a quiet .23 corner acre. Separate driveway to the RV detached garage. Potential for expansion. Zoning permits Granny flat or add on. Separate entrance to 3rd bedroom with full bath. Relax at your private gated beach club which includes BBQ, fire pit,surfboard racks and showers. One of the few private beach properties in SOCAL.

3636 Highland Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,699,999
5 Beds
4 Baths
4,460 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180003681
Property Type Detached
Beautiful Ocean View Custom Private Estate. Huge Flat lot @ approximately 12000 sq. ft.w/ 6 bdrm,4 Baths/ 2 kitchens. Cook's Kitchen,Stainless Steel Bosch dishwasher,+ Stl. Oven and Frig,Maple cabinets ,Granite Slab Counter tops. Large Travertine Tile throughout. Oak Wood floors W/ Huge master suite @ approx. 24x15 w/ bonus DECK w/ OCEAN + Sunset VIEWs. Solid Mahogany Doors . (2) Fireplcs. + Granny Flat ( 2/1 )..Guest House Separate Ent. will forward guest house photos w/request MUST SEE !!! Contact AGENT

4747 Marina Drive 3 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$875,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,278 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180005702
Property Type Attached
This is one of the rarest opportunities in North County San Diego! This condo is one of the very few water front properties with direct lagoon access.

4747 Marina Drive 4 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$875,000 - $950,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,278 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180005749
Property Type Attached
This is one of the Rarest Opportunities in North County San Diego! This CORNER UNIT condo is one of the very few water front properties with direct lagoon access direct from the unit!

3930 Park Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,500,000
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,106 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180021288
Property Type Detached
LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Fantastic move-in ready, spacious family home with high ceilings, lots of natural light, travertine floors and new carpet. Large back yard with high tech sport court, regulation key and Double-Tier shock absorbing grid + room for a pool! It is a short few blocks for kids to walk to elementary through high school. Office space on 1st floor may be converted to a 5th bedroom. Guest unit inc in home sq ft/bed/bath total (624 1 bedroom, full kitchen and bathroom).

831 Kalpati Circle D Carlsbad, CA 92008

$535,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,154 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180007298
Property Type Attached
Walk to Tamarack Beach! 2bd/2ba condo, West of I-5. 4 blocks to beach in Carlsbad! Ocean peak from balcony. Beautifully remodeled & upgraded with: granite counters; stainless steel appliances (kitchen lrger than appears in photo); private balconies; washer & dryer in condo; skylight; carpet & tile. Lg master suite w/ lots of closet space, bevelled mirrored doors thru out, cathedral ceilings, & built in closets in the 2nd bedroom. Balcony off LR & MB. Lots of light. Storage closet in garage.

5067 Shore Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$6,995,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,215 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180008628
Property Type Detached
Sun, Sand & Surf! Oceanfront Luxury Estate with distinctive and breathtaking whale watching views. This well designed sophisticated home greets you into the courtyard where you will immediately be welcomed by the fresh scent of the ocean air. Enter into this casual plan flanked by a pocket door system leading to the outdoor lanai that is perfect for entertaining. Encompassing an open floor plan, that allows the home to flow seamlessly. RARE BEACHFRONT, LARGE LOT WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE SAND!

5305 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$29,950,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
10,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180008860
Property Type Detached
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...

4028 Garfield St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,249,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,514 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180011477
Property Type Attached
Unobstructed ocean front views! Ground floor single level unit. Breathtaking sights all the way up the coastline to La Jolla. The Strand at Carlsbad state beach. 2 Gorgeous marble fireplaces. Master opens into the granite patio terrace. Pool, spa, gated entry, and 2 car garage with storage.

2741 Monroe Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$875,000 - $895,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,815 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180012509
Property Type Detached
Turnkey Multi Generational Home, 5 min. drive to beach & Carlsbad Village. On Monroe & Carlsbad Village Dr, close to the Mall. Main house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office (could be 4th bedroom), formal living room & dining room, large family room, remodeled kitchen, indoor laundry, beautiful redwood deck backs up to the Hosp Grove Park, 2 car garage. Attached apartment has a bedroom, bathroom, living room, dining area, laundry closet and private patio. Best priced home in Carlsbad per square feet!!

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