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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2499 Jefferson Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,300,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,545 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 160023509
Property Type Detached
Rare 1 Acre Lot on Buena Vista Lagoon. Scenic ocean and lagoon views with breathtaking Carlsbad sunsets. Great development property for single family homes, family estate, condos, senior housing or luxury vacation home. All zoning and use request must be verified through city of Carlsbad. Current zoning is RDM and property falls under coastal commission jurisdiction. Seller's are motivated.

5395 El Arbol Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,600,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,492 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170021341
Property Type Detached
Enjoy your own private beach at this vintage single story in Carlsbad's coastal Terramar beach community. Relax at your gated beach club which includes BBQ, fire pit, benches, surfboard racks and showers. One of the few private beach properties in SOCAL. Located high on a .23 acre corner lot and features 2 separate driveways on each street. Potential for expansion. Zoning permits Granny flat or add on. Separate entrance to 3rd bedroom with full bath. Once in a lifetime opportunity!

3065 Ocean Carlsbad, CA 92008

$6,500,000 - $6,950,000
6 Beds
6 Baths
3,587 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170003477
Property Type Detached
Seller will entertain offers between $ 6,500,000-$6,950,000. Resting on the widest point of Carlsbad State Beach and steps to the Village, this iconic property is the epitome of beachfront living. Designed to capture the natural beauty of this landmark location this exquisite home features panoramic views in every direction. Graceful sweeping architectural lines provide for several walls of glass that open seamlessly to the magnificent expansive verandas, Experience the ultimate California lifestyle.

2605 Madison St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,000,000 - $1,095,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,170 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170020051
Property Type Detached
Seller Will Entertain Offers Between $1,000,000 and $1,095,000. 7,317 square foot corner lot in the Village! West of I-5. Extraordinary potential. Zoned V-R: Village Review, District 8 (Residential Support). Per City, maximum allowable density is 23 dwellings per acre. Large enclosed patio with fireplace not included in square footage. Updated bathrooms, hardwood floors. Property has been in the same family for over 60 years! Carlsbad schools.

3120 Lincoln Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,690,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,017 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170023537
Property Type Attached
Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Condo, located in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and coaster station. Gourmet kitchen, center-island, with granite counters, upgraded SS appliances, large master bedroom, large master bathroom with luxurious spa tub with walk in closet. Roof top deck w/ocean view, 2nd large patio for entertaining, BBQ. Full size laundry, 2 car garage and many extras. HOA will allow short term weekly rentals, New carpet and paint, open floor plan.

2744 Carlsbad Blvd 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,399,000 - $1,475,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,870 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170024541
Property Type Attached
Incredible opportunity to own in the heart of Carlsbad Village. This 4 bedroom has a large bonus rm that can be used as an office or exercise rm, ocean views, wood floors, granite counter tops, KitchenAid appliances, and 2 car attached garage. Only two blocks from the beach and walking distance to all that downtown Carlsbad has to offer; restaurants, cafes, boutiques, breweries, the train station where you can catch the Coaster, and much more! Don't pass this up! Owner accepting offers from 1,399k-1,475k.

165 Pine Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,799,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,630 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170027757
Property Type Townhome
Amazing White Water OCEAN VIEWS! SUNSET Views! Steps To The BEACH! WALK to the Village! Brand New Construction! STUNNING single level Smart Home. Large private patio, fully equipped gym, Private 2 car garage with storage and guest parking. Elevator from garage. This amazing open floor plan includes two contemporary fireplaces in family room and master suite. Walk in closets. Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors throughout allow for the perfect views! MUST SEE! *MORE DETAILS IN SUPPLEMENT BELOW.

2383 Ocean St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,785,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,171 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170027773
Property Type Attached
Summerhouse is the ultimate beachside community of only 35 luxury condominium homes. Steps to the beach, Coaster Station, Carlsbad Village with it's restaurants and shopping. Single level living with open and functional floor plan. Energy efficient new construction with highly appointed design features including Bosch, Sub-Zero, Black Satin Leathered Granite kitchen countertop, Blanco Carrera Marble, Provenza Antico wood floors, LaCantina doors, Lumineers, Silhouettes and Plantation Shutters.

4042 Garfield St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,049,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,514 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170028149
Property Type Attached
**SELLER REDUCED $51K!** Tranquil Carlsbad beach home w/ forever ocean/lagoon views. Enjoy lovely sunsets from this Llewellyn Shores condo. Featuring elevated ceilings, bright upgraded kitchen w/ granite & stainless appliances, freshly painted, new carpet in hallway/bedrooms, new windows & recessed lighting. Spacious step down master w/ cozy fireplace opens to large balcony to sit & watch the waves roll in. Quick/easy beach access, close to dining, shopping, transportation.

2820 Cedarwood Way Carlsbad, CA 92008

$749,900 - $759,900
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,248 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170031227
Property Type Detached
A must see! Currently, the lowest price per square foot home of this size in the 92008 zip code! Open floor plan, soaring cathedral ceilings, private master area on it's own level, additional bedroom w/ bath downstairs. West of El Camino Real, close to Village, beaches, parks, schools, fwys 5 and 78. Private end of cul de sac, no one on one side of you. Steps away from hiking trails, community pool/spa and tennis court. Resort like living at its best!

2425 Jefferson Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,950,000 - $2,150,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,200 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170032160
Property Type Detached
This is what dreams are made of. Brand new construction completed in 2017, the finished product is an immaculate, turn-key, custom built masterpiece with some of the best views that Southern California has to offer. The home features 3 stories, 4 large en-suite bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, home office, 2 car garage, and panoramic ocean/lagoon views from nearly every room in the house.The landscaping and exterior surrounding the house has been meticulously designed to maximize beauty and character. See Supp.

2094 Linda Ln Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,245,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170032471
Property Type Detached
When your ready to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve and to unwind at the end of the day in you 8 person custom spa or float in your solar heater salt water pool, or shoot pool then BBQ outside and eat dinner around your fire pit then this is the home for you. it's an entertainers delight as it hosts a RH 13 foot dining table for the Holidays! Reduce your carbon footprint with sustainable solar and green features! Information is believed to be accurate, but shall not be relied upon without verification.

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