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.

2525 Jefferson St. Unit B Carlsbad, CA 92008

$510,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
988 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2002049
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --

1801 High Ridge Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,625,000
6 Beds
4 Baths
3,466 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 210012109
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful 3,400 sq. ft. single level home, one of the largest lots located in the highly desirable Telescope Point Development in Olde Carlsbad. Enter through an exterior iron gate into the front courtyard. 6 bedroom, (1 bedroom is a optional game room off the family room), 4 bath, over sized family room - plenty of room for great for entertaining, gourmet style kitchen, granite counter tops, Thermador 6 burner gas range/oven and a built-in Bosch microwave/oven, 2 Sub Zero Refrigerators, fireplace in living room and master bedroom. The interior walls are dramatically finished with venetian plaster over drywall along with some natural stone. Huge master suite with fireplace. Enter the exterior entertainment area through the dining room, bountiful natural stone, includes a wet bar, built-in BBQ, bar refrigerator, built-in fire feature table and a separate fire feature area. Expansive master bedroom suite with fireplace. Lot size: 18,000 + sq. ft. Expansive backyard - room for multi entertainment areas. Enjoy the lovely back yard with back patio and plenty of grass area for kids to play or the pets to roam. A short walk to the community tennis and basketball courts and picnic area. Short drive to Carlsbad Village, wonderful restaurants and shopping, and Tamarack beach. Easy access to the 5 Freeway. HOA has RV storage lot when space is available for additional fee. Enter the exterior entertainment area through the dining room, bountiful natural stone, includes a wet bar, built-in BBQ, bar refrigerator, built-in fire feature table and a separate fire feature area. Expansive master bedroom suite with fireplace. Lot size: 18,000 + sq. ft. Expansive backyard - room for multi entertainment areas. Enjoy the lovely back yard with back patio and plenty of grass area for kids to play or the pets to roam. A short walk to the community tennis and basketball courts and picnic area. Short drive to Carlsbad Village, wonderful restaurants and shopping, and Tamarack beach. Easy access to the 5 Freeway. HOA has RV storage lot when space is available for additional fee. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL

2650 State Street Unit F Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,140,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,330 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2111146
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Brand-new move-in ready stunning town homes designed by the award winning design firm Safdie Rabines are newly completed. Luxury new construction in a prime Carlsbad Village location just steps away from the charming shops, award-winning restaurants & entertainment venues. Walk to the beach, farmer’s market, shopping, dining and more. Directly across from the Michelin starred Jeune et Jolie. A private entrance leads to your own private elevator with access to all 4 floors. Private 2 Car garage. Enjoy the lovely sunrise and sunsets from your dual private decks with full glass railings allowing panoramic views. Or relax inside and take in the view with your ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors and windows. All 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings throughout the home gives the property an open feeling. Upgraded features include Thermador brand refrigerator, range, microwave and ovens as well as white Quartz countertops. The garage is prepped to allow for 60 Amp EV charging. The 3rd floor deck has an electrical outlet prepared for BBQ use so you can entertain as you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine year round.

5410 Browning Road Carlsbad, CA 92008

$595,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,872 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2111682
Property Type Manufactured On Land
Price Type --
Highly desirable 55+ community with a beautiful view of the Carlsbad Hills! Located in the exclusive gated community of Camino Hills in Carlsbad. This 3Br, 2Ba, just spent almost $100,000 totally remodeled 7 months ago, look like brand new inside. Ocean breeze, lives like a resort with RV parking, Pool, tennis courts & more! Did we mention it is just 5 minutes to the beach, shopping malls, Legoland and more? This property features numerous upgrades and amenities including laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, and custom light fixtures. The upgraded kitchen features custom counter-tops and backsplash, premium appliances, and generous cabinet space. Ceiling fans and central air conditioning further enhance this fabulous property in addition to remodeled bathrooms! Add to all of this a laundry room and two car garage with deep sink and you have a very distinctive property in an exceptional location. Welcome home!

5415 Spencer Lane Carlsbad, CA 92008

$575,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,684 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # OC22024452
Property Type Manufactured On Land
Price Type --
An amazing opportunity to own this fabulous home in the 55+ gated community of Camino Hills. Situated on a corner lot this adorable 2 bed 2 bath home plus bonus room (currently used as a 3rd bedroom) is approximately 1,684 sq ft with a one car garage and a long covered driveway for extra parking. The living room is spacious with a cozy fireplace and cathedral ceilings allowing for natural light to flow throughout. The adjacent dining room is open to the kitchen with custom stone countertops making it the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. The bathrooms have been partially remodeled with stone countertops and the Master Bath has a step in shower and separate soaking tub. The Master bedroom is spacious with wood laminate floors and a walk in closet. Sliding doors from the second bedroom lead you out to a very peaceful and tranquil backyard and a covered patio. HOA amenities include tennis courts, Pool and a clubhouse. This is a must see!

2820 Hope Avenue Unit G Carlsbad, CA 92008

$749,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
822 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # TR22026209
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
RARE OPPORTUNITY! Come see this wonderful condo in the highly desirable neighborhood of Carlsbad Village. This condo comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a beautiful updated kitchen and a spacious living room/dining area. This condo also comes with a large private patio area, private storage room and 2 parking spaces including a carport. Best part about this condo is the location! Walking distances from Carlsbad Village and less than a mile away from the beach! You won't be disappointed calling this place home!

1257 Magnolia Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,999,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
2,448 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PTP2200964
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this stunning Estate in Carlsbad Village w/ ocean views! Its attached vacant lot is also for sale separately (Grecourt Way - MLS# PTP2202475, APN# 2052805600). The fully-gated property is a rare find and sits on just under a quarter-acre lot. Its adjacent attached vacant land parcel is also for sale, together making up a whopping .45 acre lot size. The plantation-style estate consists of a beautiful 4 bed 2 bath main house and a detached 1 bed 1 bath ADU offering endless possibilities. The home has an idyllic, peaceful front porch overlooking the open land, a lovely budding rose tree and beautiful tall trees & scenery. The main house features hard wood flooring, newer dual pane windows, a remodeled kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, remodeled bathrooms w/ designer tiled showers, granite counters, central heat/AC, formal living & dining rooms and a bonus room that can easily converted into a full downstairs bedroom, or be used as an office or family room. The upstairs boasts an expansive deck w/ views of the ocean to sit back, relax & enjoy sunsets, as well as the home's bedrooms. The detached ADU in the back of the property is perfect as a coveted rental, guest house or mother-in-law suite and includes its own separate entrance, a full kitchen, living area w/ high vaulted ceilings, private bedroom w/ 2 closets & a full bathroom. The property also features a huge RV garage, a spacious detached workshop, multiple storage sheds, a 2-car detached garage and has both covered & open wraparound patios. This property is truly one of a kind, don't miss your opportunity to be just a bike ride away to Carlsbad State Beaches and all Carlsbad Village's shops & dining while enjoying the best of coastal living!

2350 Hosp Way Unit 351 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$465,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
944 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2201866
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
BEST DEAL IN CARLSBAD! This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo unit is located in the gated community of The Grove. Open floor plan with large living room and dining area. Large bedrooms with generous closet space. Also included are 2 assigned parking spaces. This community offers many amenities to include pool, spa & lighted tennis courts. Only a block away from the Carlsbad Mall – easily walk to shops, restaurants, banks, theater, gym, etc. You’re just a few minutes’ drive to the beach and Carlsbad Village. Close to Hwy 78, Hwy 5 & bus stop. Jump into your home ownership dream!

2399 Jefferson Street Unit 8 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,277,777
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,544 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2201999
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Astonishing panoramic ocean and Buena Vista Lagoon views from this immaculate luxury townhome with no vertical neighbors in the Sanctuary community in coastal Carlsbad. The striking custom finishes and designer touches placed in this prime lagoon location provide the perfect setting for peaceful resort-like living. Marvel at the finishes throughout this fully renovated home from the AC, custom shutters, La Cantina (style) folding doors and the DuChateau hardwood flooring that takes you effortlessly through this open flowing floorplan. The kitchen exudes elegance and is equipped with stainless steel appliances, statement hood, custom soft-closing cabinetry, Quartz countertops, Farmhouse sink, and the exquisite floating Bakers Island. The kitchen is open to the formal living room with dynamic vaulted ceilings and a wall of glass windows and doors framing the outdoor patio and endless lagoon/ocean views. Dual suites are privately located on the lower level with the laundry area thoughtfully placed in between. The primary suite is truly a retreat with captivating views out the wall to ceiling glass doors that open to an oversized private patio, large walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with marble shower, custom furniture vanities with dual sinks. The junior suite is complete with a large walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, and private patio entrance that can be accessed through the main entrance. Fully furnished. Take advantage of the master-planned community pool and spa, secured underground parking with elevator access. Long-term and short-term vacation rentals allowed. With walking and biking distance to Carlsbad Village, the beach and trails, this home truly has it all.

2685 State Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,989,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,987 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2202058
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Ever dream of living like you are on vacation in a very well appointed truly one-of-a-kind resort property 24/7? If you said yes, Welcome to the 2 bedroom/2.5 bath furnished, stunning coastal condo with a Bonus Loft! Situated in the heart of the Village and located a just a few blocks from Carlsbad’s World Class beaches. This *LEED certified home, was designed for full or part-time living, and has been used seasonally by the current owners, thus it remains in like new condition, offering buyers a move in ready home with the highest quality upgrades, materials, and craftsmanship on the market today. This meticulously maintained home features 17FT. ceiling in the main living area. Features include wide plank white oak hardwood floors, custom window coverings, abundant natural light, LED lighting, and zone climate controls. The entry level features a cozy den and primary bedroom with full bath, large soaking tub and walk in closet. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with features such as soft touch closing drawers, Silestone countertops, custom backsplash and cabinets, high end stainless appliances from Bosch, 6 induction stove top. The modern kitchen opens to a dining area, and spacious great room with soaring ceilings Large 10’ La Cantina doors open to a gorgeous outdoor living space with private view deck. The main living level also offers a laundry room and half bathroom. Primary spacious bedroom is located upstairs featuring a jaw draw dropping walk-in shower. Impressive features include contemporary cabinetry with integral lighting, USB port and electrical outlets, defog, magnetic panel and night light. heated tile, Deckton Countertop, dual sinks, large spa sized master shower and generous walk-in closet. Icing on the cake is the Bonus loft with its LARGE storage closet – perfect for home office, homework niche, yoga lounge, epic gaming getaway! 2 secure parking spaces in the large parking garage with a personal storage room. Elevator access and stairwell access. Walk to the beach and the heart of Village. Enjoy the cafes, boutiques, dining, and breweries/ wineries along the surrounding streets - so much to explore! Truly the ultimate and relaxing escape within minutes of all the beach and city amenities full of character, and charm. SOLD with most of the lavish furnishings for those desiring a turn-key option to experience the finest luxury coastal living and lifestyle. *LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings

2459 Ocean St Unit B Carlsbad, CA 92008

$4,588,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
Open House
$4,588,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,157 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2202252
Property Type Triplex
Price Type --
OCEANFRONT OASIS: Breathtaking, unparalleled and truly luxurious, this stunning oceanfront townhome on the beach in Carlsbad is without compare on the San Diego County coastline. Awe-inspiring panoramic views are enjoyed from most rooms and embrace the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches, breaking waves, magical sunsets and twinkling evening lights up and down the shore. Extensively remodeled and upgraded, interior and exterior spaces showcase today’s cutting-edge style, with on-trend living spaces reflecting the expertise of Susanne at Atmosphere Interior Design. Three bedrooms and 3 baths are featured in an open and bright two-level plan of nearly 2,157 s.f. that boasts a main level with all new picture windows, a living room, an office with custom built-ins, and a chef-inspired kitchen with Bianco Romano granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, Thermador appliances with cabinet-matched panels, a glass and steel vent hood, ocean-view breakfast room, and a peninsula with bar seating. Ensuite bedrooms include a bunk room, a guest room with more bunks, and a primary suite that hosts a private oceanfront patio with fire pit and jacuzzi, an oversized shower, and a stand-alone tub. The villa joins two others in sharing a private ocean-view deck with pool, a private patio with jaccuzi, gated beach access, and a gated key-code entrance with intercom.

3093 Ocean Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,600,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
Open House
$3,600,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,497 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2202205
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Embrace the ultimate in beachfront living in this incredible single level condo in the heart of Old Carlsbad. One of a kind location offers full panoramic views from La Jolla to Dana Point. Penthouse top floor unit in a building of three, this amazing home has never before been on the market. Expansive open floor plan welcomes you home to absolutely breathtaking views from nearly every room and vantage point. Floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, and the nearly 400 square foot wrap around deck ushers in the ultimate in life at the beach! Elegant gourmet kitchen with custom features includes stainless appliances, granite counter tops, walk-in pantry, ample storage and whitewater views! Huge inviting great room has all the comforts of home including cozy fireplace, designated dining area and custom lighting. Primary suite includes lovely features throughout as well as dual sinks, jacuzzi tub, large shower, and custom cabinetry. Second bedroom is perfect for guests as well as work from home office with built-in desks and shelving/storage. From the moment you enter, everywhere you look you will see the pride of ownership in the stylish details that include: Travertine tile, granite counter tops, plantation shutters, custom built-ins, upgraded designer fixtures, and ample storage. Direct private access to the beach, private outdoor shower, outdoor beach level storage, covered parking, security gate, and additional parking nearby for guests. Walking distance to all the charm of the Village of Carlsbad including the finest in dining, shopping, breweries, wineries and more. This is truly a one of a kind property and spectacular location .