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.

3339 Tyler Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,149,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
New
$1,149,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,126 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100584
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
A MUST SEE VIDEO!! Agents, cut/paste & send to you buyers!! https://vimeo.com/modelimage/review/477488872/0281441f29.** WE ARE OPEN AND SHOWING BUNGALOWS 8, buyers and agents must follow Covid protocals, but call us for a showing!** At Bungalows 8 in Carlsbad Village buyers will find tasteful features meticulously chosen to add value and distinction to each home. Each new luxury townhome has approx. 2,100 SF, a private 2 car garage with storage, 3+ bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 baths, bonus room, skylights, private individual patios, decks and balconies. Gated serene landscaped courtyard with common BBQ and Firepit. A short walk to the beach and Carlsbad Village make Bungalows 8 a great place to live and invest. Urban beach living at its finest! [Supplement]: Quiet location. Now Selling! Contact agents for floorplans, full amenities, and to schedule a tour. Units include high-end kitchen appliances including wine fridge. Located within Carlsbad's Master Plan Revitalization Area. Master Plan Map included in Associated Documents, contact City of Carlsbad for more information. Room sizes are approximate and vary by unit. Buyer to verify all information before close of escrow.

3632 Garfield Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,899,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,890 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2001411
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Check out this brand new designer townhouse that was recently completed in 2020. Designed and built with strict attention to detail and thoughtfully prepared spaces. Gourmet kitchen with custom maple and alder cabinets, Viking appliances and an open floor plan in the great room that is perfect for entertaining. Two patios off of the main floor with peak ocean views from the kitchen. Catch the sunset from your private roof top balcony. This unit also comes with a private elevator inside the unit and access to a private back yard. Enjoy everything Carlsbad has to offer, one block from ocean and world famous beaches, amazing restaurants and nightlife in the village, Legoland and some of the best golf courses in Southern California.

2333 Ocean St. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,989,990
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2001827
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
SummerHouse is an upscale gated community by the beach and this home has one of the largest patios with stunning views of the ocean, lagoon and mountains, ideal for enjoying an indoor-outdoor lifestyle! Dine al fresco on your patio or inside in your great room which boasts La Cantina bi-fold doors to enjoy the ocean breezes and fabulous views. High end appointments abound throughout this single-level home with elevator access from the parking garage. Enjoy your oversized kitchen island with seating, Bosch appliances, a built-in Subzero refrigerator, quartz countertops and wood flooring, these are just a few of this home's many features. The complex includes a gym, a sparkling pool and a pathway to the beach. Prime location just moments to the sand! Situated between Carlsbad Village and the Pacific Ocean, this is coastal luxury living at it's finest! The current owners used this as a second home that was rarely occupied. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy single level living by the beach!

800 Grand Avenue Unit 110 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,439,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,294 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2002100
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Carlyle Carlsbad Village - Models Now Open & homes ready for immediate occupancy! New construction perfectly located in The Village. Luxury, 2 & 3 bedroom, 2-3.5 bath single-level condominiums with wide-open spaces, exquisite finishes & expansive private decks. This home is a corner location - light & airy! Dramatic kitchen w/islands, built-in Sub-Zero, wine cooler, 6 burner gas Bertazzoni range w/dbl oven & oversized walk-in pantry/storage. Shared private pool & cabanas & each home includes 2 pkg spaces in the secured garage with EV charging available. Pictures & VT are of a different decorated model. In the interest of safety, Carlyle has adopted the C.A.R Best Practices for Showing Real Estate. Sales staff and visitors must agree to follow terms & sign a PEAD form. Thank you.

1365 Tamarack Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,399,999
6 Beds
5 Baths
2,476 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # IV20240777
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Opportunity knocks! Fabulous Carlsbad 3 Unit Home For Sale! 6 total bedrooms 6 bath. Great location! 1 mile walk to the beach. Walking distance to Carlsbad award winning schools! Close to Carlsbad Village! Great investment property or VRBO. Property 1 is a 3 bedroom 2 bath. Approximately 1300 sqft. Property 2 is a 2 bedroom 3 bath. Approximately 700 sqft. Unit 3 is 1 bedroom 1 bath. Approximately 480 sqft.

4650 Park Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,200,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,939 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200052764
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
2.1 acres top of the world private estate. Lagoon & hillside views from this understated custom built home reminiscent of a European Villa. Featuring a very comfortable practical floor plan. The lower level showcases cozy formal LR, a great room where the gourmet kitchen flows to the dining area, and Fam rm, finishing with the laundry room, full BA and oversized game room/office/downstairs room. All 4 oversized bedrooms are upper level. Plan to stay for awhile to discover and appreciate this special home. This is a must see to appreciate type of property. Enter the property up the sweeping driveway that takes up the hill to the view. With a 3 car garage and parking for 4+ cars, this home is perfectly suited for entertaining or a family that wants/needs extra space. Upon entering the home, you will notice the custom finishings and the comfort of the design finishes. Step down into the formal living room with views to the water, fireplace and inviting feel. Proceed to the great room open space where the family room spills to the dining area and gourmet kitchen. This is where occupants will spend time together. The kitchen hosts an abundance of cabinetry and countertop space, Thermador appliances, 6 burner range/oven, wall oven system, Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine refrigerator. This area opens to both the side yard for easy grilling or shaded dining as well as the resort style outdoor space with the view. From the great room, follow the hallway past the full size laundry room (that leads to the garage) to the oversized multi purpose room that can be a game room, additional family room, office or downstairs bedroom (full size bathroom just around the corner). Upstairs, the grand master suite that is flooded with light boasts vaulted ceilings, a generous walk in closet, soaking tub, vanity area, his/her sinks and a separate shower/WC room. Enjoy lay down panoramic views of the hillside and water from bed. Just down the hall are 3 bedrooms. One is en suite and has vi...

3085 Monroe Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,599,000
6 Beds
4 Baths
3,632 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200052835
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
PRICE REDUCTION! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Over 3600 sq ft a total of 6 Bed/ 4 Bath. Recently remodeled with no expenses spared. A first floor master bedroom suite, eat-in kitchen with all new appliances and a great room that can be a designers delight. 4 bedrooms are on the second floor There is a private studio or granny flat that can be used in a multitude of ways, including rental as an income unit. A MUST SEE! WON'T LAST LONG!! Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

4028 Garfield St. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,199,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
1,514 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003103
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome home to PARADISE! Unobstructed Ocean, Lagoon & Coastline Views to La Jolla! Nestled on a peaceful CuldeSac, this renovated single story home is the epitome of Coastal Carlsbad Lifestlyle. Tons of natural light, 2 cozy fireplaces,open floorplan, master bd. offers Ocean Views, & opens to the expansive patio with 380 sf. of space! Entertain or relax, & watch the sunsets while whales swim by. No steps! Walk a few feet to your car..rare to find!! Seller to entertain offers between $1,199,000-$1,285,000 [Supplement]: WOW!!! Talk about a slice of paradise!! This unit is special in so MANY ways! It is one of the few units that you can park directly in front of the unit, and easily walk to the patio door. No more lugging groceries up the steps! The underground secured parking spaces, are just a few steps to the elevator, if you do choose to park in the structure. Looking for the outdoor lifestyle? Look no further! The private patio offers 380 sf., nestled in privately and shielded from any wind, you can even have a party in the rain! Owners have also utilized the grassy are in front for parties and entertaining, even erecting an easy up for additional guests! This unit was THE desired gathering place, for other residents and cocktail parties. Imagine relaxing on your priate patio OR the master bedroom and soaking in the sunshine, while whale watching with a glass of wine or coffee. Forget eating inside...why would you want to miss an instant of the spectacular views and ocean air?? Come live the Coastal Lifestyle in Luxury!

725 Grand Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,199,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,206 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003344
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Youtube walk-around tour: https://youtu.be/oT0YIJgKy7A.....Unique Luxury opportunity in the Heart of Carlsbad Village! Whether you want to live near the beach or are seeking a second home, this seaside home offers all the comforts you desire. Newly built in 2019, this sleek SINGLE-LEVEL has been extensively upgraded with California Mid-Century-Modern upgrades with no expense spared. The modern open floor plan features a great room with clean, white quartz countertops, Louis Poulsen lighting and Bertazzoni appliances that combines with living and dining and leads to a large deck overlooking the future Carlsbad Grand Ave Promenade - a pedestrian-friendly improvement that will expand the walking and biking paths out front. The master bath has first class upgrades with a heated Toto and towel warmer, plus an extra-large walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom features a custom-built murphy bed, closets and office space. Other upgrades include electronic window coverings, huge common patio out front, and your own garage door. Here's your chance to be a part of the Urban Beach Lifestyle!

3729 Garfield Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,100,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,585 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PW20253986
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
One block from the Beach! Rarely available Cape Cod style townhouse. The two bedroom townhome has a bright and open floor plan with wood flooring, two fireplaces, and a minibar. Enjoy partial ocean views from the kitchen and master bedroom both of which have their own balconies. The generously sized master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, its own private bathroom with oval shaped tub and standup shower, walk in closet and fireplace. You will be within walking distance from shops, restaurants and the train station in Carlsbad Village while the beach is one block away. The gated complex features a pool, spa and sauna.

1230 Knowles Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$849,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,400 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003656
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Don't miss this opportunity with the lowest price in 92008! This charming home is located on a corner lot in the highly sought after Olde Carlsbad neighborhood. Walk to Carlsbad Village, the beach, local parks and attractions. Hop on the 5 freeway for an easy commute! You can cozy up to the stone fireplace, cook in the open kitchen, have a so much room for all of your hobbies in this home. You will have a paid SunPower solar system with 22 panels, an upgraded electrical panel, a workshop, tons of storage, an area for compost, many high producing macadamia nut trees and a yard thats fully fenced with vinyl fencing! This home is ready for all of your projects. It needs a little updating eventually but it has been well cared for over the years so you can do that at your own pace. This one won't last long! Schedule your showing today.

3995 Syme Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,995,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,029 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200053755
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Charming Olde Carlsbad renovated home sited on a large elevated, corner lot. Enjoy sunset and ocean views from both living levels, multiple patio areas, South deck and roof top West deck complete with firepit, wet bar, hot tub and swing bed. Backyard features water pond, fire pit and covered ZEN patio with sitting area. Large gourmet open kitchen/family room. Master suite boasts great ocean views with a private sun deck. Ceramic plank wood look tile, newer carpet. Leased Solar. NO HOA/Mellos Roos. From the first step through the beautiful custom iron doors this home introduces you to the ocean views and gentle breezes. If you’re looking for luxury, comfort, and the charm of Olde Carlsbad, this home proudly possesses that and so much more. With 180 degree ocean views and amazing sunsets, along with it’s convenient ideal location to most everything Carlsbad offers, makes this home the best of Carlsbad coastal living. This corner hilltop home was renovated and beautifully remodeled in 2017. It's intelligent custom new design gives this home quality features inside and out, utilizing the best views and amenities making it a truly rare opportunity. The best thing about this home, is EVERYTHING! From the large gourmet open kitchen/family room that spreads naturally to the other rooms. The many sliding doors let you escape to the sprawling backyard patio. A spiral staircase leads you to the rooftop west deck, featuring a wet bar, mini refrig, large sitting area with rectangular gas fire pit, hot tub, swing bed and views that are truly breathtaking. Imagine waking up to an ocean view from your master bed or relaxing while soaking in your bathtub. These are just a few of the features that makes this home special. FIRST FLOOR: KITCHEN: 16’x 15’ ft. The kitchen has custom cabinets and dramatic warm complimentary granite counters with a full tile backsplash, a 64 inch stainless refrigerator and freezer, Thermador appliances include: microwave/convection oven/warmer drawer,...