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.

5410 Browning Road Carlsbad, CA 92008

$510,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,872 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003805
Property Type Manufactured On Land
Price Type --
This home is located in the highly sought after 55+ community of Camino Hills. Amenities include a large swimming pool, jacuzzi, clubhouse, tennis court, and RV parking! Features an open concept living space where family & friends can gather around the fireplace. The master suite includes a large bath with a tub & lots of natural light. Ocean breeze & views of surrounding trees make this home THE perfect home! Subject to cancellation of current escrow.

2380 Hosp Way Unit 137 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$380,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
810 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SW20260994
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome home to this charming 2 bedroom and 1 full bath condo in a popular quiet community of The Groves in Carlsbad, CA. Ground Floor/Corner Unit has extra privacy. The kitchen and bathroom have been remodeled. The Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets and quartz counter tops. The Bathroom has been renovated with a new vanity and flooring. Fresh paint, crown molding and LED lights throughout condo. Two covered parking spaces and storage unit with 8'6 by 6'6 with four levels of shelving. Gated condo complex with pool/spa, clubhouse and tennis courts. Walking access to shopping, restaurants, theater, and hiking trails.

4260 Adams St Carlsbad, CA 92008

$2,250,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,828 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200054666
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Fantastic location with views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and partial views of the Ocean. This nearly 5,000 square foot home has 5 bedrooms (one of which is downstairs), 4.5 bathrooms and full length of the house balcony. Features a wrap around driveway with 2 full sized 2 car garages. Additional parking near main entrance. Large lot with expansive front yard with a fully fenced pool. Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL

1715 Tamarack Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

$965,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,244 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # NDP2003873
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Enjoy living in the heart of Old Carlsbad! Spacious single level newly remodeled beach home. Walk or ride 2 miles to beach or Carlsbad Village all the shops, restaurants, and activities. Newly painted inside and out, new windows, new flooring, updated bathrooms, new kitchen stone counters, stainless appliances, open beam ceiling in kitchen breakfast area, two outdoor areas for entertaining. Open floor plan with huge great room with fireplace and space for separate dining.

3710 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad, CA 92008

$3,300,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,143 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100280
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Welcome to oceanfront living, where luxury meets whitewater and sunsets astound the eyes from 3 decks and nearly all 20 windows! This fully remodeled beachfront CORNER unit offers a rare opportunity for the sophisticated buyer in one of the most sought after beach towns in North San Diego! This upscale, meticulous unit is ideal as a full time coastal lovers paradise, or a vacation home, with proven amazing rental history and 5 star ratings. Just steps to the beach, a short walk to the charming Carlsbad village, and minutes away from the I-5, this is your chance to have it all! Enjoy Happy Hour in the private hot tub encircling whitewater views and a beverage, or relax with a cozy movie in the rare, quaint, completed basement, which includes a private wine cellar holding over 600 bottles within a subterranean bonus area. The master bedroom encompasses the entire upper floor with an oversized walk-in closet, oceanfront deck, and rear deck with oversized jacuzzi. The ensuite includes double vanities, marble floors, and frameless shower. Entertain friends among the beautiful Calcutta honed marble countertops and high end stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, while listening to the ocean waves and enjoying the cool breezes. Luxury Provenza wood floors complete the beach house look, while the rare oversized 2 car garage and guest parking is the icing on the cake. Not to mention, this property has abundant bonus storage (over 500 SF) for ease of storing beach toys or holiday decorations. New secured parking gate is underway. VRBO is allowed per HOA (with exceptional income) should buyer elect to continue. Hurry! This Needle in the Haystack won't last!

800 Grand Avenue Unit 305 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,539,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,636 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100331
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Carlyle Carlsbad Village - New construction for immediate occupancy! Luxury, single-level condominiums in The Village. Spacious 2 & 3 bedroom homes with 2 -3.5 baths. Wide open spaces w/exquisite finishes & expansive private decks. This is a top floor home with panoramic views with ocean peek. Great room & all bedrooms open onto its beautiful covered deck. Dramatic kitchens have spacious islands, built-in Sub-Zero & wine frig, 6 burner gas Bertazzoni range w/dbl oven & abundant storage. Laundry room is complete with W/D. The homes share a private pool & cabanas & each includes 2 pkg spaces in the secured garage with EV charging available in 1 space. In the interest of safety, Carlyle has adopted the C.A.R Best Practices for Showing Real Estate. All visitors must agree to follow the terms. and sign a PEAD form. Pictures are of a model of a different floorplan and may include upgrades or designer finishes not available.

2475 Tuttle Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,749,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,890 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210001234
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of a Kind Opportunity! TWO Separate Newly Renovated Homes on one Lot! West of I-5 Dream location just minutes to Carlsbad beaches & the Village Live in One & Rent One.Renovated with high end finishes.Main house boasts an Open Floor Plan,Vinyl planks,Custom Kitchen Cabinets with Quartz Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Pool with new Equipment, Plaster & Tile.  2ND Home Also upgraded with Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Quartz CounterTops & Stainless Steel Appliances, Hardwoods & Tile. Light & Bright! Equipment: Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

4560 Sea Bluff Circle Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,499,900
5 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,987 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # IV21008737
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Introducing an absolutely stunning home in the heart of the highly desired Carlsbad neighborhood of Capri. This charming house has been re-designed and re-imagined to create a truly remarkable masterpiece. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location with gorgeous ocean and lagoon views, this property features beautifully engineer hardwood floors, modern fixtures, amazingly high ceilings, 3 custom fireplaces and the list goes on and on!!! From the custom chef's kitchen that flows nicely into both the living and dining room, to the luxurious bedrooms and custom designed bathrooms, one will immediately fall in love with this home. The oversized backyard has a beautiful pool and spa and is perfect for entertaining. Located walking distance to schools, parks, Agua Hedionda lagoon and minutes to the beach and freeway, yet tucked away in a quaint and quiet neighborhood. This is one you don't want to miss!

2748 Carlsbad Blvd Unit 103 Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,050,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,558 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100531
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Embrace the coastal lifestyle with a beautiful 3 bedroom condo situated west of the 5, blocks from the beach, downtown shopping & restaurants in Carlsbad Village. The interior includes wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. With a spacious master bedroom with walk in closet, the master bathroom includes double sinks, jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Internal stairs up to the main living area from the two-car garage plus storage space.

857 Home Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,950,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,373 SqFt
Status Coming Soon
MLS # NDP2100522
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of the private enclave of 5 homes at Carlyle Carlsbad Village. Set on a private street, this home is newly completed in exquisite detail and ready for immediate occupancy. 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths set on 3 levels with private elevator & 2 car attached garage w/ epoxy floor. Enter to a bonus living space and downstairs bedroom and bath. The Great Room is on the main level with powder bath and gourmet kitchen with 6 burner gas Bertazzoni range+griddle & double oven, SubZero refrigerator, island with countertop dining & decorator selected cabinetry with quartz countertops and tile backsplash. Great Room opens onto spacious covered deck with wide sliding pocket doors for indoor/outdoor living. Generously-sized Master Suite has a vaulted ceiling, large shower with designer tiled walls & walk-in closet. A second bedroom with private bath & laundry room with included washer/dryer complete this floor. The 5 homes share the private pool & outdoor lounge with the Residences at Carlyle Carlsbad Village.

2142 Twain Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,799,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Carlsbad
New
$1,799,000
5 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,737 SqFt
Status Coming Soon
MLS # NDP2100575
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The Jewel of Spyglass Hills! One-of-a-kind property with full ocean views, nestled on top of Carlsbad. Your dreams are fulfilled upon driving up to this exclusive neighborhood adjacent to a 55-acre preserve, championship golf course, award winning schools, 1 mile from Legoland, shopping, 5 minutes to the beach, freeway access, Veteran's Memorial Park coming soon (largest in Carlsbad), and breathtaking sunsets. You’ll step into a timeless floorplan with over 3,737 sq/ft of thoughtfully designed architecture consisting of 5 bedroom (4 up/1 down), 3.5 baths, and a 3 car garage. Upon entering this gorgeous home, you'll see a formal dining area to the right and a living room to the left - these spaces can be whatever you choose. Every room in the house offers a spacious feel concomitant with an abundance of natural light filling to fill the cavernous body of this splendid home. The family room has a 24 foot cathedral ceiling, lined with windows facing west, a wall of stone, and a custom made iron fireplace. The original & only owner purchased the home with over $270k of builder options & upgrades to include: Tinted windows (west side), kitchen with double ovens, newer Bosch dishwasher, custom walk in pantry, fire verde granite with travertine backsplash & custom inlays, butler pantry, pendant lights, custom beams, crown molding, wall caps, fireplace mantle in living room, stone wall in living room, custom fireplace face, surround sound in the living room, speakers in the kitchen, all rooms wired for ceiling fans, new exterior paint, rain forest marble/travertine with custom back splashes in the master bathroom, built-in desk and cabinets in the downstairs bedroom. The outside of the home is charmed with over $150k of hardscape & landscaping to include high end turf, drought tolerant plants, slate covered deck with fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen (new fridge, cook top). Did I mention the Amazing, Unobstructed Ocean Views! A home of this caliber comes availa...

5265 Milton Carlsbad, CA 92008

$1,050,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,100 SqFt
Status Coming Soon
MLS # SW21009967
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
COMING SOON! Highly Desirable Evans Point One-Story Home. Exterior was recently painted and home is being readied for viewings. One story homes in the 92008 zip are difficult to find! Master bedroom has an additional reading area small room, could be a nursery, library, office? This great location offers you untold amenities with easy access to everything Carlsbad and the beach have to offer. Not far from the 5 Freeway, easy access. The quaint village of Carlsbad is like a stroll through yesteryear. At the downtown depot, you can hop a train and head north or south to the beaches of your choice. Or, just walk the fabulous beach boardwalk right next to downtown. One of California's finest small cities and beaches awaits you!