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Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley from Torrey Pines State Preserve
View overlooking Vista Santa Barbara
Palacio Del Mar
Lexington Homes Overlooking Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Bay Club Carmel Valley
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Ocean Air Community Park
56 Bike Path
Torrey Hills Center
Hot Air Balloons Floating Over Carmel Valley
A common sight in Carmel Valley


Carmel Valley is an affluent, master-planned community that has matured into a place where people can live, work and play. Located just to the east of Del Mar, the area’s temperate weather, ocean breezes, close proximity to nearby beaches, and easy access to the freeways, all combine to help make Carmel Valley one of the most coveted places to call home in San Diego County.

Carmel Valley features a wide range of housing, ranging from condominiums to custom luxury estates. Carmel Valley is distinguished by several neighborhoods; Del Mar Highlands, Seabreeze Farms, Carmel Country Highlands, Torrey Del Mar, Rancho Pacifica, Collins Ranch, Torrey Hills, Del Mar Mesa, Meadows Del Mar, and Pacific Highlands Ranch. Residents enjoy the tight-knit community feel of the area and close proximity to the local beaches.

Many residents are drawn to the Carmel Valley area because of the award-winning school districts. Carmel Valley elementary students are serviced by both the Solana Beach Elementary School District and the Del Mar Union School District. Middle school and high school students attend schools within the San Dieguito High School District. Torrey Pines High School has been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of “America’s Best High Schools,” while the San Diego Jewish Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School are widely considered to be among the country’s best private Catholic and Jewish institutions.

Carmel Valley’s main shopping area is the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Two additional shopping plazas, Piazza Carmel and Torrey Hills Center offer an abundance of dining, retail, grocers, and services for the community. The One Paseo development, located directly across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, is currently under construction. One Paseo will offer Carmel Valley residents a unique alternative for retail, office space, and residential living.

Carmel Valley is home to the luxury golf resort and spa, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Situated on 400 acres of land, the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury resort feature a Tom Fazio designed course, a Five-Star spa, pools, tennis, fitness classes, Club M nightclub, and several dining options including Addison, Southern California’s only Five-Star and Five Diamond restaurant. The Meadows Del Mar residential community is a collection of luxury homes surrounding the Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort, many with stunning views of the golf course and resort. Meadows Del Mar is divided into two sections: the West Gate is a combination of custom estates and semi-custom homes built by Davidson, and the East Gate, which is a collection of stunning custom estates.

Residents in Carmel Valley foster an active lifestyle with a multitude of recreational options. The Carmel Valley Recreation Center offers a sports facility that includes playing fields, a swimming pool with waterslides, and a gym. Bay Club Carmel Valley offers its members aquatics, fitness, racquetball and squash, tennis, social events, spa services, child care, and more. Bay Club recently acquired Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, allowing members the option to combine their membership with the golf and social amenities available at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. YMCA recently began the process of acquiring land in Torrey Hills and designing a new complex to service the community. YMCA projects their new Carmel Valley campus will open by the end of 2019. Trails throughout the various local preserves, the Torrey Pines State Reserve, and the State Route 56 Bike Path are ideal for hiking, biking, and running. For those that enjoy a slower pace, watching the hot air balloons soar overhead is the perfect way to spend another great day in the life of a Carmel Valley resident.

For more information about buying or selling a home in Carmel Valley, please contact Kylie Reiter at 858-705-1699.

Carmel Valley Resources

Solana Beach School District
Del Mar Union School District
San Dieguito Union High School District
San Diego Jewish Academy
Norte Dame Academy
Del Mar Highlands Town Center
Carmel Valley Recreation Center
Ocean Air Recreation Center
Hwy 56 Bike Path
Bay Club Carmel Valley 
Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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