In the Heart of San Diego

An Overview of Carmel Valley

Located in the heart of northwestern San Diego County, Carmel Valley is a suburban community with a variety of residential styles, commercial offices, hotels, and retail stores. Bordered by Del Mar Mesa, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, and Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Valley is known for its easy access to many of San Diego`s major destinations, including the business hub of Sorrento Valley, Torrey Pines State Beach and Park, the seaside community of Del Mar, and the main thoroughfares of highway 56 and interstate 5.

Founded in 1975 by the City of San Diego, Carmel Valley is one of the newer neighborhoods within the city limits. Originally referred to as North City West in the master plan, the name Carmel Valley was adopted in the early 1990s, with the name deriving from the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, who had established a monastery and dairy farm on the land circa 1905.

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An Upscale Lifestyle

Close to it All

Carmel Valley is a highly desired San Diego community for many reasons. With stunning coastal and valley views coupled with a central location, Carmel Valley is the ideal place for commuters who work in Sorrento Valley, Downtown San Diego, or other major business centers around the county, to live. Many families flock to the community because of its excellent educational system, with access to the esteemed Del Mar Union School District and San Dieguito School District, as well as the school districts of Poway and Solana Beach.

Bountiful Shopping and Dining Opportunities

Home to a smattering of shopping centers and restaurants, including Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Piazza Carmel Shopping Center, Carmel Valley offers excellent opportunities for fine dining, including Ruth`s Chris Steakhouse and Searsucker; delightful shopping, with boutiques and regional and national chains; and movie theaters, including the high-end luxury cinema experience of Cinepolis. There is something for all tastes and budgets when it comes to Carmel Valley entertainment and shopping.

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Love Where You Live!

Boasting scenic views in a central location with plenty of opportunities for recreation and retail therapy, Carmel Valley combines the best qualities of coastal Southern California living into one delightful community.