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Development began in 1983, which makes the master-planned community one of San Diego’s newest. Excellent schools, large houses and safe neighborhoods make Carmel Valley an attractive place for families to call home.
The upscale, coastal community of Carmel Valley is located just northwest of San Diego and to the east of Del Mar. Development began in 1983, which makes the master-planned community one of San Diego’s newest. Excellent schools, large houses and safe neighborhoods make Carmel Valley an attractive place for families to call home. Businesses will enjoy the commercial qualities of Sorrento Valley, just fifteen miles north of downtown San Diego. Due to its close proximity to the University of California, San Diego, the Sorrento Valley community has grown rapidly into a world-renowned center for research and biotechnology.
Gorgeous rolling hills and close proximity to both downtown San Diego and the pristine beaches of southern California’s Pacific Ocean ensure Carmel Valley and Sorrento Valley real estate is always in demand.
Shopping and Dining
Fine dining, wine tasting, antique shops, and art galleries abound in Carmel Valley. Make sure to check out the Champagne French Bakery or Karl Strauss Brewery and Gardens! Due to its high-tech population, Sorrento Valley also features a plethora of entertainment, shopping and dining options. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center is just minutes from both communities and is considered San Diego’s Premier Community Shopping Center.
Parks and Recreation
As a master-planned community, Carmel Valley developed with a preference for green open spaces reserved for parks and recreational use. An extensive trail system, numerous neighborhood parks, and a community recreation center provide local residents with a number of options for outdoor fun year round. The Carmel Valley Recreation Center features: outdoor courts, a tot lot, a playground, a multi-purpose athletic field, tennis courts, a full-size gymnasium and a nearby swimming pool. Avid golfers should check out the 7,160-yard, par-72 golf course at The Grand Del Mar. Spread across 38 gorgeous acres, the course includes cascading water features, scenic valleys and lush fairways.
Neighborhoods in Carmel Valley and Sorrento Valley are clean and well maintained, and the weather is mild to perfect year-round. The Villas at The Grand Del Mar combine world-class, golf course living with lush landscapes and scenic views. Seniors and older adults with special needs can receive quality assisted-living care at the Emeritus in Carmel Valley.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The children of Carmel Valley are served by an overlay of several school systems, including: the Solana Beach School District, the Del Mar Union School District, and the San Dieguito Union High School District. Counting both public and private schools, there are ten elementary schools in the community, two middle/junior high schools, and three high schools. There is also the K-8 Notre Dame Academy and the K-12 San Diego Jewish Academy. One-stop medical care is available in Carmel Valley at the Scripps Clinic. And, commuting into downtown San Diego is a breeze via the Coaster station in Sorrento Valley.
Detailed Community Map
Whether searching for a condo, single family or luxury home, Carmel Valley offers in excess of 85 planned developments. Currently 26 attached (Condo or Townhome) and 62 detached (single family residents) communities welcome you. Adjacent Pacific Highlands Ranch one of San Diego's best coastal-close locations, offer 9 communities within 2,650 acres of predominately undeveloped land. With award winning schools, convenient shopping and coastal close, Carmel Valley could be your next home!