Carmel Valley Real Estate

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Community Profile

Carmel Valley is located in the northern-most part of the City of San Diego. The master-planned community is one of the most in-demand affluent communities in San Diego County. Previously known as Northwest City until the 1990s, the area was renamed in honor of the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy. With excellent educational opportunities, Carmel Valley is especially attractive to families with school-going children.

Carmel Valley Real Estate

Carmel Valley real estate comprises six neighborhoods:

  • Del Mar Highlands
  • Del Mar Mesa
  • Carmel Country Highlands
  • Torrey Hills
  • Central Carmel Valley
  • Pacific Highlands Ranch

The development of the community dates back to between 1980 and 2000. Carmel Valley real estate runs the gamut, from entry-level condos to executive homes as well as ranch-style homes to single-family homes.

The majority of Carmel Valley homes for sale feature four+ bedrooms. The floor plans pack a lot of open floor space ideal for a large family or entertaining guests without the hassle of outdoor maintenance. Buyers looking into the area will love these gorgeous homes for their great value, premium features, and modern floor plans.

Convenient Location

You can access Carmel Valley from any part of San Diego thanks to its ideal central location in the northwest corner of the county. Easy access to State Route 56 and Interstate 5 provides easy commutes for residents. What's more, recent improvements to the freeway have made commutes to downtown San Diego a breeze. With that in mind, it’s no wonder Carmel Valley is the ideal location for those who want to work, live and play close to home.

Things to Do & Attractions in Carmel Valley

The strategic location of Carmel Valley next to Interstate 5 allows residents easy access to modern conveniences and attractions. Both residents and visitors can shop, dine and enjoy community events at top destinations such as the One Paseo mixed-use development. The commercial district provides a central gathering place and a walkable main street for residents.

From its inception, the master-planned community was intentionally confined to the mesas to take advantage of the natural surroundings. Neighborhood parks, plenty of open space, and walking trails wrap around the neighborhood allowing residents of whatever age to exercise and keep fit year-round.

On weekends, locals love to gather at the Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach areas. For endless afternoons of adventure in an oasis of natural beauty, spend the afternoon at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Head south and stroll through the woods of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve which features twelve miles of picturesque trails. For a day on the greens, the closest golf course to practice your swing includes The Grand Del Mar Golf Club at the Grand Del Mar.

Educational Opportunities in Carmel Valley

The local schools are one of the main reasons many families choose to move to Carmel Valley. Districts that serve Carmel Valley include:

  • Del Mar Union School District
  • Solana Beach School District
  • San Dieguito Union High School District

Carmel Valley is home to some of the best schools ranked in the Top 30 on the list of the Best Public Schools in California. They include Torrey Pines High School, Carmel Valley Middle School, and Pacific Trails Middle School. Private alternatives include High Bluff Academy, Canyon Crest Academy, Catholic School Notre Dame Academy, and the San Diego Jewish Academy.

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