Carmel Valley Real Estate
Carmel Valley is a beautiful, clean and affluent suburban planned community in the northwest corner of the city of San Diego, California. Homes here have San Diego addresses but fall under the 92130 Zip Code. It lies just east of Interstate 5 and Del Mar and is short distance from the beach/ocean. With easy access to I-5 and SR-56 it is very close to the main technology center in San Diego called Sorrento Valley.
Carmel Valley is a generally a newer neighborhood, although most development here started in the early 80s and new development continue to this day. It includes many top ranked schools. It also has a family friendly atmosphere, perfect weather and low crime rates, making it one of the most desirable areas to live in the San Diego area. Carmel Valley homeowners can be close to the ocean without paying the high housing prices of Del Mar and La Jolla.
The area is a flourishing community that is easily accessed from much of San Diego County, making it an ideal location for homes, offices, hotels, shopping areas and restaurants. The community of about 50,000 people boasts many neighborhood parks and a community recreation center, as well as open spaces with hiking and equestrian trails that are enjoyed by the community. Many of the valleys in the community have been left untouched, with development placed atop mesas and centered around the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center.
Niche.com rates Carmel Valley an A+ and ranks it the #5 best places to live in San Diego.
Carmel Valley is bordered to the north by the North City Future Urbanizing Area and Pacific Highlands Ranch; to the south by Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and Torrey Hills; to the east by Pacific Highlands Ranch and Del Mar Mesa; and to the west by Interstate 5 and Torrey Pines. While many people in the area are now referring to the entire 92130 zip code as Carmel Valley, the actual boundaries of the community remain unchanged from the original community plan. The remainder of the 92130 zip code is filled by the surrounding communities of Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, and Torrey Hills. Torrey Highlands, the easternmost section of Del Mar Mesa, is considered to be a part of Carmel Valley and the boundary between Carmel Valley and Rancho Peñasquitos. All these areas Del Mar Mesa, Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Fairbanks Highlands, Torrey Hills and Carmel Valley fall under the 92130 zip code.
Housing options include everything from luxurious estates to custom homes to large single-family homes, ranch-style homes, working ranches, horse properties and a variety of condos and townhouses.
All this makes Carmel Valley a perfect location with family-friendly atmosphere to live in.
Residents have lots of outdoor activities to pick from. Walk, bike, ride horses, golf, visit the beach or surf in the Pacific Ocean at nearby Del Mar. The Community Park hosts summer concerts every year and the Torrey Pines State Reserve are only a few miles away. Nearby golf courses include the Torrey Pines Golf Course, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the Rancho Sante Fe Golf Club and The Santaluz Club.
Residents have lots of shopping options as well. One of them is renovated Del Mar Highlands Town Center.
Carmel Valley has one of the top-ranking school districts in the area. It has an overlay of various school districts. For the elementary schools, the northern section is part of the Solana Beach School District (K-6). The southern section is managed by the Del Mar Union School District (K-6). Overlaying the entire community, the San Dieguito Union High School District manages the middle schools and high schools. Some Carmel Valley residents attend schools in the bordering communities of Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, and Torrey Pines.
Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School are one of California’s top rated high schools (ranked #2 and #10 respectively). Other top- ranked schools include the Carmel Valley Middle School, Carmel Del Mar Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School, San Dieguito High Academy. Carmel Valley schools are known for outstanding education and rigorous academics.
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