Carmel Valley, San Diego Living: Everything About This Great Area
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.
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
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
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