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Carmel  Valley San Diego 92130 Neighborhood Spotlight


Located in north western corner of San Diego, Carmel Valley is a destination suburb, home to rustic master-planned communities, stunning beaches, and affluent culture.

South of Del Mar, but still a 30 minute drive from Downtown San Diego, Carmel Valley is a great family-friendly blend of San Diego’s unique urban beach culture mixed with the “wine tasting and horse racing”  of Del Mar.

Carmel Valley was named for the patroness of the Carmelite Sisters, who established a dairy farm in the region in 1905. While officially created in 1975, construction of the Carmel Valley San Diego knows and loves began in 1983.

Though a new neighborhood in the greater San Diego Area, Carmel Valley’s reputation precedes it. Locals appreciate the area for it’s great schools, community centers, and low crime rates, making it a sought-after location for young families. Carmel Valley also boasts upscale shopping centers and some of San Diego’s most famed eateries, such as Snooze, Urban Plates, and Prep Kitchen, to name a few.

The Torrey Pines State Reserve is located only 10 minutes from Carmel Valley and includes the Torrey Pines State Beach and hiking trails. If you’re adventurous, a 5 minute drive will land you at the Del Mar Dog Beach. If luxury is more your thing, be sure to visit Del Mar City Beach, a relaxing spot locals swear by. It’s perfect for picnicking or wave watching, and, being only a few minutes walk from downtown Del Mar, exemplifies the close relationship between Carmel Valley and the Del Mar area.

While Carmel Valley does not rank with a high walkability score, the master-planned communities, plethora of parks, and local boutiques encourage a sense of community. The curb appeal of Carmel Valley is best defined by tree lined streets, Spanish style newer-build homes, and expanses of open and natural space.

Come explore Carmel Valley with us in our short video and see why it’s one of the most sought after San Diego communities.

School Districts
Del Mar Union School District
San Dieguito Union School District
Solana Beach School District


Private Schools
Del Mar Pines Elementary School (858) 481-5615 3975 Torrington St., San Diego, CA 92130
Cathedral Catholic High School (858) 523-4000 5555 Del Mar Heights Road San Diego, CA 92130
Fairbanks Country Day (858) 756-0500 6233 El Apajo P.O. Box 8387 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Notre Dame Academy (858) 509-2300 4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130
Pacific Academy (760) 436-5718 679 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
San Diego Jewish Academy (858) 704-3710 11860 Carmel Creek Rd., San Diego, CA 92130


The highly desired combination of upscale dining, shopping, and top notch school districts make Carmel Valley one of San Diego’s best neighborhoods for rental income investments. The community offers gated and non gated Spanish style, Mediterranean and modern condominiums and single family homes which command excellent rental rates.  Below are some examples of communities that offer great rental income opportunities.

Pacifica Del Mar Highlands

Built 1990  | Condo Community |2 & 3 Bedroom Units | HOA Dues $290

From the Mid $600K to 800K+

Rental Rates Starting at $3,200/Month

Del Mar Villas

Built 1990  | Condo Community |1,2, & 3 Bedroom Units | HOA Dues $228+

From the Mid $400K to 600K+

Rental Rates Starting at $2,000/Month

Andalucia Townhomes

Built 2002  | Condo Community |2 & 3 Bedroom Units | HOA Dues $250+

From the High $600K +

Rental Rates Starting at $3,400/Month

If you have any interest in learning more about purchasing rental property in Carmel Valley or currently own rental property in Carmel Valley and need professional property management, please contact us for private consultation or request a 

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Written by Jayne Friscia of San Diego Premier Property Management a full service residential property management company offering Worry Free property management to the greater San Diego area since 2004.

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