Carmel Valley

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The village of Carmel Valley is situated just east of Interstate 5 and Del Mar on the northern rim of the City of San Diego. Expansion of the suburban areas started in 1983, and presently there’s an assortment of luxury residences, condos and apartments obtainable. Many residences are ideally situated near the beaches of Del Mar and La Jolla; the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

People who reside here are typically business executives and professionals who habitually work in close by Sorrento Mesa or Sorrento Valley’s technology-driven corporations. The area is also developing a business park district. Families are attracted to the area because of its nationally top-rated schools and the area’s low crime rate.


California Indians, the area’s original settlers, left behind artifacts that were found along Carmel Creek riverbed. The area underwent several name changes in its early stages. The area was once named Cordero by a Spanish soldier and other areas such as McConigle Canyon were the namesake of an early American settler.

The present-day El Camino Real is where the Butterfield Stage and famed Pony Express once ran. In the year 1905, a monastery and dairy farm were constructed by a group of Carmelite nuns altering its name again. Up until the mid-1970s, the area was dedicated to agriculture and equestrian ranches.
In the year 1974, a developer supported the construction of a succession of suburban neighborhoods on the mesas, while reserving the canyons for open space and desired to rename the area “North City West”. Area residents were not pleased with the name change and decided to change it back to Carmel Valley.


Residents who like to remain active can benefit from Carmel Valley’s open spaces and partake it some biking, skating, jogging and hiking. The sports facility of Carmel Valley Community Park, opened in 1999, features athletic fields, a swimming pool, and a modern gymnasium. The nearby Torrey Pines State Reserves is visited by tourists worldwide because of its spectacular sights, untouched beaches and wonderful wildlife. Verdant golf courses abound in the region, such as the world-class Torrey Pines Golf Course, Morgan Run at Mission Hills, and The Meadows at Del Mar.

The Carmel Valley Library, open daily, is a popular learning and entertainment setting for kids of all ages. There are arts and crafts activities, story time, and book clubs. Residents and visitors seeking some cultural recreation can visit museums and performing arts events in adjacent Balboa Park.

Carmel Valley has many casual eateries such as Souplantation and Red Robin, as well as an array of fine dining establishments such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Villa Capri, for a romantic evening out alone.

Carmel Valley has three shopping centers, and more are along the way. There is Piazza Carmel, Carmel Country Plaza, and also the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, which each summer in August, features a music concert series. For some more upscale shopping, visit the nearby and easily accessible University Towne Center.

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