Carmel Valley Real Estate
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Carmel Valley is a newer, relatively hilly master-planned community nestled along the Interstate -5 corridor north of San Diego and east of Del Mar that has matured into a place where people can live, work and play. Families with children are attracted by the large homes and award winning schools. Recreational options include many neighborhood parks, a community recreation center, athletic clubs, golf and the nearby beaches at Torrey Pines and Del Mar. An early visionary in planned growth, Carmel Valley includes open spaces and an extensive trail system as a result of confining development to the mesa tops, leaving the canyons untouched. Yet Carmel Valley is home to commercial offices, residential units, hotels, and retail stores and restaurants.
There are numerous developments within Carmel Valley with price ranges that start from the low 200’s for a condo to the millions for a large home with ocean views. Carmel Valley encompasses six communities: Carmel Country Highlands, Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Del Mar and Vicinity and Torrey Hills. According to Dream Homes Magazine, Carmel Valley has remained one of the best investments in the area and continues to be an affordable as well as desirable location.
There are approximately over 13,000 homes and condos in Carmel Valley, and the residents are executives and professionals who often work in nearby Sorrento Valley’s high-tech and bio-tech firms. Most of the jobs focused in these disciplines are in the area of research and development, clinical and medical affairs and business development, due in large part to the available talent base and close proximity to the University of Southern California, Scripps Medical Centers and the Salk Institute.
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.