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Two main things that draw people to Carmel Valley are the top rated schools and it’s central location. If you are looking at a map of San Diego County, Carmel Valley sits right in the middle just east of Del Mar. It’s location is ideal because it is close enough to the beaches, which can be reached in 5-10 minutes, but far enough away that it rises above the marine layer fog. Carmel Valley is about a 25 minute drive to downtown and about the same distance to north county attractions such as Legoland, Carlsbad beaches and the flower fields. It’s safe to say that Carmel Valley is within a 30 minute drive to almost all places you’d like to go in San Diego.
Carmel Valley is where I live with my family so I happen to know it well and I really love all that it has to offer.
It’s central location and schools are not the only things that draw people to the community though. Area amenities and easy access to much of San Diego County make the commercial center of Carmel Valley ideal for corporate offices, hotels, shopping and of course great restaurants. Del Mar Highlands Town Center boasts San Diego’s first luxury movie theater, many boutique retail shops, and 9 award winning restaurants
You can find 5-star luxury at the Grand Del Mar Hotel, or you can simply kick a soccer ball around at one of the many neighborhood parks. Whatever your pace, you just might find your next home in Carmel Valley.
Recreational options include a skate park, athletic clubs, golf, and of course the nearby beaches of Torrey Pines and Del Mar. Additionally, there is the Carmel Valley community rec. center which boasts a pool, tennis courts, and athletic fields. CV is filled with tons of open space, including an extensive hiking trail system. The Gonzales Canyon is a great place to take a quick local hike or bike ride with the kids. There’s also the path that runs along the 56 freeway that attracts lots ofcyclists, walkers and runners.
Carmel Valley is where I choose to live, and I am proud to call it home. It is one of the best places to raise a family and create lasting memories. There is truly nothing like Carmel Valley in all of San Diego.