Carmel Valley is a planned community in the northwestern corner of San Diego, California, United States. The community is composed of commercial offices, residential homes and apartments, hotels, retail stores and restaurants.
Niche.com ranks Carmel Valley as #4 in the Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in San Diego. Residents who were polled answered that Carmel Valley has a good sense of community and that new residents get to know the neighbors as soon as possible.
The area has a rich history. Native Americans are documented as having lived in the area going back some 7000 years. Following the Mexican-American War and the California Gold rush, the area developed to support agriculture and horse farms. Carmel Valley as we know it today, is a relatively new series of neighborhoods, formed by the city of San Diego in 1975, with development starting in 1983. It had already been known as Carmel Valley by the locals , named after a Roman Catholic group of nuns called the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy who had established a monastery and a dairy farm in the valley.
If you love the great outdoors you will love Carmel Valley. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is close by and is great for hiking or a day at the beach. You can find rare Torrey pines trees, pristine beaches, and a lagoon used by migrating seabirds.
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is another natural treasure that has 12 miles of trails. You can hike, enjoy the museum, an historic adobe ranch house, and a community garden
The community has a number of walkable local parks to take the kids to play or walk the dog.
Perhaps the best thing about living in this neighborhood is its close proximity to the coast. In ten minutes you can be in nearby Del Mar or Solana Beach and enjoy a day at the beach, surfing or hiking. Californian living at its best.
One of our favorite parts of helping families move to Carmel Mountain is making sure they understand their school options and helping them align their purchase or sale to match the school year and application deadlines in some cases!
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